Plumbing Code Violation
A plumbing code violation is an occurrence where a home’s plumbing, or any of its constituent parts, fail to comply with any section, subsection or single element of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) as adopted by a municipality or locality.
Uniform Plumbing Code Overview
Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is a model code, developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety and welfare. The UPC is specifically designed to give consumers safe and sanitary plumbing systems while simultaneously encouraging the industry to innovate and provide new plumbing technology.
Municipalities and Localities:
Cities and localities (a specific place or area not incorporated into a city):
Benefit of UPC
In brief, plumbing codes and the UPC:
Plumbing Code Violations Identification
Both residential and commercial buildings are subject to plumbing code violations. For commercial buildings, code violations are regularly identified:
Residences also receive plumbing violations when:
If a plumbing code violation(s) is received, it does not mean the homeowner has done anything intentionally wrong. In general, plumbing code violations aren't deliberate - they mostly occur due to a lack of knowledge of the UPC.
Common Residential Plumbing Code Violations
Some of the most common residential plumbing code violations include:
What to Do if You Are Given a Violation
When plumbing code violations are issued, they typically include a timeframe when the code violations must be fixed, and when the home’s plumbing must be brought into conformance with the city’s plumbing codes. A failure to comply (corrections or timeframe) typically result in harsh sanctions and or financial penalties.
When a code violation is issued, it is time to call GPS Plumbing, a full-service plumbing company, at (469) 777 – 0217. We will correct all plumbing code violations quickly and efficiently and bring the home’s plumbing into compliance with all applicable municipal and locality plumbing codes.
If you have an outstanding plumbing code violation gives us a call. We will fix it and all other violations and restore your plumbing to code compliancy.