A savvy mum has revealed her trick for keeping her toilet brush free of germs and mould – but cleaning enthusiasts are up in arms over her unusual method.
Taking to a Facebook cleaning group, the anonymous British woman shared a snap showing how she placed her toilet brush under the seat, along with an explanation.
She said once the brush is securely in place, she then sprays it with cleaning products, leaving it to dry before placing it back in the brush holder.
“Seen quite a few opinions on the toilet brush … thought I’d share my solution,” she captioned her post.
“The brush is required to get the skids off my ‘comfort height’ toilet (just means there’s more height to fall!
She added: “I use the brush then clean it & spray with mould & mildew. It stays there until it’s dry then goes back in the holder.
“No moisture to let the germs fester!”
While she claims her method was an “easy” way to keep the bathroom cleaning accessory free of germs, many who had seen the post were concerned about the position of the brush.
One wrote: “Good idea but my kids would be even more likely to want to play with it I think.”
Another joked: “Imagine forgetting and going loo in the night you’d get the fright of your life.”
“It’s a bit of a weird way to clean a brush,” another added.
But others hailed the idea as “genius” admitting they would be eager to give the trick a go.
One commented: “This is genius! I’m going to start doing this.”
“Thanks for the idea I’ll be doing this from now on” said another, with a third agreeing, “I like that idea.”
It’s not the first time a toilet cleaning hack has divided opinion online, with one mum’s hack for using dishwashing liquid to keep her toilet clean recently coming under fire.
The woman shared her cleaning trick in the Mums Who Clean Facebook group, revealing she had used it for the past 14 years.
“(Put) dishwashing liquid in (the) toilet compartment and every flush is fresh clean smelly bubbles, and toilet always looks clean,” she wrote.
However some warned putting dishwashing liquid in your toilet system could be harmful.
“It ruins your system anyway so don’t do it,” one person wrote, while another added: “Please don’t do this – the rubber/seals in your toilet cistern can break down when anything else but water is used in there.”
Weighing in on the issue, Master Plumbers CEO Peter Daly told news.com.au people shouldn’t use products that were not specifically designed for use in a toilet system.
“Master Plumbers advises that it’s safest to use cleaning products specifically designed for flush toilets,” he said.
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Originally published as Mum’s toilet brush ‘hack’ under fire