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Preventative Maintenance Check List

Heating Facilities

Facilities Required.

Dwellings shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68 degrees F in all habitable rooms and bathrooms. Cooking appliances or excessive portable heating units shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirement.

Heat Supply.

Every owner is to furnish and maintain heat to occupants at a temperature of not less than 65 degrees F in all habitable rooms and bathrooms.

Occupiable Work Spaces.

Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat maintained at a temperature of not less than 65 degrees F during the period the spaces are occupied.

Room Temperature Measurement.

Shall be measured 3 feet about the floor near the center of the room and 2 feet inward from the center of each exterior wall.

Mechanical Equipment

Mechanical Appliances.

Shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition.

Removal of Combustion Products.

All fuel­burning equipment and appliances shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent (exception for labeled and unvented).


All required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained.

Safety Controls.

Shall be maintained in effective operation.


A supply of air for complete combustion of the fuel and for ventilation of the space containing the fuel­burning equipment shall be provided.

Mechanical Appliances.

Energy Conservation Devices.

Electrical Facilities

Facilities Required.

Every occupied building shall be provided with an electrical system in compliance with the requirements of this section.


The size and usage of appliances and equipment shall serve as a basis for determining the need for additional facilities in accordance with the Electrical Code. Dwellings shall be served by a three wire, 120/240 volt, single phased electrical service having a rating of not less than 60 amps.

Electrical System Hazards.

Where a hazard is found to the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient receptacle and lighting outlets, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, or for similar reasons; the Code Official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.

Electrical Equipment

Installation. All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner.


Every habitable space in a dwelling unit shall contain at least two separate and remote receptacle outlets. Every laundry area shall contain at least one grounded­type receptacle or a receptacle with a ground fault circuit Interrupter. Every bathroom shall contain at least one receptacle. Any new bathroom outlet shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection.

Lighting Fixtures.

Every public hall, interior stairway, bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, boiler room, and furnace room shall contain at least one electric lighting fixture.

Elevators, Escalators, and Dumbwaiters

General. Shall be maintained to sustain oil imposed loads, to operate properly, and to be free from physical and fire hazards with current certificate of inspection displayed and available for public inspection.


In buildings equipped with passenger elevators, at least one elevator shall be maintained in operation at all times when the building is occupied.

Duct Systems

General Shall be maintained free of obstructions and shall be capable of performing the required function.

Fire Safety Requirements


The provisions of this chapter shall govern the MINIMUM conditions and standards for fire safety relating to structures and exterior premises, including fire safety facilities and equipment to be provided. The State Fire Marshal may impose additional provisions. Responsibility. The owner shall provide and maintain such fire safety facilities and equipment in compliance with these requirements. A person shall not occupy as owner­occupant or permit another person to occupy any premises that do not comply with the requirements of this chapter.



A safe, continuous and unobstructed path of travel shall be provided from any point in a building or structure to the public way. Aisles.

The required width of aisles in accordance with the Fire Code shall be unobstructed.

Locked Doors.

All means of egress doors shall be readily openable from the side from which egress is to be made without need for keys, special knowledge or effort.

Emergency Escape Openings.

Required emergency escape and rescue openings shall be operational from the inside of the room without the use of keys or tools. Bars, grills, grates, or similar devices are permitted to be place over emergency escape and rescue openings provided the minimum net clear opening size complied with the Building Code and such devices shall be releaseable or removable form the inside without the use of a key, tool, or force greater than which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening.

Fire Resistance Ratings

Fire­Resistance­Rated Assemblies.

The fire resistance rating of the walls, fire stops, shaft enclosures, partitions and floors shall be maintained.

Opening Protection.

Required opening protectives shall be maintained in an operative condition. All fire and smokes top doors shall be maintained in operable condition. Fire doors and smoke barrier doors shall not be blocked or obstructed or otherwise made inoperable.

Fire Protection Systems


Existing residential occupancies not already provided with single­station smoke alarms shall be provided with approved single­station smoke alarms.

Smoke Alarms.

Approved single or multi­station smoke alarms shall be installed and maintained in existing multi­family dwelling writs, duplexes, congregate residences, and hotel/lodging house guestrooms regardless of occupant load in each sleeping room and immediately outside of sleeping areas and on each story including the basement.

Power Source.

In Residential Occupancies, single­station smoke alarms shall receive their primary power from the building wiring provided that such wiring is served from a commercial source with battery backup. When power is provided by the building wiring, the wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.


Shall be interconnected in such a manner that the activation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the individual unit.

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