The relationship between water and mold
Mold is a living thing, and it needs water just like you do.
In fact, water is one of the ONLY things that mold needs to grow (the other two being oxygen and a food source).
Usually, water is the X factor that causes microbial contamination to start to take off and get out of control. That’s why the relationship between water and mold is so well-documented.
Inside your house, mold spores usually aren’t much of a problem. They float around in the air but don’t really bother most people.
But if they land on a damp spot, or there’s an elevated amount of humidity, those spores can begin to grow and spread.
Because of this, it’s important to know that the key to fighting mold growth is moisture control.
If you remediate the mold without getting your moisture problems figured out, it’s just going to grow back and undo the work that you’ve done.
You must both clean up the mold and fix your moisture issues. Without both, you’re setting yourself up for failure.