If you have black algae outside your home, you know what a huge mess it can make. Black algae loves to pop up on surfaces such as your driveway, sidewalk, porch and roof, and it turns any area it invades into an ugly, sooty-looking mess. This hardy growth stubbornly adheres to surfaces, and it can be a real struggle to clean. Stop the struggle! With Wet & Forget Outdoor, all you have to do is spray and leave to say goodbye to black algae and restore your property’s appearance. No elbow grease necessary! Read on to find out about the easy way to beat black algae for good with Wet & Forget Outdoor.
Stop Sooty Streaks on your Roof
Unlike its cousin green algae, which prefers shady areas, black algae has a dark-colored capsule that protects it from even the brightest sunlight. This protection means that black algae is perfectly at home on your roof, where it can cause a general black or gray coloring (see photo above), or create sooty-looking streaks that seem to run down your roof. Whatever the pattern of staining, black algae will make your roof look like a dirty mess.
The same capsule that protects black algae from the sun also makes the mess tough to get rid of. Using bleach usually requires scrubbing, which isn’t exactly an easy job up on the roof. A pressure washer is tough to lug around on the roof. Plus, getting rid of black algae with a pressure washer can take some time. Worse yet, both of these methods risk damaging your property: Bleach can increase wear and tear on some shingles, corrode your downspouts, and kill your lawn with caustic runoff, and a pressure washer can tear your rain gutters or shingles loose or blast away the protective granules on asphalt shingles. And neither bleach nor pressure washing does anything to prevent re-growth, which means that black algae can start forming almost from the moment you finish cleaning and trap you in a cycle of cleaning and re-cleaning.
Wet & Forget Outdoor is the way to break free from the cycle. Just spray and leave, and Wet & Forget Outdoor does the work for you. Wet & Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to kill and wash away black algae over time, leaving your roof clean and algae-free. Wet & Forget’s gentle, non-caustic formula is safe to use on all types of shingles, and the runoff from Wet & Forget won’t corrode your downspouts or kill your lawn. Best of all, Wet & Forget Outdoor keeps working even after the black algae has disappeared, keeping your roof algae-free for a year or more in most cases. Problem solved!
Beat Black Stains on your Sidewalk and Driveway
Concrete makes a durable and attractive driveway, and a good concrete driveway can increase your home’s value. But, once black algae moves in, your concrete starts looking dirty and disgusting. Before you know it, that concrete driveway you paid a small fortune for has gone from investment to eyesore. Black algae will also make your sidewalk look as though it’s been rubbed with soot (see photo above).
If you’ve tried bleach or a pressure washer to clean up concrete stains, you know the hassle involved. Both of these methods can also increase wear and tear on your concrete and make your driveway seal not last as long. The high-velocity water shooting from the pressure washer can also worsen any damage to your concrete by tearing free lose pieces and contributing to water damage.
Wet & Forget Outdoor eliminates black algae and is gentle on your concrete. Wet & Forget Outdoor gets rid of the mess with none of the worry, and a fraction of the effort. That’s why so many homeowners contact us to share the amazing results they’ve gotten using Wet & Forget Outdoor on their concrete. Just spray and leave, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor clean your concrete for you!
Make your Blackened Porch or Patio Look like New
Your porch is an oasis where you can relax and forget about the stress of daily life. But if your porch is covered in black algae, you’ll be in a hurry to get in the house without looking at the mess.
Bleach and pressure washing are such a hassle, no wonder you’ve put off cleaning your porch! Wet & Forget Outdoor makes taking care of the problem so easy, there’s no need to procrastinate. Just spray and leave, and let Wet & Forget do the rest. You’ll be thrilled with the results, just like the fans who sent us the amazing before and after shots of their balcony that you see at the top of this section. Need we say more?
How to Remove Algae with Wet & Forget Outdoor
Getting rid of tough black algae is a piece of cake when you choose Wet & Forget Outdoor.
- To use the Wet & Forget Concentrate on your sidewalk or retaining wall with algae, first mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up style garden sprayer. To apply the Wet & Forget Hose End to algae, connect the sprayer to your hose. Next, attach the hose end tip of your liking. (For high elevations use the Jet Setting tip. For large horizontal surfaces, use the Flat Fan tip.)
- Saturate the affected area with the diluted Wet & Forget Outdoor. Allow at least 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain.
- Leave, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you!
- Re-treat once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.
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