A mold infestation is among the most annoying and disgusting things that can happen to your home or car. Yet, we often ignore it for a while because we view it as inconvenient but harmless.
Of course, this is wrong. Mold is not only disgusting, but it can often be very dangerous and hazardous to your health. Certain types of mold can cause fatigue, weakness, poor memory, headaches, shortness of breath, bloating, abdominal pain, and more. Black mold, in particular, otherwise known as the two Stachybotrys chartarum and chlorohalonata species of mold, is one that you need to look out for.
The other types of mold may be less hazardous to your physical health, but they too require immediate action – if left unchecked they can spread in a matter of days and completely destroy the seats, carpet and interior of your car. In that way one might say that mold in the car is even more of a problem than mold at home, since the damage to a car’s interior can be harder to deal with than the damage to a painted wall or ceiling. Plus, since the car has a smaller air volume than a room, the mold’s effects to the air are more significant.
The principles may be similar, but the smaller breathing space of the car, as well as the presence of soft surfaces for mold to spread make removing mold from your car much more of a challenge than removing it from your home.
A lot of people flinch when you mention professional mold cleaners. After all, it’s just mold, right? It’s not a house fire! Well, as we said, mold can be highly hazardous to your health, but even outside of that, it can utterly destroy your car’s interior. One might say that this is enough of a reason to call professionals. So, at the very least assess the damage and weigh up whether dealing it by yourself won’t be too much hard work.
And that’s more or less it. As you can see, removing mold from your car can be quite an adventure, so the professional help we suggested at the start may not seem that bad of an idea now, right? If you still feel up to the task, however, following these steps should be enough to guide you through the problem.