Toilet bowl brushes and holders come in various styles from plastic to stainless, wood and decorative. A domestic tool designed to clean the “John”. It has been noted that toilet bowl brushes were originally made of wood and the bristles constructed using the hair of horses or squirrels.
In our modern world the toilet bowl brush and holder have become one of the most popular decorative additions to our bathrooms. Some holders designed for luxury homes plated inreal 24-carat gold.
As a housekeeper, here are a few simple tips on how to maintain our toilet bowl brushes and holders. Housekeeping etiquette with suggest, an unsightly, dusty toilet bowl brush and holder could raise a few eyebrows so when using a toilet bowl brush and holder in a powder bathroom used by guests, take special care in selecting the right one so it does not become the focal point of the bathroom. Choose a tall, narrow stainless steel holder or a tall, narrow plastic holder with a hidden brush inside. Do not store toilet cleaner behind the toilet in this bathroom, but inside the cabinet if one is available. Some may assume your guest will use the brush and the cleaner in the event it is needed, but will likely try to avoid such a task.
There are no rules to the master or guest bathrooms when choosing a toilet bowl brush and holder and some have been known to purchase the funkiest and outrageous just for laughs.
When to replace a toilet bowl brush depends on the amount of use. Over time the bristles become brittle, frayed and can turn a yellowish color. This can cause unsanitary conditions. Maintain the toilet bowl brush and holder by using rubber protective gloves for safety, soaking the brush in a bucket of bleach and water and rinsing thoroughly. Dispose of the water directly into the toilet bowl. Wash the holder with a disinfectant solution removing dust and residue and replace the brush back into the holder. Repeat at least once a month.