Mold spores naturally live in the air. When they find a warm, damp, porous surface they can bloom into an active mold colony with microscopic roots that run so deep that not even consumer-grade bleach can completely kill them.
Vehicles like cars, trucks, and SUVs are particularly susceptible to mold colonization during the summer months. Mold spores can easily find their way into your vehicle. With the doors closed and the windows rolled up on a warm day, they can germinate onto just about any porous surface. Especially less noticeable areas like under seats or in-cabin air filters.
When an active colony grows large enough, it starts to release new spores into the vehicle’s air. Breathing them in can cause a wide range of symptoms from skin irritation, respiratory irritation, coughing, and sneezing, to chronic headaches. There are even some people who are genetically predisposed to chronic inflammatory conditions when exposed to airborne mold spores.
Some strains of mold are known to be toxic to the human body. This includes Stachybotrys chartarum or so-called “Toxic Black Mold.” Which is the long-term can cause severe medical complications in certain individuals.
At Affordable Remediation, we have years of experience decontaminating and remediating all manner of vehicle biohazards and chemical contamination issues. This includes things like blood cleanup, bodily fluids, biohazardous materials, chemical spills, and mold problems. We have the training, experience, equipment, and professional-grade cleaning products to handle just about anything.