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Fixing Building Code Violations

After having an inspection there is a chance that you may have a few building code violations. By being organized, building code violations can be fixed fairly easily and quickly so you can avoid fines or other negative consequences. Below are a list of steps that will help you fix building code violations with ease.

  1. The first and most important step is to make sure you write everything down. Once you write everything down, group the violations in categories that relate to different types of contractors.
  2. To get an idea on the extent of repairs you are going to need, download the building codes online at a website like Municode. If you are unsure how to fix a particular building code violation, contact a building code consultant to help.
  3. To begin work on anything that needs fixed, be sure to have all the required work permits in order. With the permits in order, hire licensed contractors to do the repair work for you; ask nearby building owners for reputable contractors.
  4. The order of which you repair things is important; structural violations should be repaired first and foremost followed by fire safety violations. Finish up with making any accessibility changes(ramps, handrails, etc) and put up all the signs required by the building codes like exit signs and maximum occupancy ratings.

With these tips, you should be able to quickly and safety fix any building code violations and keep your business running smoothly.

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