There is a huge difference between detailing and mold remediation. Detailing not only doesn’t kill the mold is many areas within the vehicle (ventilation system, behind the dash, behind the door panels, in the carpet padding, in the seat foam, etc. etc.), it also doesn’t address two additional critical areas: 1) finding the source of the leak 2) drying out the vehicle. If these two steps are not performed the mold will return within a relatively short period of time.
Mold needs moisture in order to grow and thrive. Although mold can develop in a vehicle due to the humidity in the air alone, it’s almost always the case that the mold growth is caused by a leak in the vehicle. Leaks in vehicles are actually very common. A few common vehicle leak areas include: Sunroof drain tubes, air conditioning condensate drain tubes, rubber door/trunk seals, tail lights, 3rd brake light, etc.
Drying out a vehicle can take many hours due to the carpet foam padding being so thick and dense. The vehicle has to be completely dry prior to beginning the remediation process. We use heated blowers to blow air under the car padding.
We provide all necessary services in order to professionally complete the entire vehicle mold remediation process: 1) Hydro test (find the leak(s), 2) repair the leak(s) 3) Moisture removal (dry out the vehicle) 4) Chemical remediation 5) Gas remediation (ozone) 6) cabin air filter replacement
Note: In addition to utilizing mold remediation peroxide based chemicals, we utilize ozone gas technology to kill mold spores that can’t be reached chemically
i.e. ventilation system, carpet padding, seat foam, behind plastic panels, etc, etc.