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02/19/2018
Walking around your house with your shoes on may not be the best idea. To find out why that is and what you can do about it, read this post that Tucson Cleanpro in Tucson, AZ has prepared for you.

Why You Shouldn't Allow Shoes Inside Your Home and What You Can Do About It

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Why You Need a "No Shoes" Policy

You wear shoes to get around the world easily; the allow you to move from one place to another without your delicate feet touching the sometimes hot, cold, wet, rough, and all around dirty ground. Shoes give you a layer of protection (and style) that helps you avoid injuries, cuts, and discomfort. Still, while your feet are safe, the soles of your shoes take the hit: they interact with all kinds of filth, allergens, virus, bacteria, fecal matter, gunk, goo, and everything else that's nasty in the world. The thing is that when you come into your home with your shoes still on after a day of being out and about, you're inadvertently bringing all of those disgusting elements into your household. Especially if you have carpeted floors installed, the nastiness in your shoes can get trapped in their fibers. This is troubling for a few reasons. For starters, they're making your home much less sanitary, which means yours and your family's health can suffer from the amount of allergens, bugs, bacteria, and more, that you're carrying around on your shoes. Not only that, but walking in your home with your dirty shoes still on can also damage your carpeting, since its fibers will be crushed and all of the dirt on the soles will be deposited and trapped in the carpeting's inner padding, making your floors dirty, unsightly, smelly, and unsanitary. This can be a pain to clean up. Plus, the wear and tear your carpeting will have to endure may even interfere with its lifespan. This means you will have to make a sizable investment to get your carpeting properly cleaned, repaired, or replaced. Last but not least, you may want to take your shoes off upon arriving at your home, because it can make you feel more comfortable: walking with your socks on will help your feet breathe and relax, which may be just what you need after a long day.

Whether you wear shoes inside or not, your carpeted floors require a professional deep clean once a year to strip them of all germs, stains, and nastiness. If your carpeting is due a clean, call Tucson Cleanpro at 520 975 3172 for carpet cleaning in Tucson, AZ.

How You Can Go About It

Now that you know just a few of the different reasons why you shouldn't allow shoes to tarnish your carpeted floors, you may be wondering how you can go about establishing this rule. After all, it doesn't make much of a difference if you make the change but your home's residents and guests don't abide by it. To help you out in this respect, you can follow the tips below. Understandably, it can feel awkward at first to ask others to take their shoes off. However, if you ask them politely to remove their shoes, they may feel more at ease. If you want, you could even put up a cute and/or funny sign that lets them know that shoes must come off. Also, you will need to guarantee that your housemates and visitors will have somewhere to place their shoes upon entering. For example, having a shoe rack by the door or a closet nearby can help them feel more comfortable leaving their shoes behind, since they'll know they'll be in a safe and organized spot. Finally, there will be instances where people won't like walking around barefoot in your home (it could be that they're not wearing the right socks for that). For those cases, it's recommended that you have indoor shoes or slippers readily available, so they can use them if they so choose. These simple tips will help you keep your floors in pristine condition and your home as sanitary as possible. However, keep in mind that for this to work, everybody will have to follow the rules, so try your best to enforce them for all of the residents in your household and their guests.

Trust in Tucson Cleanpro if you need professional carpet cleaning in Tucson, AZ. Call 520 975 3172 to inquire about their safe, green, and revolutionary carpet cleaning method.

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