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Mould Inside Car?

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Stan_da_man
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Mould Inside Car?

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Not sure if anyone can help me on this one -

My car hasn't been used in effect for 18 months. I don't know if it's because of the seals, or lack of usage or something else but mould has started to grow inside the car. On the steering wheel, the gear stick, some on the dashboard.

Will having it cleaned get rid of the mould? Will it still be air born after cleaning? I'm a little worried because after having my lung transplant, I really can't afford to be breathing in any of this crap...

Any thoughts, experiences, jokes?
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Re: Mould Inside Car?

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Good call. Do not drive.
I think a proper clean with chemicals should be fine but if you want my opinion, clean up sell and replace. The stakes are too high. I do have good reason for my apparently over strict opinion! My business landlord suffered serious lung scarring and disease from mould in a building project he was renovating 15 years ago. His lung transplant did not happen in time.
Seriously- get someone to sort it for you, please.
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redroque wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:53 pm Good call. Do not drive.
I think a proper clean with chemicals should be fine but if you want my opinion, clean up sell and replace. The stakes are too high. I do have good reason for my apparently over strict opinion! My business landlord suffered serious lung scarring and disease from mould in a building project he was renovating 15 years ago. His lung transplant did not happen in time.
Seriously- get someone to sort it for you, please.
I'm leaning towards getting rid. It's an 11 year old Skoda Fabia so it's not a brand new car.

I was going to get a new car in the next couple years anyway - we're planning on having kids so will need some extra space and my wife can only drive auto so I was going to accommodate her needs.
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Re: Mould Inside Car?

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Yep, agree with Max. Don't take that risk with your lungs. They are far more valuable to you than any car. If there is mould in there, you must assume literally everything in the interior is loaded with spores. Think the seats, carpet but also the entire system of air ducts, filters, channels, fans, heater, ac would all be blowing loads of spores right into your face. And don't do it yourself. Get someone of good health to help you with it. You are too vulnerable.
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Wot they said!
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I've had it professionally cleaned this week and will be looking to get rid. Better safe than sorry. :)
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Really pleased to hear it! Well played!
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redroque wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:52 pm Really pleased to hear it! Well played!
Now the joy of finding a new car... my wife doesn't think a two seater sports car is a practical solution if we plan to have kids in the future. :D
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And hard to carry bass kit it! I did have a sporty number for my early 40’s obviously (Celica GT sports with poppy up lights) but in reality a modern estate is bloody practical and I never regret it. It helps to have cool toys like a head up display etc of course. :D
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Re: Mould Inside Car?

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Stan_da_man wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:12 am
redroque wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:52 pm Really pleased to hear it! Well played!
Now the joy of finding a new car... my wife doesn't think a two seater sports car is a practical solution if we plan to have kids in the future. :D
Just get a vasectomy as an accessory.
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