I have a sedan that's been sitting in a parking spot since before Covid. It initially laid idle because of a battery drain. It killed 4 batteries in a year. Multiple service calls were unable to diagnose the issue, other than just "electrical". The last call was able to narrow it down to somewhere in the audio/trunk open fuses (they share a connector, not sure what it's called, but pulling one requires pulling both; also affects keyfob usage). Removing both fuses stops the battery drain, but the dash doesn't illuminate, so driving in certain lighting makes it impossible to see what's on the display.
Since it's been exposed to the elements for so long, a significant amount of mold has developed on the inside, covering nearly every surface (it has fabric upholstery, so the seats, carpet, dash, steering wheel, everything except the ceiling fabric). I've scrubbed the surfaces with a couple different brands of mold cleaners every few months, but it pops back up pretty easily. I've also tried using different types of moisture removers, without much success.
I have a couple thousand dollars saved up now, and I'm looking to restore my car to the daily driver it used to be. While I can drive it (with the fuses removed, depending on the weather), I'm wondering what the correct order of operations is.
Should I take the car to be detailed (mold removal/cleaning) before taking it to have the electrical repaired, so that the technician doesn't have to worry about inhaling spores; or should I not worry about it, and have the electrical work completed, and seals replaced (or whatever the cause of the water damage is), before worrying about cosmetic damage?