Car Mold Removal Tips

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Maybe you left a window cracked during a storm, or someone had a spill in your Waterford car. Any excess moisture can lead to getting mold in your car. You’ll know you have mold in your car if you notice a smell like sour milk, or see discoloration in the carpet or seating upholstery. When you need to get a jump on car mold removal, start by vacuuming your vehicle’s interior as soon as possible. Then continue with our service department instructions on how to get mold out of a car.

How to Get Mold Out of a Car

When you know how to get mold out of a car you not only will have a cleaner car with a better resale value, you’ll also likely get some relief if you have allergies. Because of that, consider wearing a dust mask while you’re doing car mold removal.  Most hardware stores in Branford sell enzyme-based mold removers. You can make your own mold cleaner by combining equal parts white vinegar and hot water with a pinch of baking soda in a spray bottle. Equal parts water and color-safe bleach is a great option, too, but test it on an inconspicuous spot in your car to make sure it doesn’t stain. Here’s how to get mold out of a car before you drive it in Madison:

  1. Remove any items and items from your car, especially anything that might be wet like drink cups or gym clothes.
  2. Allow your car’s interior to dry. You can speed this up with a wet vac. Be thorough and don’t forget to vacuum under and between seats.
  3. With the car doors open, spray down the interior with your cleaning spray. Don’t limit your cleaning to visible mold, as it’s possible for mold to be invisible.
  4. For extra-tough spots of mold in your car, use the upholstery attachment on a wet vac.
  5. Leave your car windows open and let the interior air dry.

Turn to Old Saybrook Hyundai for More Car Cleaning Advice

Whether you need to know how to get mold out of a car or you just want to learn how to clean car seats or floor mats, turn to the service team at Old Saybrook Hyundai. We can help you learn how to do your own car detailing, or arrange an appointment for you to have one of our team members get your car clean.


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