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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