How to Keep a Toilet Brush Holder Clean

Your toilet brush comes in contact with many nasty bacteria, so you must know how to keep it and its holder clean. Fortunately, you can use two quick and easy methods to keep a hygienic toilet brush in your household bathroom. This article will teach you how to keep a toilet brush holder clean and the brush itself. We also offer some helpful cleaning tips that could help make the process as easy as possible.

How to Clean a Toilet Brush and the Brush Holder

Gather Your Supplies

To clean and disinfect your toilet cleaning brush, you will need to gather a few supplies. Ensure you have what you need before you get started, so the cleaning process isn’t unnecessarily interrupted.

What You’ll Need

  • Hot water
  • Paper towels or a clean cloth (method #1)
  • Disinfectant spray or hydrogen peroxide (method #1)
  • Bleach (method #2)
  • Bucket (method #2)
  • Rubber gloves (optional w/ method #1)
Cleaning set with tools

Method 1: Clean a Toilet Brush and Holder with Disinfectant Spray

  • First, spray your toilet brush and holder thoroughly with a disinfectant. Take care to reach inside the bristles and around the inside of the holder with the cleaner. Most cleaners will clearly state if they have disinfectant properties. Hydrogen peroxide also works as a disinfectant that kills germs and is a great option for this method.
  • Next, stick the brush handle under the toilet seat so the bristles can drain inside of the clean toilet bowl and set the holder in a clean sink.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • After the allotted time has passed, rinse everything under hot water. Again, take care to get between the bristles.
  • Wait for the pieces to dry completely before putting the toilet brush back in the holder for storage.

Method 2: Clean a Toilet Brush and Holder with Bleach and Water

  • Fill a bucket partway with bleach and hot water. Make sure there is enough of the solution to completely submerge the bristles and the entire brush holder at the same time. Follow the instructions on your bottle of bleach to get the correct bleach to water ratio. As an alternative, you can also use a bucket filled with baking soda and vinegar. Baking soda has strong cleaning powers and can remove any discolouration o the bristles as well.
  • Leave the brush and holder to soak in the bleach water for an hour.
  • Next, take the brush and container out of the bucket and rinse them under hot water for at least 30 seconds.
  • Wait for the parts to completely dry, possibly drip drying over the clean toilet or a clean sink.
  • Finally, store the toilet brush and holder in a location in your bathroom that is ideally close to your toilet.

FAQs on Cleaning a Toilet Brush and Holder

How Often Should You Clean Your Toilet Brush and Holder?

To keep your toilet brushes and brush holders free from germs, we recommend you clean them every other time you clean your toilet, or possibly every week, depending on how often your house toilet and toilet brush are used. Cleaning your toilet brushes can also prolong their life.

How Do You Know When to Clean Your Brush and Holder?

If you start to see any debris in the bottom of the toilet brush holder, this is a sure sign it’s time for a cleaning. Ideally, it should always be dry at the bottom of the holder.

Another sign that your toilet brushes and brush holders are overdue for cleaning is if it starts to become discoloured or turn brown on the bristles.

For the best results, we also recommend you clean your toilet brush and brush holder immediately after you scrub and clean the toilet before anything dries onto the bristles and before mould gets a chance to develop.

Is There an Alternative Cleaning Method?

No matter how frequently you clean your toilet brushes and holders, it is not uncommon for some bacteria and germs to be left behind on the plastic bristles of a toilet brush. Alternative to using a brush, some people prefer to use a dense machine washable cloth paired with an extra thick pair of rubber gloves. We know this toilet cleaning method is not everyone’s favourite, and that’s why we recommend cleaning your brush frequently.

Clean Your Toilet Brush Holder Today

Cleaning toilet brushes and their holders can be easy if you use one of the methods described above. We recommend you clean a toilet brush right after cleaning the toilet to make it as easy as possible. Now that you know how to keep a toilet brush holder clean, what are you waiting for? Clean your toilet brush and brush holder today.

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