I have nearly completed a year as a host and I have had 3 people ask me for toilet brushes in my bathrooms in that time. I absolutely hate toilet brushes because I feel they so unhygenic. In fact I use disposable duck brushes to clean all toilets inb my properties. I really dont believe for one minute that guests want to clean my toilets with a brush. I can only think that a guest wants them to break down a deposit because its a bit too big for the first flush. So I think they would just use it like a poker and then put it back. That has got to be the most disgusting thing. Am I the only one who thinks this? Is there an alternative? Should I explain? What do you do?
Low level toilet cisterns are the greatest abomination that ever happened to toilet design. There is just not enough 'oommpff' to remove all traces of the last 24 hours.
When I was a child we had a century old house with 16 foot ceilings.....including the toilet! The cistern was mounted above the ceiling with a chain that hung down to a manageable height. Flush water falling from that height just about removed a layer of porcelain let alone any abnoxious material that may have adhered to it. There is no way on Gods earth you needed a toilet brush.
Alas Shea, these days eating habits have changed, we have dietary 'this and that' and, coupled with the fact the distance between the cistern and the bowl has been eroded dramatically so that on many occasions it is not just the lack of flush water pressure that is the problem here! One can be faced with something in the bowl that resembles the consistency of a Carona beer can which indeed requires more than a 'gentle' flush to remove.
I know brushes are horrible things, but Shea, like cockroaches they are part of living in a modern society and nobody likes to have traces of last evenings meal on public display.
I do soak mine (brush) in a strong 'domestos' bleach liquid between guests which does tend to keep it looking relatively 'un-used'.
Maybe one day someone will invent a true self cleaning toilet but, until then Shea, we just have to suck it up.....oh dear, that is a poor choice of words ....and use a toilet brush!
@Shea5 I would die rather than leave a stain in someone’s dunny. Why wouldn’t you want to clean up after yourself? As Robin says...low cisterns don’t have a lot of oomph.
Are the disposable ones compostable? That sounds interesting:)
I have a toilet brush but what I have noticed is that people from a certain country (cough cough America) do not use them and like to leave gross marks in my toilet. Do toiet brushes not exist in the states??? I find this totally weird. Does anyone have any tips on how I can mention this politely when doing a check in or do I just continue to clean it myself?
Also the disposable toilet brushes i hope they are biodegradable.
While I was writing this one.... I clicked on "post" by mistake...... but it seemed like the post just kinda disappeared!!!!!!!
So I posted again (the one below) and now all of a sudden the post that dissapeared suddenly shows up again?!?!?!?
Seems like the CC is still buggy from the update~
We (meaning Henry~ lol) recently got silicone toilet brushes which are actually more like a squeegee on a handle. Way~ more sanitary than the brush-type things which I totally abhorred!!!
We have the wall-mounted type which Henry attached to the side of the toilet.