I’m concerned about lead in my Shaker home?

In any home built before 1978, lead paint may be present. Lead can be in paint or in the water as a result of leaching from older pipes.

  • Lead in Paint: Read this important EPA brochure to familiarize yourself with the risks of lead-based paint and how to ensure your renovations are following lead-safe practices. Additional information for homeowners, and state-required certification information for contractors can be found online at the EPA’s Renovation page. Registered contractors who have been certified by the EPA through the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program can be found by selecting "lead certified" from the registered contractor listing.
  • Lead in Water: Cleveland Water provides detailed information about lead pipes and the safety of the water supply on their website.

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1. Can you recommend a contractor or repair person?
2. How do I start a home construction project?
3. A contractor took payment, but failed to perform the work. What should I do?
4. How do I find property maintenance standards?
5. How can I find someone to repair or replace original materials on my house?
6. How do I find the Ohio Building Codes?
7. Do you have the plans for my home?
8. How often should chimneys be cleaned?
9. I’m concerned about a property in my neighborhood and would like to file a complaint. Do I have to give my name?
10. I’m concerned about lead in my Shaker home?
11. What are the construction hours?
12. What color may I paint my home?
13. What if water washing is not appropriate for cleaning my historic masonry?
14. What shingle colors may I use on my home?
15. How do I know if my slate roof needs maintenance?
16. How do I know when my slates are beyond repair?
17. Why should I preserve my home's slate roof?
18. If I do decide to replace windows, which is better, wood or vinyl?
19. Several of my windows are showing signs of wear and tear in various places. Does the entire window have to be replaced?
20. With the vast array of window styles available, how do I know which is the most appropriate for my home?
21. Are licensed contractors recommended or vetted by the City?
22. I received a sidewalk repair notice?
23. Does my project require permits?
24. Should I get utility line protection insurance?
25. Why is my water discolored?