The first step in solving an indoor mold problem is to remove the moisture source new mold will begin to grow on moist, porous surfaces within 24 to 48 hours. There are a number of ways to prevent mold growth.
Mold is detectable by smell and signs of water damage on walls or ceiling and can grow in places invisible to the human eye.
The area should be checked for odors showing mold or microbial growth, wetness sources, such as stationary water or dripping pipes.
There are a number of ways to prevent mold growth. Some cleaning companies specialize in fabric restoration, removing mold (and mold spores) from clothing to eliminate odor and prevent further damage to garments.