Your Trustworthy Boat Mold Cleaning Experts!
Most boat owners know this, but mold needs moisture to grow, this plus the cramped spaces in boats makes them breeding grounds for mold. Not only is this mold bad for the health of your occupants, but it’s also aesthetically displeasing, and has a bad odor. But you don’t have to live with mold on your adventures, our team at Flood Pros, USA are experts at removing mold from boats.
Even Well Maintained Boats Are At Risk
If you notice a dark blotch on your walls, or can smell damp on your cushions, it’s a sign of mold. As boats are continually exposed to moisture, they become a perfect spot for mold to grow. This is especially true in parts of the USA, where high humidity levels and climate conditions make for the best environment for mold growth.
Although you may think your boat is in the clear, no matter how well maintained it is, your boat will eventually experience mold. It just can’t be avoided sometimes, and it’s certainly not your fault. All boats sweat, and boat owners know this. But this is actually condensation, it’s when warm air contacts cold surfaces, and this is perfect for mold.
Don’t sit around and wait for it to get worse, call the experts and see what we can do for you
Mold and Your Health
Mold isn’t great for your health, or that of your guests and clients. Mold spores and toxins can cause asthma attacks and allergic reactions, and this is common in at-risk individuals, so this is anyone who’s immunocompromised, elderly or very young. Some mold spores can also be very toxic, cause nausea, headaches and lung infections too. As you aren’t well prepared on a boat to handle health emergencies, it’s best to solve the issue sooner rather than later.
Just because you’ve called us, doesn’t mean you sit idle. Take a look around and start taking preventative measures. Take care with your wet gear, make sure anchor lines and weather jackets are air dried. Don’t place wet materials on soft furnishings or cushions and keep an eye out on the damp corners of the boat. The more aware you are, the less mold you’ll have.
How We Help At Flood Pros, USA
The first thing we do when you call us out to your boat is to offer you a free inspection. This inspection will culminate in a report, which will outline the risks of future mold, how to prevent mold overall and where mold is currently infected. Once you have this report, you will also get a quote and time frame outline, and if you’re happy with it, we can begin our mold cleaning services.
How do I know if there’s mold on my boat?
Mold growth on boats often happens in hard to reach areas, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see it immediately, but some common signs include:
- Damp or musty odors.
- Discolored or stained surfaces.
- Fabrics and materials degrading or discoloration.
- Visitors having allergy symptoms or respiratory issues.
If you’re noticing any of these boat mold removal is necessary.
How much does boat mold remediation cost?
This will vary depending on the size of your boat and the extent of the infestation. At Flood Pros, USA, we offer a free initial inspection and quote so you can get a better idea.
How long does boat mold removal take?
This again depends on the size of your boat and the extent of the issue. Most often, we see the process go for a few hours to a few days.
What are the benefits of removing the mold?
If you invest in mold cleaning services you will see the following benefits immediately and over time:
- The life of your boat will be prolonged.
- You will improve quality and reduce health risks for occupants.
- Enhance the aesthetic look of the interior and exterior of your boat.
- Prevent further costly repairs and maintenance.
- Increase the resale value.
Is boat mold removal safe for my boat and the people in it?
This depends, often we would prefer the boat to be docked and empty during our cleaning process, due to the harsh nature of the chemicals used. But, if your boat is big enough, it may be done with occupants on board.
How often should I have my boat checked for mold?
Once a year is a great ballpark for having your boat inspected, you may need more frequent testing if your boat is exposed to damp conditions often, or is for commercial use.
How do I prevent this from recurring?
By undertaking some maintenance and preventative measures, you can reduce the risk of future mold infestations. Some of these measures include:
- Ensure proper ventilation.
- Keep note of leaks and condensation.
- Regularly clean and dry surfaces.
- Use mold resistant materials and coatings.
Do you offer mold removal services for boats Nationwide?
Yes we do, some of the locations we service include: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin and the state of New York.