We had mildew problems. My family and I went for a two week trip last July. Apparently, while we were driving across the nation a pipe started dripping. It wasn't Yellowstone Falls or something, only a small drip. Mold was already spreading. And mildew forms like a weed. Mold starts spreading immediately if conditions are favorable. And what are those? Mold depend upon nutrients, liquid, and time. The leak offered moisture. How about nutrients? What does mold eat? A lot, but in our house the mold was pigging out on clothes, plywood, and soaps. Yes, those building substances are food for mold.
There are some solutions Terminate damp conditions. In our home this meant repairing the broken pipe. Next, remove the mold. Which isn't an easy task. You need to totally scrub walls and floors and garbage any defiled things. If you don't have time to do all that scrubbing, then pay a professional restoration company.Mold Damage Needham MA