Nobody likes a dirty, smelly car but nothing is worse than a car that has been sitting for months and has built up mold all over the seats and carpets. Usually a car gets full of mold when there is excess moisture in the vehicle that hasn't had a chance to fully dry. Now don't be scared and think that the car is too far gone because in the detailing world, no car is too far gone.
First step in removing mold from an interior is you will need some tools. You will need a steamer, shampoo/extraction machine, vacuum, carpet shampoo, interior detailer, brushes, and some microfiber towels. After you have acquired all of these tools you will start by vacuuming the interior and getting rid of any debris. You then will start to steam the carpets and seats to kill the mold and you will also apply your carpet shampoo, agitate the shampoo into the fabric with the steamer and then start to extract the carpets and seats with your shampoo machine. You will want to repeat these steps until the carpets and seats are stain free and there is nothing, but clear water coming up from fabric. You can also use your vacuum to suck up the excess shampoo and water, but a shampoo machine is recommended for optimum results.
After you have steamed, shampooed, and removed the mold from the carpets and seats, you will use your steamer and interior detail simultaneously to clean the plastic in the vehicle and remove the mold from them. Be careful to not damage any material in the vehicle with the steamer and be careful with using it, as it can cause damage if not used correctly.
After you have made sure that the car is free of any mold the carpets and seats may still be damp, you will want to make sure to let them dry by cracking the windows and letting them dry over night. You can also get a car fan and use them to speed up the drying process. After you have made sure that there is no excess moisture in the vehicle you should now have a nice, clean car that is ready to hit the road again!
Why you should hire a professional?
It is recommended that you hire a professional to do this kind of work because they will have more experience skill and knowledge on how to deal with these situation. Here at A1 Auto Detailing we have detailed many vehicles and recommenced our services to insure that the your vehicles is clean. You should also call a professional if your vehcile has any of these warning signs