FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We answer some of the most common questions about McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry of Kansas City!

General Questions

Does McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry offer coupons, specials or promo codes for carpet cleaning?

Yes! McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry does occasionally offer coupons and special promotions. You can find our current coupons on our Coupons page. You should also follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter to get the latest carpet cleaning coupons and to receive notifications about any new deals.

Are Chem-Dry products safe for my kids and pets?

All of the ingredients in Chem-Dry’s primary cleaner, The Natural®, are on the F.D.A.’s G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list. It is safe for your carpets, home, family, and the environment. Like the name states, The Natural® doesn’t contain any harsh soaps or chemicals and is composed of safe natural elements.

Is Chem-Dry the same as steam cleaning?

No. McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry is not a steam cleaner. We use a carbonated cleaning solution combined with powerful suction to lift and remove dirt and grime from your carpets. As a result, we do not need to use the gallons of water that traditional steam cleaning uses. Continue on to the next question below to see how Chem-Dry compares to steam cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning

How does Chem-Dry compare to steam cleaning?

Traditional steam cleaning soaks your carpet with excessive water, soaps, and detergents. Their process leaves you with wet carpets for 1-2 days and creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and harmful bacteria. Additionally, the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty again much faster.

McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry’s process is very different. We use a carbonated cleaning solution, called The Natural®, that employs millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers. The use of carbonation allows us to use a fraction of the water that steam cleaners require. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment agitates and extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet. No sticky residue, no excessive moisture – just clean, healthy carpet and fast dry times.

What type of chemicals does Chem-Dry use?
Chem-Dry actually does not use any chemicals. The “Chem” in our name is short for “Chemistry” because our core cleaning solutions were developed (and continue to be improved) using chemistry, not chemicals. We use a natural, Green-Certified cleaning product called…you guessed it, The Natural®, as our primary cleaner. As the name suggests, The Natural® doesn’t contain any soaps or phosphates and is non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. It’s completely safe for kids, pets and your home. By contrast, most steam cleaners use soaps, detergents and harsh chemicals in their cleaning process.
What is the best carpet cleaning method?
The Chem-Dry cleaning process is considered by many to be superior and healthier than other methods for your carpet and upholstery cleaning. Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonating Extraction® carpet cleaning method uses the power of carbonation to extract more dirt and grime from your carpets, giving them a deeper and longer lasting clean. Our carbonated cleaning solution only requires us to use a fraction of the moisture other methods require. This allows your carpets to dry faster, typically in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days, and helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew under your carpet. Chem-Dry’s signature cleaning solution, The Natural®, is a cleaning mixture that – through the power of carbonation – lifts dirt to the surface where it is whisked away. The Natural® is non-toxic and ideal for homes with kids and pets, and has received the Green Certification from the Carpet & Rug Institute and FDA.
Why do I need protectant on my carpets?
Most new carpets come with a factory-applied protectant but this wears off over time. Reapplying a protectant on your carpets can help resist stains and soiling, so your carpets will stay cleaner longer. Another reason protectant is a smart investment is that it slows the aging and wearing process and can extend the life of your carpets.
How do you remove pet urine odor from carpets?

Pet odors can linger for months if not treated properly. As urine dries in the carpet and padding, what’s left are millions of concentrated urine crystals that become even more pungent. Many companies just mask this odor with chemicals. Chem-Dry uses a patented system called P.U.R.T.®, (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), to literally explode the urine crystals and break down the enzymes, which gets rid of the pet urine odor forever.

Will my carpets re-soil quickly after the cleaning is finished?
Not with Chem-Dry. Many carpet cleaners including steam cleaners use soaps and detergents in their process. This often leaves behind a sticky residue on your carpets that attracts dirt, leads to carpets re-soiling quickly after being cleaned and often requires more frequent professional cleanings. As mentioned above, at McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry, we use a natural, biodegradable carpet and upholstery cleaning solution that doesn’t contain any soaps, detergents or harsh chemicals, so it won’t leave any sticky or dirt-attracting residue.
How long will it take for my carpet to dry completely?
Drying time depends on humidity levels, airflow to the room(s) cleaned, and the type of carpet in your home. In general, turning on your air conditioning or fans will help accelerate dry times. After a professional cleaning, it typically takes 1-2 hours for the carpet to dry. Sometimes carpets can take longer to dry for various reasons.
How often should I have my carpets cleaned?
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) suggests that homeowners clean their carpets every 3-6 months. The majority of our customers get their carpets cleaned 1-2 times per year. If you have kids, pets or if someone in your home has asthmas or allergies, it’s advisable to do it more frequently. Regular cleaning will not only improve your home’s interior appearance, but it will eliminate germs and allergens, improve your home’s indoor air quality and extend the life of your carpeting.
Should I vacuum before you arrive?

This is not necessary. Our professionally trained technicians will vacuum your carpets with our commercial HEPA-filtered vacuum when they arrive as a standard part of our service.

Why does Chem-Dry not use as much water to clean my carpets as steam cleaning does?
McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry uses up to 80% less water than typical steam cleaning because its carbonated cleaner, The Natural®, relies on millions of microscopic bubbles to release dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise it to the surface where it can easily be suctioned away. This low water, low pressure approach is healthier for your carpets, allows your carpets to dry in only 1-2 hours and is also more environmentally friendly.
Can other carpet cleaning methods actually hurt my carpets?
Yes. Steam cleaning uses a process of forcing large quantities of soapy water into your carpets and then attempts to suck it all back out. Because the heavy amount of water results in an extended drying time, usually 1-2 days, this method can actually cause carpets to grow mold, mildew and bacteria beneath the surface. Excessive moisture also leads to re-soiling, which is when your carpets actually attract dirt.
What is considered a room?
Our room sizes are based on 150 sq ft. If any of your rooms are over 150 sq ft, there may be an additional area charge. Hallways and stairs are considered to be separate from a room.

Upholstery Cleaning

How long does it take for furniture to dry?
In most cases, cleaned furniture dries within just a couple of hours, but in some cases, it may take overnight to fully dry depending on the upholstery’s fabric and how deeply it was cleaned – i.e. heavily stained areas will take longer to dry.
Do you offer protectant or stain guard for upholstery?
Yes, after the upholstery cleaning, you can have the furniture stain guarded with Chem-Dry’s Protectant.
How does Chem-Dry clean upholstery?
We use our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction® cleaning method, featuring our core cleaner The Natural®. The carbonated cleaning bubbles release dirt, soil, airborne allergens and spots from the upholstery fibers. Then, we use our extraction equipment to remove the cleaning solution, dirt, soil and airborne contaminants from your furniture, leaving it with a deeper, healthier clean than other alternatives.
How often do upholstery manufacturers recommend that you clean your furniture?
Most manufacturers recommend professional upholstery cleaning every 24-48 months. As with carpets, the presence of kids, pets, and those with allergies and asthma in the home necessitates more frequent cleaning to improve air quality and the overall healthiness of the home. If furniture is stained, saturated or has unwanted odor then it is ready for a cleaning.
Why should I have my upholstered furniture professionally cleaned?
In homes that have carpet, up to 80% of the dust and dirt brought into the home can end up in your furniture and upholstered fabrics. Without professional cleaning, this dust and dirt will remain in your carpets and furniture and can become very unhealthy.

Tile & Grout Cleaning

Why should I have my tile, stone and grout cleaned?
Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time that dulls your tile or stone’s appearance and discolors your grout. A thorough, professional tile, stone & grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt, make this area of your home look nicer and ensure that all areas of your home are clean and healthy. Scrubbing tile & grout on your hands and knees isn’t a fun job – with our professional equipment we can save your back-ache and make your tile surfaces look better than ever.
How often should I clean my tile, stone and/or grout?
Many factors need to be considered when determining the frequency of cleaning. Foot traffic, children, pets, and routine floor maintenance will affect how often you need to have your tile, stone & grout cleaned. If stains and discoloration are present then your tile and grout is ready for a cleaning.
Why should I have my grout lines sealed?
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills, just like carpet. Having a sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, giving you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout. The type of sealant you choose will determine the degree of stain resistance that the grout will hold.

Professional Carpet Cleaning in Overland Park, KS

Make your indoor space more inviting, comfortable, and healthy with professional carpet cleaning in Overland Park, KS. Do-it-yourself carpet cleaning methods are just not as effective as a professional carpet cleaning service.  Professional carpet cleaning will remove dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens that can adversely affect the indoor environment. Professional carpet cleaning will prolong the life of your carpet and protect the carpet investment you have in your Overland Park, KS home, or business. 

If your home or business is in Overland Park, Kansas, your best professional carpet cleaning service choice is McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry; you will receive the best results with innovative carpet cleaning methods at affordable prices.    

 “Hall of Fame” Local Carpet Cleaners

Bobby Bell Jr. (owner of McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry of Kansas City) brings “Hall of Fame” carpet cleaning services to Overland Park, KS. Bobby Bell Jr. is clearly the carpet cleaning leader with the longest operating Chem-Dry carpet cleaning business in the whole Kansas City Metropolitan area. 

Those in Overland Park, KS will recognize the name “Bobby Bell”.  Bobby Bell Jr. is the son of Bobby Bell Sr., our beloved Chiefs Hall of Fame Linebacker.  Kansas City is the established home of the Bell family where they planted roots and raised a family of leaders. The affections of the Bell family and the local community are intertwined.  

Greatness begets greatness even though the paths of father and son are different.  Through the same family legacy of hard work and dependability, Bobbie Bell Jr has established his own “Hall of Fame” with a commitment to excellence that Overland Park homeowners have highly valued for carpet cleaning since 1979. 

Overland Park Carpet Cleaning Services

For professional carpet cleaning service, McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry is Overland Park’s best carpet cleaning choice for drier, cleaner, and healthier carpets for a home or business.  Your carpets, area rugs, and upholstery will pick up dirt and grime over time. Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is unsurpassed for carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, and upholstery cleaning.  The innovative Chem-Dry carpet cleaning process is highly effective for:

  • Carpet stain removal
  • Pet urine removal
  • Removing dirt, allergens, and bacteria
  • Extending the life of your carpet
  • Contributing to a healthier environment
  • Eliminating traffic lanes

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning has never been better than it is now with Chem-Dry carpet cleaning. You no longer have to wait for days for steam cleaned carpets to dry. Tiptoeing around wet carpets for a week to avoid the risk of mold and mildew growth is no fun and sometimes impossible with little ones around. We use a patented hot carbonating extraction carpet cleaning process that thoroughly deep cleans the fibers of your carpets and upholstery removing an average of 98% of common household allergens. Our local carpet cleaners will deliver beautifully deep-cleaned healthy carpets.

Don’t let the “Chem-Dry” name make you think of harmful chemicals. Our green-certified carpet cleaning products and methods will safely and effectively remove dirt, stains, and allergens from your carpets; it is the best rug cleaning system around. Our carpet and upholstery cleaner is non-toxic with no harsh chemicals.   

Chem-Dry should make you think “Dry.” The McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry carpet cleaning process uses 80% less water than the typical steam carpet cleaning services. Because this revolutionary carpet cleaning process uses much less water, your carpet and upholstery will dry much faster and stay cleaner longer. 

Rug Cleaning in Overland Park, KS

Area rugs bring beauty to your space, but are prone to catching dirt that will dull the original colors and cause a loss of attractiveness over time.  Our “Hall of Fame” rug cleaning service will restore the beauty of your oriental area rugs and give them a deep clean like never before. Our carpet cleaning products will not leave a sticky residue behind, so your area rugs will stay cleaner longer.   

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

Have football parties, kids, pets, and everyday family life caused your favorite pieces of furniture to become dull, dirty, and stained? McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry of Kansas City will bring back the bright new look your furniture originally had. Our carpet and upholstery cleaner is tough on dirt and grime yet gentle on your upholstery.   

Overland Park Pet Urine Removal

Pet urine is the worst!  Pet urine removal from McGeorge Brothers of Kansas City will restore a hall of shame to a “Hall of Fame” with our gentle yet highly effective pet urine removal products designed specifically to stop the smell at its source - never masking the odor. Our pet stain remover finesse will remove any spots and odor your pet has caused in your Overland Park home.  

Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Removal

Don’t cry just yet if the red wine was spilled on your light carpet or a piece of cholate has melted into your upholstery.  Your Overland Park home has a “Hall of Fame” carpet stain removal guru at your service. Our carpet stain removal products correctly used by our carpet cleaning professionals will save the day with heroic measures to remove or minimize all types of stains - even that coffee stain on the carpet. No kidding! Our carpet stain removal has successfully removed the following:

  • Berries
  • Soda
  • Juice
  • Blood
  • Candy
  • Nail Polish
  • Coffee
  • Honey
  • Mud
  • Kool-Aid
  • Jelly
  • Lipstick
  • Ketchup
  • Marker
  • Rust
  • Vomit
  • Urine
  • Wine
  • And more

Our “Hall of Fame” Chem-Dry technicians are eager to accept any carpet stain removal challenge you throw our way.  

Contact Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning for “Hall of Fame” Carpet Cleaning Services.

Discover the Bobby Bell difference; we take pride in being the leading local carpet cleaning company for Overland Park. Bobby Bell, Jr. sets the bar high and leads our professional carpet cleaning crew with exemplary carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Our Chem-Dry carpet cleaning prices are the best around. Contact McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry of Kansas City for “Hall of Fame” carpet cleaning services for your Overland Park home or business. 

Let's Talk.

Address:
208 NW Shagbark St,
Lee's Summit MO 64064

Phone: 816-941-2271

Email: bobbybclean@gmail.com

Service Area:

MISSOURI: Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Raymore, Kansas City & Raytown.

KANSAS: Leawood, Overland Park, Olathe, Mission Hills, Shawnee & Mission.

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Available Sat & Sun by appointment.

*Based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 87742-1-92595, 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6. Hard non-porous surfaces including sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated. Bacteria and viruses tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli. Our sanitizers associated with EPA registration #s 87742-1-92595, 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6 have been approved by the EPA for use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.