Code violations happen. In commercial instances, this usually happens when the buildings are built or renovated, or when they undergo a routine inspection. Residential buildings typically don’t worry about inspections unless there are renovations, in which case code violations come into play on renovations without permits, illegal plumbing installations, or neighbor complaints.
Violations aren’t the end of the world, however. They just need to be fixed.
Uniform Plumbing Code
A code violation is when plumbing does not meet the Uniform Plumbing Code, a set of standards by officials that determine rules and regulations to ensure water potability and safety. Columbia and other cities enforce these rules for health and the protection of the water supply, regardless of whether or not they make sense from a building perspective.
The Uniform Plumbing Code outlines how plumbing systems bring safe drinking water into the home, how they remove sanitary waste from the home, and how they protect water supplies from contamination.
Ever wondered about that curved thing under your sinks? That’s called a trap. It holds a small amount of water, refilled each time you use the sink. This water prevents sewer gas coming in from the drain and making your home uninhabitable. Traps, and other plumbing materials, are made to exhibit a certain level of quality in terms of the material, the joints, and the installation, to make sure that these parts do their job.
Kay Plumbing Can Help with Code Violations
If you find that your business or home has run up against a building code violation, don’t worry. Kay Plumbing has the experts on hand to get your problems corrected and your building compliant. We know the Uniform Plumbing Code as well as local and municipal requirements. We can provide an accurate assessment of the solution to your problem that doesn’t break the bank or take a month to work.
Kay Plumbing Services has been locally owned and operated since 2008. We guarantee high quality, professional plumbing and gas services to the communities of Lexington, Columbia, Gilbert, Elgin, Blythewood, Irmo, Cayce and West Columbia South Carolina. Our plumbers are licensed and insured for new construction, established homes, multi-family residences and commercial businesses.