Reasons To Make The Switch To A Silicone Toilet Brush
- February 23, 2021
Although the job of toilet brushes is dirty, that doesn’t mean the brush itself has to be dirty. Conventional toilet brushes hold dirt and liquid which makes them messy and unhygienic. They are fussy, as it’s hard to reach with them everywhere. Besides that, they have thin bristles that can distort and wear. You have to replace brushes regularly. And they are plain inconvenient.
What if we told you there are better brushes that solve all these problems? Find below the reasons that should compel you to ditch your standard toilet brush for a new silicone one.
Silicon brushes usually feature a flexible, D-shaped head that allows you to reach in all the nooks and crannies of the toilet bowl, including under the rim. The upper edge of the brush has silicone bristles that scrub away hidden grime from underneath the toilet rim.
Traditional toilet brushes with long thin bristles take time to dry. And when one moves the brush, drips of dirty water fall on the floor on the way from the toilet to the brush holder and back. Besides, the dirty water collects in the brush holder itself.
Because silicone repels water very well that isn’t an issue with silicone brushes. With a few good shakes, the water comes right off.
Attracts fewer gems
Toilet brushes with silicone bristles promote a more sanitary bathroom environment.
Silicone attracts fewer bacteria like E. coli than plastic and is more resistant to microbial contamination. Silicone is non-porous that’s why it doesn’t accumulate dirt which attracts germs. For this same reason, silicon is frequently used in medical applications.
As silicone is more resistant to physical stress and also UV light. A silicone toilet brush will last a long time, and its bristles won’t fray or deform. Unlike a standard plastic toilet brush, a silicon one is more resistant to chemicals. This also means you can use stronger cleaners.
This durability may negate an environmental downside of silicon brushes: silicone doesn’t break down in the environment as fast as plastic, and most recycling companies do not accept silicone products. But because you can use one longer, we think it may have a smaller eco-footprint than the traditional plastic one.
Easy to clean
How? They have widely spaced bristles that prevent the accumulation of dirt and allow the liquid to drain quickly. The bristles are spaced wider so any dirt rinses off easily. Plus, since silicon dries quicker, you won’t have to worry about mold or mildew growth.
Most silicone brushes can be washed in the dishwasher or even boiled to kill the gems for good. Something you can’t do with plastic.
Often the new silicon brushes come with a slimline holder with a caddy. It is super useful for storing cleaning products. Besides, did you know that you can buy this brush for the kitchen, too? Because it has a narrow head you can clean tall bottles or vases with it.
As you’ve seen, the new silicone toilet brushes don’t just look cool — they are also more practical, versatile, and promote a more germ-free environment.
Silicone brushes tend to be a bit pricier than their traditional counterparts, but it is a smart investment that will save you money in the long run!