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How to Get Rid of Car Mold

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While there’s no reliable way to prevent mold in car interiors if you live in an area with high levels of humidity or rainfall, you can learn how to get mold out of car seats, carpet, and other cabin surfaces. Before attempting to remove mold in a car, thoroughly clean and vacuum the entire cabin. Then follow the step-by-step car mold removal guide below from the Sunrise Chevrolet service center!

How to Get Mold Out of Car Carpets & Seats

Learning how to get mold out of car upholstery and carpets is a great way to save money on cleaning services, especially if you plan to sell your vehicle. Follow these steps to remove mold in car interior surfaces:

  1. Don’t delay cleaning if you smell mold, since mold in car interiors can spread quickly if conditions are damp. If the interior is still wet, allow it to dry before you begin cleaning.
  2. Collect and dispose of any trash inside the cabin.
  3. Vacuum the upholstery, including under and between the seats.
  4. Carefully clean all seating surfaces with an appropriate car mold removal solution. For a solution that fights odors and is particularly effective against black mold, try applying a mixture of white vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle, and scrubbing with baking soda. One part water mixed with one part color-safe bleach will also work, but be sure to spot-test first because bleach can damage some types of upholstery.
  5. Open all doors, and spray down the entire interior with your car mold removal solution.
  6. Mold in car carpets and fabric seat upholstery can be stubborn, so try using a wet dry vacuum with the upholstery attachment.
  7. Remember to leave the car windows down when finished so that the interior can dry properly.

More Car Mold Removal Tips

Here’s what you need to know for safe and effective car mold removal:

  • Use ventilation if you spot any black mold. Black mold in car interiors can cause lung irritation and breathing problems.
  • If you’d rather purchase your car mold removal solution, look for enzyme-based cleaners. They work best for most mold varieties, and are stocked by most Chicago-area hardware stores.
  • You can’t rely on professional detailing service to take care of car mold removal. Only schedule detailing service in Carol Stream after removing the mold yourself, or had your car cleaned by a dedicated car cleaning service.
  • Mold spores may have travelled to areas that don’t yet look affected, so be sure to spray down the entire cabin with cleaning solution.

Find Expert Chevrolet Service in Glendale Heights

Now that you know how to get mold out of car interiors, why not add a few more skills to your DIY car-care toolbox? Whether you’re wondering how to change a cabin air filter or how to save fuel on your Addison commute, certified Chevrolet technicians at our service center in Glendale Heights are standing by to help out! Contact us today to learn more about your vehicle.

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