You might be asking: Why do I need to clean my toothbrush holder regularly? Based on findings of the National Sanitation Foundation, the answer is your toothbrush holder collects more bacteria and germs than anything else in your entire home.

When you think about it, this shouldn’t be a surprise as our mouths contain a multitude of bacteria and our hands transfer germs to our toothbrushes. As wet toothbrushes hang in the holder they drip both water and bacteria and germs onto the holder. Plus, a steamy bathroom is the perfect environment to grow mircroorganisms which we then pick up on our hands and spread.

How to Clean a Standalone Toothbrush Holder

Cleaning a standalone toothbrush holder is simple if you have a dishwasher safe holder and a dishwasher. You just have to soak the holder in hot water, brush out any buildup from the bottom and then put it in your dishwasher and clean with hot water and detergent.

Without a dishwasher for cleaning, follow the steps below to clean your toothbrush holder.

What you will need:

  • hot water
  • clean kitchen sink
  • microfiber cloths
  • dishwashing gloves
  • dishwashing liquid
  1. Remove your toothbrushes and put them on a clean cloth.
  2. Take apart the holder if it can be disassembled.
  3. Soak the parts in the hot water for ten minutes. Then, drain the water from the sink and wipe it out with a cloth.
  4. With your dishwashing gloves on, mix several drops of the dishwashing liquid with additional hot water.
  5. Wet a cloth with the soapy solution and clean the toothbrush holder parts entirely.
  6. Rinse the parts until all soap residue is gone.
  7. Take a dry cloth and dry the toothbrush holder thoroughly.

How to Clean an Electric Toothbrush Holder

If you have an electric toothbrush, its chargers and covers need regular cleaning as well. Follow the steps below to clean your electric toothbrush holder and covers.

What you will need:

  • hot water
  • dishwashing liquid
  • microfiber cloths
  • distilled white vinegar
  • large bowl
  • hair dryer
  1. First, unplug your electric toothbrush base.
  2. Mix several drops of dishwashing liquid with hot water.
  3. Wet a cloth with the soapy solution and wipe off the base.
  4. With another cloth dampened with water only, remove any traces of detergent.
  5. Add one part water and one part vinegar in the bowl.
  6. Put the toothbrush covers into the vinegar solution and soak them for up to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the covers from the solution and rinse them with running water.
  8. With your hair dryer on low, dry inside the covers.
  9. When all parts are dry, plug in the equipment.

Remember to clean your toothbrush holder on a regular basis to prevent the growth of bacteria and germs that can create an unhealthy environment. If you find you don’t have the time for other bathroom cleaning, contact us at Maid Spotless Cleaning Services today. We will be happy to provide our professional services to keep your home safe and germ free!