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Wet & Forget

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Wet & Forget
Image of Wet and Forget's logo
Type
A New Zealand limited partnership
ISIN🆔
IndustryManufacturing
Founded 📆1976; 45 years ago (1976) in Auckland, New Zealand
Founder 👔Rod Jenden
Headquarters 🏙️,
Auckland, New Zealand
Elgin, Illinois, USA
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Products for moss, mold, mildew, and algae removal and other household cleaning products. Popular products include a shower cleaner, an outdoor cleaner, a disinfectant cleaner, and a spider killer.
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.wetandforget.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Wet & Forget is a manufacturer, marketer, and online retailer of household cleaning products. It was founded in New Zealand in 1976, and opened its first North American office in 2005. The company also does business in the United Kingdom, Australia, and France.[1]

United States[edit]

Products[edit]

Wet & Forget Outdoor

This product is an EPA registered moss, mold, mildew, and algae stain remover.[2] Its active ingredient is alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride.[3] Wet & Forget Outdoor is used to rid surfaces from gravestones to asphalt shingles to granite memorials of moss and mold growth.[4][5][6][7] It is biodegradable and has a pH of 8.0.[8][9] It is sold as a concentrate, with instructions to dilute 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor to 5 parts water.[10] The product is designed to be applied to a dry surface with a garden sprayer. The biological growth must be saturated with the diluted product, then left to dry.[10] Wet & Forget Outdoor begins to break down the growth while drying, and the wind and rain remove the growth once it's dead.[10]

Wet & Forget Outdoor Ready-To-Use

A ready-to-use version of the original Wet & Forget Outdoor, this product is sold diluted and with an attached sprayer. Marketed as the ideal product for smaller moss and mold removal projects, one unit will provide coverage of 60–180 square feet. It is safe around plants and landscaping, and has an unlimited shelf life. Its active ingredients are water, benzyl ammonium chloride, and ethanol.[11] Like the original Wet & Forget Outdoor, it works with the wind and the rain to remove growth off outdoor surfaces.

Wet & Forget Indoor

Wet & Forget Indoor is a home disinfectant cleaner and deodorizer that inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. Its active ingredients are quaternary ammonium chloride compounds, namely octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (.025%), dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (.010%), didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (.015%), and alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (.034%).[12] Its directions for use instruct one to "spray 6-8 inches from the surface, until surfaces are thoroughly wet. Do not breathe spray. Treated surfaces must remain wet for 10 minutes. Wipe dry with a clean cloth, sponge or mop or allow to air dry."[13]

Wet & Forget Shower

Introduced to stores throughout the United States in September 2012, Wet & Forget Shower is a weekly no-scrub shower cleaner.[14] Its active ingredients are "two non-aggressive, proprietary non-ionic and cationic surfactants."[15] It cleans surface mold and mildew stains and cleans and prevents the build-up of soap scum, grime, and body oils on surfaces including ceramic, natural stone, chrome, brass, bronze, nickel, copper, acrylic, rubber, vinyl, stainless steel, granite, slate, glass tiles, cultured marble and fiberglass. It is not recommended for use on natural marble.[15] It's suggested to spray Wet & Forget Shower on the surfaces in the shower after showering, then to simply rinse those surfaces off before or during the next shower.[16]

Miss Muffet's Revenge

Miss Muffet's Revenge is an EPA registered spider killer.[17] Its active ingredient is bifenthrin, and is registered for use as a long residual term spider control and barrier. It works to kill spiders already inside and around the house while also providing a perimeter barrier against those from outside. One application keeps spiders away for up to 12 months, and the product's built-in sprayer can spray up to 10 feet.[18] For indoor spider control it is recommended to "apply a 4" band along the interior of [the] home where spiders are a recurring problem...until slightly wet without soaking."[19] For outdoor application, a 12" band around the exterior perimeter of the home is recommended. [19]

Retail[edit]

Wet & Forget products are sold in the U.S. by several major retailers, including Costco, Menards, Lowe's, Walmart, Meijer and Home Depot.[20] Ace Hardware, Do It Best, and True Value also retail Wet & Forget products in hardware stores throughout the country.[20] The company also directly retails products to consumers via their website.[21] Wet & Forget products are also retailed over Amazon, and Wet & Forget Outdoor is Amazon's best selling product in moss control.[22]

New Zealand[edit]

Products[23][edit]

Outdoor

  • Wet & Forget Outdoor
  • Wet & Forget Outdoor Rapid Application
  • Hit the Deck
  • Wheelie Bin Wash
  • Window Witch Window Cleaner
  • Bone Dry

Indoor

  • Wet & Forget Indoor

Bathroom

  • Shower Witch
  • Tiger's Paw Shower Glass Restorer[24]

Gardening

  • Hitman Weedkiller
  • Seaweed Tea & Seafood Soup
  • Chopper Weed Weedkiller

Pests

  • Puss Off
  • Waspinator
  • Bugga Off
  • Miss Muffet's Revenge Spider Control
  • Ants in Ya Pants
  • Cheesed Off for Rats
  • Rat Catcher's Revenge Rodent Repeller
  • No More Squito

Marine

  • Warpaint
  • Salt Shaker Fishing Tackle Wash
  • Salt Shaker Boat and Trailer Wash

Kitchen & Laundry

Wet & Forget's kitchen and laundry products are marketed under their BEE (Be Environmentally Enlightened) brand.

  • BEE Dishwash Liquid
  • BEE Multi Surface Cleaner
  • BEE Dishwasher Powder
  • BEE Rinse Aid
  • BEE Glass Cleaner
  • BEE Laundry Powder
  • BEE Laundry Liquid
  • BEE Laundry Whitener
  • BEE Delicate Fabric Wash
  • BEE Fabric Stain Remover.

Retail[edit]

Wet & Forget products are sold exclusively by Wet & Forget stores and the Wet & Forget website in New Zealand.[25]

Other Countries[edit]

Australia[edit]

Wet & Forget expanded to Australia in 2003.[1] The products currently available in Australia include Wet & Forget Outdoor, Wet & Forget Outdoor Rapid Application, Bone Dry, Wet & Forget Indoor, and Shower Witch.[26] The products are retailed in hardware stores and garden centers throughout the country, as well as on the company's website.[27]

The United Kingdom[edit]

In 2011, Wet & Forget began serving the U.K. market.[1] Wet & Forget Outdoor, Wet & Forget Outdoor Rapid Application, and Wet & Forget Shower are currently available for purchase.[28] The products are retailed by garden and hardware supply centers throughout the country, as well as by Costco and Wet & Forget's online store.[29]

France[edit]

Wet & Forget expanded its sales to France in 2017.[1] Products can be ordered via the U.K. website (which also services Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Mainland Spain).[30]

Citations[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "About Us | Wet & Forget". www.wetandforget.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. "United States Environmental Protection Agency Details for Wet & Forget". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  3. "PAN Product Info for Wet & forget". www.pesticideinfo.org. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  4. "Rodman woman finds buried history in area cemeteries". Watertown Daily Times. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  5. Marne, Henri de. "De Marne: Mossy roof doesn't need to be replaced". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  6. "Lichen and Moss Roof Remediation - Fine Homebuilding". Fine Homebuilding. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  7. "New Canaan: Chief Ponus monument gets a facelift". New Canaan Advertiser. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  8. "Material Safety Data Sheet for Wet & Forget Outdoor" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  9. "How to get the plot ship-shape for winter". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Bleach-Free, No Scrub Mold & Mildew, Moss & Algae Cleaner | Wet & Forget". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  11. "Bleach-Free, No Scrub Mold & Mildew, Moss & Algae Cleaner | Wet & Forget Outdoor Ready-To-Use Formula". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  12. "No Scrub, Bleach-Free Mold & Mildew Cleaner | Wet & Forget Indoor". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  13. "No Scrub, Bleach-Free Mold & Mildew Cleaner | Wet & Forget Indoor". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  14. "Wet and Forget hits the showers". Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "How To Clean Your Shower & Tub Once A Week. Surfaces, What It Cleans | Wet & Forget Shower FAQ's". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  16. "Spray & Rinse, Weekly Shower Cleaner | Wet & Forget Shower". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  17. "United States Environmental Protection Agency: Wet & Forget Bug Killer Label Info" (PDF). United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  18. "Miss Muffet's Revenge Spider Killer - Walmart.com". Walmart.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Long-Term Spider Control Kills Spiders Inside & Out | Miss Muffet's Revenge". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Forget, Wet &. "Wet & Forget Store Locator | Find A Store Near You With Wet & Forget". www.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  21. "Wet & Forget Outdoor Cleaner, Indoor Cleaner, Shower Cleaner and Spider Killer". store.wetandforget.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  22. "Amazon Best Sellers: Best Moss Control". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  23. "Moss Mould Removal | Cleaning Products & Pest Control | Wet & Forget". www.wetandforget.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  24. "At my place: TV host Mike Puru talks about his Kiwiana home". Stuff.
  25. "Moss Mould Mildew Cleaning Products | Pest Control | Weed Control | Wet & Forget". www.wetandforget.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  26. "Products | Moss and Mould Remover | Cleaning Products | Wet & Forget". wetandforget.com.au. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  27. "Store Locator". wetandforget.com.au. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  28. "Wet & Forget, Wet & Forget Shower & Thrust One Sprayers". www.wetandforget.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  29. "Store Locator - Wet & Forget UK Stockists". www.wetandforget.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  30. "Delivery Information - Wet & Forget UK". www.wetandforget.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22.


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