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#1 KBM

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Wasnt sure where to put this - here or toilet training!

So, DS2 has been in undies for some months now and is usually pretty good but on occasion, he doesnt make it to the toilet in time or he cant get his undies off quick enough and wee goes on the floor.  

Luckily, this has never happened on the carpet, it always seems to be on the tiles.

The problem is - I have not been able to find a method for cleaning of the wee that doesnt leave a yucky feeling (and looking) film on the tiles.  Ive tried disinfectant, bleach, dimestos, spray and wipe, washing power, dishwashing liquid.

I usually clean my tiles using an enjo floor fibe but in this case - firstly id like to use something to kill any germs, get rid of smell etc and secondly, I dont want my enjo fibre being all wee-ified!

Any suggestions?

#2 Soontobegran

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

I use hot water and 'Handy Andy' tile cleaner, I also add a splash of pine o clean and there doesn't seem to be any scum left on the tiles.
I would keep the Enjo well away from the pee too, I know they supposedly clean without product but I think wee might be beyond their scope original.gif

#3 tenar

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:38 PM


I'd honestly just use water.  Wee is nearly water anyway.  All those products you list are probably what is leaving the film you describe.  

A dry cloth (terry nappies are perfect) to soak up the spill, then a wet one to wipe over the spot.  Chuck the nappies in the wash and hey presto you're done.

I use the same approach with carpet too.  Soak it up, then wet it and soak it up some more...

#4 Babetty

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I use old cloth nappy to soak up mess, then quick wipe with a nappy wipe for any residue. Haven't had any problems with this technique. No marks, no smell, very quick and easy.



#5 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

A Father with prostate cancer meant that I had a lot of wee spills to clean up - and not nice clean toddler wee, stinky adult man wee.

Water and a cloth first.  It was generally enough

If it needed it a bit of pine-o-clean or some such in the bucket when I washed the toilet floor.



#6 longlegEd

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

I use paper towel to mop up the wee, then wipe with pine o clean wipes. Quick & easy:)

#7 Julie3Girls

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Another vote for the cloth nappies - I had a stack of them, and they got a huge amount of use, just never actually as a nappy LOL
They soak up the wee really easily, even from carpet if you get to it quick enough. Then I'd just do a wipe over with a wet cloth.

#8 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

If it makes you feel better there shouldn't actually be many germs in wee.  It's pretty close to sterile.  It's got ammonia in it and they actually use it for cleaning oil paintings.

#9 noi'mnot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

I wipe up with a dry paper towel, then wipe over again with a damp paper towel. We've never had residue on our floorboards.

#10 ~Supernova~

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

I use a cloth nappy, then wipe with a baby wipe. Never had residue left on the floorboards here either.

#11 KBM

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

wow thanks ladies, two cloth nappies - Id never had thought of that.  

I did throw down a used towel onto the wee the other day but then cleaned with a product, hence the film.

I just worry about the grout, the wee soaking into the grout and only water overit to remove smell etc

ETA - spelling and child 'helping' with typing

Edited by KarenBubMachine, 06 February 2013 - 07:11 PM.


#12 chickenpants

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

I've heard good things about using white vinegar to clean up pet messes, so I guess it would also work in this situation?

I used to know a lady who mopped her tiled areas with a bucket of hot hot water with a good splash of metho in it.  That would kill any germs I'd imagine.

#13 Farmgal

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

I soak up big puddles with loo paper and then spray with a disinfectant / vinegar mix I made up myself and clean up with loo paper. I use the loo paper so I can flush it and get rid of the smell ASAP.

Twin boys who like to wee together are often too busy mucking about to focus on aiming! When they do aim it's at the stick on loo cleaner. We have found out that wee makes the cleaners quickly disintegrate.

Happy cleaning!

#14 Pearlberry

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Yep, on tiles I soak up with cloth nappy, then put a little vinegar and water on another cloth nappy and wipe over.

On carpet, I soak up as much as I can by standing on cloth nappies (until it no longer looks wet when I stand on it) and then spray some urine free (bought from pet stores - there are other brands too. I buy in bulk online sadly enough ) which has enzymes for breaking down urine. Then after a couple of hours I go over it with the wet/dry vac.

#15 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

Initial mop up with flat cloth nappy or paper towel. Then, a squirt of spray & wipe and a wipe over with a chux or paper towel.

#16 Jembo

Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I use those pineoclean wipes for the toilet cause they are quick and easy.  If there is a residue on the floor, just another quick wipe with water and it is fine.




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