Bringing violations up to code is one of our specialties, and our expertise is just a phone call away. Our team even helps you with the paperwork to ensure all of your plumbing and heating systems are up to code. If you’re in the Malverne, NY, area, call on Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating if you’ve been notified of a code violation.
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Most Common Plumbing Code Violations
Building and plumbing code violations cause delays and headaches for many Malverne homeowners. While these codes and rules are in place to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants, sometimes navigating the myriad of regulations is difficult. Below is a list of the most common code violations that the experts at Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating handle.
- Improper Bathroom Venting - Many bathrooms use exhaust fans to remove steam and odors through a vent and to the outside. Improper venting causes the buildup of moisture, which can cause rot and mold.
- Improper Drain Pipe Slope - A drain pipe relies on gravity to function correctly, so it must angle downwards in the direction it’s draining to prevent backflow. Improper slopes cause leaks and slow draining.
- Insufficient Space Around the Toilet - Not having enough space around a toilet is one of the most common code violations. Code states that finished walls be no less than 15” from the toilet.
- Water Heater Violations - Every Malverne home has a water heater to supply hot water when needed. However, water heaters require a temperature and pressure relief valve to ensure the water doesn’t get too hot should the thermostat fail.
These are just a few of the plumbing violations you may run into; when you find yourself scratching your head on how to fix it, call us immediately, and we’ll take it from there.
Why Plumbing Codes Are Important
Regardless of where in the country you live, you’ll be subjected to rules when building or renovating a home or commercial property. What makes these rules difficult is that they constantly change, so you must be on top of the latest to be free from violations, which can set back construction and cost money.
For plumbing, codes are vital to avoid health issues. Everyone needs clean water to drink, but there are other areas to consider when installing plumbing, such as wastewater and sewage. Plumbing must be installed correctly to ensure that no noxious fumes or hazardous water comes back into the house. Advances in plumbing techniques and materials offer ways to improve the health and safety of your plumbing, which is why you must hire an experienced plumbing contractor to ensure your systems are up to code and healthy for your family.
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Why Work With Us?
We’re a fifth-generation family-owned plumbing and heating company with over 110 years in the business. We’re a leader in plumbing and heating installation and repairs throughout the Malverne area. With our experience, there isn’t a plumbing or heating problem we haven’t seen, and we’re always able to come up with a solution even for the most challenging situation. Call us today for code violations or any other plumbing needs.