Creativy Brush contains a flexible antimicrobial silicone head that allows you to deep clean around and under the rim of the toilet bowl. It is made of high-grade super-slippery silicone that is easy to clean and doesn't harbor bacteria.
We have some good news, and it's based on science: Microbiologists agree that silicone brushes not only seem less gross than their plastic-bristled counterparts; they are actually more sanitary (and generally, a better buy) for a couple of reasons.
This is where the shiffter comes in. Essentially it's a jet wash for the toilet, which means it is cleaner to use than a regular or even a hygienic toilet brush, because it doesn't come into contact with the bowl. The shiffter is the hygienic toilet brush alternative!
Sandwich the toilet brush underneath the toilet seat to keep it in place and prevent it from touching the toilet water. Spray the brush with a natural disinfectant like an all-purpose spray, hydrogen peroxide, or apple cider vinegar vinegar, turning it in a clockwise motion to coat all the bristles.
A typical toilet brush consists of a hard bristled end, usually with a rounded shape and a long handle. Today toilet brushes are commonly made of plastic, but were originally made of wood with pig bristles or from the hair of horses, oxen, squirrels and badgers.
Cleaners' verdict: Toilet brushes are not to be trusted. Environmental experts' verdict: This is not an environmental issue.
The Toilet's Age
A general rule of thumb is to replace a toilet around every 25 years, though your mileage may vary. You might also want to consider replacing your toilet if it was installed before 1994.
Using either a disinfectant or a bleach solution in a plastic bucket to keep them free from germs and bacteria will make your cleaning tools last longer. What's more, it will ensure you have a hygienic toilet brush ready for use whenever you need them.
Swish the brush around in the water, then empty the water down the toilet. Flush clean water over the brush, then repeat this process using cold water with a few drops of bleach added, leaving the brush to soak in its holder for 10 minutes before pouring the water down the loo.
Avoid any skin-to-skin contact with stool. Simply reach behind your back and between your legs, using plenty of crumpled or folded toilet tissue. Wipe backward from the perineum , the space between the genitals and anus, moving toward and past the anus.
Put the toilet brush under the toilet seat. The toilet seat will hold the brush in place to allow it to dry.
Take the toilet brush, and start brushing the bowl thoroughly. Clean under the rim of the toilet seat, down in the main hole of the toilet, and around the edges of the bowl. Concentrate on scrubbing clean any stained areas. Flush the toilet and rinse the brush.
Because silicone bristles are softer and less abrasive than those made of nylon or plastic, you won't risk scratching your bottles. On the downside, silicone brushes lack a bit of scrubbing power, and won't remove tough residue as effectively as brushes with nylon bristles.
Cleaning your toilet brush with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide will do the trick. Turn the brush to make sure all of the bristles get clean, and then leave the brush in its place to air dry completely.
Frequently asked questions. Can you put bleach in a toilet bowl? Yes, Clorox® Bleach is safe to add to the water in the toilet bowl. Always flush the toilet first before scrubbing, and then again when toilet cleaning is finished.
Always carry disinfecting spray or wipes with yourself. These flushable wipes can be used to clean public toilet parts. Allow the disinfecting sprays to sit on the seat for a few seconds before using the seat. If you can't find disinfecting sprays, carry alcohol wipes with you.
Letting pee sit makes it harder to clean your toilet. This is the best reason I can find for flushing every time you pee. Why? Because the combination of urine and hard water (i.e., water that contains a lot of minerals), if left to sit for a few hours, can create a crusty deposit on the side of the bowl over time.
Daily: Flush your toilet every day (even if it's not in use) to discourage the growth of bacteria. Weekly: Deep-clean your toilet once a week or biweekly—this includes the toilet bowl, exterior and toilet seat. Yearly: Clean your toilet tank twice a year.
Some low-flush toilets just don't create enough suction to properly do what they should. In these cases, you may have to flush twice or hold down the handle to get the proper suction you need. Consider replacing your toilet if this is the problem.
Over time, if your toilet isn't cleaned, the minerals in the toilet water can stain your toilet bowl. These stains pick up and trap dirt particles and bacteria, making your toilet dirty and unhygienic. Mold growth. Mold grows quickly in moist environments, and a damp toilet bowl is a perfect place for mold to grow.
As a rule of thumb, cleaning expert Karina Toner suggests that you deep clean a shower once every month (or two if the space is not used frequently). 'Regular wipe-downs may not be enough especially for hard-to-reach areas like grout lines and tight corners.
Replace every few months
As the bristles on your brush flatten over time, the brush handle could start scraping the porcelain bowl, which provides new places for germs to burrow.