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(a) Exterior. The grounds surrounding a hotel, motel, or extended stay hotel shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
(1) Solid waste - storage:
A. The exterior premises of a hotel, motel, or extended stay hotel shall be free from accumulations of refuse, garbage and rubbish;
B. All solid waste shall be stored in closed containers or dumpsters until it is disposed;
C. All solid waste collection and storage containers that are maintained outside of the building shall be cleanable, leak proof and equipped with tightly fitting covers that shall be closed at all times. Such containers shall be placed on a paved surface at least twenty-five (25) feet from any sleeping room;
D. Litter on the hotel premises shall be collected and disposed of daily.
(2) Nuisance conditions. The surface of the ground around a hotel, motel, or extended stay hotel shall be graded so as to minimize standing water. Gutters and down spouts shall be maintained in good condition and shall divert water away from the building.
A. All windows which have sash that can be opened to the outside of the building shall be equipped with 16 mesh screens that are secure and in good condition.
B. Weeds and brush, which provide habitat for rodents, shall be kept cut.
C. Any hotel, motel or extended stay hotel, which was built before 1978, and whose exterior surfaces may contain lead based paint shall maintain such surfaces in good condition, and minimize flaking, peeling and chipping paint.
(b) Common areas. Lobbies, hallways, stairways, meeting rooms, and other public places within the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel shall be maintained as originally approved by the City’s Chief Building Official. All hallways, stairways, meeting rooms and other public places shall be maintained in a clean, nuisance-free condition.
A. The floors, walls, doors, toilets, lavatories, and modesty panels in all public restrooms shall be smooth, easily cleanable, in good repair, and composed of durable, non-absorbent material.
B. Public restrooms shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times. Restroom fixtures, including toilets, urinals, and sinks shall be cleaned and disinfected daily. Restroom floor shall be mopped and sanitized daily. Door handles, switch covers and other tactile surfaces shall be cleaned and disinfected daily. Restroom walls, doors, doorframes, and toilet stalls shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
C. All electrical outlets within six feet of water shall be protected by a ground fault current interrupter.
D. Restroom lavatories shall be smooth and easily cleanable, and provide hot and cold water in sufficient pressure and quantity to permit thorough hand washing.
E. Soap and paper towels or hand dryers shall be provided at the lavatory at all times.
F. A trash container shall be provided for the disposal of used paper towels.
G. Toilets and urinals shall fill and flush properly, and they shall be in good condition. Toilet seats shall be smooth and easily cleanable. Toilet paper shall be provided at all times.
(2) Lobbies, meeting rooms and hallways.
A. All common areas of the hotel, motel and/or extended stay hotel shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Floors shall be mopped or vacuumed daily, except for meeting rooms that are not used on a daily basis. All rooms shall be cleaned after each use. Tactile surfaces, including switch covers, door handles, doorframes and telephones shall be cleaned and disinfected daily.
B. Floors, walls and horizontal surfaces shall be maintained in a smooth and cleanable condition. Walls, ceilings, horizontal surfaces, ventilation system grilles and other surfaces shall be kept clean.
C. Meeting rooms and other common areas of the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel shall be inspected as often as necessary to determine if water and mold damaged materials such as wall covering, drywall and particle board. If mold is found, the contaminated area shall not be used until the mold contamination has been properly remediated, following the guidelines in the New York City Health Department “Guidelines for Remediation of Mold and Fungi in Indoor Environments”.
D. Water fountains, if provided, shall be made of easily cleanable materials, and shall be cleaned and sanitized daily. The flow of water must crest at least two inches above the top of the mouth guard.
E. Ice machines - Ice provided for guests shall be produced, stored and dispensed in a sanitary manner, and shall be protected from becoming contaminated through guest self-service contact with the ice or the interior of the ice storage unit. Open ice bins shall not be used.
1. All reusable ice buckets provided for the use of the guests shall be made of an impervious, smooth, easily cleanable material. They shall be washed, rinsed and sanitized after being used by the guests, and stored so as to protect them from contamination. If liners are used in the ice buckets, they shall be changed daily.
2. Multi-use drinking glasses and cups, after being used by a guest shall be washed and sanitized, and stored in a sanitary manner. All multi-use glasses and cups shall be cleaned and sanitized in a mechanical dishwasher, or in a three compartment sink in which the utensils shall be washed in hot soapy water, rinsed in clean water and then rinsed in a sanitizing solution.
(c) Sleeping rooms.
A. Each sleeping room shall be equipped with at least one mattress and foundation. The mattresses and foundations shall be clean, with no tears or other damage and free from stains and soiling. Mattresses or foundations, which are stained with blood or other bodily fluids shall be immediately removed and discarded.
B. After being used by a guest, sheets, pillowcases, and the mattress pad if it is odorous, exhibits evidence of perspiration or other bodily fluids or it is soiled, shall be laundered. Bed linens that are used by the same guest for more than one day shall be changed at least three times a week, or more often if they are heavily soiled.
C. Comforters and blankets shall be kept clean. They shall be washed frequently.
D. Pillows shall be clean and free from odors and stains. Stained or soiled pillows shall be immediately removed and discarded.
(2) Lighting. There shall be sufficient natural and artificial light in the sleeping room at all times to provide for proper cleaning, reading, safety, and the comfort of the guests.
(3) Walls, floors easily cleanable.
A. All of the surfaces in the sleeping room shall be maintained in good condition, and composed of materials that are easily cleanable.
B. Carpeting shall lie flat on the floor and be free from rips, torn edges, odors, or excessive staining.
C. Linoleum and tile shall be secure to the floor, and shall not be severely cracked or broken.
D. Baseboards or cove base shall be firmly attached to the wall. Baseboards or cover base shall be installed in every sleeping room and bathroom.
A. Doors, door frames and handles, switch covers, telephones, and remote controls shall be cleaned daily with a disinfectant cleaner, when the guest room is in use or it is anticipated to be used.
B. Walls, carpeting, baseboards, window frames and other surfaces shall be cleaned whenever they become soiled, dirty, or tobacco smoke residue is observed.
C. Horizontal surfaces, lampshades, draperies and other furnishings shall be clean and free from dust or dirt.
D. Carpeting shall be thoroughly vacuumed daily. Food residue, bodily fluids, and excessive soil shall be immediately spot cleaned. Carpeting behind and under room furnishings and in corners shall be cleaned at least once every week.
E. The interior and exterior of microwave ovens and refrigerators, if permitted by the Chief Building Official, shall be cleaned daily to remove food residue and dirt.
1. Refrigerators shall maintain an internal temperature of 45°F or lower when in operation.
2. The interior of microwave ovens shall be smooth and free from rust, exposed metal, or evidence of burning or scorching. The microwave door shall seal tightly and the door glass shall be intact.
(5) Heating units.
A. Heating and air conditioning units shall be maintained in operable condition at all times. All heating and air conditioning units shall be of a size and configuration that they can rapidly heat the air and maintain a minimum room temperature of 72°F. All controls for the unit shall be operable, and the switches, buttons or knobs for the control shall be in place.
B. Heating and air conditioner filters, covers, coils and condenser pans shall be clean and free from dirt, bacteria and debris.
C. Condenser pans shall be equipped with a functioning condensate drain, which shall be directed to the exterior of the building, or be plumbed into the building’s plumbing system.
D. Heating and air conditioning units grilles, filters and cabinets shall be intact, secure and in good repair.
(6) Electrical inspections. Before providing small electrical appliance for the use of guests in hotel, motel or extended stay rooms, the owner or his or her designated agent shall have the electrical service in the facility inspected and approved by the Chief Building Official or a certified building inspector.
A. Every sleeping room shall be equipped with an adjacent toilet room and plumbing fixtures as required in the applicable provisions of ORC Ch. 1225 (Ohio Building Code). No modifications to the plumbing shall take place until they are approved by the Chief Building Official.
B. Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, plumbing fixtures, finish materials, vanities, and light fixtures shall be composed of materials that are smooth and easily cleanable.
C. Floors, ceilings, vanities, and light fixtures shall be maintained in good condition, and they shall be free from soil, dirt, tobacco smoke residue and dust.
D. Door handles, doorframes, switch covers, toilet handles, and other tactile surfaces shall be composed of smooth, easily cleanable materials, and they shall be cleaned and disinfected daily.
E. Bathtubs, showers and lavatories shall provide hot and cold water in sufficient quantity and pressure to permit bathing and hand washing in compliance with accepted engineering standards.
F. Soap, clean towels and washcloths shall be provided at all times.
G. The toilet shall be fill and flush properly at all times. The exterior, interior and base of the toilet bowl, and the toilet seat shall be cleaned daily with a disinfectant cleaner. The toilet seat shall be secure, smooth and easily cleanable. Toilet paper shall be supplied to the guests at all times.
H. Bathroom lighting shall be sufficient to provide for adequate cleaning, for safety and the comfort of the guests.
I. Bathrooms that exhibit evidence of moisture damage or mold, or which contain odors shall be equipped with a functional mechanical ventilation system that adequately displaces humid air and odors from the bathroom.
J. The bathroom floor shall be swept and then mopped daily, using a disinfectant cleaner. The bathroom floor shall be composed of a durable, easily cleanable material.
K. Each bathroom shall be provided with a waste collection container that is made of a durable material, that is smooth and easily cleanable, and which is of adequate size for the number of guests occupying the room.
L. All electrical outlets within six feet of water shall be protected by a ground fault current interrupter.
(8) Mold. Guest rooms shall be inspected and often as necessary to determine if water and mold damaged materials such as wall covering, drywall and particle board. If mold is found, the contaminated area shall not be used until the mold contamination has been properly remediated, following the guidelines in the New York City Health Department “Guidelines for the Remediation of Mold and Fungi in Indoor Environments”.
A. If an owner or authorized agent elects to permit pets upon the premises, he or she shall designate specific rooms in the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel specifically for that purpose. The doors to such rooms shall be so labeled.
B. If an owner or authorized agent elects to permit pets upon the premises, he or she shall establish and enforce rules to control pets within his accommodation. No guest shall permit his pet to run at large or to become a nuisance.
C. Rooms in which animals have been kept by a guest shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to remove fur, dander, urine, feces, and other contamination. In the event that fleas are discovered in the sleeping room, the room shall not be rented until the fleas have been eradicated by a licensed pest control applicator.
(10) Solid waste disposal. At least one waste collection container shall be provided in each sleeping room. The container shall be made of a smooth and easily cleanable material. Solid waste shall be collected and removed from the room each day.
(d) Water and wastewater.
(1) Water to supply the guest rooms and common areas of the hotel shall be from a source that is approved by the City of Grove City and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. An adequate supply of hot and cold water under sufficient pressure shall be provided for laundry, hand washing, bathing utensil washing and other purposes.
(2) Sewage from the hotel shall be properly disposed in a public sanitary sewer or by treatment in an on-site sewage treatment facility that is approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
(1) If laundry is washed at the hotel or motel, there shall be adequate capacity to properly wash and dry all of the soiled linens that are generated daily.
(2) The floor, walls, shelving and tables in the laundry room shall be composed of a smooth, easily cleaned material.
(3) Soiled laundry shall be isolated from clean linens.
(4) All laundry carts shall be constructed of an easily cleanable or washable material.
(5) Linens shall be washed in hot water with a detergent and disinfectant.
(Ord. C90-05. Passed 9-19-05.)