Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas. It originates from the earth and may enter your home from below the foundations through cracks in the floors, walls, floor drains, and sump pumps. Radon levels are generally higher in the basement or ground floor rooms that are in direct contact with the soil.
Radon gas can by inhaled and the radioactive particles may cause damage to the lung tissue and initiate lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon may be tested through a short term test kit, which can be mailed to a laboratory for analysis. Radon test kits are available for $10 from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
County Board of Health Radon Tests
Cuyahoga County Board of Health offers Radon tests (PDF) for $10 for residents who want to test their home for radon.
International Property Maintenance Code
One copy of the International Property Maintenance Code, as adopted in Section 1334.01 of the Bay Village Codified Ordinances, shall be on file with the Clerk of Council for inspection by the public and available on file with the Bay Village Library. In addition, the Clerk of Council shall have copies available for sale to the public, at cost.
The Electrical Code is a copyrighted document and is not available online. Currently adopted National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) is available for inspection by the public in the Building Department offices.