REAC - Unit - Kitchen


Kitchen

A place where food is cooked or prepared. The facilities and equipment used in preparing and serving food.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Cabinets - Missing/Damaged
  • Countertops - Missing/Damaged
  • Dishwasher/Garbage Disposal – Inoperable
  • Plumbing - Clogged Drains
  • Plumbing - Leaking Faucets/Pipes
  • Range Hoods/Exhaust Fans - Excessive Grease/Inoperable
  • Range/Stove - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable
  • Refrigerator - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable
  • Sink - Missing/Damaged

 

Cabinets – Missing/Damaged

Deficiency: Cabinets are missing or the laminate is separating. This includes cases, boxes, or pieces of furniture with drawers, shelves, or doors, primarily used for storage, mounted on walls or floors.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: You see that 10% to 50% of the cabinets, doors, or shelves are missing or the laminate is separating.

Level 3: You see that more than 50% of the cabinets, doors, or shelves are missing or the laminate is separating.

 

Countertops – Missing/Damaged

Deficiency: A flat work surface in a kitchen often integral to lower cabinet space is missing or deteriorated.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: 20% or more of the countertop working surface is missing, deteriorated, or damaged below the laminate and is not a sanitary surface on which to prepare food.

Level 3: N/A

 

Dishwasher/Garbage Disposal - Inoperable

Deficiency: A dishwasher or garbage disposal, if provided, does not function.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: The dishwasher or garbage disposal does not function.

Level 3: N/A

 

Plumbing – Clogged Drains

Deficiency: The water does not drain adequately.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The basin does not drain freely.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: The drain is completely clogged or has suffered extensive deterioration.

 

Plumbing – Leaking Faucets/Pipes

Deficiency: You see that a basin faucet or drain connections leak.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see a leak or drip that is contained by the basin or pipes, and the faucet is functioning as it should.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see a steady leak that is having an adverse effect on the surrounding area, and the faucet or pipe is not usable.

 

Range Hood/Exhaust Fans – Excessive Grease/Inoperable

Deficiency: The apparatus that draws out cooking exhaust does not function.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: An accumulation of dirt, grease or other barrier noticeably reduces the free passage of air.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: The exhaust fan does not function.

-OR You estimate that the flue may be completely blocked.

 

Range/Stove – Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

Deficiency: The unit is missing or damaged.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The operation of doors or drawers is impeded, but the stove is functioning. On gas ranges, flames are not distributed equally. The pilot light is out on 1 or more burners.

Level 2: One burner is not functioning.

Level 3: The unit is missing.

-OR Two or more burners are not functioning.

-OR The oven is not functioning.

 

Refrigerator – Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

Deficiency: The refrigerator is missing or does not cool adequately for the safe storage of food.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The refrigerator has an excessive accumulation of ice.

-OR The seals around the doors are deteriorated.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: The refrigerator is missing.

-OR The refrigerator does not cool adequately for the safe storage of food.

 

Sink – Missing/Damaged

Deficiency: A sink, faucet, or accessories are missing, damaged or not functioning.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see extensive discoloration or cracks in 50% or more of the basin, but the sink and hardware can still be used to prepare food.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: The sink or hardware is either missing or not functioning.


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