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That's a great question and you're right, both claim to do the same thing, which is to remove mold, mildew and algae growth. But there are some significant differences.
Spray & Forget has been out since 2002, and therefore has had the longest history of effectiveness. Its also 3x more concentrated right out of the bottle, which delivers about 40% more product overall. Spray & Forget lasts longer too, and it performs better on tough stains. Finally of the two products, only Spray & Forget is made here in the USA.
Spray & Forget has been a consistent innovator in the no-rinse cleaning category, with more application options than other manufacturers. They also continue to enhance and add to their formulations to increase performance and address new needs that homeowners want.
Check out the interview we did with Scott Dudjak, the President of Spray & Forget, below.
While it’s possible that you’re getting some dust from the attic, it’s unlikely. If there are gaps around your ceiling fans, air is probably moving from the house into the attic, not the other way around, due to something called the stack effect. I suggest that you look at a couple of other possible sources of dust first.
When’s the last time you had your clothes dryer vent cleaned? If that vent is obstructed, you could be getting a lot of dryer lint blowing back into the house. Turn on your dryer, then go outside to find the vent opening. You should have a nice, strong flow of warm air coming out of that opening. If you don’t, then have the vent cleaned to remove any build up of lint. It might solve your problem and make your dryer work better at the same time.
Do you have a fireplace or wood stove? If you do, and the inside of your house were to become depressurized, air could move backwards through these flues and carry ash into the house. If this is the case, you’ll need to find out why the house is becoming depressurized. Leaky ductwork in your heating system is often the culprit here.
One other thing to consider is that your heating system’s filter is missing. It’s important for you to clean or change your air filter regularly.
Editor’s Note: Jim Katen is a professional home inspector with Benchmark Inspection Service in Gaston, OR. Jim volunteers as a guest expert in The Money Pit Community. Learn more about Jim’s work through the American Society of Home Inspectors.
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