It’s no understatement that local laws in NYC can get complicated. That said, we’re always here to help you break down confusing information and understand how to keep your buildings in good compliance. This week we’re taking a deeper look at Rodent Inspection data – information you can get directly in your SiteCompli account!
When it comes to DOHMH Rodent Inspections, there are several Inspection Types you’ll want to know:
What’s the rat indexing program? Learn more about complaint-less inspections conducted in the Bronx and Manhattan here.
You can get several results from those Inspection types:
A reminder from the Department – “properties fail inspections when any signs of rats are found. Not all properties have an equally severe problem.”
Inspections regarding the same issue are threaded together using the same Job ID number. This number follows the inspection through what could be several different types and results. For example, a single Inspection Job ID may have dozens of individual visits, ranging from Compliance Inspections to Baiting visits.
Each individual visit is tied to a “Job Progress” number (1, 2, 3, and so on). You’ll typically see lower Job Progress numbers for initial visits, and higher numbers for Baiting Inspections. A “Passed Inspection” result usually denotes the end of that Job ID thread.
Why is this important, anyway?
A failed compliance inspection can turn into either a DOHMH-ECB (OATH) violation or a DOHMH commissioner’s order. If you’re able to address the condition after a failed initial inspection, you can avoid violations. And since the average time between initial inspections and compliance (follow-up) inspections is about 51 days, there’s a big window for owners and managers to make any necessary corrections.
Questions about Rodent Inspection data in your SiteCompli portfolio? Reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll be happy to help!