What is the proper method of bagging downspouts? What kind of bags work best, what kind of tape to tape it to the downspout, how to dispose of it, etc...
Ive never done it before, but have a hotel Im doing tomorrow and I think bagging would really be a good idea.
I dont bag many downspouts but when i do i use the heavy duty industrial bags. Then just dump the bag into a empty container and take it with you, or you can even downstream that chemical onto any flat work you are doing.
Thanks Nick. what if I just pumped it back into my chemical tank? It should still be good since it is just them chemical that did soak in right?
The initial runnoff going into the bag will still be hot and will seep into the ground and will definetly damage the root systems of plants, bushes etc. After sitting in the bags for 45 min to an hour it breaks down quick. One cause for this is that under normal conditions the roofs we spray are already very warm, if not hot, which causes the sh to heat up quickly. Once inside a plastic bag it will heat up even more and break down twice as fast. Normal active life on a hot Roof is only about 30-45 min and in the summer on a 140 + deg Roof -even less. Do I use this as a selling point? Yes! But also as a preventitive measure. I have seen what letting the sh run off into the soil which contains root systems for plants and shrubs can do. Within 2 days I have gotten calls that plant life is dead. The only other way is to have a constant flow of water drowning the area where the downspout comes out but that isn't always an option when there are multiple spouts and you need your ground person following you to rinse walls to prevent overspray getting on walls and ruining paint. Much easire to take a few minutes to bag. Plus customers do love you for it. Since I've been doing it I have had ZERO plant damage.Larry, If the chems that run off are not worth anything then is there a reason to even bag it? Are you doing it for the selling point or do you believe that there is enough chem to still kill the grass or plants even if you water it down. I have not had chance to do a roof yet and I am still trying to figure out if I want to bag or not.
Curious, what are you bagging, just the run off from the intial application of sh, or the entire rinse process. Typical roof for me, front side only, probably uses 3 or 4 hundreds gallons of water, no way to bag all of that.I see now what you mean. Thank you for the reply.
Just the initial runnoff. I Don't rinse. Mama Nature does that for me.Curious, what are you bagging, just the run off from the intial application of sh, or the entire rinse process. Typical roof for me, front side only, probably uses 3 or 4 hundreds gallons of water, no way to bag all of that.