Understanding the significance of the toilet brush




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How regularly do you use a toilet brush? Or, do you think the toilet brush serves a more decorative than cleaning function? This is not a time to point fingers or make you take stock on the number of times you’ve had to use a toilet brush. The toilet brush is ever-present in most public or private toilets. Usually located at the far right or obscure end of the toilet seat. Some of these brushes could be made of colourful plastic materials that help the object stand out within the toilet environment. In other occasions, the toilet brush can consist of stainless steel or a wall-mounted aluminium brush. Regardless of the material type used by the manufactures, the toilet brush is designed to serve a purpose. It might be a small feature in the toilet but has the capacity and ability to transform the toilet experience for the next toilet user. 


A toilet brush can last for a long time but it is advisable to replace them every six months. It is because they can host a lot of unwanted bacteria and residue. Some of these may not be visible to the human eye but can cause infection when not properly disinfected. You might be wondering if six months could be too short a time to acquire a new brush and send the old one packing. In effect, the turnover of toilet brushes also depends on the nature of the material used in the manufacturing process. For plastic brushes, you are expected to replace every six months. If sustainability is important to you, then you can elect for a wooden option. It is believed a  compostable brush contains a bamboo or wooden handle with natural fibre bristles. Choosing a more durable one made of sustainable materials will help extend the average usage duration of your toilet brushes. 


What causes the need for a toilet brush?

Toilet brushes are not always required during each use of a given facility. There are times you’d be required to brush your remnants off the toilet bowls. On other occasions, a simple glance to determine cleanliness is all that is required. We will look at some common causes that trigger the need for a toilet brush.

  • A weak toilet flush: In some facilities, a round or two of flushes is enough to erode all forms of poops. This includes the wild, angry and mountainous poop. A weak toilet flush may fail to do justice to the remnants from the base of the toilet bowl.
  • A habit of checking: There are individuals who flush and are never bothered to pay a glance for any leftovers. For users, with a high hygiene consideration, checking the bowl after a flush is a habit. Conducting this act will increase the need to use the toilet brush for what it is designed for by the manufacturer. 
  • A sticky and stubborn poop: Our poop is largely determined by our choice of diet, fluids and exercise. If you are known for dropping a hot, sticky and stubborn poop regularly, the toilet brush will be an ally.   


It is also important to explore some tips on effectively and hygienically using a toilet brush. 

Tips on using a toilet brush 

  • Use after a series of flushes: The toilet brush is best used after one or a few rounds of flushes in cases of stubborn poops. This will ensure the less faecal matter is left to reside in the toilet brush.
  • Don’t use it to force down the poop: Sometimes, a number two seems moulded to the toilet bowl. Every amount of flush seems almost a waste of time. In these instances, it is not hygienic to force down the poop with the toilet brush. That will create a messy situation.
  • Wash down the brush with the flush: Washing the toilet brush after use is not negotiable. You can do this whilst running a flush. All you do is place the brush in a standard position of use and twist gently to both sides and softly shake whilst the flush is on.


The toilet brush is important to keeping the toilet bowl clean and enhancing the experience of others after you, Learn to use it to its utmost!


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