The mold in car pics below are from a NJ auto detailer of a 2002 Audi AllRoad. The owner had left the car parked for 4 months. When he returned to the car he found a nightmare of mold – a huge mold removal challenge!
Apparently the interior of the car had been soaked by a firewall leak. It was parked for the winter in a garage and left for around four months. The wet carpets and leather upholstery proved to be a perfect breeding ground for mold. There was a sickening thick layer of green and yellow fuzz covering most of the interior.
It took the detailer two days to clean it. H ran a min-dehumidifier overnight and pulled over a quart of water from the Audi in one night. He suited up in a disposable hazmat suit, gloves and a respirator mask and went at it with a steamer and Sporicidin (an anti-fungal chemical)
All of the leather was then cleaned and conditioned using Lexol and any plastic was dressed using Optimum Protectant Plus.
He sold the owner the dehumidifier so that it could run daily until the car was completely moisture free.