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How to clean toilet brushes and brush holders

For your toilet to be as clean as possible your toilet brush needs to be clean! Find out quick & easy tips for cleaning a toilet brush and brush holder here.

Updated Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Cleanipedia Team

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Making sure your bathroom is clean is an important step when keeping your household hygienic and germ-free. We (usually) remember to keep on top of cleaning items such as the toilet, the shower, and the bathroom floor, but an item that often gets forgotten is the toilet brush. It may not be the most glamourous job, but it’s important to know how to clean toilet brushes and how to clean toilet brush holders thoroughly and effectively, as well as knowing how to disinfect toilet brushes to avoid spreading any nasty germs that may be lurking.

Fortunately, cleaning a toilet brush and its holder is pretty simple, as household tasks go – and it’s a natural step to take after you’ve scrubbed the toilet bowl. Not sure how to clean toilet brushes or how to keep a toilet brush holder clean? This simple and easy-to-use guide has you covered.

Regular cleaning with a high-quality bleach product like Domestos will keep your toilet brush and holder protected from germs for longer.

You will need:

  • Bucket or container
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How to clean toilet brushes using bleach

When it comes to knowing how to clean toilet bowl brushes, an efficient method is to soak the toilet brush in bleach. Before using this technique, it’s important to remember to read the product label for application instructions, paying particular attention to any safety guidelines – bleach is a powerful product. Before beginning, make sure you have all the necessary tools for how to sanitise toilet brushes and clean them! Then, follow these steps for cleaning a toilet brush.

  1. Fill a bucket

    Use hot water.

  2. Add the bleach

    Add two-three capsules of bleach (see the bottle label for advice on this).

  3. Leave the brush to soak

    Put your toilet brush in the bucket and leave for an hour.

  4. Rinse

    Take the brush out and rinse under hot water.

  5. Place back in the holder

    Once the toilet brush is dry, place it back in the holder.

How to clean toilet brush holders

Now you’ve cleaned your toilet brush, it’s important to clean the holder as well. You can do this while your toilet brush is drying. Follow these steps to help guide you on how to clean toilet brush holders.

  1. Use a disinfectant spray

    Using a disinfectant spray like Domestos Bleach Spray, spritz the inside and outside of the toilet brush holder. Alternatively, soak it in a bleach solution for an hour as in the method above. Just remember to always follow the safety instructions on the product you use.

  2. Leave to drain

    Leave to drain off above the toilet bowl for 10 minutes.

  3. Rinse

    Rinse all over with boiling hot water.

  4. Dry

    Dry the toilet bowl with a cloth or tissue.

  5. Finished!

    Place the toilet brush back in the holder.

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How to keep a toilet brush clean and how to keep a toilet brush holder clean

Now you know how to clean toilet brushes and their holders, it’s important to keep them clean. We recommend cleaning a toilet brush and holder once a week to avoid a bacteria build-up or every other time you clean the toilet.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

And there you have it! Who knew cleaning a toilet brush was so easy? For all your bathroom cleaning tips to keep your house healthy and hygienic, Cleanipedia has you covered.

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