As a common material used for driveways, you’ll know there’s nothing worse than when your tarmac is plagued with moss and algae. Not only can this make your house look unkept from the outside, but in wet weather the algae can make the area slippery, presenting a safety hazard. It can seem like there’s no easy way to stay on top of your tarmac maintenance, but here is Wet & Forget’s solution to getting rid of the moss and algae taking over your tarmac.
Tarmac as a material has a rough surface with many pits, which promotes not only water retention, but also the growth of moss and algae. It also protects moss and algae growth invisible to the naked eye. This means your tarmac could be full of these pests without you being able to tell until they grow large enough to take over the entire tarmacked area.
If you have moss and algae on your tarmac, you may be tempted to either use a wire brush, pressure washer or harsh chemicals to remove them. As solutions, although they can remove the problems, they are not the most effective methods. Pressure washing can be an expensive removal solution and has the potential to scar your tarmac as it is prone to marking. A wire brush on your surface could also potentially mark your tarmac, and it is also a time-consuming method. Using harsh chemicals on tarmac that are based on either caustic, bleach or acidic solutions should be completely avoided. Not only can this damage your tarmac, but it can also kill any nearby plants from the run off and harm pets if any residue is left.
Don’t Take the Chance
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 and algae over time with the help of the wind and 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 tarmac maintenance.
No longer will you be stuck in an endless cycle of cleaning and dismay over your tarmac, as Wet & Forget actually eliminates the moss and algae. 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 surrounding plants or pets. Just keep your pets off the treated area until it is dry and rinse them off with fresh water if they accidentally come in contact as a precaution.
Easy to use
Getting rid of moss and algae on your tarmac 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 your tarmac 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, meaning 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 tarmac for moss and algae a piece of cake, because you can cover up to 200m2 in just 10 minutes. You'll also have the peace of mind of knowing that you've eradicated your moss and algae problem in the most hassle-free way imaginable.