Exposure to mold can cause various health problems ranging from minor irritations to allergic reactions and even serious lung infections. Mold thrives in moist areas. Therefore, to prevent mold growth in your home, you must control moisture levels. Check out this list of mold prevention tips:\r\n\r\n1. Repair leaks\u00a0in the walls, roof, gutters and plumbing pipes as soon as you can to reduce moisture. Inspect ceilings and walls for water stains.\r\n\r\n2. Keep indoor humidity at 30-50%\u00a0by using a dehumidifier, air conditioner or by opening windows and doors. Check the humidity levels at least twice a day.\r\n\r\n3. Prevent condensation\u00a0in your home by reducing humidity and adjusting the thermostat.\r\n\r\n4. Ventilate appliances\u00a0that generate moisture (cooking stove, shower, dryer, etc.) using exhaust fans.\r\n\r\n5. Have your HVAC system inspected annually\u00a0by a certified professional. Make sure your HVAC drip pans are clean and flow properly.\r\n\r\n6. After a flood,\u00a0all wet areas\u00a0in your home must be\u00a0cleaned and dried\u00a0within 48-72 hours by a professional water damage specialist.\r\n\r\n7. Prevent mold growth on indoor plant soil\u00a0by adding a small quantity of Taheebo tea to the water you give to the plants.\r\n\r\n8. Use mold-resistant paint, drywall, and sheetrock\u00a0to prevent moisture absorption in your walls.\r\n\r\n9. Slope the ground\u00a0surrounding your home\u00a0away from the house foundation to keep water at bay. Provide drainage to direct water away from your home.\r\n\r\n10. Clean\u00a0gutters.\u00a0Assure water flow from downspouts is directed away from the foundation.