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.
1) perform hydro test to find leak(s)
2) repair leaks (we can repair most leaks, however, some leaks like windshield leaks have to be repaired by a 3rd party vendor)
3) dry out vehicle
4) remove all contents from the vehicle (all compartments including spare tire and all items in the spare tire compartment)
5) remove cabin air filter
6) remediate every square inch of the interior with a peroxide based mold remediation chemical
7) dry vehicle after remediation
8) place industrial ozone machines in vehicle for three to five hours (possibly longer depending on the situation)
9) after ozone machines finish their run time, start the vehicle and cycle the concentrated ozone through the ventilation system for a minimum of one hour
10) evacuate ozone gas out of vehicle for 30 minutes
11) install new cabin air filter
12) air out vehicle for an additional three hours (this is an important step because ozone in concentrated amounts is a respiratory irritant and should be avoided)
After step 12 has been completed, the vehicle can be safely occupied. Ozone is a gas and leaves behind a residual odor. This odor with dissipate over several days. The more the vehicle is aired out, the quicker the odor will dissipate.
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NEW SERVICE - Mold prevention: Mold needs moisture to grow. Occasionally high humidity alone provides enough moisture for mold growth. This is especially true when a vehicle sits sealed up for extended periods of time in high humidity. However, nearly all mold problems in vehicles are caused by leaks. The most common leak is sunroof drain tube leaks. Leaky door and trunk rubber seals also leak often. There are several additional common leak sources. Once a vehicle gets wet and develops a mold problem it becomes an expensive and time consuming process to remediate. Our mold prevention service is designed to prevent mold growth by targeting common leak sources and clean, lubricate, and examine and if necessary repair them. We also educate the vehicle owner on ways to prevent mold growth.
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Moisture removal: Drying out the vehicle can be challenging due to the carpet padding being thick, dense, and sealed off. We use heated blowers to force hot air up under the padding. We can provide this service as a stand alone service. However, this service is typically part of our comprehensive mold remediation process.
We are a true one stop shop vehicle mold remediation service provider. This makes us unique in the vehicle mold remediation space. These are the vehicle mold remediation services that we offer:
1) Mold prevention
2) Mold evaluation
3) Hydro testing - finding vehicle leaks
4) Leak repair
5) Moisture testing
6) Moisture removal
7) Remediation - both chemical and gas
8) Cabin filter replacement
Leak repair: We can fix all leaks except windshield leaks and air conditioning condensate tube leaks. We can provide this service as a stand alone service. However, this service is typically a part second step of our comprehensive mold remediation process.
Chemical and gas remediation: We use a combination of peroxide based remediation chemicals (surface remediation), and ozone gas (goes everywhere that chemicals can't reach)
Ford Escape before Remediation
Moisture testing: We use moisture meters to test all areas within the vehicle. This step is used at different stages of the remediation process.
Mold evaluation: This service is to evaluate the condition of a moldy vehicle in order to provide an accurate quote. In addition, we use moisture meters to determine if the vehicle is wet.
Hydro testing: Finding leaks can be is complex and time consuming. Experience is the name of the game here. It takes time to learn all of the tricks that come with finding leaks. Over the last six years we have become true experts in finding leaks. We can provide this service as a stand alone service. However, this service is typically a part of our comprehensive mold remediation process.
Ford Escape after Remediation
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