Conserve Water with Wet and Forget

Conserve Water with Wet and Forget

Something you may not know about Wet & Forget, the ultimate outdoor moss, mold, mildew and algae cleaner, is that it’s non-caustic and non-corrosive due to its neutral pH of 8. In this way, Wet & Forget does its job while being gentle on the surrounding environment. But there’s another way Wet & Forget contributes to a healthier planet, and that’s through water conservation.

How To Save Water

Wet & Forget significantly reduces water consumption compared to traditional methods of moss, mold, mildew and algae stain removal. For example, let’s discuss a 500 square foot concrete surface. The maximum amount of water that will be used to clean this surface with Wet & Forget will be 2 gallons.

Now, there are two other options available to clean that surface: power washing and apply/remove applications. Let’s examine each of these in detail.

  • Power washing: If a power washer is used on our 500 square foot surface at a rate of 2.4 gallons/minute, to correctly clean the concrete area will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The amount of water used will be somewhere between 108 and 144 gallons.
  •  The Verdict: Using Wet & Forget to clean our surface instead of power washing will save well over 100 gallons of water.
  •  Apply/Remove applications: In an apply/remove application, there are several steps:
  1. Prepare the surface by hosing down
  2. Apply chemical mixture-typically with a hose end sprayer
  3. Let the chemical mixture sit for a period of time
  4. Thoroughly rinse the surface
  5. Thoroughly saturate around treated area to dilute chemical mixture
  • The Verdict: Difficult to quantify the exact water usage because of the number of steps involved. However, water usage will be far greater than two gallons.
To see more reasons why Wet & Forget is the best outdoor stain remover for you, check out wetandforget.com. And to pick up Wet & Forget to apply to your surfaces, be sure to visit our store locator.

http://www.wetandforget.com/store-finder-wet-and-forget.html

Photo Courtesy of Gregory Moine

10 comments:

  1. Jim Barnes

    I would like to use your Wet and Forget on my roof. I have all my rain water from the roof going in my fish pond. Is it safe for my Koi?

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your comment! Per our label we do not recommend using Wet & Forget within 100 feet of a pond, river lake or stream. Fish are sensitive to the product. I would not recommend using Wet & Forget in your situation if you have a Koi Pond. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

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  2. Jim Palasty

    We have stains on our deck that I just used Wet and Forget on. We will have to cover some spots with furniture. To speed up the covered spots, can I use a power washer on the worst of the stains?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Jim,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Wet & Forget is a gentle cleaning process that takes time. For green mold and mildew, you can expect the process to take 3-4 weeks or less. For black mold and mildew, it takes longer, on average about 8 weeks. If there are areas of the deck that will not be exposed to the rain (under the furniture) we recommend spraying those areas down with water about once a week until the mold and mildew is gone. You do not need to use a pressure washer for these water applications, because you just need to simulate rainfall on the surface. A pump up sprayer or garden hose with good water pressure will do the trick. We would not recommend power washing as it will not speed up or affect the cleaning process. It can also be damaging to the deck surface. If you have any further questions please let us know.

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  3. Bill Martin

    I just power washed my dirty Concrete patio. Tomorrow I was planning on using a sponge mop to apply 5 to 1 diluted “Wet it and Forget it on the clean Patio”. Is that OK or not. Thank You. Bill

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for contacting us with your question. We recommend applying Wet & Forget with a pump up garden sprayer for best results and coverage of the patio. Just dilute Wet & Forget 1 part to 5 parts water and spray it on. No scrubbing, rinsing or power washing required! Wet & Forget will clean off any moss, mold or mildew you have on the concrete patio. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

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  4. steve Lawson

    Two questions:

    Is Wet & Forget safe to use on white vinyl fencing that surrounds the fields of an equestrian farm, where horses roam?

    Secondly, will wet & forget be effective at reducing the build-up of mold, mildew, lichen, etc over the course of the year on
    that vinyl rail fencing? Or is it something that works to just get rid of it once and then needs reapplication a few times throughout the year?

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Wet & Forget is safe to use on white vinyl fencing that surrounds an equestrian farm where horses are kept. During the application and while the surface is still wet, keep the hoses away from the area. Usually one full application of Wet & Forget will remove the mold, mildew, and lichen stains from surfaces. If the stains are very heavy and multiple years old, then you may have to apply a second time a month later to finish up the job. Also, when applying to lichen, you’ll need to apply a good heavy amount and then wait fifteen minutes and re-apply. The second application will get into the root system of the lichen so it can be removed.

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      1. steve Lawson

        Thank you.

        How often should the fence need to be sprayed? Once a year? every few years?

        Reply
        1. Wet And Forget

          Surfaces tend to stay clean for at least a year, depending on your climate, you may see your surfaces stay clean much longer.

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