Boat Detailing and Mold Removal
July 21, 2011
Boat detailing tends to be one of the most tedious tasks in the detailing world. Both the interior and exterior might potentially mold due to the consistent exposure to water. Thus, boat detailing needs to be performed at least once or twice a year. This process involves washing, waxing, and polishing of the exterior. Additionally, scrubbing the interior ensures all the fixtures remain intact and usable.
Why Do Boats Develop Mold?
Due to the constant water, areas of the boat might collect moisture. In addition, humid conditions offer a fertile ground for mold growth. Mold is a fungus that grows on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter. Thus, why they are easily found developing on boats.
Mold Can Pose Health Hazards
The growth of mildew and mold can trigger people with asthma and other lung issues. Additionally, it can cause problems with people who have healthy lungs. Boats may also develop a foul odor if mold is not removed from the affected areas. Due to the constant exposure to water, UV rays, oil, grease, and other harmful elements boat detailing will help lengthen the life.
However, there are ways to remove mold from affected areas of a boat. Seats and upholstery, if they are detachable, can be removed and laid out to dry. Mold thrives in moisture, thus exposing it to the sun reduces the damaged areas. For a long-term fix, good air circulation or ventilation could be an effective way of drying the areas of the boat during fall and winter.
Your boat needs proper attention and care over time to retain its value. Failing to keep up with it will make it harder to sell down the road.
To thoroughly remove the mold and mildew from your boat, consider a professional to do the service for you. DetailXPerts, an eco-friendly auto detailing company, uses steam and specially formulated chemicals to eliminate tough issues like mold. The technicians are professionally-trained in boat detailing and the steam works to sterilize and sanitize your boat as well. Additionally, hand waxing services give it a fresh look, enhancing the value of your boat.
Steam cleaning a boat is an eco-friendly way to wash. Unlike traditional washes, no harsh detergents are needed to complete the task. This also means the runoff won’t go into the water below the boat.
Schedule your appointment today for better looking boat tomorrow!