Chicago Plumbing Code Violations
Getting Your Home up to Code
Code violations are a subject that almost no one likes to talk about, but they are a reality of many residential homes. Chicago plumbing codes have been updated constantly since the city was incorporated in 1837, and with many older homes still being used, some things are now violations that were once within code. Violations of this nature that pose health and safety risks are required to be fixed, while those that are not considered risks can remain in place until major renovations are performed.
However, we often come across code violations resulting from new work done incorrectly, either by the homeowner or outside help. Oftentimes, this work was also performed without proper Chicago plumber licensing or building permits. These violations frequently pose serious safety concerns, and can lead to fines and other ramifications if discovered by the city. Our Chicago plumbing services will help fix violations of either nature.
Common Code Violations
Some of the most common residential plumbing code violations are:
- Insufficient space between toilets and finished walls.
- Not enough sewer clean-outs, or clean-outs that are too close to critical areas.
- Bathroom venting that does not lead directly outside.
- Improper drain pipe slope for preventing leaks and backflow.
- Incorrectly installed water heater pressure and temperature relief valves
- Change-of-direction pipe fittings that obstruct flow.
What to Do if a Violation Is Found
Whenever one of our technicians comes across a code violation during daily service, whether as a result of antiquated code or shoddy work, we will immediately notify the homeowner and explain the potential consequences if it is not fixed. If you decide to proceed with further work, our superior service will bring your plumbing up to code quickly and professionally using “Green Plumber” licensed methods.
If you independently discover a code violation, John Baethke & Son Plumbing is the Chicago plumber to trust for correcting it. Plumber and owner John Baethke ensures that every employee is familiar with the Chicago plumbing code, and we will work with you to make any redresses with minimum hassle. Our in-depth knowledge and friendly service are big reasons why the Better Business Bureau gives us an A+ rating.
Contact us today at (773) 570-1720 to learn more about how our Chicago plumbing services can bring your home up to code.