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Vehicle Mold Removal and Remediation

Southwest Florida’s #1 Trusted Licensed Mold Remediation Experts

When you call iMold 24/7 for mold removal in Fort Myers FL, you can expect a response with a free inspection and estimate within 30 minutes.

Did you know that in as little as 48-72 hours after a water damage or high humidity event, your vehicle can become infested with toxic mold?

The only factors that need to be present for mold to grow is moisture and heat. Some simple ways that mold can grow in your vehicle is through leaving your window cracked or your sunroof open on a rainy day. Or by a small spill of a beverage!

The key to reducing the spread of mold and minimizing mold removal costs is a rapid and appropriate response by state certified and experienced mold remediation specialists.  

When remediation is needed, we work with your insurance company to fix the problem and restore your property as quickly as possible. At iMold, we turn your disaster into an experience where you feel extremely satisfied, respected and supported during every step of the process.

At iMold, we specialize in mold removal and upholstery cleaning. Our trained and certified technicians will assess your vehicle for proper treatment.

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Our Standard Mold Remediation Process Includes:

  • Seat removal
  • HVAC system cleansing
  • OZONE treatment
  • All interior surfaces cleaned & prepped including door cards, dashboard, center console and vinyl / plastic surfaces
  • Windows cleaned & wiped
  • Carpets / upholstery will be spot treated & scrubbed
  • Carpets / upholstery will be steam cleaned & shampooed
  • Leather surfaces cleaned & conditioned using entry-level products
  • No oily / shiny residues left – dash, trim, etc. will have a factory matte finish if it were “like new”
  • Highly effective deodorization process and air-scrubbing
  • Surface treatment with a safe antimicrobial/antifungicidal and photosynthesizing neutralizer which continues to work well after our work is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can car mold affect my health?

Driving a moldy car on a regular basis isn’t something anyone should be exposed to. Interior mold growing in your vehicle may be the cause of irritation to your eyes & respiratory system, incite allergic reaction, infection, and further health complications. 

How will driving a moldy car affect my asthma?

We advise anyone with asthma or a history of asthma attacks in moldy environments to not drive vehicle with mold to or from our location for mold remediation. Mold sensitivity or even the slightest agitation of spores could trigger an asthma attack, putting the driver, passengers, and other road-goers at risk.

Can you remove mold from my car?

We are well versed in a wide variety of mold removal & remediation techniques. Utilizing a combination of atmospheric testing, labor-intensive deep cleaning & detoxification measures, we can kill the mold in your car with certainty. Additionally, we can facilitate the type of preventative care & material treatment your vehicle needs to keep it completely mold-free for years to come.

My car smells like mildew, how do I check for mold?

If your car’s interior smells damp or “dewy,” chances are mildew & mold may already be growing within the fabrics, carpets, or seat foam. To check for mold, remove all the interior components you can like floor mats or seat covers, and look for any signs of growth, discoloration, or wetness. If you would like a second opinion, we can schedule you for a leak-down test and perform a moisture scan of your interior and really get to root of the mold problem before removal & remediation takes place.

Where is mold commonly found in cars?

Mold can grow almost anywhere in a vehicle interior. We commonly see mold on floorboard carpets, headliners, seat belts, seats, headrests, and even growing in the trunk or rear hatch. If an area of the vehicle is susceptible to moisture, leaking, or collecting standing water, chances are mold will flourish. 

I don't want to risk exposing my car's interior to mold or mildew if I don't have to. How do I avoid mold all together?

With the climate we have here in the Pacific NorthWest, it’s nearly impossible to avoid mold all together. Beyond routine interior detailing & reconditioning, garage or car port storage is highly recommended at the very least. For those seeking even more protection against mold due to health complications, it may be worth investing in properly storing your vehicle, using a dehumidifier during storage or use of desiccant in your cars cabin.

What makes mold grow in my car?

In short, car mold is due largely to trapped moisture, stagnant air and organic matter. If your vehicle is showing signs of mold growth, chances are there may be a leaky seal or point of entry for water and environmental contaminates to find their way in. If you haven’t identified the source of the original moisture, there may be a leak in your seals or sunroof somewhere. We suggest having a leak down test performed prior to scheduling your appointment for remediation.  

Is car mold really a problem?

Car mold isn’t a life & death issue, but it can pose a risk to you or your passenger’s health if exposure to a moldy vehicle is prolonged. Beyond that, it’s unsightly — it can discolor, stain, and compromise your fabrics, resulting in irreversible damage where the only solution is to completely replace interior components of the vehicle. 

Can you provide mold testing for my vehicle?

We are able to provide quantitative test results for those who are interested, or for insurance parties as necessary. Depending on the level and type of testing you would prefer, these tests as wells as the outsourced lab results would result in additional costs. Inquire if interested. 

Are there any good car mold killer products that I can buy to remove and remediate the mold growing in my car?

We do not have any recommendations for off-the-shelf mold & mildew removal products at this time. While there are a few advertised, most seem to only remove surface mold but do not address airborne spores, or aren’t designed for deep cleaning. Check back or feel free to contact us directly if you have a handy mold killing solution or short term technique for eliminating car mold. 

How do I get rid of the mildew smell in my interior? I don't see any mold growing but it's musty.

Just because surface mold isn’t visible doesn’t mean your vehicle is mold free. If the musty, mildew smell is present in your interior, chances are there’s mold hiding underneath carpet padding or growing in your headliner. It might be worth considering a Smoker’s Remedy with OZONE or similar deodorization procedure to see if the smell subsides. Alternatively, schedule a mold removal & remediation consultation at your earliest convenience. 

Where did this mold come from anyways?

Prior to our work taking place, we insist our customers identify the source of moisture and address the point of entry if it had to do with a leak on your vehicle. This service is available to be done by most glass repair shops in the area to help you identify and fix any necessary seals. We often see clogged sunroof drains which moisture will backup and enter the car at the footwells of the front seats as well as windshield replacements gone bad or even door and window seals which have failed. In rare instances, we have seen vehicles without a leak, that have been stored for months without being driven, which can develop mold. This generally results in pine needle or organic matter clogging necessary drains or seals from storage outside. Once you have identified and fixed the moisture problem, we would be happy to complete our mold remediation process on your vehicle.  

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Facts About Mold and Mold Remediation in Fort Myers & Naples FL

Social and Economic Consequences of a Mold Problem

  • Evacuation is a standard practice when mold is detected in schools, government offices and commercial buildings.
  • The number of lawsuits by tenants suing property managers for injuries related to mold exposure has skyrocketed.
  • There are many more mold related insurance claims.
  • When mold is present at a job site, local building inspectors are requiring builders to provide mold remediation before issuing building permits.
  • Mold significantly decreases property value and makes selling difficult.
  • Exposure to toxic mold contributes to substantial healthcare costs and time missed from work and school.

Determining If You Have a Mold Problem

If you see mold or detect an odor that could be mold, it is important to determine that a mold problem exists. Unlike most mold remediation companies, we rely on definitive mold testing by an impartial and highly qualified 3rd party environmental testing company. Based on their inspection and testing analysis, we provide an honest and ethical mold remediation proposal when mold contamination is present. The goal of mold remediation in Naples & Fort Myers, FL is to stop the growth and spread of mold, remove the mold and restore your property through repairs, professional cleaning, odor removal, and renovations.