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Common Reasons Units Fail Inspections

  1. Smoke alarm missing or not working.
  2. Lack of ventilation in the bathroom (no window or fan).
  3. Outlet covers are missing or broken.
  4. Windows are broken/cracked, will not open or locks are missing.
  5. Bug/vermin infestation.
  6. A handrail is not present where four or more consecutive steps are present.
  7. Secure railings are absent around a porch or balcony that is 30 inches or more above the ground.
  8. Paint on interior or exterior surfaces is chipping or peeling.
  9. Water heater discharge line is missing or is too short; pop/pressure relief valve is missing.
  10. Utilities are disconnected.
  11. Stove/Refrigerator is missing or inoperable and/or missing knobs, burners or heating elements.
  12. A tripping hazard is present as a result of a damaged floor covering (carpets/vinyl).
  13. Electrical wiring is exposed.
  14. A bedroom is missing a window. All rooms designed to be used as a bedroom must have a window. If a window is designed to open, it must open.
  15. Leaking faucets or plumbing.