Bleach in the cold


#1

So it got down to like 25 degrees here in Maryland like 2 weeks ago. Ever since my bleach seems to not work anymore. Did the cold temps kill the bleach? Any explanations??


#2

Lots of good stuff in there on this topic


#3

Is there a more efficient way to use the bleach on siding during the winter? Should I get a hot water heater? Or what are y’all thinking? I’m still doing 4+ houses a day solo and the sun doesn’t stay up like it does during the summer. Any tips for an effieciant bleach house wash?


#4

Basically, use a stronger mix.


#5

Warm water via boiler will boost SH cleaning power, but it is hard to maintain less than 120 degree’s. Vinyl distorts @ 160 - 165 & I have seen distortion @ 140 or less in some cases & I wouldn’t apply warm water to 25F or cold windows unless you have a healthy bank account that needs draining. I understand the working in the winter deal but 25F is cold. Good luck with the artic cleaning.


#6

He’s not cleaning in 25f, his chems were left out in that temp.


#7

Mixing with warm water probably isn’t the best anyway. Hot water freezes faster than cold water. Hot water breaks down SH. Just use a stronger ratio. My tank is outside and temps have been below freezing several times this year.


#8

@Innocentbystander is 100% correct. Grizz and I did a roof and a house today with Bleach that’s been sitting outside. @Grizz will confirm. I ran pretty much straight bleach and elemonater on pretty nasty house and it cleaned up like new. Had to dwell just a min or 2 longer. Roof I did at 5% instead of my usual 3.5 and cleaned it right up and it was a pretty bad one.


#9

Yeap cleaned up great! Just ask my hoodie


Pro tip. Never wear cotton when doing roofs. Throw away any cotton you used when doing a roof before you get home and wife sees it.


#10

Darn, I missed a spot on the lower right., lol.


#11

People pay big bucks for custom died hoodies like that…ebay!!