As anyone with a deck will know, the beautiful wooden finish can quite easily be marred by moss, algae and lichen, quickly turning an eye-catching home addition to an eyesore. If you find yourself stuck in endless cycles of scrubbing and dismay over your decking, then it sounds like you may need the Wet & Forget solution to decking cleaning.
Seeing your decking decay over the years is disheartening, but did you know that this also takes years of it’s lifespan? Plus, algae and moss can become serious safety hazards when wet, causing the surface to become slippery. The deep grooves commonly found in decking promote water retention and as such the growth of these pests, making them a persistent problem unless they are tackled.
Although there are many methods to remove these pests, are they the most effective? Regular sweeping of the deck is great for dislodging any loose debris, but as the only method for moss and algae removal it is an extremely laborious and time-consuming method. Power washing can also seem like a great solution for removal, as a deck cleaner this may actually do more damage to your wood than good - with the intense pressures needed to dislodge algae and lichen often scarring your deck.
Harsh chemicals are also a popular option for deck cleaning, but it is strongly recommended that you stay away any bleach, caustic, or acid-based solutions. Not only will these potentially cause damage to your wood decking, but they can also kill any surrounding plants from the run off and pose a serious health threat to children and pets if any residue is left on the wood.
This is where Wet & Forget steps in. Offering quick and effective cleaning solutions free of bleach as well as caustic and acidic chemicals, Wet & Forget will get the job done fast. It breaks down the moss, algae and mould over time with the wind and the rain, keeping them at bay for at least a year. Following the first application, any further maintenance will be a much shorter process, meaning you can easily stay on top of your decking maintenance.
No longer will your decking be plagued by moss, algae and lichen as Wet & Forget actually eliminates them. With the gentle pH of 8, which is as close to neutral as you can get, you also needn’t worry about the long-term effects on any animals, plants or children. Just ensure to keep the are clear whilst the solution is drying, and to wash off any contact as a precautionary measure.
Take Pride in Your Decking
Getting rid of moss, algae and lichen with Wet & Forget is a breeze - all you need is your bottle of Wet & Forget, a garden sprayer and tap water:
- Mix one part of Wet & Forget with five parts of water in a garden sprayer.
- Saturate the decking with the solution and leave to dry for four to five hours - during that time, Wet & Forget gets on with the job, leaving you free to do other things.
- And that's it! There's no scrubbing or rinsing as Wet & Forget is non-caustic, non-acidic and bleach-free so you can use it just about anywhere.
If you want to make life even easier for yourself, then try Wet & Forget Rapid. The built-in nozzle and pre-mixed formula makes treating your decking a piece of cake, as you can cover up to 200m2 in just 10 minutes. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you've eradicated your moss, algae and lichen decking problem in the most hassle-free way imaginable.