5 Things to Know About Drip Diverter Tarps

Mytee Products sells drip diverter tarps for a variety of uses. A drip diverter tarp is an efficient and cost-effective way to temporarily manage minor water leaking from roofs, water pipes, air conditioning units, etc. If you are in need of a drip diverter tarp, we invite you to check out our inventory.

Please note that drip diverter tarps are designed for a very specific purpose. Though they can be used for other purposes, we recommend using them only for diverting leaks in interior spaces where water could pose a danger to equipment or people passing through.

Here are five things to know about drip diverter tarps in the event that you do make a purchase:

1. Drip Tarps Are a Temporary Solution

First and foremost, a drip diverter tarp is only a temporary solution to your problem. The fact that there is water leaking in needs to be addressed at some point. If you are talking a leaking roof, ignoring the leak will only make it worse. The same thing is true for leaky pipes.

If you are talking about a drip coming from an air-conditioning unit, there may be something else wrong with the unit or its drainage system. Have it looked at by a professional.

2. Drip Tarps Can Be Used with Other Solutions

A drip diverter tarp can be used with other solutions, like absorbent pads for example. Let’s say you are experiencing a water leak in the mechanical room that has water dripping down through the ceiling of the room below. You can install absorbent pads above the ceiling tiles to prevent the water from staining the tiles. Your drip diverter tarp would be there to catch any water that might leak from between the tiles.

3. You’ll Also Need a Diverter Hose

In order for your drip diverter tarp to be effective, you will need a hose that connects to the center of the tarp and carries dripping water away. The hose can be discharged in a sink, drain, or sewer. You will also need to route the hose so that it stays out of the way.

4. Suspension Methods Are Important

How you suspend a drip diverter tarp is important. Some people recommend using bungee cords that attach to each of the four corners of the tarp. Others prefer rope or wire. Regardless of your choice, the tarp needs to be secured in place so that it does not shift. If you are using the tarp to catch water from a leaky pipe, you might be able to suspend it directly from the pipe.

5. Exterior Use Can Be Tricky

Drip diverter tarps are really intended for interior use involving minor leaks. However, some of our customers have used them for exterior applications as well. This can be tricky, given the fact that rain and snow storms hardly constitute a minor drip.

A good drip diverter tarp should hold up just fine for exterior use. The trick is suspending it properly and in the right location. You might also not have to worry about using a hose, either. Depending on the water you are trying to capture and channel, you could hang one side of the tarp lower than the other to create a natural runoff.

Remember, a drip diverter tarp is a cost-effective and easy way to manage minor water leaks. Whether you’re trying to protect hay in your barn or sensitive office equipment your business relies on, a strategically placed drip diverter tarp makes a real difference. We are happy to offer several different sizes of tarps for a variety of needs.