Fan of the Month: Spencer Annihilated Stubborn Moss the Easy Way!

Spencer N. of Long Island, New York had been fighting with stubborn moss on his property for years. Moss thrives during the island’s humid spring and summer months, and Spencer was sick and tired of constantly bleaching and pressure washing his bricks, flagstones, concrete, and other outdoor surfaces, only to have moss sprout right back again. Then Spencer discovered Wet & Forget Outdoor, and he’s never gone back! Read on to hear about the amazing results Spencer got with Wet & Forget Outdoor, and to find out what this outdoor cleaner can do for you.

Messy Moss Everywhere

Moss can grow anyplace where there’s moisture and a little sunlight, so Long Island’s humid weather makes it a perfect environment for moss growth. The wind carries moss spores until they are able to land on a suitable surface with enough light and moisture. Getting rid of moss can be a challenge, because moss spores are always in the air ready to land and start growing again. Moss can grow on a wide variety of surfaces, from shingles, to concrete, to wood, to brick.

Moss not only looks ugly–it can also cause permanent damage to your property. On your roof, moss can cause asphalt shingles to shed their protective granules, cause pitting in shingles, or cause shingles to pull away from the roof’s membrane and lead to leaks. On your porch, patio or driveway, moss can cause pitting and grow inside any existing flaws, speeding up cracking and crumbling. Moss can also damage the surface of some types of decking and speed up cracking and warping of wood decking. Moss can also speed up cracking and crumbling of bricks. That’s why it’s essential to stop moss right away, before it has a chance to do serious damage and cost you serious money.

“I used to power wash everything, but it used to come right back. Within a few weeks, it starts to come right back again.”
–Spencer N., Long Island, NY

Why Bleach and Pressure Washing aren’t the Answer

moss on roof

Like lots of homeowners, Spencer had tried bleach and pressure washing to take care of his moss problem. But, not only are there big downsides to using a caustic chemical such as bleach, which can kill your lawn, ruin your clothes, or damage the surfaces you’re trying to clean, or a pressure washer, which can knock loose shingles, siding or rain gutters and make a muddy mess–the bigger issue is that neither of these methods does anything to keep moss from starting to sprout again almost from the moment you walk back inside your house. Spencer learned this the hard way:

“I used to power wash everything, but it used to come right back. Within a few weeks, it starts to come right back again.”

Who wants to bleach or pressure wash everything every few weeks? You’ve got better things to do.

“It really works, I’ll tell you that much. It’s a great product!”
–Spencer N., Long Island, NY

Wet & Forget Outdoor to the Rescue!

That’s where Wet & Forget Outdoor comes in. Wet & Forget Outdoor takes all the hassle out of getting rid of stubborn moss on all your outdoor surfaces. Just spray and leave, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor take care of the rest! Wet & Forget Outdoor’s gentle, non-caustic formula works with the wind and rain over time to kill moss and cause its root-like structures to lose their grip on the surface where the moss is growing. You will see the moss turn brown and fall away, and you can either let the wind and rain wash it away, or gently brush the dead moss away.

Wet & Forget Outdoor is gentle enough to use on your outdoor surfaces, such as bricks, any type of decking, any type of roof, and siding, without worrying about accidentally tearing your rain gutters or downspouts loose with a pressure washer. Spencer N. even uses Wet & Forget Outdoor on his outdoor furniture cushions and the vinyl cover for his outdoor barbecue.

Best of all, Spencer was thrilled to break free of the clean-and-clean-again cycle that he had been stuck in when he was using bleach and pressure washing to kill moss. While the moss used to pop right back up after just 3 weeks, Spencer’s bricks, vinyl fence, flagstones, concrete, deck, and other surfaces now stay moss-free for up to a year, even in humid Long Island. Needless to say, Spencer’s pretty happy about it!

“It really works, I’ll tell you that much,” he says, “It’s a great product!”

brick moss

How to Kill Moss with Wet & Forget Outdoor

  1. Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up style garden sprayer.
  2. Spray the affected area with the diluted Wet & Forget Outdoor. Be sure to saturate the area thoroughly, so that the solution can reach the moss’s root-like structures.
  3. Allow at least 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain.
  4. Walk away, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you!
  5. Re-treat at the first sign of re-growth.

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Photos courtesy of Simon Harrod.