May 15, 2019 Kathi Markan

What You Need to Know About Garbage Disposals During a HUD REAC Inspection

In this May edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I’d like to discuss HUD-REAC facts that you may be unaware of regarding garbage disposals.

  1. The inspector must allow your personnel to press the reset button If the garbage disposal is tripped.
  2. If the property personnel use any tools to make repairs on the disposal, the Level 2 defect will be recorded.
  3. An Exigent Health & Safety Electrical Hazard will be recorded if the plate or knockout are missing under the garbage disposal. This has been recorded more frequently throughout the nation and can be worth up to 1.5 points per unit.

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