Today I came across a surprising and weired thing in Morning when I opened my car to go somewhere, I observed Fungus Growing on my seat cover and Steering wheel and little moldy smell. (The car was parked since last sunday, could not used it due to Heavy rain)
since it was a little growth I didn't paid attention, cleaned it with a cloth and continued driving, picked up one of my friend on the way, he also identified the faint smell and asked me if there is fungus grown anywhere in car. Because he has experienced the same problem in his Wagon R earlier.
He explained - Once he accidentally parked his car with windows open and suddenly rain started, by the time he came back to car, his front two seats were wet due to rain.
He cleaned the seats and tried to soak the water from seats, then decided not to use the car till the seats are dried completely, after 2-3 days when he checked, he realized that there is fungal growth all over the seats and interior of the car.
He took the car to professional Cleaner - 3M, Seawoods, there the person told him, since the seats were wet and he parked the car, molds were grown due to humidity captured inside the car.
So being Microbiologist I would suggest all member here, please do not take it lightly if you observe mold formation inside you car anywhere, small growth may become big as is spreads fast, this may observed in the area with heavy rains and humidity, Infection of molds to human may be serious which will fall you seriously ill if exposed in high amount.
( I will check and will updates how to remove it from car)
(Dear Mods please move the thread in respective section if possible, I posted here as suited.)
Also request all the members to share your views on this as it is not only related to the Health of our Beloved Car but also to Ourself as well.