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(A) Scope and responsibility. The owner of a building in which there is a rental dwelling unit shall provide and maintain electrical facilities and equipment in compliance with the requirements of this section. A person shall not rent to another for occupancy any premises which do not comply with the requirements of this section.
(B) Outlets. Every room, except a closet, shall contain at least two separate and remote outlets, one of which may be a ceiling or wall-type electric light fixture. In a kitchen, three separate and remote wall-type electric convenience outlets or two such convenience outlets and one ceiling or wall-type electric light fixture shall be provided. Every public hall, water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room or furnace room shall contain at least one electric light fixture. In addition to the electric light fixture in every bathroom and laundry room, there shall be at least one electric outlet.
(C) Installations. All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be installed and maintained in a safe manner in accordance with all applicable laws. All electrical equipment shall be of an approved type.
(D) Defects. Where it is found, in the opinion of the Housing Administrator, that the electrical system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants or to the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient outlets, improper wiring installation, deterioration or damage, or for similar reasons, the Housing Administrator shall require that the defects be corrected to eliminate the hazard.
(E) Elevators, escalators and dumbwaiters. Accessible elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators shall be maintained to safely sustain the loads to which they are subject, to operate properly and to be free of physical and fire hazards.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98) Penalty, see § 97.99