Landlords

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General Contractors

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CLICK HERE! for Instructions to Bidders/Contractors NOTE: Contractors for the Lead Hazard Control Program must be Lead Abatement Certified in the State of Iowa.   Current Units Out For Bid Section 3 The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that, to the greatest extent feasible, employment, training, and business opportunities created by HUD financial assistance be directed to low …

Lead Hazard Control Program

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Do you have lead in your paint?Lead-contaminated dust from lead-based paint is the primary cause of lead exposure in homes. Lead causes a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, developmental delays, learning disabilities, impaired hearing, and more. The effects of lead are permanent but preventable.Take control!The Cerro Gordo County Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control program provides funding …

Private Well Water Testing

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Have you had your private well water tested this year?The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that private drinking water supplies be tested annually for coliform bacteria and nitrates. The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health makes well testing simple and easy for well owners in Cerro Gordo County.Click here to schedule your free test today!Our no-cost service includes: A well …

Home Improvement Programs

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Home Improvement ProgramsWe have many programs to help you create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones. Choose the category below that best describes you.Residents aged 62 years or older and disabled individualsPreganant or a home with children aged 5 or youngerLandlordsGeneral contractors

Nuisance Complaints

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The Department is responsible for investigating health nuisances that range from the storage, collection, accumulation, discharge, or depositing of filth, refuse, weeds, junk, combustibles in any place or on any property to discharge or depositing of liquid waste, domestic sewage, filth or dead animals or other pollutants into any stream, river, lake, channel or other body of water to unsafe …

Radon Testing

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What is Radon?Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium; a natural element in soil. The major source of high levels of radon in homes is the soil surrounding the house which may contain uranium, granite, shale, phosphate, and pitchblende. The radon gas from the soil can enter a home or building through …

Food Safety Resources

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Food safety is crucial to maintaining or achieving optimal health. Foodborne illness can occur just as easily in the home as it can in a food establishment.  Below are some food safety tips for you: Use caution when you buy food. When shopping, buy perishable foods last (such as meat, eggs, milk). Because eggs, meat, seafood and poultry are most likely …

Inspections

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Hotel/Motel The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health conducts hotel/motel inspections in Cerro Gordo County every year. Each facility is inspected for health-related issues including room inspections, bathrooms, outside and inside facilities including the lobby, halls, storerooms, closets, and housekeeping rooms. The inspections identify deficiencies and require compliance when necessary.   Tattoo Parlor The department conducts inspections in tattoo …