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Mold in your car? Really?!!

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in car Cleaning mold out of your car

Having a water damage in your Sycamore home and the possibility of mold is an upsetting thought. What about the possibility of mold within your vehicles?

The current production of vehicles is quality checked and inspected so interior problems are very rare. Yet, it is possible to have mold in your vehicle.

Do you know how to detect if you have a problem in your vehicle? Frankly, it is tough to determine. Our DeKalb area climate is very wet in spring; heavy potential storms in summer and fall and, winters are cold and snowy. During the long winter months, we track snow and ice into our vehicles from our shoes and boots. This equates to a lot of moisture in your car. 

The same rules apply to our vehicles as with our homes: "You don't have a mold problem; you have a moisture problem."

Be aware of your car's environment. Do a quick inspection, especially after heavy rains. Check for signs of wetness on carpeting, your dash, seats, or headliner. Listen for signs of water accumulation in the duct work (usually noticeable when you turn, and you hear sloshing). Finally, do you smell a musty odor in the car?

If you find you have a moisture problem in your vehicle, check to see if there was a recall from the manufacturer to remedy the potential mold issue. SERVPRO of DeKalb County is very experienced in mold remediation of vehicles. Call our office for additional information: 815.758.3900.

For more information about DeKalb:  https://www.cityofdekalb.com/

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