Should You Stop Wearing Shoes on Your Carpet?

There are two types of people in this world: those who wear shoes in the house and those that don’t. Which one are you? If you have no problem keeping your shoes on in your own house, you may wonder if you should stop doing this in order to protect your carpets.

The answer is that wearing shoes indoors can compromise the quality and cleanliness of your carpet. While you may feel more comfortable wearing your shoes indoors, especially if you go in and out and don’t want to have to flip them off all the time, this practice brings dirt and toxins into your home.

Regular carpet cleaning in Metro Detroit can keep this dirt at bay, but getting into the habit of removing shoes when entering the residence is something to think about.

Reasons Why Wearing Shoes on Carpet is a Bad Idea

If you have carpet, it’s not recommended to wear shoes indoors, for a variety of reasons.

  • Wearing shoes on carpet can traipse in the dirt, toxins, and harmful bacteria into your home. Those toxins get trapped within your carpet and build up quickly.
  • Wearing shoes on carpet can result in stains, discoloration, and fiber damage.
  • Wearing shoes on carpet can result in wear and tear on high traffic areas such as hallways.
  • Wearing shoes on the carpet will cause the deterioration of the overall quality of your carpet, with fibers that become dirtier every time you walk on them.
  • Wearing shoes on carpet can contribute to odors that can be tough to get out.

Is Going Barefoot Better?

If wearing shoes on the carpet isn’t recommended, is it better to go barefoot? You may assume this is true, but in reality, going barefoot can also harm your carpet. That’s because the sweat glands on your feet leave behind sweat and moisture that will become trapped within the carpet fibers.

This buildup accumulates over time and leads to carpet deterioration just as extensively as wearing shoes can. The sweat left behind by bare feet can also create lingering odors.

So What Should You Do?

If you can’t wear shoes and you can’t go barefoot, what can you do? It’s best to wear socks or slippers on your carpeted floors. This prevents dirt and debris from being tracked in, plus it keeps the sweat from transferring to your carpet. Socks and slippers help your carpets stay cleaner for longer. It’s a good idea to keep a pair of clean socks or slippers by the entryway to your house so you can slip them on when you enter.  

Importance of Professional Carpet Cleaning

While sweeping and vacuuming your carpet helps get rid of surface dirt, it doesn’t remove the ground-in dirt and bacteria that get tracked in on the daily. This is why it’s important to hire carpet cleaning professionals for a thorough cleaning. Carpets aren’t as durable as you assume – they still need regular TLC to keep them healthy, damage-free, and odor-free.

Call 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services at (248) 491-3088

Even though you may not wear shoes or go barefoot in your home, your carpet still gets plenty dirty. Getting it professionally cleaned once a year can ensure you have the cleanest, healthiest carpets possible. Get your free quote and consultation when calling us at (248) 491-3088.

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I have used 1st Class for both a commercial building and our home. Both experiences were great! I thought our carpet at home was past the point of no return, but they did an amazing job. Pet stains and heavy traffic areas look so great. They are super responsive and timely. A great local small business! I would highly recommend.
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I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
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Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
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Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
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Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
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We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
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On time. Easy to contact and schedule appointment. The carpet looks great!
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Very professional. Did a great job. They are the only carpet cleaning company I use.
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After our crawlspace flooded due to a frozen pipe, we could not have asked for a better experience or better service than what Claude provided. One of the perks of a small town and local business - we called in the later evening hours on a weeknight, expecting to get voicemail and/or be told we would have to wait a couple days, but Claude was there with a pump within 20 minutes! A good 2-3 feet of water was pumped and gone by the next morning allowing us to quickly get our pipe fixed and boiler up and running so we could heat our house. Claude brought a blower over, checked in with us regularly, and finalized his part by spraying to prevent mold. Friendly, knowledgeable, and more than fair in pricing. We highly recommend this local small business!
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Very knowledgeable and arrived right on time. Happy with cleaning and would highly recommend. Plan to use again.
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