If you’ve noticed mold growing in the cabin of your car, it’s imperative to perform car mold removal quickly. Mold spreads fast and can be damaging to your lungs. If you haven’t noticed mold, but your cabin has begun to smell like sour milk or you’ve noticed discoloration on your seats and carpet, keep reading. Mercedes-Benz of Escondido will walk you through the steps of identifying mold in your car and how to get mold out of your car. If you have questions about other car car topics, be sure to check out our hub of helpful guides.

Steps to Car Mold Removal

Knowing how to get mold out of your car is essential to your health, as well as maintaining the resale value of your San Marcos vehicle.

  1. First, you’ll want to clean the trash out of your cabin, as well as any items that are susceptible to mold, like wet clothes.
  2. Identify water damage. Dry the interior of the cabin before cleaning.
  3. Vacuum up debris in the seats and along the floor to further clear potential conduits for mold growth from your vehicle.
  4. Select a mold cleaner. The most popular cleaner is a combination of white vinegar and hot water mixed with baking soda. This odor removing combination is especially useful against black mold. One part color-safe bleach and one part water also works, however, we don’t recommend you use this mixture on leather seats. If you use it on cloth, test it on a separate piece of fabric to make sure you’ve got the mixture down and aren’t going to discolor your seats or carpet.
  5. Once you’re done, leave the windows down so the interior can dry.

More Tips on Getting Rid of Mold

Now you know how to get mold out of your car, but there are few more pointers about car mold removal that Valley Center and Temecula drivers should mind.

  • If you find black mold, wear a dust mask. These spores can wreak havoc on your lungs and even cause seizures.
  • Enzyme-based cleaners are great at cleaning most molds and can be purchased at your local hardware store.
  • Be sure to spray down the entire vehicle when cleaning to truly kill the mold. Mold spores can travel to areas that don’t look affected.

Reach Out to Mercedes-Benz of Escondido with Questions

If you have additional questions about how to identify mold in your car or about car mold removal, reach out to Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Our mechanics can help you troubleshoot any obstacles that might arise along the way to a mold-free car.

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