Wet & Forget is different than most traditional methods of cleaning. The most significant difference is, once applied, you let Mother Nature to do the rest. There’s no scrubbing, rinsing or power washing. Wet & Forget’s gentle formula works with the wind and rain to break down the growth and wash it away. Wet & Forget thoroughly cleans the surface for superior results and a longer residual than many traditional outdoor cleaning methods.
Q: How does Wet & Forget compare to other outdoor products?
A: Wet & Forget has a pH of 8 which is close to neutral (7), most traditional moss, mold, mildew and algae products have a pH of 11, 12 or 13. Every point increase in pH represents a 10 fold increase in alkalinity, so a pH of 12 is 10,000 times more alkaline or caustic.
This means Wet & Forget will not damage the surface when applied. This benefits the environment. We are not rinsing the product into the environment as it stays on the surface and breaks down from there. Another significant factor is that the application uses substantially less water, saving as much as one hundred gallons versus using a pressure washer or traditional cleaning chemicals that need to be rinsed from the surface. In fact, in most cases where water restrictions are in place, Wet & Forget is still able to be applied.
The active ingredient in Wet & Forget is Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride. Consumers probably already have this ingredient in their homes in the form of an anti-bacterial wipe or a similar product. Unlike these products, Wet & Forget contains a danger warning on its label because the product is a concentrate with 9.9% active ingredient. When diluted for application it is only 2% active.
We believe Wet & Forget is significantly easier on the environment than traditional moss, mold, mildew, & algae products that contain active ingredients such as bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite), ammonia (Hydrogen Nitride), caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide), lye, TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate) etc., which will damage the surface they are applied to, if not rinsed quickly, and will harm the environment when they are washed into it.