Electrical Safety Requirements
The unit has no exposed or bare live wires.
The use of extension cords and electrical adapters
are not overloading the circuit and are “UL” approved for
the amperage of the device.
If the building was constructed in 1960 or earlier: The
fuses in the panel box that serves each unit is rated at least
Note: If the fuses are greater than 15 amps and
the unit was built in 1960 or before, an electrical
danger is present unless the wiring has been updated.
The City strongly recommends that you contact a
licensed electrician if you are not sure about the
proper fuses for the building or units.
Sub-panels are labeled and breakers are in proper
Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements
Electrical or gas heaters are functioning properly
Note: If there is a high pressure gas boiler system
(not the water heater), the boiler heater system is
in proper working condition.
The water heater is in working order supplying
water at a minimum of 120F.
The water heater has a working temperature and
pressure release valve including a proper drain
line on the pressure relief valve.
The water heater is properly strapped.
Gas lines have shut off valves at the appliance
connection. All service gas lines are free of leaks.
If you smell gaseous odors report immediately to
The vent pipes that serve gas heating appliances are
terminated above the roofline with vent caps
(direct vent heaters exempt).
There is no visible mold in the unit. Information: If mold
is found assess the situation by cleaning and/or using a
professional mold abatement company to refinish all
deteriorated surfaces and remedy the water intrusion
problem, the City of Hayward recommends that you give
your tenants a Mold Notification Addendum to add to your
rental agreement. This addendum should inform residents
about mold and their responsibilities to prevent mold
growth and how to inform owner of possible water
intrusion/mold in unit.