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Wet and Forget Shower: The Results of an 11 Week Experiment

Wet and Forget Shower-The Results from an 11 Week Experiment

Eleven weeks of using Wet and Forget Shower has boiled down to this moment.

If you read my original post on this product (you can find it by clicking HERE) you know that I decided to conduct an 8 week experiment.

It’s tough to keep a shower clean when you work, take care of the kids, and it seems like you’re a full-time limo driver (sound familiar?).

This feeling persuaded me to try Wet and Forget Shower because it promised to be easy and safe to use.

Here’s the setup of my experiment

  • Wet and Forget Shower was purchased with my own money
  • The duration was going to be 8 weeks in length (but I’ll explain why it took 11)
  • 3 vertical tiled areas and the shower door were sprayed with the product once per week
  • Each treated section also had a control area adjacent to it to provide a comparison
  • No other cleaning was done except for squeegeeing the floor tile

Are you tired of disgusting scum or mildew buildup in your shower? Me too!!

Wanna see my results? :)

Wet and Forget Shower: Performance on Tile and Grout

The directions on the Wet and Forget Shower container say to spray once per week then rinse with water.

This seems easy enough and I sprayed the shower on Sunday mornings (for some reason Sunday triggered my cleaning gene).

Our shower has tile and grout on three sides and a glass door. The biggest effect Wet and Forget made was on the grout lines.

Untreated grout lines appeared to have a reddish film over them, likely a result of soap scum and human oil.

 

Wet and Forget Shower-Untreated grout lines

 

Gross!!!

Grout lines that received Wet and Forget Shower look great because this film is missing. And the grout seems to be back to its original color.

 

Wet and Forget Shower-Treated grout lines

 

We never had a huge problem with our tiles getting soap buildup on them. And this is probably because our soap is liquid instead of solid. Treated tiles look fantastic and have no evidence of any soap film or mildew. The untreated tiles, on the other hand, have a slight film on them that you could scrape off with a fingernail.

Our shower has a seated bench at the far end. You can imagine that the area underneath this bench would be susceptible to mildew, big time.

Wet and Forget does a super job of eliminating this issue. The control area adjacent to the test area has signs of mildew growth as you can see in the picture.

 

Wet and Forget Shower-Comparison of treated versus untreated tile

 

I’d have to give Wet and Forget Shower an A+ for cleaning both tile and grout. For not doing anything more than spraying once a week and rinsing with water the results were pretty darn outstanding.

 

Wet and Forget Shower: Performance on Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors are notorious for accumulating soap scum buildup.

If you’re embarrassed about how bad your glass shower doors look then check out this post http://www.homerepairtutor.com/clean-shower-doors/

After each shower I use a squeegee to remove droplets of water from our shower doors. But I stopped doing this at the beginning of the Wet and Forget Shower experiment.

One half of the shower door (the right side in this case) was sprayed with Wet and Forget while the other half wasn’t.

There is a noticeable difference between the to sides. The untreated glass has a foggy appearance while the Wet and Forget side doesn’t. This is more noticeable when the shower gets wet but since I’d like to keep my camera in good shape you’ll have to trust me here.

You can explore my entire experiment by watching this video. Plus there are a few outtakes at the end that I share just to embarrass myself.

 

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Overall, I’d give Wet and Forget Shower an A for glass and this is only because the results weren’t as dramatic as they were for the grout. This could be due to my shower doors being previously cleaned using the protocol I suggest in my post mentioned above.

 

Wet and Forget Shower will save you a ton of time cleaning. Time that you don’t necessarily have because of a busy schedule with kids, work, etc.

This is exactly why my experiment was 11 weeks instead of 8. I simply didn’t have a slot in my schedule to document the results at week 8 because of softball for my kids and other activities.

The second reason Wet and Forget Shower is a good choice is that it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals like chlorine, ammonia, or acid. It uses surfactants that make it hard for soap scum, mildew, and mold to cling to surfaces.

Plus, it has a mild vanilla scent that even my wife (who has terrible allergies and asthma) doesn’t notice.

 

Win a Free 12 Week Supply of Wet and Forget Shower

So, I have two extra bottles of Wet and Forget Shower that I’d like to give away for FREE.

 

Wet and Forget Shower-Using it could save you time and aggravation

 

In order to qualify to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by the end of next Tuesday (11:59 a.m. on 3/26/2013) explaining what frustrates you most about cleaning your shower or bathtub and why using W&F Shower would be beneficial for your family.

That’s it.

One entry per person, and I get to choose the winners :)

I’ll announce the winners on Facebook and Home Repair Tutor.

Make it a great day and good luck!

Jeff Patterson

 

 

 

 

P.S. Congratulations to Sherry and Jeannie for winning the two bottles of Wet & Forget Shower. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. There were so many compelling stories and I wish you all could have gotten a bottle.

If you’d like to try Wet & Forget Shower you can visit their website via this link and click on the ‘Where to Buy’ button to find a store that carries it near you. http://wetandforget.com/product_wet_and_forget_shower.html

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216 comments… add one

  • Mary Kastner March 21, 2013, 9:04 AM

    This is exciting news – I’m ready to use this product providing it doesn’t negatively affect travertine tiles.

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 10:04 AM

      Mary, you can use Wet & Forget Shower on natural stones and slate. I’m thinking travertine falls under natural stone.

      Hope this helps :)

  • Greg March 21, 2013, 9:45 AM

    As I new homeowner, I appreciate the ongoing tips and guides!

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 10:06 AM

      Thanks Greg, any time you have a question don’t hesitate to comment or send an email. I’d be happy to help!!

  • Brenda B. March 21, 2013, 10:09 AM

    I’d like to try this simply because I hate cleaning the shower (and I’m lazy…errr, efficient!) and would love to use that time doing something else!

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 10:20 AM

      Lol, thanks Brenda for your comment because it made me chuckle. Showers are tough to clean and being efficient is tough these days!!

  • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles March 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

    I thought of you last night when I looked at my nasty shower. Um, that didn’t sound right. I was just wondering last night how your shower experiment turned out. Thanks for the update. :)

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 12:29 PM

      Haha, I know what you mean Sheila.

      The experiment turned great. Now that you left this comment I’ll surely think of you every time I use Wet and Forget.

      • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles March 21, 2013, 2:21 PM

        Thanks, we’re even now. :P

  • Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl March 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

    LOL! You are too funny…not saying anything to your wife…about your adventures in the shower.

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 12:33 PM

      Let’s just say that if my wife knew I shot a movie in the shower there’d be a set of death rays shooting from her eyes.

      I’d have to do something really big to make up for my attempt to be Steven Spielberg.

      Fortunately she doesn’t read Home Repair Tutor!!

  • patty b March 21, 2013, 12:46 PM

    Hi:-) just read about your experiment and I am wondering if this product or any product can remove very hard water buildup on glass shower doors? I have tried useing vinager, fresh sqeezed lemon juice,borax and bleech. Nothing has cleaned the glass shower doors and it hasn’t stopped the pink bacteria or some call it mold. Where can this product be purchased at? Help:-)

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 12:58 PM

      Patty, you could always give it a try and see what happens.

      Wet and Forget works via surfactants. So it takes time to work. They have an outdoor product for patios and when I first used it I thought it was terrible because there wasn’t a difference after a month or two.

      But over time it does an absolute awesome job. The shower version works in a similar fashion.

      Go to the Wet and Forget website to see where you can purchase it in your area. There’s a link in my post, too. You can also buy it online.

      Hope this helps :)

  • Mitzi Dickerson March 21, 2013, 12:55 PM

    I can see the difference between the treated and untreated, it’s quite apparent. We have a glass wall shower with optic white ceramic tiling that usually makes me feel like I’m a doll on display but the hard water build up has filmed over the glass, so I’m no longer on display but all I see is yucky hard water splotches. Fortunately, we are all near-sighted, so it is difficult to see the soap residue build up, until it became so caked on I could see it without my glasses. Yuck. The smaller bathroom shower is so bad, no one will use it because it makes them feel claustrophobic. I plan on trying the baking soda vinegar cleaner and see if that works, but I am pleased to see the results of the Wet and Forget were so positive. I am scent sensitive and most cleaners use chemicals and perfumes that make my throat close up, not fun when I’m trying to clean. I’ll definitely give this a try.

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 1:16 PM

      Let me know how both the baking soda/vinegar work and the W & F.

      It’s terrible that we all have to use such irritating chemicals to cut through the deposits on our shower walls. Especially if your airways become swelled and inflamed :(

    • Donna Musselman March 25, 2013, 1:25 PM

      Sometimes the FILM is actually where the hard water has etched the glass..So if u can’t get it clean that’s why…I am a house keeper and the etched glass just has to be replaced or tolerated..

  • Valorie Fitzpatrick March 21, 2013, 2:03 PM

    Great video, loved the outtakes! This is a neat concept– it’s one of those that I usually wouldn’t try because it sounds too good to be true. That said, thanks for an honest review and taking the chance on this. I will say, what frustrates me the most, is the floor pan and the corners of our shower! I am curious if this will also work on a textured plastic shower pan? I have a sonic scrubber and with borax, it gets the color pretty close to white but it’s A LOT of work and the texture (I know it’s for safety reasons) seems to grab dirt and hold onto it for dear life! The corners, oh the horror that I find in the corners– that pink stuff, ugh. I always shoot a syringe of 3 parts bleach to 1 part water into the corners and the pink stuff always comes back! Glad we aren’t the only family producing pink slime. :)

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 2:13 PM

      Totally feel your pain with the pink stuff Valorie.

      I think you’ll have a good experience with Wet & Forget Shower because the spray will get into all the crevices in the shower pan.

      It’s just so tough to keep a shower or tub clean with a family. Give the product a few months to work as it uses surfactants instead of harsh chemicals to clean. I know it sounds crazy but over time it will work :)

  • Linda S. in NE March 21, 2013, 7:03 PM

    Hi Jeff, I read your post, and have watched your video review of Wet and Forget. I did not see any mention of using this product on fiberglass shower surrounds. Doable? Since I have a stationary shower head fixture, I’m wondering if you might have an idea for easily rinsing this product off the walls and glass doors?

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 8:48 PM

      Linda, you can use it on fiberglass. The only surface that it shouldn’t be used on is natural marble because if its porosity.

      One solution to your shower head being stationary is to use a spray bottle full of water or a garden sprayer.

      If you’re in the market for a new shower head I recommend the Delta In2uition.
      It has both a stationary head and detachable sprayer. They start at around $50 and take about 15 minutes to install.

      Here’s a link to my tutorial if you’re interested http://www.homerepairtutor.com/delta-in2ition-shower-heads/

      • Linda S. in NE March 22, 2013, 10:19 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions, Jeff. Actually, I have been thinking of replacing the shower head, so I appreciate your recommendation of the Delta In2uition. I did watch the video of you installing the product, and it sure looks like a good solution. As long as I’m fixing up the shower stall, I might even attempt to change the lightbulb that has been burned out for at least three months!!

        • Jeff Patterson March 22, 2013, 10:25 PM

          You know what’s funny Linda, I had to change out our light bulb a few weeks ago. And when I did it the trim kit broke. Then I had to run to Lowe’s but that took two weeks.

          One thing after the other!!

  • Jan Biehl March 21, 2013, 8:18 PM

    I would LOVE to try the wet and forget product…. we recently moved to a new home, unpacking boxes, trying to find new places to put all my stuff… NO time to clean that pesky stand up shower we now have in our new home!!!

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 8:51 PM

      Congrats Jan on your move!!!

      It sounds like your schedule is chalked full of things to do and cleaning the shower is kinda down on the list :)

  • jsid March 21, 2013, 8:46 PM

    Please let me know if, I can use this to clean my permanent washable air filter???

    • Jeff Patterson March 21, 2013, 8:53 PM

      What’s the air filter for, the heating or cooling system? And can you identify what the filter is made from?

  • Laura Cochran March 22, 2013, 7:02 AM

    I hate where water pools up in the corners of the tub and then it becomes discolored and hard to clean.

    • Jeff Patterson March 22, 2013, 9:49 AM

      Discolored tubs are tough Laura. Not only are they unsightly, they get harder to clean over time.

  • Kathy Domanski March 22, 2013, 8:09 AM

    I HATE scrubbing the shower! It never really looks clean..no matter how much time you spend, and sometimes (most times!) I put it off for longer than I should. Would love to use this on shower stone tiles, pan and those horrible glass doors/panels! Also, the mold on only one side of our house (vinyl) is back each year and also on the deck. Seems like the past 4-5 years it’s been bad, and wasn’t this bad for the 15 years prior to that?? Environment changes?? Would love to try it! Thanks!

    • Jeff Patterson March 22, 2013, 9:56 AM

      Kathy, it sounds like you could use both the original Wet & Forget and Wet & Forget Shower version.

      The outdoor variety has helped me keep our patio and exterior siding looking great. Patience is the key, though. I thought it wasn’t working. Then after waiting 3-4 months we noticed the grime was looking better and better.

      As soon as the temperature gets warm enough you should apply original Wet & Forget to the outside of your house so that the siding will look good in the summer. You can find it at most home stores and Walmart.

  • TracieMcOB March 22, 2013, 11:39 AM

    I would love to get some of this for so many reasons – #1 & #2 reasons are called my 18 & 21 year old sons that don’t use the cleaning skills their Mama taught them to clean their bathroom. #3 is a full-time working Mama that doesn’t have time to clean her shower as she should. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

    • Jeff Patterson March 22, 2013, 12:18 PM

      You made me laugh when I read the first 2 reasons :)

      Hope you’re having a great day and not too busy this weekend.

  • Georgia Hothersall March 22, 2013, 6:58 PM

    Cleaning the grout in the shower is always such a chore. Lately it seems
    I can’t get it clean any more even using Clorox cleanup. Would like to try
    this product!

    • Jeff Patterson March 22, 2013, 7:03 PM

      You’re not alone Georgia, grout isn’t fun to clean. Wet & Forget will certainly help maintain your grout lines.

      I will say this though, if the grout is stained it might be hard to bring it back to the original color. But it’s worth a try all the same :)

  • Lois Davis March 23, 2013, 3:01 PM

    Where can Wet & Shower cleaner be purchased?
    Thank you,
    Lois

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:14 PM

      Lois, Ace Hardware and other home stores should carry it. There’s a nifty “Where to But” search bar on the Wet and Forget Shower website.

      We bought it through their online store when it wasn’t available locally.

  • Shienna Mondejar March 23, 2013, 4:09 PM

    I would love to try this out as I have severe allergies and asthma. I generally make my own cleaners or use very environmentally friendly cleaners. I dread cleaning one of the showers in our house as it has very old tile. We have problems with mold and mildew buildup. It’s a constant fight. Thank you for sharing your experiment with everyone.

  • Joan Blurton March 23, 2013, 4:10 PM

    I’ve tried lots of things to clean my shower but with hard water, it looks horrible. I would love to do my own experiment with this product.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:18 PM

      Joan, we have hard water as well. It’s so discouraging when you see the mineral buildup around faucet handles.

      Let me know how this works for you :)

  • Janet March 23, 2013, 4:11 PM

    I hate cleaning the shower. I am disabled and it is really a frightening task for me. I am so afraid I’ll slip and fall cleaning our shower This sounds like a great product. I would really love to try it.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:20 PM

      Showers are tough enough to clean without extra challenges. Maybe this could also make you feel a bit safer while cleaning Janet.

  • Janna March 23, 2013, 4:14 PM

    Would love to try this!! Sounds great!!

  • Faye Hight March 23, 2013, 4:16 PM

    You could definitely see the difference after the cleaning. We have hard water and it’s so hard to keep the shower and shower door clean. would love to win.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:25 PM

      It’s amazing how hard water seams to stick to everything. It’s suppose to be hard, right? Lol.

  • Mel March 23, 2013, 4:21 PM

    I hate the bending over and the reaching and hard scrubbing in the tub/shower.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:28 PM

      It’s particularly tough for anyone with bad joints. Scrubbing the shower or tub is way more physical than you’d think. Maybe I should have given away aspirin as well!!

  • Rita Bankes March 23, 2013, 4:23 PM

    Wow, looks like the answer to my shower cleaning problems! We have REALLY hard water and between the hard water and soap scum our shower walls (fiberglass) are really hard to clean. We also have little shelves built into the walls and everywhere shampoo or body wash sets mildews under them. I spend an average of 2-3 hours per week trying to get the shower all clean, never quite manage to get it all done though!:(

  • Theresa Heiman March 23, 2013, 4:28 PM

    I have the hardest water ever and my shower is really GUNKY!!! I have to scrub forever to clean the walls and the bathtub every other day!!!! I use strong chemical products and my nose and throat burn horribly (I use masks now)! I really want to try this product and am excited to see the results!

  • Charlotte March 23, 2013, 4:28 PM

    I am 63…that is enough reason for wanting something to make it easier on my back and knees!!! Thank you!!

  • Rikki Daniels March 23, 2013, 4:30 PM

    My husband and I are getting ready to have our third baby next month (we will have 3 under 2 and a teenager) and I use ONLY vinegar and baking soda for cleaning because I don’t want anything around that the babies could possibly get their hands on. Besides that I cannot handle any chemical smells (my husband even sprays his hair spray in our teenage son’s bathroom). I would like to know what is in this stuff. My shower hasn’t been cleaned in about 4 months now, and our home was built in the 80′s and has all original tile and grout in the showers. We redid all of the grout in one bathroom but the other is very stained and gross, and I think we may have to pull the soap holders off the wall to get rid of all of the mildew growing around them. Something I could just spray on and leave sounds too good to be true. I am certainly not scrubbing tile and grout anytime soon.

  • Sherry Heim March 23, 2013, 4:31 PM

    I am 62 years old and extremely allergic to chemicals of all types but particularly chlorine and ammonia, which are the active ingredients in most cleaning products. Migraines, nosebleeds, fatigue and difficulty breathing to name a few side effects to using chemicals in my bathroom. I struggle for a couple days every time I clean my shower so to cut down on the number of times I need to do this, I wipe down and dry the entire shower every time I use it. It is a waste of time and I have to allow extra time for it, even on work mornings. If I have house guests it is more than one time each day. I don’t have an exhaust fan in my bathroom, the former owner thought that vanity lights were a better use of electricity. I will get to that some day when I have extra cash, but there are more pressing issues as there are with owning any house. My tile and grout are white…UGH! another thing I will change one day but in the meantime, I really struggle to keep it from staining and getting mildew. Thanks for reading and considering me in your offer.

  • Barbara March 23, 2013, 4:37 PM

    Since I am a custodian at a k-12 school, I am constantly cleaning. When I am home, that is one of my least favorite things to do. But, since it is a necessity, anything that can help me save time, save my back, does not have an offensive odor, is a huge bonus!!!! If this product is as easy to use, I would love to give it a try.

  • Emy Oleyar March 23, 2013, 4:38 PM

    I would love to try this as I have C.O.P.D and I cant be around any harsh chemicals.This would be a wonderful answer to my cleaning dilemma!!

  • Marcia Taylor March 23, 2013, 4:43 PM

    This sounds like a great product. Over time did it remove any mold or discoloration that was previously there? How do you think it would work on a tile floor? This would be great for us as we are both in our 60′s and my husband is disabled….so any help is appreciated.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:52 PM

      Marcia, it did help remove existing mold, mildew, and soap scum.

      We have a tiled shower walls and floors. Wet & Forget cleaned them both.

      For really tough grime you can spray the tile with W&F Shower then use a magic eraser to scrub. Then you can use it as a maintenance product to prevent the mildew or soap scum from coming back.

  • Holly March 23, 2013, 4:46 PM

    This product looks like a dream come true! Any idea how it works on plastic and the metal/chrome of the faucets and shower heads? What I dislike most about cleaning the bath is the endless trial and error with chemicals that promise one thing or another! My 2nd peeve is the nasty chemical smell in the sponge, on my gloves, and even some that sink through the pores of the gloves to scent my hands oh so grossly!! It’s a difficult task, made more difficult by the stink of chemicals. Now, if only there was a product that kept my back from hurting afterwards….
    Thanks for the info!! Whether or not I win anything, the knowledge is always good – I love to learn new things!

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 4:57 PM

      I feel your pain Holly and know what you’re referring to with regard to the glove thing. Icky at best!!

      Wet and Forget Shower can be used on any surface except natural marble due to it’s porosity.

  • Joy March 23, 2013, 4:46 PM

    Thanks for the tip, Jeff. I am slowly but surely changing over to all non-toxic chemicals to clean my home so I’m eager to try Wet and Forget Shower Cleaner. It’s the one area of my home that I have NOT been able to find a non-chemical laden cleaner to use.

  • Barbara S March 23, 2013, 4:46 PM

    I am anxious to try Wet & Forget Shower as I have a shower/bath that is deeper than regular and it hurts my knees to clean the tub. The surround and tub are man-made marble and hopefully this will be the answer to my problem.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 5:00 PM

      Barbara, I wish I could tell you otherwise. The one material that Wet & Forget Shower can’t be used on is natural marble.

      Since you said man-made there could be a chance that you could use it. But you may want to contact the company and ask :(

  • Cheryl L. March 23, 2013, 4:56 PM

    I’m going to try this because I have psoriatic arthritis and am not capable of scrubbing the shower and tub any more. Right now I use Clorox Clean-up for just about everything. But, it doesn’t seem like it cleans the grout much. Can I use it on the ceramic tile floors?

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 5:04 PM

      Cheryl, you can clean ceramic tiles. Just make sure to rinse them with water if they’re on the floor as they could get slippery.

  • Jule Franz March 23, 2013, 5:12 PM

    I clean houses for a living and im always frustrated that I can never get the grout on tile clean enought without breaking out the tough chemicals and scrubbing and spending extra time and money. Would love something to show my clients so they can buy it and leave at their home to use and help get rid of the gunk!

  • Vicki Richardson March 23, 2013, 5:20 PM

    I clean houses and the shower is an area I hate the most because of all the chemicals I breath in…Hopefully this will be a much better product on my health as well..Thanks for sharing..

  • Cheryl Trotti March 23, 2013, 5:23 PM

    The most frustrating part of cleaning our 2 showers & tub is that my husband HAS to do it. I am allergic to bleach(can’t even smell it) & i have a bad back. Having Wet & Forget would be a huge load off of his shoulders & I’d be able to do my part to help.

  • Melissa March 23, 2013, 5:26 PM

    What frustrates me most about cleaning my shower is that I never do it! I have a hard enough time keeping the areas of my house that people see clean. I also have a hard time getting the soap scum line out of the kids’ bathtub, maybe this would help?

    I would love to try it on our ceramic tile in our kitchen floor. I haven’t found anything yet that gets the grout nice and clean.

    Thanks for the info!

  • sondra March 23, 2013, 5:41 PM

    Thank you for these tips and the recommendation of Wet and Forget. What frustrates me the most is my shower curtain because it gets discolored and doesn’t come too clean in the shower but if I toss it in the washing machine (on gentle) it sometimes rips and I have to get a new one. My entire shower (including ceiling) is natural stone and I love it, but the ceiling also gets a bit difficult for me to clean because of my arthritis and trying to reach up there. From your description, it sounds like Wet and Forget would make cleaning the tub AND the shower curtain a lot easier!

  • yvonne swinney March 23, 2013, 5:47 PM

    hi! As a former Cleaning service owner I am happy something was found to do such a great job on those scumming shower walls and glass doors!! I would be so grateful for this product’s help in keeping my home showers clean because as i get older it’s is getting harder for this grandma to bend and use my artiritic hands to scrub those showers.Please help me out,THANK YOU.

  • P. Wise March 23, 2013, 6:01 PM

    I have bad knees and getting down to clean the corners of my shower is painful. It sounds like using this product would mean a lot less time on my knees.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 8:00 PM

      It would because the sprayer could reach those areas for you :)

      You’re right about knees being the weak spot for anyone who cleans bathrooms. I know I feel it the next day!!

  • Nancy Phetteplace March 23, 2013, 6:07 PM

    Let’s see, what do I dread the most? Cleaning out the refrigerator or cleaning the bathtub tile? hmmmm! Do I have to bend to clean that??? Ok, so, if cleaning the bathtub tile requires more bending, well, you get the picture and there’s your answer!!!
    You’ve convinced me to try this product! Inside and out!
    So, I have an idea! You send me the product and I”ll keep you updated!
    Love your blog, it’s entertaining! Happy blogging! :-)

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 9:24 PM

      Good point Nancy about the fridge, that’s a double yuck experience sometimes. You never know what you’ll find in the veggie drawer!!

  • Laurel March 23, 2013, 6:26 PM

    WOW! I would use this indefinitely, my husband had the strength to clean the tub and shower. He passed away and now I am it. It is very tough for me I have not got the strength. So glad I found your tip today.

  • Susan W March 23, 2013, 6:28 PM

    Hi Jeff,

    I am happy that I found this article on Facebook, because I too have severe asthma (enough to end up in the hospital every two years), am allergic to everything (no lie here), and I have very sensitive skin. Cleaning any part of my house with chemical cleaners just does not happen. I have not been able to find a natural cleaning product that will remove the mold/mildew and soap scum build-up in our tiled showers or counters. I am a natural skeptic, so getting me to try new cleaning products takes a lot of hard physical evidence; which is hard to find.

    Again thank you for posting this article and video.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 9:32 PM

      Asthma and allergies are tough to live with. My wife has done it for 30 years.

      That’s why this product is way better for us than more traditional cleaners-it doesn’t cause her symptoms to flare.

  • Jeanne lockhart March 23, 2013, 7:04 PM

    What IS to like about shower cleaning?!!

    Not only is there the claustrophobia of being in an
    Enclosed space with suspect chemicals, but I have
    Found that even wearing protective gloves, I still
    End up with scraped knuckles and sore hands.
    Let’s face it. It’s an ugly and tough job!

    Then there is the issue of always feeling that the job
    Is incomplete especially with the residual rust color
    That creeps back into the grout.

    It wouldbe so terrific to find a less intrusive cleaner
    For the sake of our nostrils and eyes! At the same time,
    I need a more effective, thorough cleaner that allows
    Me to feel that the task has been done completely.

    Bring it on!

  • Dawn Baldi March 23, 2013, 7:51 PM

    Well helloooo Sasquatch LOL, I would love to try this product. I clean houses for a living and I usually end up using the blue Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and a scrub brush on the showers to clean them which does work but it’s a lot of steps. Wet shower, spray cleaner, scrub cleaner over every inch, wait a few minutes, go back and rinse off. Then do that for 6 more bathrooms UGH!!!! So yeah this sounds a lot easier and faster. Oh, I also love the Rain X that’s a good trick as well.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 9:35 PM

      Lol, thanks Dawn for watching the video the whole way through.

      Cleaning is one tough business!!

  • Linda March 23, 2013, 8:09 PM

    I have psoriatic arthritis and have used almost everything in my shower to keep it clean and mold free! Examples: Scrubbing Bubbles, Soft Scrub, vinegar, tea tree oil. I hate scrubbing the grout.

  • Judy Flynn March 23, 2013, 8:36 PM

    I wonder if this is safe for a fiberglass surround. The soap scum is almost impossible to keep up with and it makes me absolutely crazy!! Plus the fact we have a septic system and well water, using strong chemicals makes me uneasy. This sounds perfect if I could use it.

    • Jeff Patterson March 23, 2013, 9:39 PM

      Judy, you can use it to clean fiberglass and prevent soap scum from coming back :)

  • Carol Pogorelc March 23, 2013, 9:03 PM

    I love your experiment. It is hard sometimes to try new things so I appreciate you posting your results. My master bath is completely tiled with a barrier free walk in shower due to my disability and we have some of the orangy build up in the grout lines that you talk about. Mostly along the shower curtain line. The grout is tinted and most cleaners we have tried have slightly lightenend the grout. Have gone to just steam cleaning the floor tiles. Will definitely give Wet & Forget a try. Seems simple enough.

  • Marilyn March 23, 2013, 9:19 PM

    Hi. I’m very excited to try this product as I have joint problems and can never clean my shower. It’s super gross. Thank you so much for the free offer and the info.

  • Linda March 23, 2013, 9:38 PM

    Thanks for this great information! As a cleaning professional, I am always looking for outstanding products that I can recommend or use myself.

  • Sherry Kristjanson March 23, 2013, 10:07 PM

    I hate cleaning floors and bathrooms. They disgust me to the core. If this product can help that in any way, Im in! I look forward to trying this stuff out!

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:00 AM

      I hear ya Sherry. Cleaning isn’t my favorite thing to do either.

      Any product that’s safe and helps save time is a good one in my book!!

  • Kandie Morrison March 24, 2013, 12:07 AM

    I want to buy this where can I get it?

  • Sue March 24, 2013, 12:08 AM

    This would be wonderful for us since we have many allergies in our family and most of the cleaners affect us negatively. We would love to try this and keep our shower clean.

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:04 AM

      Sue, this should work out well for you. The vanilla scent isn’t overwhelming and doesn’t linger like other products.

  • Vicki Sprain March 24, 2013, 1:04 AM

    This product looks like a winner! What frustrates me about cleaning the shower is it is a gross and really thankless job. It seems like right after I clean it, it doesn’t take much time before it needs cleaning again. I would love to try this because it looks like it works great and doesn’t take much effort & time to keep the shower clean, a bonus for this Mom of 5!

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:07 AM

      Vicki, I feel the same way!! And we only have 2 kids.

      The cool part about Wet & Forget Shower is you only have to use it once a week.

      So more time to make Shrinky Dinks ;)

  • Maryann Dubbs March 24, 2013, 5:31 AM

    this sounds amazing. I would love to try it. I spend hours cleaning my shower only to have it look nasty by the time I am finally finished. I even use a 50/50 solution of bleach in a spray bottle to keep the mold at bay. I am in! I will look for the product today…especially with Easter coming up and 19 people coming over. Thank you for the info.

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:09 AM

      Thanks Maryann for your kind words.

      You’re going to be busy with 19 guests.

      Keep in mind that Wet & Forget Shower works over time.

      But if you need immediate results you can spray it on your surface then use a magic eraser to cleanup any mildew or soap scum.

      Have a great holiday.

  • Sandra March 24, 2013, 7:20 AM

    I also see a red build up in my shower, and have wondered what caused it. I have only seen this since moving to the country and having well water, so I assumed it had something to do with that. Whatever the cause, I would love to eliminate it, and I love that this product is safe!

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:13 AM

      We don’t have well water, so you probably don’t have to worry about that variable Sandra.

      The red buildup might be combination of moisture, skin oils, and soap.

      What I should do now is treat the other half of our shower to see how long it takes for the grime to disappear.

      If you do get Wet and Forget Shower just be patient with it since the cleaning takes place over time (i.e. several weeks).

  • Denise Duckworth March 24, 2013, 8:53 AM

    Hi there! What frustrates me the most about cleaning my shower, is that in the past, before I happened to find your shower glass cleaning post, I cleaned and cleaned and there was still a fog on my shower doors!! I thought about buying new ones! Now I’m going to try your baking soda and vinegar with rain-x idea, and then I want to try the wet and forget once a week spray!! Please sign me up for the giveaway, and I also want to subscribe to your emails. I’m finding lots of great tips from you!!

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 9:16 AM

      Thanks Denise. Glad the posts are helpful to you.

      The shower gets so much use in all our houses and it seems that everyone is looking for ways to eliminate the headaches that accompany cleaning.

      So hopefully these ideas alleviate some of those frustrations :)

  • Rhonda Dupree March 24, 2013, 9:44 AM

    I have an older home and one day I’d love love love to remodel, but until then I struggle with keeping the older stuff clean and fresh. I’d love to give this a try.

  • Kelly Shirley March 24, 2013, 10:09 AM

    Thanks for the info Jeff. This would definitely help keep the “pink” out of my husband’s shower. Mine doesn’t get pink, just a darker shade of white. I don’t understand why mine doesn’t get pink because both enclosures are fiberglass. It could be the difference in soaps and shampoos.

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 11:27 AM

      It’s a total mystery to Kelly.

      This could be a job for the Myth Buster guys :)

  • Margaret March 24, 2013, 10:29 AM

    I hate cleaning the shower because we have very hard water and the soap scum feels like it was baked on. Even though we use liquid soap the bottom of the shower has a gray haze over it.

  • Laurie March 24, 2013, 11:12 AM

    This product sounds like one I should try! I have asthma, AND I’m allergic to mold and mildew! Keeping THREE shower stalls clean Is a constant battle for me! Many products make me cough! Even if the cleaning lady uses a spray upstairs in the bathroom, if I’m sensitive to it, it will make me cough down on the first floor.

    Something that doesn’t irritate the asthma and keeps the mildew/mold at bay would be a Godsend!!
    Thanks.
    Laurie

  • Linda March 24, 2013, 12:37 PM

    Jeff, I’d love to try this product. With a broken vertebrae it is difficult to clean the shower appropriately. Even my shower nozzle has that awful red buildup on it and I can’t seem to get rid of it. I would love to share my comments after using it for a couple of months or so.
    Thanks for sharing about this product.

    • Jeff Patterson March 24, 2013, 1:59 PM

      Oh my gosh Linda, I don’t know how you’d clean anything with a broken vertebrae!!

      Hope you’re getting better and on the road to recovery.

  • chris March 24, 2013, 2:06 PM

    at 64 just had my birthday on the 23rd i have copd,arthritis, and fibro. when my tub shower get dirty i have use the spray with the noxious fumes and it works ok but i have to cover my face with a towel so i don’t breath it and it only lasts for a couple of days. i haven’t heard of this before,so even if i don’t win i will look into purchasing it thank yo for sharing this xx

  • denise March 24, 2013, 3:29 PM

    What’s frustrating is the dirt the man washes from his body and it sprays all over the place. He doesn’t seem to notice, of course, he isn’t the one cleaning the shower. We use a natural bar soap which has oils in it, add this to the mix and you’ve got a film that is a constant battle. With Wet & Forget, I’d be a happy camper again, and so would the man, because as they say, “if she’s happy, he’s happy.” I like to be happy. :)

  • Virginia March 24, 2013, 3:30 PM

    I would like to use this product because I have a very hard time cleaning my walk-in shower and my bathtub, due to having both my knees total replacements in 2010! I struggle daily to get my house work done. Looking forward to trying this product. Thank you Virginia

  • Lance March 24, 2013, 3:31 PM

    Despite L3,4,5 back injury involving sciatica and neuropothy resulting in disability retirement, I’m compelled to maintain the house as my wife goes to work every day.
    Your work is a Heaven send, Jeff. And any product such as this is a blessing.

  • Nancy P. March 24, 2013, 6:11 PM

    I would love to try Wet and Forget Shower cleaner because I need something that is truly an enemy of mildew/mold. I fight this battle every week and unless I use bleach, the mildew wins. It’s a tough enemy! I would like to get rid of all the bottles of cleaner I’ve been using and replace it with a winner!

  • Robin Nieland March 24, 2013, 8:08 PM

    Jeff, I am going to give this a try. The only thing that I have found to do a fairly decent job on my shower doors and walls is my pumice like block that I have for my feet. I have tried everything on the market and nothing comes close to touching the crud on those glass doors outside of sanding it off. I also use the rainx window cleaner from the automotive section and that helps with the build up. I am guessing this will be similar. Thanks for your tips and toutorials.

  • Jeanette Sumruld March 24, 2013, 10:28 PM

    Thanks so much for this awesome info! Just showed this to the Hubby so he can pick some up this week! I would love to win a bottle! I’m following you on Bloglovin now!

  • Elizabeth March 25, 2013, 12:21 AM

    Ohhhh…. this product was made for a shower neglecter like me!

  • Sondra March 25, 2013, 6:54 AM

    I would love to try this product. We’re trying to buy a house and it seems like this would help us keep the new bathroom clean. I will have to check out the rest of your site. I think it will be a great help with a new house. Thanks!

  • April lsu March 25, 2013, 7:52 AM

    Mildew in the grout and caulk drives me insane! I would love to try this! I hate using bleach as it aggravates my allergies and asthma and I don’t like my 5 kids around it either.

  • lynn@thevintagenest March 25, 2013, 7:59 AM

    Anything that would help eliminate my constant battle with mold would be fabulous! Would love to try this! Thank you for the chance

  • Christine Trebendis March 25, 2013, 8:20 AM

    I would love to try Wet & Forget cause I have tried so many products over the years and have not found one that truly works in the shower. Thanks for your awesome video.

  • Beth Burr March 25, 2013, 8:43 AM

    Hmmm, what frustrates me about cleaning the tub/shower?
    A) it never seems REALLY clean
    B) you have to do it every week
    C) I don’t like to clean anything. (I don’t like to cook, either, but that’s another story.)

    I hope you send me a free bottle!

  • Bambi March 25, 2013, 8:51 AM

    I live in an OLD house with the original tub but the previous owner didn’t use good quality materials for the surround! No matter what I do, it refuses to come clean and even with a fan running, there’s mold in places! I’d love to use Wet & Forget Shower in there! PLEASE pick me!

  • Renee Tousignant March 25, 2013, 8:53 AM

    I really need something to clean my shower doors, tub and tiling. Trying not to use chemicals on things and using dawn for dishes and vinegar isn’t doing it! I’m lazy and hate to clean!! I definately will try this!

  • sharon watkins March 25, 2013, 9:07 AM

    i would love to try this new product as i am 75 years old and have some very painful hips and can’t bend so good anymore,so cleaning the shower has become a chore for me.thank you

  • Jane Weaver March 25, 2013, 9:18 AM

    In case I don’t win, where do I find “Wet and Forget it”……I have to have it!

  • Marian Jones March 25, 2013, 9:19 AM

    Hate the soap scum buildup on the walls. My shower is a ceramic finish. The grout at the bottom continuously needs cleaning because of mildew. HELP ME.
    Where can you buy this cleaner?

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 11:10 AM

      Marian, you can go to the Wet & Forget Shower website and they have a nifty ‘Where to Buy’ button that will help you find it :)

  • Tiffany Marr March 25, 2013, 9:26 AM

    My husband would love this! He strongly dislikes our shower as it has nasty white tile and shows every bit of mildew and soap scum to be found for miles around! I protested when he bought the bleach cleaner, but that is what we have been using and it doesn’t work all that great….and I despise the smell. So I hope we win!

  • Laurie Lee March 25, 2013, 9:29 AM

    I don’t know what it is that turns ordinary soap that we wash with that makes it sooo disgusting to clean, but I just “abhor” (word of the day) cleaning the shower/tub. Everything I’ve used makes me scrub — so this product seems like a cool deal! Thanks so much for sharing — God bless!

  • Beth March 25, 2013, 9:35 AM

    I hate cleaning the shower! I have a 2 1/2 year-old and an 8 month old who keep me very busy, and shower cleaning just isn’t at the top of my priorities! The 8 month old wants to be held 24 hours a day, which makes cleaning and scrubbing with chemicals impossible. I would love to win the Wet and Forget. I think I have finally found a solution to my gross shower problem!

  • ro March 25, 2013, 9:36 AM

    As a senior with a hip disability, I appreciate the ease of application and reliability of Wet And Forget. Thank you for passing on this info. It is a great tool for me and for
    others with mobility problems.

  • Joyce Howe March 25, 2013, 9:48 AM

    This sounds amazing! My greatest frustration with cleaning the shower, in addition to the orange stains you mention is the tracks inside the enclosure.

  • condo blues March 25, 2013, 9:56 AM

    I don’t like how only a day or two after scrubbing tile grout in the shower with a toothbrush, it starts to turn the horrid orange color.

  • Carlada Rumba March 25, 2013, 10:03 AM

    I’d give it a try especially because my shower floor gets really oily and hard to clean, and using harsh chemicals with my toddler in the house never feels like a good idea!

  • Kim Banta March 25, 2013, 10:03 AM

    this product sounds wonderfully effective! I have a small half-bath and the wide grout and bumpy cobblestone tile are my pet peeves in this entire house! The light beige grout always looks dirty, even after scrubbing with all sorts of products! I’m not sure if this product would be the right one to try? I mean, it is not a shower I can hose down. What do you think? (Once I get that dang grout CLEAN I do want to seal it right away. It has been there about 28 years!)
    Thank you!
    QuirkyKim

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 11:37 AM

      Hi Kim,

      It sounds like your grout isn’t in a shower so you could try using 2 cups of any oxygenated bleach with one gallon of water. Thoroughly mix then dampen the grout with a sponge.

      If the grout is on the floor allow the mixture to sit on it for 20-30 minutes. Remove the remaining solution with a sponge or mop.

      Let me know if this helps :)

  • Emily Spivey March 25, 2013, 10:08 AM

    We have well water which leaves a mess on anything it touches. I’d love to have this product to help fight that build-up. Thanks!

  • Mindi March 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

    This is something I have to try! I am struggling with very old grout and have been scrubbing like crazy, and my shower door could really use this as well! Thanks!

  • Eileen March 25, 2013, 10:32 AM

    My poor husband is the one who cleans the shower downstairs, and it does get a lot of mildew. He has to use Tilex, and the last time it made him feel sick because of the fumes :( I have to check and see if this product is sold in Canada. Thank you for the post, this would be so much easier to use.

  • Karen McNeil March 25, 2013, 10:33 AM

    I’m so hoping this product will work for me. I have more of a problem with mineral deposits on my shower door and the faucet handle. I’m definitely going to try the vinegar and baking soda process first, then I can keep it clean with this product. I hope I win. Thanks, Karen

  • Amy Graves March 25, 2013, 10:39 AM

    This product sounds amazing!! I just spent 2 hrs cleaning the jets from my whirlpool tub. If i could just squirt a product to avoid cleaning the jets with a childs size toothbrush again that would be GREAT on my back. I would love to try this product.

  • Maureen March 25, 2013, 10:52 AM

    We will be replacing our tub with a tile shower in a few weeks. I’m so glad I came across your experiment and the positive review of this product. I can use it from the start and not have any build up. Thanks for doing this!

  • KarraLynn March 25, 2013, 11:12 AM

    I would love to try this! I tore my SI joint ligaments a few months ago, and am still for the most part unable to do anything – including cleaning my shower! Even when I can move around a little better, I’m looking at a very long recovery, so this would be a TREMENDOUS help!!

  • tara surbaugh March 25, 2013, 11:20 AM

    I would love to use wet & forget as it would save me soooo much time. My mother has recently fall ill and I have taken over her care as well as that of her entire house. As you can imagine this has added a lot to my plate. Just the extra hour this would save me so that I could get something else done would be a huge help. If not a winner could you advise where to purchase this fabulous product? Thanks for the contest and keep the tips coming!!

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 11:31 AM

      Hi Tara, so sorry to hear about your mom. We hope she gets better soon.

      Wet & Forget Shower can be purchased at Ace Hardware and other stores. The best thing to do is visit their site via the link in my post.

      Then use the ‘Where to Buy’ button to find a store near your zip code.

      Hope this helps :)

      • tara surbaugh March 25, 2013, 11:58 AM

        Thanks Jeff! Can’t wait to get started with this stuff. You are a life saver….well at the least a time saver :0)

  • Toni Edwards March 25, 2013, 11:27 AM

    ugh! Shower cleaning! I hate the soap scum on the shower door the most. I don’t mind the work it takes to SCRUB the door. It’s just that it takes too much time away from more pleasurable things! Like playing with my granddaughters. One thing I didn’t see in your post….where can I buy Wet and Forget? I haven’t seen it at my local super center. Lowes or Home Depot maybe? Thanks for showing us this product!

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 11:33 AM

      Toni,

      Wet & Forget Shower can be purchased at Ace Hardware and other stores. The best thing to do is visit their site via the link in my post.

      Then use the ‘Where to Buy’ button to find a store near your zip code.

      Hope this helps :)

  • Rochelle Schaffrath March 25, 2013, 11:41 AM

    In addition to soap scum, we have lime and rust in our hard water. I have been using baking soda but it doesn’t work so well on the rust. I would LOVE to try this product!

  • Lynett March 25, 2013, 11:42 AM

    It would be a blessing to try anything that could help me renew the beauty of my tile shower. It is 30yrs old and when I bought the home it had a heavy soap scum build-up on both the glass door an tile wall.

  • Karen March 25, 2013, 11:50 AM

    I am always telling others that I would rather clean toilets all day than “try” to keep our showers clean! I use the squeege too, but my husband and kids do not cooperate. I am in a loosing battle with the white grout! I am always on the hunt for something else out there (beisdes the strong chemicals ) to clean my shower, so thank you for something new!

  • Alice Black March 25, 2013, 11:54 AM

    I’m so paranoid about breathing in bleach fumes that I went to Home Depot and bought one of those gas masks (like construction workers and people working with hazardous materials use) to wear while using Clorox. I would like to try this product so I don’t look like an idiot cleaning the shower anymore. :)

  • Deb March 25, 2013, 11:54 AM

    We have a small shower stall with a glass door and a separate claw foot tub that doesn’t get used much. This product would be great for the shower as it’s just such a pain to clean; and with four people using it, there seems to be little time when it’s not being used by someone! The forgetting part will be easy for me…I just need to remember the wet part! Thanks!

  • Diane March 25, 2013, 11:59 AM

    Wow! I’m going to try this product.
    We live in a tiny house with a tiny bathroom and a very small corner shower. It’s one of those molded plastic affairs with molded-in small shelves for soap etc. It always has icky pink mold or scum on the lower walls. Both my son and I are large people and it is difficult to scrub the shower. I have found a method that works, but the pink stuff always comes back. We also both have allergies to chemical products, so smelly stuff is out! Scrubbing Bubbles were a joke…couldn’t tell that they did anything. What a waste of money. And it smelled.
    Thanks for posting this product and your trial.

  • Brenda March 25, 2013, 12:14 PM

    We live in the country and I constantly fight with the whole soap scum/ rust issue. I would be most anxious to try this product!!!

  • Patty Page March 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

    I don’t like harsh chemicals and I’ve tried the homemade varieties, but wasn’t getting great results–especially the glass door staying cloudy looking. I also hate trying to get mildew/mold off of grout. I’d love to try Wet & Forget!

  • pat sendelbach March 25, 2013, 1:12 PM

    I have asthma and most shower cleaners get the best of me even with the fan on and the door open. The red/orange film accumulates in the hard to get corners. I would like to use Wet and Forget shower cleaner once a week and forget about the nooks and crannies growing mold.

  • Bev Kent March 25, 2013, 1:19 PM

    just gotta know, is this product available in Canada and if so what stores carry it??
    ours is a very old house, the bathroom was probably updated in the early 70′s so any help to clean the surround and tub would be wonderful.

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 2:21 PM

      Bev,

      The best thing to do is visit the W&F site via the link in my post to see where you can buy it in Canada.

      Then use the ‘Where to Buy’ button to find a store near your zip code.

      Hope this helps :)

  • Lisa Gaulrapp March 25, 2013, 1:34 PM

    I would love to try this product on our bath tubs. One is old, porcelain I think and the other is so hard for me to scrub with the nooks and crannys. Many of the other products I have tried left me nauseous and breathing with difficulty from the fumes. Pick me!

  • Mike March 25, 2013, 1:40 PM

    Thanks for the follow-up on the Wet and Forget product review!
    I too feel the woes of shower scum and mildew. The wife and I go through a squeegee or two every year from the ‘after shower cleaning ritual’.

    I can’t wait to try this out!

  • Kathy Heyde March 25, 2013, 1:50 PM

    First off today 3/26/13 is my birthday. I hate cleaning showers because the chemical smells set off my allergies and then I have a stuffed head all day. Medications won’t stop it. While I stand on my head scrubbing the showers (2) my blood pressure drops and I end up dizzy and with a nasty headache. (I just had a pacer put in to stop that from happening!) I love all the good tips and pointers you give and others in their comments. Thanks much in advance!!

  • Joyce Pearson March 25, 2013, 1:58 PM

    I am 71 yrs. old with problems in my spine so it is very hard if not impossible to bend and clean my shower. This seems like a perfect solution to my cleaning problems. If I don’t win can you tell me where I can buy it at? Thank you.

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 2:23 PM

      Joyce,

      Wet & Forget Shower can be purchased at Ace Hardware and other stores. The best thing to do is visit their site via the link in my post.

      Then use the ‘Where to Buy’ button to find a store near your zip code.

      Hope this helps :)

  • Laurie March 25, 2013, 2:10 PM

    Where to start?! There’s a LOT that frustrates me about cleaning the shower. 1st As a new mom, I never seem to have the time. 2nd it’s such a SMALL space and I just can’t handle the smell! I’m am allergic to fragrance and as a result I am very sensitive to scents. Smells causes me to get headaches easily. For yeas I have been saying that all showers should have an exhaust fan above them so you don’t pass out from the smell of the cleaner! 3rd, For some reason I never manage to clean the shower w/o getting completely soaked lol.
    It sounds like Wet & Forget Shower cleaner would be perfect for our family because it solves All the issues, like time and smell, that cause me to skip cleaning our shower. Thanks for the great information!

  • Shelly Grabill March 25, 2013, 2:12 PM

    I am an accountant and we’re extremely busy preparing tax returns right now. Needless to say, when I finally get home, I’m tired and cleaning my shower stall is the last thing I want to do or have time to do. I can’t seem to get my shower clean unless I really scrub. A cleaner that you spray and let it do it’s magic sounds like heaven, especially if it works!

  • Frances Brigman March 25, 2013, 3:12 PM

    I would love to try this. I married a man that his wife was sick for several years before she passed away. Then of course he didn’t worry about cleaning to much. Now I’m trying to remove years of soap scrum. I have try everything choking myself with fumes. I should say I’m 67 he is 83 I want to finsh out our years together not worrying about soap scrum. Everytime I take a shower I end up scrubing the wall trying to see some good result.

  • Donna Ingalls March 25, 2013, 3:38 PM

    I am frustrated trying to keep the grout clean in the shower. I always thought there had to be an easier way. You seem to have found it. I have asthma and allergies, so heavy duty chemicals are out of the question for me. It sounds as if Wet and Forget Shower Cleaner is the product for me. It will save me time, do a fantastic job and not bring on an asthma attack. I loved your video!

  • Linda Dozier March 25, 2013, 3:46 PM

    Wow this sounds awesome. I have tried many different products on our shower
    and have not been happy with anything. I was to the point that I was going
    to remove all the grout and start over. Can’t wait to try this first.

    If I do not win the one of the extra bottles could you please let me know where
    you purchased this miracle product so I can try.

  • Ann March 25, 2013, 3:51 PM

    What frustrates me the most is that this 76-year-old-body has to get on hands and knees with a toothbrush and combinations of cleaners to clean our shower and I NEVER succeed in getting it completely clean. I hope I win the freebie, but whether I do or not, I’m going to try this stuff. I can hear my bones clapping right now. Or maybe they’re just creaking. Thanks for the info and please tell us where we can buy Wet and Forget Shower.

  • Kym J March 25, 2013, 4:09 PM

    Hi! I had come upon your website, because I was looking at your changes to Claire’s Mason Jar Herb Garden, and what I found here ended up being so very informative! What actually shocked me is that you are my type of handi-homeowner, like my Dad, who used his brain and hands to keep things, with simple, clear, instructions. As I was reading and watching your tutorial, I was in for quite a shock, because you actually helped solve a estate issue I had, and you solved it with a photo. Dad had left behind over sixty pipe clamps in various sizes, and to me, I knew they were costly to just throw away, and I had held on them thinking, there had to be a better way! Not until your video. did it dawn on me that I had found a use for the clamps! I did not realize what Clair was using, and your photo, shocked me to tears! Dad always showed and told me never to just toss things, think before I throw away, so those clamps were a reminder and a puzzle at the same time, but, you brought joy to my heart! Because Dad would have loved that my project to make these mason jar herb gardens for our church youth group, as a fund raising project, would be something he would have loved! Helping the community was another virtue, he instilled as well! I want to thank you not only for the great, clear, video and photos, but, for helping me find a use that would give my Dad honor as well, because he loved to garden, cook with herbs, work on projects around the house, recycle and reuse and help others. Thank you for this website, I am now, a reader/user… I even like your post about the shower grout cleaner, because this was my next project to tackle because as a disabled veteran (Just like my Dad) they cannot tolerate unsightly tile grime and soap scum… I am the only woman in our family who served, and as a US Navy veteran, we cannot allow our tiles to reflect water stains, and the brass or chrome work has to shine, as well! So your experiment was great to see! I want to let you know, that your website, made me remember the ingenuity of a few simple things to make beautiful memories… Thank you for all you do, because you just gained a sincere fan… Kudos!!!

    • Jeff Patterson March 25, 2013, 5:35 PM

      Thanks so much Kym for your comments. It warmed my heart to know that both tutorials would have made your dad proud.

      He sounded way ahead of his time. You’ll have to take some pictures of the projects you do with the clamps. Please send me a few of the photos, I’d love to see them :)

  • KatieJ March 25, 2013, 4:41 PM

    Cleaning the shower is my most despised chore! Thanks for sharing your experience, I think I need to try this product now!

  • Trisha March 25, 2013, 4:46 PM

    The shower is the worst thing to clean in the whole world! I have 5 kids and little time and would love a break. This sounds wonderful and I would love to win this:)

  • Michelle Byrd March 25, 2013, 5:36 PM

    I just don’t have the time to keep scrubbing the shower. I also can’t stand the chemical smells. This would be great if it really works this well.

  • Rochelle March 25, 2013, 5:44 PM

    My frustration is the shower doors, I have tried everything I can come up with and nothing is taking that tough water stains/spots! I am going to find this stuff and try it….. or buy new doors! thanks! R

  • Dianne March 25, 2013, 5:56 PM

    Well Jeff – This is fun! Unlike trying to keep the shower clean…
    Let’s just say that in Wisconsin we are blessed/cursed with natural mineral water from underground aqueducts. The water tastes delicious and is good for you! The downside is the high lime content which crusts and builds itself up on EVERYTHING! Coffee pots – let’s just say Mr. Coffee is enjoying his vacation home complements of Wisconsinites. Faucets? Doesn’t everyone have that glamorous white crust on theirs? Dishwasher spots? Nothing has conquered them yet. Now – to the shower…
    Using a squeegee after the shower helps a little with the walls of the shower. But it is inevitable that much scrubbing and scratching of the surfaces are the price to pay for our delicious water. I am on the edge of my seat wondering if Wet & Forget could actually “un”-rock my world! (get it? UN-rock? Limestone…rock…)yeah. So, I’m throwing my rock in the circle to see if I win the chance to find out! (Rock on…)

    • Jeff Patterson March 26, 2013, 8:08 AM

      Haha, loved your comment Diane.

      Thank you for your humor, which always helps DIY go a bit smoother.

      Hope your week is off to a great start!!

  • Linda S March 25, 2013, 6:41 PM

    I hate to clean showers and we have 3 in our house. I’m preparing to downsize and need to get this house ready to sell. Everything needs to sparkle, so I hope this product will do the trick. Thanks.

  • Leena Lanteigne March 25, 2013, 6:59 PM

    What frustrates me about cleaning my shower? What doesn’t? First, I too have allergies and asthma and have a really difficult time breathing around chemicals. Secondly, I have damaged disks in my back, which makes it very hard and painful to stretch between the door and the wall and across the shower to clean the back portion of the shower floor. Thirdly, when I get inside the shower stall to scrub the walls, it not only takes forever to hand scrub all surfaces, but I always end up getting wet and the cleaner makes the floor slippery, which is dangerous! Fourthly (is that a word?) the glass shower doors – hate them! The glass gets all soap scummy and the tracks get all nasty with slimey gunk and you can never clean all of the track because the door is always covering some portion of it. Lastly, my husband uses bar soap and a lot of it and it gets everywhere! It will actually be dripping from the top of the shower door frame! I have no idea what he does in there, but it’s like everything has been dipped in soap! So, I would love to win one of these bottles and give it a try! It sounds like a great solution to these issues! Thank you! Leena

  • Jeannie March 25, 2013, 7:04 PM

    I am tired of wasting my money on every gimmick that says it will clean your shower scum, pink mold, black mold etc.. I have tried literally everything, and I mean EVERYTHING under the sun to get my shower clean. I hate the builder grade shower, glass doors, trims and caulk. They are a birthing ground for mold and mildew. We have lived in our home for 15 years now and short of taking a stick of dynamite to the shower, I have exhausted every “cleaning” product on the market. We have even been suckered in at all the home shows to try this or that product. For what I have invested in products, I could have a new shower by now! Every one says this works or that product works but I have not found one yet that will clean my shower. Am I skeptical of the product your are endorsing? Yes, sadly I am. I truly HATE taking a shower in my shower because I just cannot get it clean. And yes, I am one of the ones that literally gets down on my hands and knees and uses a scrub brush, toothbrush and even a file to try and scrape the mold off the pan of the shower. Glad the product has worked for you. I feel like I will have to just live with my shower the way it is because NOTHING works! Thank you for sharing your video though! :-)

    • Jeff Patterson March 27, 2013, 8:29 AM

      Sorry you’ve had no luck Jeannie.

      Cleaning can sometimes be so frustrating and when you’re a busy person it’s super aggravating.

      Thanks for watching the video. Hope your spring is off to a good start :)

  • Cathy March 25, 2013, 11:31 PM

    We have a travertine shower and I regret it! It is pretty but so hard to clean! You can’t use any of the hard core tile cleaners on it because it is a porous stone. I can’t wait to see how this works! We are to the point of paying someone to come in and pressure wash the mildew out! Hah!

  • Bekki March 25, 2013, 11:47 PM

    I am really thankful to have stumbled upon your blog! I am always trying to find/make new Eco friendly all natural cleaners. We were missionaries in a country in Central Asia called Kyrgyzstan and just returned to the US so we had to learn to be very creative over there with cleaning supplies, food ideas and basically everything else in life. Lol

    Let’s see where to start about why everyone hates cleaning showers and tubs. My personal favorite is the fact that no matter what you use there always looks like someone came behind you with a water bottle. No matter what, there is the “water droplet” look. Seriously irritating. Then there is the smell after you use vinegar and water. It chokes you for three days! Lol maybe I am just frustrated with cleaning in general ;) I do live with two boys, two dogs and a cat. I would love to try this product since it does not use harsh chemicals. Last time I cleaned the floors with bleach water I got bronchitis. Please consider me as a candidate for this product! :) :)

  • Krista March 26, 2013, 10:54 AM

    I have the old style shower/tub combo and I guess the top half sits on the bottom part. But anyhow there is a seam that is suppose to be sealed (kind of) anyhow there seems to be mold build that gets in there and is hard to get out unless I use some kind of stinky cleaner with bleach. And then the sliding shower door it’s hard to get that cleaned. Even if I don’t win, I would love to try this. Where can I get it. Thanks and Have A Good Day

  • Mari Lu March 26, 2013, 1:28 PM

    Who doesn’t hate cleaning the bathroom? No one! This seems like a perfectly logical, easy way to keep the shower clean. What could be better? I hate cleaning the shower. First of all, I need to go in naked because if I’m wearing any clothes, they are bound to get wet or covered with whatever I’m using to clean. Scrubbing and I are not good friends. I love the idea of spraying it and forgetting it. I think I would easily remember to spray once a week. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiment!

  • Paul McClemens March 26, 2013, 2:14 PM

    What frustrates me the most about cleaning my shower is the water droplets that tend to show up on the tile even after I clean it. Also the mold or mildew that shows up in the corners of my shower.

  • Jill Carney March 26, 2013, 10:31 PM

    I’m disables so cleaning the shower is hard for me to do. This sounds like something I need to try because I could do it with no problems!

  • maude March 27, 2013, 9:20 PM

    Thank you for sharing this experiment. I have always wondered about products like this since I detest cleaning the shower and tub. So far, I only use soft scrub and a rough sponge, but this looks promising.
    Maude

  • paula March 28, 2013, 7:37 PM

    We also have a tile and grout shower that also has a ceiling of tiles. How do we rinse this and how long. Do you leave it sit before rinsing. Does it also work on vinyl trim on the door that has turned orange?

    • Jeff Patterson March 28, 2013, 10:21 PM

      Paula, it will work on vinyl trim. If the trim is too far gone and ruined though, I’m afraid Wet & Forget Shower may not help. But if you’re going to try it on your tiles then spray the vinyl anyway to see what happens.

      The ceiling tiles can be sprayed with the Wet & Forget Shower then rinsed
      off with water during your next shower. Definitely give the product a few months to work.

      Hope this helps.

  • Michael Roder April 24, 2013, 9:27 PM

    We have tiled showers with 1/4″ sanded grout both in home and summer cabin. The water in both places has some iron. We wipe the walls down after using them. However, the floors grout usually discolors. Do you think this product would be helpful here?

    • Jeff Patterson April 24, 2013, 10:12 PM

      It’s worth a shot Michael. The surfactants in the product will help prevent the iron from depositing on the grout. Make sure to spray Wet N Forget on the grout after you shower, let is sit until the next day, then rinse it off. Repeat weekly. If it doesn’t work at least you tried something different but I’m betting you’ll see some results. Let me know how it turns out.

  • melissa July 26, 2013, 9:44 PM

    Where can i get this?

  • Laurie Krommendijk July 26, 2013, 10:23 PM

    OK, you want to know what irks me the most about cleaning my shower? I can’t stand up for more than a few minutes, so I have to keep sitting down and resting between scrubbing the tiles! Stupid CLR doesn’t work like they say it does, and neither does Lime-Away. And I just stand up long enough to get it all done in one cleaning! If this stuff works as well as you say then I would like to have some. Where did you buy it and are you Calgary?

    • Jeff Patterson July 27, 2013, 4:25 PM

      Hey Laurie,

      I purchased Wet & Forget online but since then have found it at Ace Hardware here in the states. We live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-yes, I’m a Penguins fan love Crosby (figuratively of course). Give this product a shot especially since you can’t stand up very long in the shower. Just make sure to give it a few months to work. Patiences is key for both the shower and outdoor version. And stick to a regular schedule. Every Sunday I spray our shower with it then rinse down the walls & shower door on Monday morning when I shower. Hope it helps you!!

      Jeff

  • Suzie July 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

    I would indeed try this for I have COPD and anything non toxic helps my cleaning issues!!!

  • Marti July 27, 2013, 2:32 PM

    We have a marble sill on 2 pieces of our glass. Seems to be what they do here in FL because it is the same on all of our windowsills too. Do you think I can spray this and then just wipe it off the marble sill? Also we have large porcelain tiles on our shower walls ~ think it’s safe for that? I’ve already bought some to use in the other showers where it is just ceramic tile. We have the pink mold problem too despite always running a water softener!

    • Jeff Patterson July 27, 2013, 4:21 PM

      Hi Marti,

      We have a similar sill in our shower, so I’m familiar with your setup. Even though I’ve been using Wet & Forget Shower on it for months now with no issues the directions say not to use it on natural marble. So, what’s a good answer? Well, you could test a small area to see what happens or just choose not to use Wet & Forget. You can use Wet & Forget on your ceramic tile like I do and it should protect the tiles & grout from the pink residue
      :)

      Jeff

  • Jim Lamb July 27, 2013, 5:12 PM

    Today I went to Ace Hardware to get this…
    they had “out door” cleaner…is this the same
    that you used in the shower? Is it safe for interior
    use? I want a clean and safe shower!

    • Jeff Patterson July 27, 2013, 5:33 PM

      Hi Jim,

      You want the Wet & Forget Shower for sure. Sorry they didn’t have it today. But if you call around another store might. I didn’t know this but Ace stores are independently owned. So it’s up to the owner to order products.

      Jeff

  • Nikki September 10, 2013, 12:09 PM

    My husband is a shower cleaning maniac! Trouble is, its never clean. I’d LOVE to have him give this a test run!! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

    • Jeff Patterson September 10, 2013, 10:00 PM

      Hi Nikki,

      I feel your pain. Believe me, I hate seeing grime and mildew in the shower. Who wants to see that stuff first thing in the morning. Yuck!!

      Jeff

  • Delia September 10, 2013, 6:34 PM

    Can we buy this product in Australia? If so, what is it called, and where can we buy it?

    • Jeff Patterson September 10, 2013, 9:57 PM

      Hi Delia,

      I think this question came up once before and the answer was yes. But just in case you should Google “Wet and Forget” where you’re located and see if they have an Australian site. I know you can get it via Amazon and they ship anywhere in the world.

      Jeff

    • Louis April 13, 2014, 8:49 AM

      I am also from Australia and I found the packaging of wet and forget is different from the USA one, which is called shower witch something here. Not quite sure whether they are same ingredient . BTW not all the items on Amazon can be shipped anywhere, especially Australia. :(

      • Jeff Patterson April 16, 2014, 5:05 AM

        If you can find it Louis, give it a try. I’m still using it and am very happy with the results.

        That’s a bummer about Amazon not shipping to Australia. Wet and Forget is actually based out of New Zealand. So you should technically be able to get it sooner than all of us here in the States :)

  • Evelyn Burnett September 11, 2013, 7:31 AM

    Sounds to good to be true hate cleaning shower wall but I am willing to try it if it get the wall clean like you have showed on the pictures . where do you buy this product at . thanks for the info

    • Jeff Patterson September 12, 2013, 6:39 AM

      Hi Evelyn,

      I’m with you — cleaning showers is no fun. That’s the reason I gave Wet N Forget a shot. You can buy it at Ace Hardware. Their website also has a store locator that is really helpful. Just go to http://www.wetandforget.com and I think the store locator button is on the right side :)

      Hope this helps and let me know what you think.

      Jeff

  • Shasha October 21, 2013, 6:14 PM

    Thanks for sharing this product and your experience with it. It’s been a while since you posted this so I’m curious, did you end up using Wet and Forget in your entire shower after the experiment? Are you still using this product? I’m wondering if its possible to keep the tiles and grout clean and mildew free in the long run by exclusively using this.

    Trying to clean grout is a total nightmare! I’ve done so much scrubbing that I make sure to switch hands for fear of having one arm resemble Popeye’s and have the other looking like Olive Oyl’s. This stuff seems really promising, it would save me a lot of time and effort plus I won’t have to worry about having funky, lopsided arms.

    • Jeff Patterson October 23, 2013, 5:45 AM

      LOL, you’re too funny Shasha. I know the feelings you’re having about tile and grout cleaning. It can be totally frustrating and who wants lopsided arms in the process, right?

      I’m still using Wet and Forget for my entire shower. So the tiles, grout, doors, glass, you name it — they all get the treatment on Sunday mornings. Then I rinse everything down the next morning. And it works out great.

      Wet and Forget combined with the GroutGrimebuster 3000 is a perfect 1-2 punch against dirty showers or bathtubs. And it makes cleaning way easier.

      Plus, no arm fatigue!!!

  • Wanda Krauter January 1, 2014, 8:24 PM

    We bought this house 9 years ago. The tub walls are the plastic molded type(came with the house) and its been hard to get water and soap scum off. I’ve tried everything from baking soda to whatever I can find in the store. I find orange stains on the shelves and tub drain also. I would love to try your product!

    • Jeff Patterson January 4, 2014, 7:56 AM

      Give it a shot Wanda. I think you’ll have a great success with Wet & Forget Shower. Be patient with the results. It may take a good 3 to 4 weeks for it to really kick in.

  • sherry saam March 7, 2014, 11:30 AM

    i want to try it Please and ThankYou

  • Lester Welker March 7, 2014, 6:27 PM

    I want to win Wet & Forget Weekly Shower Spray because?” it works and not another boggus claim

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