Constantly cleaning dirt off your floors can be frustrating, and some messes may require professional carpet cleaning. You may not be able to completely avoid dirt in your home, especially if you have kids or pets. Fortunately, the following strategies can help you reduce the amount of dirt and debris you bring inside.

How to Keep Dirt Off Your Floors

1. Remove Shoes

Shoes can accumulate dirt, mud, and other debris from outside and track them onto your clean carpets. Designate a place near the front and back doors where you and your family all remove your shoes immediately when you go inside, and ask guests to do the same. You can set slippers or socks nearby for those worried about cold feet.

2. Add Mats

carpet cleaningEven if you take your shoes off every time, you’re likely to take a few steps inside first. A welcome mat right inside or outside the door makes it easy to wipe those shoes before stepping in, and you can easily shake it out when needed. Add interior mats or rugs in high traffic areas like hallways to minimize dirt on those floors and the need for carpet cleaning.

3. Clean Walkways

If the exterior of your property is clean, you’ll come into contact with less dirt on your way to the house. Sweep the front porch, sidewalks, and driveways that you walk on regularly. Hose off concrete areas where dirt and mud have collected.

4. Groom Pets

Pets also bring dirt into the home, especially if they have long hair and overgrown nails. Trim their paws and brush their hair regularly to prevent dirt from sticking to them. Keep a towel by the back door so that you can wipe their paws each time they come back inside.


If you need professional carpet cleaning, contact Mumz Cleaning Service in Port Monmouth, NJ. You can schedule a one-time appointment for carpet and rug cleaning, or they can come weekly or monthly to clean the entire space. Visit their website to see a full list of services, or call (732) 670-4922 to arrange for services.