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.
Find these local resources and more on the Resourceful PDX map to help you improve
and maintain your home:
• Habitat for Humanity ReStore
• The ReBuilding Center
• Green Lents Community Tool Library
• North Portland Tool Library
• Northeast Portland Tool Library
• Southeast Portland Tool Library
Your go-to for community resources.