Submitted by Elisa Sparkman for Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
Thurston County Healthy Homes Program is creating a new local resource – the Healthy Homes Program Vendor List. This is a list of home repair and home improvement vendors that serve the Thurston County area. The list will include home repair and home improvement services like general contracting, pest control, roofing, home inspection, home renovation, weatherization, mold remediation, electrical, heating, and ventilation/cooling. If you have friends or family in the home repair and renovation field, please share this great opportunity with them!
To qualify for the list, the company’s staff member(s) in charge of training must take the Healthy Homes Class, and professionals must be licensed/registered, bonded, and insured.
Register for one of the upcoming classes! Lunch is included!
- Saturday June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Location: Thurston County Public Health 412 Lilly Rd. NE Olympia, WA.
More about Thurston County Healthy Homes Program
Since 2012, the Thurston County Healthy Homes Program has been providing education and guidance on housing-related health risks like mold, indoor air pollution, exposure to toxics (like lead and pesticides), safety hazards and more. The program offers free, voluntary, and confidential Healthy Homes Visits to give customized education and recommendations to Thurston County residents in their homes. Over the first five years, 99% of clients reported that having a Healthy Homes Visit was useful and they’d recommend one to others. Program staff can provide guidance over the phone or email if residents aren’t able to schedule a visit.
The Healthy Homes Program also gives public workshops, classes, and volunteer trainings conducted by a certified Healthy Homes Specialist (certified by the National Environmental Health Association). Community members can request a healthy homes workshop for a group, club, or workplace. Classes and trainings are scheduled throughout the year and are posted on the Healthy Homes Program website.
To schedule a Healthy Homes Visit or request a workshop contact 360-867-2674 or HealthyHomes@co.thurston.wa.us.