How to Clean High Foot-Traffic Areas in your Home

Nov 18, 2020 | Area Rug Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning

Foot-Traffic Cleaning
We can all agree that keeping the doorways clean in your home can be a hassle. Children, dogs, and guests constantly track dirt into the house. With such high foot-traffic areas, how is it possible to keep them clean?

First, it may be helpful to understand where the high-foot traffic areas are located in your home. High foot-traffic areas include the front doorway, garage doorway, laundry room, kitchen, living room, and hallways. The in and out motion creates a lot of accumulated dirt. Luckily, All Brite Chem-Dry has you covered with natural and effective cleaning solutions such as area rug cleaning and carpet cleaning.

Here are some helpful tips for high-traffic foot areas:


Front Doorway:

Your front doorway can receive a lot of traction throughout the day. It is important to prepare for the holidays as well. Placing a rug on the outside and inside of your doorway is a great precautionary measure. Rugs can trap the dirt before it even enters your home. It is important to remember that your inside rug should be cleaned regularly. For the best results, try using All Brite Chem-Dry’s rug cleaning in Indianapolis service! Also, it may be helpful to place a shoe rack near the front door to encourage guests to take them off upon entering your home. With a little careful planning, you can make sure your front doorway stays clean. 

Garage Doorway:

Is your garage doorway the messiest area in your entire home? This doorway is the most frequently used in the home. Guests are hidden from this mess, but the lack of visibility is no excuse to leave your garage doorway messy. First, encourage your family to take off their shoes before walking through the door. Consider placing a rug in your garage to trap the dirt and mud before it enters your home. Just like your front doorway, have a designated area to put your shoes. Lastly, consider placing tile by your garage doorway. Tile is extremely easy to clean and durable. Consider using Chem-Dry’s professional tile cleaning service.


If you are anything like me then you check your fridge every hour, hoping to find a new hidden treat that you missed earlier. Throughout the day, your kitchen becomes a busy walking highway. Some ways to limit your kids from constantly coming in the kitchen may be placing snacks on the counter, keeping drinks in the garage, adding a second refrigerator in the garage, or others. The best offense is defense, but of course, it is unreasonable to think that your kids will never enter the kitchen. To limit the damage of foot-traffic, choose durable and easy-to-clean flooring such as hardwood floors, tile, or laminate flooring.

Living Room/Hallways:

Nice carpet is soft and can be a great addition to any home. Unfortunately, a nice carpet comes with a price. Carpet can become the breeding ground for allergens, not to mention the dirt and other substances that get trapped in your carpet. First, make sure everyone in your home takes off their shoes when walking on the carpet. This simple practice will prolong the life of your carpet and prevent the transfer of dirt or mud. Second, vacuum the high foot-traffic areas in your home weekly, including your area rugs. Consider using All Brite Chem-Dry’s professional carpet cleaning in Indianapolis service. By using a professional carpet or area rug cleaning service, your living room and hallways will stay cleaner for longer. 

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Take the proactive approach to clean those high foot-traffic areas in your home. Follow the tips listed above for the best results!

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