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How to Get Mold Out of Cars

Mold is scary! It can cause serious health issues when it’s breathed in. It’s no wonder that so many of our Conway customers are curious about car mold removal. All it takes is for one window to be accidentally left open during a rainstorm one time. Before you know it, you may find mold in car seats, upholstery, floor carpeting, ceiling fabric, and anywhere that can get wet inside a car. But there are things you can do to get rid of it. The service team at Beach Ford of Myrtle Beach wants you to be safe, so we’ve put together this handy guide on how to get mold out of your car.

Items You’ll Need to Remove Mold in Cars

Before you begin, you’ll want to have a good commercial mold cleaner or a DIY mold cleaner on hand to get things started. If you don’t want to make the trip to your local auto shop, you can make a cleaner designed for removing mold in car interiors at home by mixing white vinegar, hot water, and baking soda mix. Another option could be to combine one part water and one part color-safe bleach but be careful and test a small amount at first to ensure the fabric color or finish does not get ruined. Once you have the right cleaner ready, gather the rest of the following car mold removal items:

  • Wet vac (optional)
  • Dry vacuum
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrub brush
  • Toothbrush (one you will not use to brush your teeth with after this)
  • Clean rag
  • Gloves
  • Mask

How to Get Mold Out of Your Car

Follow these steps for effective car mold removal:

  • Put on your gloves and mask
  • Park the car outside and open the doors and windows to allow mold spores to escape
  • Take any items and garbage out of the car
  • Use a wet vac to remove any water or moisture from the vehicle. If you don’t have a wet vac, let the car dry completely
  • Clean the entire interior, including under and between the seats, with a dry vacuum.
  • Spray down the entire interior (not just areas that have mold in the car) with the mold cleaner
  • Scrub the cleaner into areas with mold
  • Leave the windows down to allow the car to dry, or remove extra cleaner with a wet vac.
  • Wait until the car completely dry before using the car again

Check Out Beach Ford for More Tips and Tricks

If you found this guide on dealing with mold in your car to be helpful, check out our other tips and tricks, like “10 Maintenance Tasks Every Driver Should Know How to Do”, “What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil” or how to remove smoke smell from your car. Our Service team stands ready to help you with any car maintenance needs you have. We’re just a short drive away from Florence, but you can also contact us by phone today!

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