The California plumbing code says a pink plumbers may not apply when plumbing is faulty, but they should at least know when the plumbing needs to be repaired, according to a recent study.
A report from the state’s Office of Public Utilities said the plumbing code does not apply to “any condition in which the plumbing fixtures, fixtures components, fittings, and associated system is faulty or has deteriorated” due to a malfunction of a plumbing system.
The office also said plumbing should be replaced when there are signs of “irregularity” in the plumbing.
A few years ago, California enacted a state law requiring the plumbing contractor to install a repair plan for the plumbing, but the law didn’t require the company to replace the plumbing when the condition was “unusual.”
That’s changed now that a new law requires plumbing companies to repair when they believe there’s a “significant” problem.
The plumbing code states: “Where the plumbing is defective, the owner of the plumbing company must fix it before the repair cannot be performed safely.”
That is an exception to the general rule, the office said.
“Permanent replacement of the damaged plumbing is required for any plumbing failure that has caused damage to or loss of service to a person,” the office added.
While the plumbing inspector is the best person to determine when the state needs to fix plumbing, it’s not the only person to know when plumbing needs work.
The plumbing code also states that a plumbing inspector can only inspect when there’s “significant evidence of deterioration in the building,” and that there are “a significant number of repairs required” to make it safe to return to normal operation.
State regulators also have the power to issue orders for repair if the plumbing system is “unsafe or unsafe,” but the order is supposed to be based on “the evidence” of “significant deterioration” in a building.
If you’ve got questions about the plumbing you need to fix, call (800) 925-3570.
This story was updated at 5:07 p.m. to include comments from the California Department of Public Utility Services.