Maintaining low moisture around your home helps to prevent the growth of mold & mildew. Interior Things you can do: • Repair leaks from plumbing or structural damage that can cause moisture to collect indoors. • Be sure to fix overflows from tubs, sinks, showers, washing machines, storm damage to shingles or siding, leaky windows, doors & sills, clogged gutters and downspouts. • Airflow should be kept constant. This can be done in a variety of ways: - Exhaust fans control moisture in high humidity spots like bathrooms. - Replace solid wood doors with louvered doors or vents for better air circulation. - Dehumidifiers collect excess moisture and keep wet areas dry. Exterior Things you can do: • Keep shrubs, plantings and mulch away from exterior walls. • Clear gutters and drains of leaves and debris; repair any exterior leaks, as necessary. • Redirect sprinklers and rotate hanging planters to prevent water from regularly collecting on exterior surfaces. • Make sure rain water is not collecting near your home’s foundation. • Extend downspouts away from the foundation. • Fill in low spots with gravel and soil, if necessary.