The first step is to find out what is causing the mold to grow inside your home. Mold must have water in order to grow so it’s important to find out the source of the water and fix any leaks or other reasons for the water issue immediately. There will be no point cleaning up the mold if you have not first fixed the cause as it will likely grow back.
For scrubbing mold off hard surfaces, you can use detergent and water, however this may not work for more absorbent things such as carpets etc. which might have to be thrown out. Before painting a surface that has had mold on it, ensure it has been cleaned thoroughly and has completely dried out or you may find the paint will start to peel. Do not use caulk on a moldy surface either.
It can be very hard to eliminate the stains caused by mold so, if you find mold or mildew on curtains, cushions or other soft furnishings, it might be useful to consult with a specialist in furniture restoration who can give you some advice on what to do.
When cleaning up a mold problem remember to always wear protective clothing and a respirator and don’t permit others to be in the area without wearing protection during the cleanup. Before you start the task of mold cleanup in your home, it is advisable to seek the advice of a professional who will let you know if this is a problem you can take care of yourself.