How to Clean a Toilet Brush
Well, you might want to put on a pair of rubber gloves for this one. All the same, it’s not that egregious, stupefying and dirty as it seems, but it’s a big act in maintaining optimal levels of hygiene. With prolonged use of the toilet brush, comes bacteria build up which impedes maintaining good bathroom sanitation.
Therefore, it is crucial to periodically clean and disinfect the toilet brush and keep your washroom neat. Cleaning a toilet brush is easy and simple, and with the right set of tools, you could do it in minutes. There are several ways to do so that, while some being eco-friendly.
7 Easy Ways to Clean a Toilet Brush
Using a Solution of Bleach
Take a bucket and put in hot water. Note, that hot water increases the effectiveness of bleach. Bleach effectiveness increases by temperature.
Add 2 or 3 Capsules of Bleach
The plunge in your toilet brushes into the solution. You should wait a couple of minutes for it to soak and clean in the bleach. Maybe 2-3 minutes, take it out and rinse it with hot water.
Thoroughly run hot water through the toilet brush while letting it drip. Wait for it to dry, when suspended and allowing it drip, then place it back in the toilet brush holder.
Using a Disinfectant (Isopropanol, 2-propanol or Rubbing alcohol)
Alcohol is a chemical compound, and when used as a disinfectant it sterilises microorganisms. It simply kills and destroys them. That is why this is an excellent solution for getting your toilet brush clean.
Pour or spray the disinfectant on the toilet brush and leave it for a couple of minutes. Afterward, take hot water and rinse while running it through the toilet brush.
Leave it to dry completely as returning it to its cup in the same or wet state is a harbinger of germs.
Using Echo Friendly Vinegar
This is a solution that lets you go green. It also helps in removing the bad odours.
Vinegar is a liquid consisting of acetic acid. White vinegar is the number one choice for this job. Since it is acidic, dilution with hot water is recommended as it may damage surfaces being cleaned.
Put hot water into a bucket and add 3 and 1/2 cups of vinegar and dip your toilet brush in the solution. Let it soak for some time, this time round leave for around half an hour and then take it out and rinse it thoroughly using hot water.
Let it dry and put it back in the toilet brush holder.
Using Echo Friendly Baking or Washing Soda
This is an Echo-Friendly solution but will require some time to take effect. Baking soda is also an effective fungicide against certain organisms due to its acidity.
Start by making a solution of hot water and baking soda and insert the toilet brush into the mixture. Let it sit for half an hour or an hour. You may add more washing soda to the mix 2 cups are enough for the solution but 1/2 a cup will do if more is needed for better results.
Take out the toilet brush and rinse it scrupulously. Let it dry and put it back to the cup holder.
This method also helps to drive away bad odor.
Scrub Brush and Detergents
This method will require you to put on your rubber gloves. This is the final option to consider if your toilet brush still retains the yellow stains on the bristles, which I doubt if you carefully followed the methods above.
Take the toilet brush, soak it for a while in a mixture of your strongest detergents, you may add some bleach or disinfectant to improve the results. After 3-4 hours take it out and get down and dirty, scrubbing the toilet brush using a scrub brush. Make sure to meticulously do it to get rid of all germs and stains.
Easy Way to Clean A Gross Toilet Brush
Rinse the Brush Thoroughly and Put it Back to Its Holder
Take note, while undertaking all the methods entailed above make sure to put on rubber gloves and an overall/apron if need be. Also, clean the toilet brush holder in the methods listed above before returning the toilet brush in it.
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