Homeowners

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Healthy homes mean healthier Vermonters. Learn more about how to create and keep a healthy home environment for yourself and your family.

Information for You

National studies have shown that air pollution in our homes can be more of a health concern than air pollution outside.

If you are planning to renovate or demolish a building or structure, an asbestos inspection is required by the Vermont Regulation for Asbestos Control.

The Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have specific lead-based paint requirements for the maintenance and renovation of buildings and structures built prior to 1978.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas you cannot see or smell. It is produced when liquid, solid or gas fuel is burned—such as natural gas, propane, oil, charcoal, wood and wood pellets.

Mold needs moisture to grow. Due to Vermont’s humid climate, mold is commonly found in homes.

Pests in and around our homes can be a nuisance. Pests include insects (e.g. cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, and garden bugs), rodents (e.g. mice and rats), and weeds.

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