How do I clean mold from the coils of a room air conditioner (and also from the plastic fan blades, foam, and metal casing)?
I have a Kenmore 5,300 BTU window AC unit (Model # 580.75051800) that was sitting in a room with a mold problem a couple of summers ago. It has been sitting in a box in the attic since then. I just took it down and have been cleaning it out to use it. There are several spots of black mold on the inside of the front cover, and I am concerned that there is probably more mold inside the coils where I can't see it.
I have carefully vacuumed the coils and the inside of the unit and have wiped the fan blades with a damp paper towel, but I am concerned about mold on the half of the unit that blows air into the room. What can I use to clean this that will be effective for mold? Would tea tree oil be ok for the for parts that are plastic or foam?
And especially, is there anything I can safely use to clean the evaporator coils that will kill mold?
I really don't want this mold to re-invade the room via the AC unit. Thanks for any advice you can give!
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