Aug 05, 2022
I’m a cleaning pro – there’s a gross item in your bathroom that you need to scrub more, it could be making you sick
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EVEN the biggest neat freaks have their weak spots, and cleaning experts warn that one item in your home might be in dire need of a scrubbing.
If you don't sanitize one gross area, you could even become seriously ill, cleaning pros said.2Home cleaning experts warned an item in your bathroom needs to be cleaned moreCredit: Getty
According to the experts at Tech Times, there's a piece of equipment many people use every day – even multiple times per day – but don't clean enough.
If you own an electric toothbrush, you might be surprised to find out cleaning professionals recommend a frequent cleaning schedule.
That's true even if your toothbrush has a disposable head, the experts explained.
"If you want to preserve the pristine quality of your electric toothbrush, you should replace its head every three months," they wrote.READ MORE CLEANING TIPSSHOPPING LIST I'm an Amazon fan – 5 gross home issues you can fix with products under $15REVAMP I’m a professional cleaner - 4 easy ways to make your bathroom feel more luxurious
Every time you use your toothbrush, you should rinse it well in hot water to maintain its cleanliness, the experts continued.
This will wash away any debris from between your teeth and soften the bristles, too, keeping them from becoming stiff enough to hurt your teeth or gums.
Once a month, the experts said, you should do a deeper clean with a sanitizing agent. Otherwise, bacteria can grow on your toothbrush's bristles, tongue scraper, and handle.
A mild amount of bacteria won't harm you, but it could contribute to bad breath, and a severe buildup could even make you ill, the experts warned.Most read in LifestyleBREAST IDEA? My 34K boobs are so big they knock things over & cost me a fortune in brasWHAT THE QUACK I got 0.5mm of lip filler but regret it so much, I look like a duckBUZZ OFF I was tired of flies coming into my house, but I discovered a hack to repel themREAL DEAL I'm an Aldi fan - I buy weekly groceries for under $26 by sticking to 13 items
The pros recommended using a very diluted bleach solution, with one part bleach to 10 parts water.
"Make sure that you are wearing gloves when doing this process," the experts warned. If you aren't comfortable using bleach, you can use undiluted rubbing alcohol to clean the toothbrush.
Whichever solution you choose, soak the toothbrush head for a full hour, then rinse thoroughly, and wipe it dry with a microfiber cloth.
Along with the bristles, you should clean the toothbrush handle, especially if there's buildup or gunky toothpaste caked on any components.
Using a clean cloth, rub the sanitizing solution into the brush handle. Make sure to wipe it clean with a new cloth after, and let it dry.Read More on The US SunKIMYE FOREVER? Kim and Kanye are 'working things out' amid rumors they're back togetherSILLY SAUSAGE Image of distant star posted by top scientist was actually a piece of CHORIZO
"To further eradicate the mold inhabiting the toothbrush head, you can try the air dry method," the experts added.
Let your toothbrush dry completely in a well-ventilated area – and don't put it in a travel case or sanitary cover that could keep it from drying.2Deep-clean your toothbrush every month and replace the head every three monthsCredit: Getty
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I’m a cleaning expert – how to remove bacteria and grim from your washing machine in one step
WE ALL use our washing machines to get our clothes sparkling clean, but we often forget that our appliances sometimes need a clean themselves.
Luckily, a cleaning expert has revealed how to banish all bacteria and grime from your washing machine with one simple step.1A cleaning expert has revealed how to get your washing machine sparklingCredit: Getty
Sarah Dempsey, Cleaning Expert from My Job Quote spoke to The Express about the best way to clean a washing machine seal which can harbour plenty of germs.
She explains that how you clean the seal will depend on how often you are using it but you can usually tell when it needs a scrub if it is visibly dirty or is starting to smell.
And when it comes to what product to use, you probably already have it in your cupboards.
Sarah explains: “The best way to clean your washing machine seal is with a mixture of washing-up liquid and warm water.on CleaningNOT TO BE SNIFFED AT I’m a cleaning pro, how to stop your home smelling like your pet
“You should begin by running a hot cycle with a cleaning product to clean the inside of the drum.”
While that should do the trick, if you want your drum really sparkling there are a few extra things you can do.
“You can spray the washing machine drum with white vinegar and wipe it all around the drum with a clean cloth,” Sarah says
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