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Molds And Cars

cleaning car with spray and towl

You must be wondering why Mold Doctors is talking about cars in this blog. You probably thought that molds can only happen inside your house. I hate to break it to you, but your beloved automobile can get contaminated with molds as well. You get in your car and got greeted by the unsightly, smelly, unhealthy fungi. Read more below on what to do to prevent this and how to get rid of it.

Causes of Car Molds

 

Detailing

Whenever you get your car detailed, you have to make sure that every area is properly dried afterward. If not, you risk exposing your car to fungi and molds.

Flooding

Most especially this rainy season, make sure that you close all the windows and vents in your car to prevent water from coming in. You might also want to check your car for some sealing problems.

Cross-Contamination

Fungi and bacteria usually come from different places. Plants, for example, can carry spores and spread inside your car while it’s inside. Same goes with pets and other objects that can get moldy.

Air Conditioners

 

How to Get Rid of Molds in Your Car?

Once you discover that there is mold inside your car, do not be alarmed. As long as you follow a couple of best practices, your car should be saved from the mold.

  • Sunlight – Make use of the natural sunlight to help you kill the fungi in your car. Move your car into direct sunlight
  • Remove everything that you think has been contaminated
  • Open all doors and windows to fully ventilate your car
  • Wear appropriate gear. Remember that molds can be dangerous to your health if exposed for too long
  • Fully inspect your automobile inside and out to make sure that you are taking care of all the contaminated areas.
  • Break up and vacuum loose mold in all the contaminated areas.

 

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