You probably already know that it is important to replace your toothbrush every three months or whenever it begins fraying; however, many people do not consider the importance of keeping their toothbrush holder cleaned. Furthermore, many do not even know how to properly clean their toothbrush holder.
When you place your toothbrush in its holder after you brush your teeth, the toothbrush is still wet. This liquid drips down the handle of the toothbrush collecting germs and pools in the bottom of the toothbrush holder, which can lead to a dirty and germ-filled toothbrush holder.
Bathrooms are notoriously humid, which offers the perfect conditions for the growth of bacteria and microorganisms. This means that your toothbrush holder can essentially become a petri dish for germs and bacteria that can lead to illness. When you do not clean your toothbrush holder, the germs will climb up your toothbrush. This means that every time that you brush your teeth, you are grasping a germ infested toothbrush. If you are not washing your hands afterward (and most people don’t) you will spread these germs throughout your home.
Additionally, the water that collects in the bottom of your toothbrush holder is the perfect breeding ground for insects and pests like cockroaches. These insects are known to carry bacteria and spread disease. Are you ready to learn how your toothbrush holder should be cleaned to prevent the spread of bacteria?
Now that you understand the importance of cleaning your toothbrush holder, you must learn how to properly clean it. Luckily, it is quite simple. Toothbrush holders are dishwasher safe. So, place it in your dishwasher with your normal load of dishes to clean to sanitize your toothbrush holder. Use a long cycle and the hottest setting on your dishwasher to make sure that all germs are decimated and removed from your toothbrush holder. If your toothbrush holder has buildup, you will need to pre-soak it and scrub it to remove excess buildup from your toothbrush holder before placing in the dishwasher.
If you prefer handwashing, you will need:
* A clean kitchen sink
* Dishwashing liquid
* Dishwashing gloves
* Hot water
* Microfiber towel
Place your toothbrushes on your clean microfiber towel and set aside. Disassemble your toothbrush holder and soak the pieces in hot water for 10 minutes. (Use dishwashing gloves to protect your hands from the hot water and germs.) Drain the sink and wipe the sink down using a clean microfiber towel. Then, run fresh hot water and add some dishwashing liquid to the water. Grab a fresh microfiber towel and clean the inside and outside of your toothbrush holder. Rinse with hot water to remove soap residue. Then grab another clean microfiber towel and dry your toothbrush holder. Return the toothbrush holder to your bathroom and place your toothbrushes back in the toothbrush holder. Your toothbrush holder is now free from germs! To help keep your toothbrush holder clean and free from germs, clean your toothbrush holder weekly using the steps listed above.
Although your cleaning service will not clean and sanitize your toothbrush holder, we will clean your bathroom, which will give you the time you need to do other tasks like cleaning your toothbrush holder. Contact us today to learn about our bathroom cleaning services and home cleaning services. With our help, your home will be thoroughly cleaned, allowing you time to disinfect your toothbrush holder and other tasks to keep your family safe. If you are ready to have a clean home with time to enjoy it, contact us today!