Bathroom Cleaning

Toilet Accessories: Brushes, Plungers and Cleaners

It's important to keep toilet accessories, like a brush or plunger, clean, to ensure your toilet is always fresh & hygienic. Read on to find out how.

Key Points

  1. Domex and hot water are essential when cleaning a toilet brush.
  2. You can use bleach or disinfectant spray for most other accessories, like a plunger.
  3. Always wear rubber gloves when using bleach.

If you’re wondering how to keep a toilet clean, it’s not just about having the right toilet cleaning materials to hand – it’s important to keep your cleaning accessories sanitized as well. So we all need to know how to clean a toilet brush and toilet plunger thoroughly and effectively: disinfecting these accessories is an essential part of ensuring your bathroom is as hygienic as possible.

Fortunately, cleaning a toilet brush is pretty simple, as household tasks go – and it’s a natural step to take after you’ve scrubbed the toilet bowl. So make sure you have a clean toilet brush with the toilet cleaning tips in our comprehensive guide.

How to Clean a Toilet Brush

A clean toilet brush makes a more effective toilet freshener, as well as helping to keep your toilet clean. An efficient method is to soak the toilet brush in bleach – the best toilet bowl cleaners usually contain bleach as an active ingredient, so you might not need a separate product. Before applying this technique, do remember to read the product label for application instructions, paying particular attention to any safety guidelines – bleach is a powerful product.

You will need:

  • Domex Toilet Cleaner
  • Rubber gloves (make sure to use a pair that you only use to clean the toilet or the bathroom – not a pair that you would use to do the dishes!)
  • Bucket or container
  1. Fill a bucket with hot water.
  2. Add two-three capsules of bleach (see the bottle label for advice on this).
  3. Put your toilet brush in the bucket and leave for an hour.
  4. Take the brush out and rinse under hot water.
  5. Once the toilet brush is dry, place it back in the holder.

How to Clean a Plunger

  1. Using disinfectant spray, spritz the inside and outside of the plunger. Alternatively, soak it in a Domex 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 off above the toilet bowl for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse all over with boiling hot water and leave to dry.

It’s a good idea to clean your toilet brush and other toilet cleaning products once a week to avoid a bacteria build up, or every other time you clean the toilet. Following these quick and easy methods will result in a clean and hygienic bathroom.

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Regular cleaning with a high quality bleach product will keep your toilet cleaning brush protected from germs for longer – Domex offers particularly powerful and effective disinfection. Just remember to follow the instructions on any cleaning product you use.

Safety Warning


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