The Science Behind Wet & Forget’s Gentle Process

The Science Behind Wet & Forget’s Gentle Process

It’s pretty well known that Wet & Forget is an amazingly effective moss, mold and mildew stain remover that requires very little work on your part. But what you may not know is just how gentle Wet & Forget is on the surfaces you apply it on. Allow us to put on our chemistry hats and explain exactly why this non-caustic, non-acidic surface cleaner not only works. Plus, it works without damaging your surfaces.

What is the pH?

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is classified as neutral(pure water has a pH of 7), a pH of 0 to 3 is classified as highly acidic(oxalic acid falls within this range), and a pH of 11 to 14 is a highly caustic substance(bleach and ammonia are examples of these). With a pH of 8, Wet & Forget is close to neutral. This means Wet & Forget is very gentle and safe to apply to any surface. It will remove moss, mold and mildew stains and leave your surfaces untouched.

Most moss, mold and mildew removal products are either highly acidic (with a pH of roughly 1) or highly caustic(pH of around 12). Also, these products may be able to remove as much as you’d like them to remove, but they can easily damage the surface you’re trying to clean in the first place. With Wet & Forget you’ll never have this problem because of its effective, yet gentle process.

For more information or to order Wet & Forget, simply click here. It’s strong on moss, mold and mildew and gentle on surfaces.

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

18 comments:

  1. Jerry Butler

    Can we use Wet & Forget on our golf carts? They are made with fiberglass and our water leaves a white calcium residue on them after washing.
    I thought Wet and Forget might remove the calcium stain?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Jerry,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Wet & Forget Moss, Mold, Mildew & Algae Stain Remover works on organic growths only. It will not remove calcium residue. However, if you have issues with moss, mold or mildew on the golf carts, Wet & Forget would be a great solution. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

      Thanks!

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  2. tom

    I have a lot of trees that overhang my concrete sidewalk and driveway. There is a dark discoloration on the concrete directly under and close to the trees. I’ve always assumed that this is caused by something coming down from the trees rather than mold or mildew. Power washing will remove the discoloration, but it’s a lot of work and only temporary since the staining returns within a year or less. Do you think Wet & Forget will help my situation?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Tom,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Wet & Forget will clean off organic growths only: moss, mold, mildew, algae and lichen. If you have pollen, sap or leaf stains on the concrete, Wet & Forget will not be able to help. However, if you have a black or green mold that has formed due to leaves or sap from the trees sitting on the surface for an extended period of time, Wet & Forget will clean that up for you. Wet & Forget cleans the surface properly, which means it can keep the surface clean for 12-18 months. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

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  3. Ken H

    I have stains on my asphalt shingles (dark streaks that many homes tend to get on the unsunny side of their roof in the new england area). Contractors believe that it is due to a mold or mildew. Have you heard of this condition before and will your product hurt the tiles and remove the stains?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Ken,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, Wet & Forget will work to clean the moss, mold, and mildew from your asphalt shingle roof. Wet & Forget is a very gentle product with a pH of 8. This means you can use it on any outdoor surface without harming it. Simply dilute 1 part Wet & Forget to 5 parts water and spray on with a pump up garden sprayer. Since there is no rinsing, scrubbing or power washing required, the cleaning process will not damage the asphalt shingles. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.
      Thank you!

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  4. ribrandtmd

    What is your experience with cedar shake roofs?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi,

      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, you can use Wet & Forget to clean moss, mold and mildew on cedar shake roofing. Wet & Forget is a gentle product with a pH of 8, so it will not harm any outdoor surface. If you have any further questions, please let us know. Thanks!

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  5. Ron Norris sr

    Can I use Wet & Forget on pine log siding? With a power washer attachment?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Ron,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, you can use Wet & Forget on your log home to clean up moss, mold and mildew. Wet & Forget is best applied with a pump up garden sprayer, backpack sprayer, or commercial agricultural sprayer with a diaphragm pump system. The reason we recommend these types of sprayers is because Wet & Forget requires a 5:1 dilution rate. Most pressure washers and hose end sprayers cannot facilitate a 5:1 and dilute the product too far. If you have an attachment on your pressure washer that allows you to draw out of a pre-mixed container of Wet & Forget (without hooking your pressure washer up to the water source) you can use your pressure washer to apply it. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

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  6. Josie

    Good morning,

    Wet & Forget has worked flawlessly on my roof for the past couple of years.

    Removing mildew stains from vinyl boat seat cushions has always been a problem. Once removed, it’s always been a problem of preventing the mildew from reoccuring.

    Can I use Wet & Forget without damaging the vinyl? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Josie,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, you can use Wet & Forget on vinyl seating. Wet & Forget is a gentle product with a pH of 8 that will not damage the surface. Per our labeling, we recommend applying the Wet & Forget to the vinyl seating when the boat is out of the water. Once the Wet & Forget dries, you can put the boat back in the water again. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

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  7. Sally Butterfield

    I have a farmer’s porch. Can this be used on the interior (house side) of the porch whih is not open to the sky? Exactly how does ‘nature do it’s thing’?

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Sally,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, you can use Wet & Forget on areas of your porch that are not exposed directly to the rain. You will need to water these areas down once a week or once every two weeks with your garden hose or pump up sprayer after you apply the Wet & Forget. This will simulate the natural rainfall and assist the Wet & Forget in working properly. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.
      Thank you!

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  8. Gerry Rodriguez

    Hello, I have green mold all over the outside of my house – on sidewlas and my orange and lemon trees. I know I can take of the sidewlaks with Wet and Forget, buthow about the green mold on the bark of the trees?

    Reply
    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Gerry,
      Thanks for contacting us with your question. Wet & Forget is designed to be used on outdoor surfaces where you have moss, mold, and mildew (siding, sidewalks, roofing, etc). You can use it on the sidewalks, however, we would not recommend using it on your orange and lemon tree bark. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

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  9. gary

    Hello, can Wet & Forget be used on dacron sails? Some of my sails have mildew spots due to being stored before they dried out.

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    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Gary,
      Yes, you can use Wet & Forget on any part of your boat, including the dacron sails. It would be best to apply the Wet & Forget prior to the boating season when you will have the boat out and exposed to the wind and rain, which helps the Wet & Forget cleaning process.

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