Summer is the perfect time to give your home some additional TLC.
Before you start a home remodeling, demolition or construction project, learn how to avoid toxic materials and handle potential dangers you might encounter, such as asbestos or lead paint.
Before a home project, test for asbestos. Metro transfer stations require documentation for all loads of construction, remodeling and demolition debris that might contain asbestos.
Taking good care of your home can prevent big problems and save a lot of money in the long run. Tasks like cleaning out your gutters and repairing exposed wood quickly help your home last as long as possible.
When you need to replace materials, consider reclaimed or salvaged. They provide unique character, and often are stronger, more durable and higher quality — and may be less expensive than new materials.
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- The ReBuilding Center
- Green Lents Community Tool Library
- North Portland Tool Library
- Northeast Portland Tool Library
- Southeast Portland Tool Library
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