Is a Toilet Brush the Best Toilet Cleaning Option?

When I first moved into my own apartment I had a hard time choosing between the best toilet cleaners that I could find. Eventually I settled on a toilet brush. Even so, I still complemented by cleaning with some of other cleaners including mild detergents.

The truth is having the most hygienic toilet comes down to you and how well you manage your toilets. Nonetheless if you choose a toilet brush here the most important things that you should know.

Toilet Brush

A toilet brush is made up of bristles brushes. The bristle brushes usually come with a storage container. The best toilet brushes are tailored to match bathroom decors. They are used manually and will require your personal effort to clean your toilet.

The Good

The best toilet brush will have stiff long lasting all plastic design. It will also have strong bristles that will scrub the toilet with necessarily giving in fast. Brushes with bristles attached to a wire are the worst choices. They can easily damage your toilet by scratching the ceramic toilet bowls.

The Bad

A toilet brush needs to be disinfected always to keep it clean. This is because it easily gets cross contaminated by bacteria. Going for cheap brushes can also damage the toilet. Brushes are must be kept away from children’s reach.

Simple Steps to Cleaning your Toilet Brush

Like we have seen in the bad above your toilet brush need to be disinfected routinely. Here is the best procedure for doing that.

Step I

  • Set a bucket of water in the bathtub/ shower stall
  • Add 1/2 cup of bleach per gallon of water used.
  • Put enough water to cover the brush handle
  • Choose to use hot, warm, or cold water

Step II

  • Put the toilet brush in the water
  • Let it soak for an hour or more
  • Include the plastic caddy that you use to store the brush

Step III

  • Rinse the brush and caddy
  • Allow them to dry thoroughly
  • Carefully pour the bleach water down the drain.

Many people have been told that using hot water to disinfect their toilet brush would make the disinfecting power of the bleach less effective, well that’s simply untrue. Hot water is as effective as the rest.

Why Disinfect Your Toilet Brush

We don’t just disinfect the toilet brush. There are many reasons why we should do so always. They include these.

  • Keep it clean and hygienic
  • Kills bacterial build up too
  • Makes the brush easy to use
  • It is a simple must do routine
  • Saves you money treating infections

What Other Toilet Cleaners do We Have?

The use of a toilet brush to clean the toilet is just one of the many toilet cleaning options that we have today. Some of the other options that you could choose from or work together with include.

Automatic Toilet Cleaner

These are drop in toilet cleaners. They come in form of tablets, gels, and a disc that could be deposited in toilet tanks. There are models that can also be suspended from the toilet or even toilet rims. They are designed to dispense cleaning solutions into the water when the toilet flushes.

Powdered Toilet Cleaners

Powdered toilet cleaners will scrub the toilets without scratching it. They are the best choices especially where the staining of the toilet is really required. They are especially good for rust or water deposit stains.

Protective Measures When Cleaning Your Toilet

Trust me even the most experienced toilet cleaner will require the best protective measures to keep them safe from occasional splashes of water and other bacterial infections. They include the following.

  • Using goggles to protect your eyes
  • Using protective gloves to protect hands
  • Wearing an overall when cleaning too

The truth is this is one of the filthiest areas in the house. You don’t want to be caught flat foot when cleaning. It is therefore very important that you choose to use the best protective gears.

Conclusion

A toilet brush is one of the best cleaning options that you can use to keep your toilet hygienically on the top. You can complement it with other cleaning options that you have such as automatic toilet cleaners.

Joe Carrow
 

Product reviewer & passionate blogger. Beside writing for this blog, I spend my time crafting research based contents for HuffingtonPost, Lifehacker & Forbes!

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