Wet & Forget was established in New Zealand over 35 years ago, and expanded into North America in 2005. Initially, they sold mold, moss, mildew and algae remover to companies, but in 2008, they began to distribute products to retail stores for consumer purchase. Wet & Forget manufactures three great products: Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner (created most recently, in 2012), Wet & Forget Outdoor Moss, Mold, Mildew & Algae Stain Removal, and Wet & Forget Shower.
Wet & Forget can be purchased from a variety of retail stores throughout the United States, including: BJ's Wholesale Club, Ace Hardware, True Value, Aubuchon Hardware, Plummer's Hardware, etc. Check the store locator here to find a hardware store near you that carries their products! If you can't find a store, you can always purchase Wet & Forget products through their website, here. One 1/2 gallon of Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner retails for just $19.99, and 1 gallon is $24.99.
I was lucky enough to receive one half gallon of Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner for the purposes of this review. I jumped at the chance to review this product, because we live in an older apartment that is prone to mold and mildew in the right places. It is nice to have this kind of cleaner on hand when a problem arises.
Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner is an easy solution to not only removing the mold and mildew around your house, but also inhibiting its return. Wet & Forget Indoor can be used in a variety of places, such as: kitchens, bathrooms, showers, camps, boats, countertops, garbage cans, walls, and many different surfaces; damp areas are most prone to collecting mold and mildew. It is extremely versatile! Wet & Forget Indoor makes cleaning mold and mildew simple. It has a nifty design, with a screw-off top and a screw-on nozzle. You won't have to worry about getting on your hands and knees to scrub vigorously, as all you have to do is spray the affected area. Then, you wait ten minutes before wiping the surface dry with a sponge, towel, etc. You can also let it air dry if you want to save even more time. Wet & Forget suggests that you repeat your treatment in a damp area every seven days, or as needed to prevent re-growth. Another great feature is the ability of the spray nozzle to reach upwards of 10 feet, as well as to turn in many positions, and even upside down! This makes it so easy to reach hard-to-get corners, especially when you are short. I know that for some people, bending down can be a huge stress on knees or the back, so this is also a great feature for reaching longer distances.
One aspect of Wet & Forget Indoor that I really admire is the fact that it does not contain bleach, or other really harsh chemicals. Lately, my throat has been extremely sensitive, and just normal household cleaners with strong odors are enough to irritate it and put me into a coughing spell for an hour. I like that I was able to use Wet & Forget Indoor without coughing profusely or having to get a mask -- there were no fumes, and the smell was very mild. At the same time, there is no compromise for quality. Wet & Forget Indoor removes the odor of mold and mildew effectively while also removing all trace of it. Even though it has the word "indoor" in its name, Wet & Forget Indoor can be used equally on outdoor surfaces, such as outdoor furniture.
Wet & Forget Indoor has the following "ingredients": Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Aklyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride.
Lately, I have noticed that our shower has been collecting mildew -- especially around the shower curtain liner and the edges of the tub. Before I had Wet & Forget, I was using a simple shower cleaner, and it wasn't alleviating the problem. I know that we will have to replace the shower liner (which is fine, because it is super inexpensive) because of the extent of mildew build-up. However, I would like to prevent having to buy new ones in the near future. I also don't like the idea of taking a bath when my bathwater is in contact with mildew. Although we can't save the liner, it was great to have Wet & Forget to keep the rest of the shower safe. I really felt as though Wet & Forget helped effectively remove the mildew and prevent the start of new patches. It also left our shower immaculate and smelling fresh and new.
I find myself also using Wet & Forget in other areas of the bathroom, where the water might collect from a shower or under the sink. I have also used Wet & Forget on kitchen counters and in low, dark cupboards -- any space that is damp and in need of cleaning and deodorizing. I was very impressed with how efficiently it cleaned every variety of surface in our apartment. I loved the simple design and the ease of use. I have had cleaners before (especially concerning the shower) that required me to scrub and scrub for an hour with a textured sponge in order to get rid of a stain or patch of mildew. This made cleaning a lot easier on my back and a lot less time consuming. I would definitely recommend Wet & Forget to anyone who is having issues with mold or mildew, or wants to have a preventative cleaner on hand.
Interested in learning more about Wet & Forget and their products? Check out the links below:
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.