Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Legislature passed the Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Law in 1996. The purpose of the law is to prevent children from getting lead poisoned in rental housing or child care facilities, requiring annual EMP inspections and the use of lead safe work practices when renovating or maintaining these properties. The law applies to all residential rental units and childcare facilities in buildings built prior to 1978.
Vermont Home Inspection Services is certified to perform visual EMP Inspections. EMP Inspections are a visual on-site inspection of the interior and exterior of the building looking for deteriorated paint. Deteriorated paint is identified as any interior or exterior paint or other coating that is peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking or separating from the substrate.
Vermont Home Inspection Services will set up repeat annual EMP inspections to insure you have the information needed to accurately file your Compliance Statements in a timely manner.