While it may be uncomfortable to ask your guests to remove their shoes before they come into your home, there are many reasons that you should in fact do just that. Some people will argue that there is no harm in keeping your shoes on, and it isn’t worth the trouble to ask guests to remove their shoes before entering. However, Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to debunk that thought and share all the reasons why you should be eager to remove shoes when you walk into your home.
Bottom of Shoes are Dirty
This may be a no brainer for most people, but the sole of your shoes is dirtier than a public toilet seat. As a matter of fact, the bottom of your shoes most likely feces on them. The dirt and bacteria that is found on your soles has a 90% chance of transferring to the fibers of your carpet. Research has also shown that the bacteria that is found on the bottom of your shoes can live longer there than most other places. This happens because there are constantly new bacteria gathering on your soles which keeps it alive constantly.
Prolong Carpet Life When You Remove Your Shoes
The cost that is associated with replacing your carpet can be high. Most people want to do everything they can when it comes to preserving this investment. Part of keeping your carpet in good condition comes from keeping it clean. It is much more difficult to keep carpet clean when you are wearing shoes on it. There is so much grime that transfers to your carpet fibers. You will often start to see traffic patterns on your carpet when you wear shoes in the house.
Dirty Carpet is Bad for Babies
It’s no secret that babies are often found on the floor as they first explore the world. The thought of your baby being that close to the filth and grime on your shoes, is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. By taking off your shoes, you are protecting your little ones that are spending so much time exploring on the carpet.
Wear Socks; Walking Barefoot on Carpet is Bad
There is an argument out there that you should keep shoes on because the oils on your feet are more damaging than the dirt on shoes. You should definitely try to wear your socks as often as possible for this reason. The oils on your feet can be damaging to your carpet. However, they aren’t as damaging as your shoes are still.
Carpet Cleaning Services & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
No matter what your shoe policy is in your household, having your carpet cleaned professionally at least once a year is a must. At Heart of Texas Chem-Dry, we will ensure your carpet is as clean as possible with our superior carpet cleaning services. We know how important it is to remove dirt, dust and grime from your carpet to help it last as long as possible. Call us today!