Three reasons using a doormat isn’t a substitute for cleaning

There are many reasons why people don’t want to spend their spare timing cleaning the floors. Most commonly it’s because most of us already have hectic enough schedules without factoring in getting out the scrubbing brush. So what do people tend to do? They put down a doormat. This, of course, might stop your floors from accumulating dirt at a fast pace – but it certainly won’t act as a substitute for a good old-fashioned cleaning. With this in mind, here are three ways your doormat isn’t doing as good a job as you’d like it to.


The fact of the matter is that not everyone will thoroughly wipe their feet on a doormat upon entering your house. You might be able to enforce it to some degree with kids, but it might not be appropriate to order other people (in-laws, colleagues etc.) to use the mat before entering your property. As a result, dirt still ends up being walked through your home.


A doormat can only gather so much dirt from the sole of a shoe. While it would be great if they could collect every speck of mud, liquid or dust, it’s more likely the case that some of this will be retained on a person’s footwear – and it won’t be long until this is on your floors and carpet.


Last but not least, a doormat actually accumulates dirt itself over a period of time. This means that it’s just another part of your house that needs cleaning – whether it requires the work of a vacuum or whether it needs to be patted down outside. Thankfully this responsibility can be left in the safe hands of a domestic cleaning service in future.

What can you do?

If you’re keen to keep your house clean and thought that investing in a doormat was one of the better cleaning tips you’ve heard about, then it might be time to consider getting in touch with VA Cleaning. Through this service, you can ensure that your home remains spotless without you having to tackle any of the hard work yourself.

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