If you notice that your vehicle has a moldy smell, it's essential to take care of that issue right away. Warning signs include discoloration or a sour milk smell on the carpet and seats. First, you will want to vacuum and clean your vehicle's interior. Then, you need to take care of the car model removal. To do so, follow these easy steps from the service team at Kolosso CDJR to remove mold in your car. 

How to Get Mold Out of a Car: Steps to Follow

Taking care of car mold removal is an essential step to keeping your vehicle clean, especially if you're going to sell your vehicle.

  1. Remove any trash or other items from your vehicle. Mold spreads pretty quickly on wet clothing.
  2. Water damage from a sudden Kaukauna rainstorm can cause mold to form. Make sure the interior is dry before cleaning. 
  3. Use a dry vacuum to clean the interior upholstery. Vacuum everything thoroughly, including under and between the seats. 
  4. Choose your mold cleaner. White vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle is a top option, but you can also mix it with baking soda. This odor remover is particularly effective against black mold. One part water and one part color-safe bleach can also work, but you may want to test a patch in an out-of-the-way area first to make sure that it doesn't discolor the upholstery.
  5. With the doors open, spray down the vehicle's interior. You can use these cleaners on any area of the vehicle, not just areas with mold growth.
  6. If you're struggling to remove mold in the car, try using the upholstery attachment on a wet dry vacuum.
  7. Once you're done cleaning, leave the car windows down to allow the interior to dry. Otherwise, you do run the risk of the mold spreading.

Car Mold Removal: Additional Steps

For additional service tips to ensure you're safely removing mold in the car, check out the tips below:

  • If there's black mold in your car, you must use a dust mask. It can irritate the lungs and cause breathing problems.
  • Enzyme-based cleaners handle many types of mold, and you can find them in most hardware stores.
  • While you can take your car to be detailed at a car wash, they probably won't be able to handle removing mold in your car. You would have to take care of it yourself or get in touch with a dedicated car cleaning service.
  • Spray down the entire vehicle when cleaning to truly kill the mold. Mold spores can travel to areas that don't look like it's affected.

Get Additional Car Cleaning Advice From Kolosso CDJR

Green Bay drivers looking to purchase a new or used car from us, you can trust that your vehicle's interior will be clean and free from mold. Our factory-trained and certified technicians recondition every vehicle to ensure it meets our high standards. Have any questions? Give us a call!