Hello all - hope you are well and learning more each day.
As to the question of mold anywhere, we have a YLEO expert, Dr Edward Close and his wife, Jacqui Close. their very helpful website is: NaturesMoldRx.com and I believe he still does consultations.
3 years ago, we had 6" of water in our 6-room church basement that stayed for 6 weeks before it subsided. It left 6" of nasty-looking black mold on all of the walls and smelled nasty. We followed Dr. Close's suggestions and used on air purifier, that was it. the Thieves killed the mold spores and neutralized the odor. You must, however, use 1 - 15 ml bottle of Thieves, per each room, in an all-oil diffuser (not the Household or Aria). I used the Thera-Pro. It took 24 hrs to diffuse each good sized room., so that was 6 bottles.
I then used Thieves Household Cleanser to clean the dead mold off the walls. I've not had to do it again for 3 years. Just now, I'm noticing the smell again, but no new mold. We've had a lot of recent rain that the ground just doesn't absorb. So I'm about to repeat with 6 new bottles. Others in our community spent $3000 to have a chemical company come in with Bleach (ug and no thank you). I spent about $350 for the o! ils and the diffuser.
We also own a 100 year old schoolhouse that is always damp and moldy. I did the same for its 3 rooms and will repeat yearly until we sell it. I do not believe the Household cleanser alone will do it. It's not concentrated enough for the job. Good Luck, and let us know what you decide to do. Cheryl Planert