There’s no need to panic about mold growth on your home, because mold can be dealt with quickly and effectively, says Dr. Michael J. Hahn, president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

A safe, effective treatment is available and it includes the use of a probiotic.

But there are some additional steps to take to keep your home free of mold, says Hahn.

There are three main factors to consider: