Toilet Accessories: Brushes, Plungers and Cleaners

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


If you’re wondering how to keep the toilet clean, it’s not just about having the right toilet cleaning materials in hand – it’s important to keep your cleaning accessories sanitized as well. 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

You might rinse the toilet brush after cleaning the toilet but once in a while even the brush needs a through 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 bleach.
  • Rubber gloves (make sure to use a pair that only you use to clean the toilet or the bathroom – And not a pair that you would use for the dishes!)
  • Bucket or container
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.

Step 1:

Fill a bucket with hot water.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Take the brush out and rinse under hot water.

Step 5:

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

How to Clean a Plunger

Step 1:

Using a disinfectant spray, spritz the inside and outside of the plunger. Alternatively, soak it in a Domex solution for an hour as explained in the above method. Just remember to always follow the safety instructions on the product you use.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

Rinse all over with boiling hot water and leave to dry.

Key Points

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

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 and it will result in a clean and hygienic bathroom.

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