Molds produce tiny spores that travel through the air and either settle on surfaces to create new mold colonies or are inhaled creating allergic reactions or asthma in certain people. Molds can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present (including wood, paper, carpet and food). In your home, the key to controlling mold growth is controlling moisture. Walls or ceilings that are moldy may be discolored, show signs of water damage and/or have black or green spots. A musty, earthy odor or foul stench may also be noticed in an area with mold.
To prevent mold growth: