July 4th: Prep for Your Summer Celebration

July 4th: Prep for Your Summer Celebration

Getting ready to clean your home and yard for your 4th of July party this year? Forget about all the elbow grease that goes into cleaning with Wet & Forget’s easy-to-use products.

Keep reading to learn how Wet & Forget can help you spend less time cleaning and more time planning your July 4th party.

What outdoor surfaces should I consider cleaning?

The Wet & Forget Outdoor product line works on virtually any outdoor surface. Read on to find out which outdoor surfaces are prone to organic growth and how to easily get them clean.

Decks and Patios

The most important part of any summer party is your deck or patio. The literal foundation that holds up your party. Maintain your deck or patio by doing annual inspections to ensure the deck stays clear of green and black stains.

If you have teak, wood, PVC, composite, concrete, stone, or slate then make sure to do those inspections! These are the well-liked materials for moss, mold, mildew, and algae.

But with the help of Wet & Forget, these green and black stains won’t stand a chance. Wet & Forget Hose End works with the wind and the rain to gently remove the growth.

The easy to use hose end product will coat your entire deck in just a few minutes. This way, you can get back to prepping for your party.

Check out our deck cleaning guide here: Decking Cleaning Tips & Tricks.

Driveways and Walkways

Your driveway and sidewalk are the first areas your guests will see when pulling up to your 4th of July party. Be sure to check the perimeter and the fillings of your driveway or walkway for green and black stains before your party.

Consider using the Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End for the driveway and the Wet & Forget Concentrate for your walkways.


The Wet & Forget Concentrate is the best option for cleaning your fence. To prevent or remove organic growth, inspect it annually, and take proper actions to remove that growth for good. Wet & Forget’s bleach-free formula is safe to use on virtually any fencing.

If you have leftover concentrate from spraying your walkways, use it on your fence! Fences not only make for a great backdrop for group photos, but they also make for a good home for moss, mold, and algae.

Knock out these stubborn growths with Wet & Forget Outdoor Concentrate to have a picture-perfect fence.


Screened porches or pools are nice to have to keep all the bugs out. Keep the mold and mildew stains away too by taking precautions such as inspecting the screen for damages or organic growth. Make inspections and clean screening appropriately with Wet & Forget Outdoor Concentrate.

This takes away the risk of damaging your screens with a brush or other bleach-based cleaners that are currently on the market.

Patio Furniture

Make sure you and your guests don’t ruin your red, white, and blue outfits by sitting on green or black stained furniture. Clean furniture of any moss, mold, mildew, and algae with the Wet & Forget Outdoor Concentrate.

If it’s a smaller area like the legs of the seats, try the Wet & Forget Outdoor Ready to Use for an even easier cleaning process. Spray the furniture down one day and rinse before using the next! It’s that easy.

Decorative Yard Pieces-

Statues, fountains, and planters can turn your backyard into an oasis. Make sure you and your guests aren’t playing a guessing game as to what is growing on there.

Clean decorative yard pieces seasonally to ensure they stay in the best condition. Popular decorative yard pieces include statues and rocks.

Tackle moss, mold, and algae on decorative pieces with Wet & Forget Outdoor Ready to Use. Simply spray the affected area with our hassle-free spray and you’re good to go!

For fountains, we recommend unplugging and draining the structure first. You want to have a dry surface to start with to really remove those stains.

Note: Wet & Forget is not designed to treat suspended algae in fountains.

Outdoor Fabrics (Seat Cushions, Umbrellas, Awnings, Pillows, Rugs, etc.)

Bring the comfort of the inside of your home outside with outdoor fabrics. Whether it’s seat cushions or a patio umbrella to shield the sun, make sure green or black stains aren’t the attention of the party. Like indoor fabrics, outdoor fabrics need to be washed and cared for as well.

To clean outdoor fabrics, simply spray Wet & Forget on and give it a quick rinse with water the next day. Wet & Forget products work with the wind and the rain to gently clean your outdoor fabrics.

You don’t have to worry about discoloring your fabric. Our product is bleach-free, so it’s not going to discolor your star-printed throw pillows or your pin-striped awnings.

Curious about the type of growth causing those ugly stains? Check out this article: Removing Black & Green Algae Made Easy: A How-To Guide.

What indoor surfaces should I consider cleaning?

Keep the inside and outside of your home clean for you and your incoming guests. Make sure to wipe down dirty countertops and disinfect surfaces with Wet & Forget Indoor Mold & Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner.

Did you know… Wet & Forget Indoor actually Kills the Virus¹⋅² That Causes Covid-19. This product is effective against SARS-Related Coronavirus 2² SARS-CoV-2 in 3 minutes.

¹SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 ²On hard, non-porous, non-food surfaces

DISINFECTION, VIRUCIDAL*, MOLD & MILDEW CONTROL DIRECTIONS: Apply Wet & Forget® Indoor Mold + Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner undiluted to hard, non-porous surfaces, thoroughly wetting the surfaces with a cloth, mop, sponge, sprayer or by immersion. Treated surfaces must remain visibly wet for 10 minutes. 

For SARS-CoV-2, treated surfaces must remain visibly wet for 3 minutes. For Influenza Virus Type A and Human Coronavirus, treated surfaces must remain visibly wet for 1 minute. Wipe dry with cloth, sponge, or mop or allow to air dry. For visibly soiled areas, a preliminary cleaning is required. For sprayer applications, use a coarse spray device. Spray 6-8 inches from surface. Avoid breathing spray. Rinse all surfaces that come in contact with food such as countertops, appliances, tables and stovetops with potable water before reuse. Do not use on utensils, glassware and dishes.

Keep in mind that mold and mildew buildup is actually quite common in homes- specifically in bathrooms and basements. By reducing the humidity or moisture level, it’ll help prevent mold and mildew from growing.

But if you’re starting to see a little bit of mold and mildew on hard surfaces, then wipe them out with Wet & Forget Indoor.

Any bathroom cleaning tips with Wet & Forget? 

Make sure your bathroom is spic and span for your party guests. Use the Wet & Forget Indoor to disinfect hardware.

Hardware can include the doorknobs, sink faucet handles, and flush handle. If you plan on hosting overnight guests, don’t forget to use the Wet & Forget Shower cleaner to get your shower sparkling.

For shiny and clean shower surfaces, leave Wet & Forget Shower on for 8-12 hours (but no more than 24 hours). Then rinse thoroughly to rinse away the soap scum and grime! 

However, for heavy build-up, a pre-cleaning or several daily applications may be necessary. Once a clean surface is achieved, then begin weekly cleanings. 

Want more indoor cleaning tips? Here are some extra July 4th tips and tricks to prep for your summer celebration.

How about spiders?

There are several ways to keep spiders from crawling into your home. Make sure your unexpected guests don’t scare your actual guests away!

Send unwelcomed eight-legged guests packing with Miss Muffet’s Revenge. Learn the top tips for keeping spiders out of your home. Read about them here: What to Do When Spiders Get Inside Your Home.

With July 4th rounding the corner, prep your home for the big summer celebration with Wet & Forget products. Use our store locator to find a store near you that carries Wet & Forget products.

Wet & Forget Indoor Mold + Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner kills: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, *Human Coronavirus,*lnfluenza Virus Type A/ Hong Kong, *SARS Associated Coronavirus cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, *SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 cause of COVID-19, *Vaccinia (Pox Virus), *Norwalk Virus (Norovirus), * Rotavirus. Proven soft surfaces sanitizer against Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes