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Old 04-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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mixed bleach/water in my pump up sprayer a couple weeks ago. do you think its still good or does the bleach evaporate? just wondering, i know im lazy and cheap, so don go there.

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mixed bleach/water in my pump up sprayer a couple weeks ago. do you think its still good or does the bleach evaporate? just wondering, i know im lazy and cheap, so don go there.
It doesn't evaporate, but I've been told that bleach solutions degrade and should be replaced daily.

At least bleach is cheap

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If you have a lid on the bleach it should be fine... for a LONG time. The water in bleach can evaporate. As it does the bleach gets stronger and stronger. If you put a few drops out on your countertop tonight you will see nothing left but salt (bleach salt... not table salt) crystals tomorrow. Don't eat the salt!
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If you have a lid on the bleach it should be fine... for a LONG time. The water in bleach can evaporate. As it does the bleach gets stronger and stronger. If you put a few drops out on your countertop tonight you will see nothing left but salt (bleach salt... not table salt) crystals tomorrow. Don't eat the salt!
Guess I was told wrong, haha
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All the roof washing guys I've talked to swear it gets weaker after sitting for a week but I guess I should listen to a chemist more than a roof monkey????
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Bleach will loose its effectiveness when it is left in the sun. That is why the bottles are white, so no sun can get to it. Think about a pool, chemicals break down rapidly in the sun hence the reason you have to keep adding to it.

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