Cleaner not listening. (Lone, please respond)

(39 Posts)
RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 19:54:57

I have employed a cleaner, and asked her on many occasions to put down the lid of the toilet, after pouring loads of chemicals down it, and explained that Little M drinks out the toilet bowl.

Today I found the toilet lid open, with bright blue toilet cleaner in it. Little M is very sleepy, but hasn't been sick or anything.

Should I call the OOH vets, to see if he should be seen by them? Would the strong chemical smell put him off drinking it?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 01-Aug-16 19:57:30

What is in the loo cleaner? Most commonly ammonia type substances if this is the case, yes you need to see the out of hours vet as these substances can cause ulceration of the mouth and stomach. Take the product with you to the vet.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 01-Aug-16 20:22:31

Oh ffs. Has he been sick?.

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 21:17:32

Rang OOH vets, and she said check his paws and mouth for ulceration/redness (none), and see how he ate. No signs of ulceration or redness in mouth or paws. He's just wolfed down some Applaws biscuits, and even some Butchers Classic.

He's back to his usual fronty little self, it was just that both of them spent the day snoozing, but it's only Little M who drinks out the toilet, and after spying the blue goo - I panicked.

Thanks Lone for replying so quickly.

No, he hasn't been sick Fluffy, I nearly was, still feel sick now.

Time to put the feelers out for a new cleaner... stupid woman I can't remember how many times I've asked her to put the fucking bog seat down after pouring toxic substances into it.

chemenger Mon 01-Aug-16 21:35:03

I would be sorely tempted to ring her and tell her the cat is dead, just to get the point over. Get a different cleaner and possible a different method of toilet cleaning.

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 21:35:23

Can you not do the loo yourself and advise her accordingly?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 01-Aug-16 21:38:13

I'd probably just find a new cleaner.

Loo seats should be down anyway.

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 21:42:32

I do the loo myself, Cozie, hope I'm not being too blunt, but I don't want a stranger cleaning my skiddies! But she does it anyway, but doesn't empty the wast-paper baskets

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 01-Aug-16 21:45:15

If you're telling her seat she might be confused? You've alternately said seat and lid?

TeaRexit Mon 01-Aug-16 21:51:10

Maybe try the Method Spearmint toilet cleaner, as its non toxic. In case she leaves it up again?

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 21:51:26

I'd get the masking tape out and (temporarily) shut the loo off from her. (I'd also be looking around for someone else but you may have an interim period to get through.)

Footle Mon 01-Aug-16 22:01:15

Why use toxic chemicals at all ?

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 22:02:59

That thought has crossed my mind chemenger.

She's from an agency, so should be easy to change to a different cleaner?

Just ONE thing I asked. Little M drinks out the bog, would you mind putting the lid down after putting toilet cleaner down there.

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 22:06:40

Speak to the agency. She appears to be doing her own sweet thing without a whole lot of regard for your wishes. After all, Little M may be fine - but it could have been a different story.

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 22:17:45

Brie, I have requested time and time again she leaves the SEAT down, and explained why. Not sure why you're being so pedantic though.

Footle because toilet cleaners include toxic chemicals as part of their make-up.

TeaRexit, thanks for the tip.

Missgraeme Mon 01-Aug-16 22:21:54

The fact u asked her to close it regardless of the reason is shocking! I am a cleaner and had a client who was into feng chui and I had to dust under every single pot /vase /ornament and face them a certain way every week!! I did it because in those hours I followed her instructions regardless of how bizarre they were!!

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 22:38:11

Brie, I meant leave the lid down, when there's any chemicals in there. Which I have requested many times, explaining that Little M likes drinking from the toilet. Not sure why she'd leave the toilet seat up, unless she's a man in drag. Not quite sure what you are gleaning from your pedantic remark. apart from being a goady twat

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 22:43:48

He's likely OK, Mantra, from the sound of it. smile

Your immediate concern ought to be to ensure he stays that way - from the loo at any rate.

When is she next due and could you speak to the agency before that?

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 22:56:51

Well maybe I'm a pushover Missgraeme, because when she leaves, I put all my ornamental bits and bobs where they were originally, and often sweep/mop the bathroom floor, where she's left grubby shoe-marks. She nearly always takes a piss in my toilet, after emptying the blue goo into it. And doesn't flush. I suppose as not to waste the blue goo doing it's work.

I'm not an arse to her either, I usually tip, and always thank her for the marvelous hmm job she's done.

It's so difficult to get a cleaner round my way though. The potential poisoning of my little cat's the final straw I reckon.

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 22:59:54

Find out the score from the agency first thing tomorrow. smile

reallyanotherone Mon 01-Aug-16 23:05:30

Toilet cleaners tend to be soap based.

Some have a mild acid like lemon juice or vinegar. Some have bleach.

None of which are a huge problem diluted down the loo.

Which cleaner is it? Does it have ingredients on the packet?

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 23:06:02

She's not due for a week Cozie, so plenty of time to speak to the agency.

Wasn't bothered really by the other stuff, but I've repeatedly asked her to put the toilet lid down, if it had chemicals in it, to make sure little M wasn't poisoned.

Toilet lid firmly shut. wink

cozietoesie Mon 01-Aug-16 23:16:42

Best to do it tomorrow, anyway, if you have the time. It gives them more time to arrange a change if needed. smile

laidbackneko Mon 01-Aug-16 23:23:20

So glad to hear little Monsieur is ok. Mine drinks from the toilet too so totally understand. I was livid when ours left the bleach out, cap off in the reach of a very curious cat. I had to explain that they are like toddlers.
If she doesn't get it then yes, I think it is time for s new cleaner.

RubbishMantra Mon 01-Aug-16 23:24:31

Really, it's Harpic lime scale, which contains hydrochloric acid. That's what got me in a tiswas.

Little curly toilet drinker is fine, it was just the open toilet/chemical thing that got me all shaken.

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