Plumbing Code Violations
Plumbing code violations are initiated for many different reasons, and they can be issued for both commercial and residential properties as well. Code violations are generally issued on commercial buildings during routine inspections, building renovations, or if someone files a formal complaint on an older building. Residences can receive plumbing violations for renovations without a permit, illegal plumbing like drains, or if tenants or neighbors complain. If you receive a violation, you haven't necessarily done anything wrong. Generally, violations aren't intentional, many people are just not aware of the Uniform Plumbing Code.
The Uniform Plumbing Code
Code violations are issued when it come to the city's attention that your plumbing does not meet the Uniform Plumbing Code. The Uniform Plumbing Code is a set of MINIMUM standards set forth by building officials throughout the nation to protect your health and safety. These codes may not always seem fair or make sense to you as a home or business owner, but they are enforced by the city of Columbia for your protection!
How the Uniform Plumbing Code Protects You
Code violations may be the result of old plumbing that is not safe and sanitary, or it may stem from plumbing that is not installed correctly, but the Universal Plumbing Code is also enforced for your protection. For example, the P-trap, which is the trap located underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks is there to prevent sewer gases from entering your home or business. Sewer gas doesn't just make you nauseous, it can carry disease and even kill. The Uniform Plumbing Code also requires the trap to be a minimum of 17 gauge thick. This is a way that the code makes sure that plumbers install quality products in your home. Violations can also be issued to protect other people around you because water from your drains goes where it shouldn't or because gas lines that run from your property have problems.
Need Help With Plumbing Code Violations?
Plumbing code violations have been handled quickly and dependably by Kay Plumbing for many years. If you have code violations that need to be corrected, Kay Plumbing can help you right away! We are fully knowledgeable of the Uniform Plumbing Code. Give us a call today for an estimate on what will get you up to code from one of our qualified plumbing technicians! All of our work is guaranteed and we provide fast and dependable service in the Columbia SC, area.