You've been cleaning your loo wrong all along

There's more to cleaning your toilet than just doing a good flush.

There’s nothing like a bit of toilet humour now and again but this revelation is no laughing matter.

No matter how good you are at cleaning your loo a hygiene expert says most of us are doing it wrong; and it could breed more germs than you would like to think about.

Stephanie from Expert Home Tips says the problem lays all with what you do with your toilet brush.

It’s not how you scrub, and lets not talk about what you are scrubbing, but it’s what you do next.

She said putting a wet brush back in the holder after you have used it is one of the worst things you can do. The wet brush will just be a brilliant breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

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So what do you do when you’ve done a quick scrub?

She suggests you can balance the brush over the seat while it dries before you put it back, but a dash of bleach first wouldn’t go astray. 

As a final tip, she suggests you close the lid before you flush, even if you have scrubbed the toilet clean.

It’s a good tip not only when cleaning but every time you use it. Spray from a toilet flush can travel further than you realise. 

What’s your best tips for keep your loo clean and germ free too?