The interior of all residential structures and equipment therein shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and in a sanitary condition so as not to pose a threat to the safety of the general public.
   (A)   Structural members. All structural members shall be maintained in structurally sound condition and be capable of supporting all imposed loads.
   (B)   Stairs, handrails, guardrails and walking surfaces.
      (1)   Every interior residential stair, ramp, landing, handrail and guardrail or other walking surface shall be maintained in a sound, non-hazardous condition and capable of supporting the imposed loads. Every required and existing handrail and guardrail shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
      (2)   Where no walls exist along the stairway of more than four risers, handrails shall be installed in an approved manner and in compliance with the applicable building code at the time of construction or alteration.
   (C)   Interior surfaces. All interior surfaces of residential structures shall be maintained in a good, clean, safe and sanitary condition. Cracked, loose plaster, decayed wood, and other defective surface conditions shall be corrected.
   (D)   Sanitation. The interior of every structure shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish, garbage, debris or filth.
   (E)   Infestation.  All dwellings shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. All structures in which insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent re-infestation.
(Ord. 11-015, passed 5-4-11)