How to clean the dust brush than came w/a dust pan?

I've used the same brush and dust pan for YEARS, but have noticed that the brush is now pretty dirty. I think the bristles are nylon. But any suggestions would be helpful.

  9 answers
  • Liv Liv on Apr 17, 2018
    Use the highest setting on your hose.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 17, 2018
    Hello, you should be able to pre-soak it with simple green r another cleaner like Mr Clean, use it undiluted then rinse it with hot water until the water runs clear, clean the dustpan too, let dry and should look way better!

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 17, 2018
    Is the handle plastic? I would soak and agitate in in a bucket of soapy water , then rinse and airdry.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 17, 2018
    I agree with Debker, use something that will fight the sticky stuff it has gotten into, even Dawn dishwashing liquid to get rid of all the gunk stuck on the bristles. Work it in good with your hands and let sit for a few minutes, then rinse well. If you want to soak it afterwards to make sure it is clean, do so. Once you rinse it, douse it with vinegar to make sure you have all the soap out and let it dry. The vinegar will also disinfect it , just incase it all didn't come off.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 17, 2018
    When I get enough tools, I wash hair brushes, dust brushes etc all in the dishwasher (no dishes of course) and run a load! also nick knacks etc , anything not eaten out of to wash and make a full load. Most nylon brooms can come unscrewed from the handles to make them fit in the dish washer

  • Ro Ro on Apr 17, 2018
    Soak in oxyclean let dry

  • Emily Emily on Apr 18, 2018
    These bristles are so tightly intertwined and made more so by strings and other remnants of debris that I would probably just buy a new one. I mean one or two a lifetime isn't bad! Compared to a cost of a refrigerator or other appliance!

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 18, 2018
    Soak in a bucket with your favorite household cleaner for a few hours. Rinse outside with a garden hose.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 01, 2021

    Hello Diane,

    Soak overnight in a Bio Washing powder in Hot water. Most of dirt should have come out by then.