Mold and moisture in your boat and RV can be dangerous to your health and can impact owners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

Just like in our basements and attics, moisture will bring about mold and mildew in our boats and RV’s; it can be even more problematic since in most cases we don’t use them daily.

RV and boat leaks can occur anywhere there is not a tight seal such as a windshield, skylight, or around the bathroom/kitchen area. Due to their environment, water damage can strike pretty much everywhere.  Ideally before putting them in storage, you should consider contacting Pacific Decontamination Services to decontaminate the mold and prepare the boat or RV for storage.

You should also check all caulking and seals, empty out gear for washing and leave silica gel packets and activated carbon desiccant packets to limit mold, mildew and odor.

Here are some steps to consider when you take your boat or RV out of storage:

Ensure strong air circulation – open all windows and doors on the RV and remove tarps from your boat and let the sun shine on it.

Assess for trouble spots and deal with the source – treating the surface only may not stop the mold and mildew from growing. Such as if moisture has soaked through the carpet, a section may need to pulled-up to allow the affected region to be treated, as long as the moisture remains so will the bacteria.

Detailed scrubbing – on the refrigerator, sinks, toilet, and shower along with gear boxes to remove mold and mildew.

Flush out drains – a perfect place to harbor mold. Keep in mind that plastic piping and reservoirs will be made brittle by caustic cleaners; use a plastic/pvc friendly product.

Foam padding upholstery is a magnet for moisture – expose it to direct sunlight and disinfect with a fabric safe cleaner. If vinyl fabric is showing signs of cracking repair it before moisture can penetrate.

Vacuum out filters and cubby spaces – clutter fosters mold and odors.

Clean awnings, sunbrella’s or sails – spray with a solution of mild detergent, bleach, and water, use a soft-bristled brush on any mildewed areas.

Use desiccant packets and corrosion inhibitors – enclosed areas such as gear boxes, refrigerators, and storage closets to control future moisture buildup.

What Else Can You Do To Control Mildew and Mold?

We neutralize your mold by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical into your RV, boat, auto, or building. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We do not use a tent. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the premise for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!
Serving All of Vancouver Island: Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.