General requirements for all dwellings, dwelling units, hotels, hotel units, rooming houses and rooming units shall be as follows:
   (A)   (1)   Foundations, floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, windows, doors and all other building parts shall be structurally sound, weatherproof, watertight and rodentproof, and shall be kept in good state of repair. Roof surfaces shall be watertight. Where water is permitted to stand on a roof for cooling purposes, the roof must be designed for that purpose and proper precautionary measures taken to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and other similar insects.
      (2)   Gutters and downspouts, where in existence, shall be kept clear of debris and be maintained in a good state of repair and working condition.
   (B)   Inside and outside stairways, porches, balconies, hallways, corridors and all appurtenances thereto shall be maintained in a safe condition and capable of supporting the loads set forth in the Florida Building Code in effect in Broward County, as revised from time to time. Protecting guardrails and safeguards shall be required on any unenclosed structure over two feet from the ground level and on every interior or exterior stair or stairwell of four or more risers and shall be located in accordance with requirements of the building code which was in effect at the time of certificate of occupancy. Where steps are located adjacent to a doorway, they shall be at least the width of the doorway.
   (C)   Chimneys, smoke pipes, flues and ventilating pipes and ducts shall be maintained in a safe, properly operating condition.
   (D)   Every plumbing fixture, water pipe, drain, waste pipe, gas pipe shall be maintained in good, sanitary working condition, free from defects, leaks and obstructions.
   (E)   All electrical wiring and accessories shall be maintained in good, safe working condition and be adequately insulated and protected. No wiring, outlets or connections shall be left exposed so as to create a hazardous condition.
   (F)   Every structure and accessory structure shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, free from rodents, vermin and infestations. Fences, garden walls and similar enclosures shall be maintained in a good state of repair.
('72 Code, § 15-4(a)D.) (Ord. O-81-78, passed 11-4-81; Am. Ord. O-89-53, passed 9-6-89; Am. Ord. O-90-52, passed 11-7-90; Am. Ord. O-96-22, passed 7-3-96; Am. Ord. O-2005, passed 3-2-05)