Mold Removal And Mold Remediation

You have a problem. Your car smells. And maybe there is some awful-looking fuzz to look at in your car. Yes, you have a problem, and that problem is mold. Fortunately, we have the solution – Seatco does mold removal and mold remediation.

We do a great deal of mold removal from cars here at Seatco. It’s a substantial part of the business we take in every week. And, to offer more detail, we perform mold removal on not only cars, but SUVs, trucks, boats, RVs, and, occasionally, even household or outdoor furniture. All right here in our shop; every week. We’re proud that we have mold removal certification from MICRO, a leading mold removal player.

The technical term for what we do is not mold removal, but rather, mold remediation, and then, mold eradication.

Mold Removal and Mold Remediation

Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization

Seatco has always been great at getting rid of mold in vehicles, and by the way, when we get rid of it, it doesn’t come back a month later.

If you’re like most people, you might be thinking to yourself, “Really, what’s the big deal? I mean, how often do cars get mold in them, anyway? I never hear about someone with mold in their car.”


Seatco sees around 15 vehicles a month come in for mold remediation, and most of those jobs happen because a sunroof drain or a drain attached to the AC system or some other drain in the car gets blocked, and water being water, it seeks someplace else to go. That location is almost always within the interior cabin. A lot of times, people don’t realize they have water coming in their car for quite awhile. Particularly if it’s happening during winter or during an extended rainy period.

Carpets and seats get wet, it’s a closed environment so the interior can’t dry out quickly, and mold occurs. It smells bad (sometimes really bad), and sometimes it’s enough mold so that it makes people sick.

So, we fix that. Just as we’ve done for decades. We can describe, step-by-step, just how we do mold remediation in our customers’ cars:

This is what usually happens when Seatco performs mold remediation in cars –

  1. The whole interior of the vehicle is completely stripped out, including the headliner. Sometimes the headliner is left in, but this is on a case-by-case basis.
  2. The interior is thoroughly scrubbed with germicide.
  3. The interior is thoroughly scrubbed with anti-mold solution (Seatco uses a brand called Moldstat, but there are other options).
  4. The AC system is flushed with ozone
  5. The carpets are pressure-washed with germicide, or if necessary, replaced with new material.
  6. All door panels, seats, etc. are also treated with germicide.
  7. Moldstat is applied to both sides of carpet.
  8. A new jute mat (goes under carpet) is installed in the vehicle.
  9. Re-installation of the interior pieces is then accomplished.
  10. The cabin air filter is replaced.

Sometimes, one of these steps needs to be repeated, and sometimes the sequence is juggled a little bit, but this is the usual process.

Of course, as all this is happening, other technicians diagnose the cause of the leak and repair same.

How long does this take?

Anywhere from 3-7 days, depending on the drying time needed. For example, if it’s the middle of the hot summer, and it’s not raining, everything dries much more quickly.

And the big question, how much does all this cost?

The average is around $2250 – $2650, depending on the size of the vehicle, and severity of its mold outbreak. Could be less, could be more, but the average is around $2250 – $2650.

And that’s it. The customer drives out of here with a dry, fresh-smelling car, the mold has been banished, and everyone breathes a bit easier. Mold removal and mold remediation – it’s our thing.

If you’ve got mold in your vehicle, or think you might have mold in your vehicle, bring it by, or call us. We will make that mold go away, and stay away.