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Annual Fire Escape Inspection - Section 908

Fire Escapes shall be kept clear and unobstructed and be readily accessible at all times. We at Great Escape Fire Escape Service and Inspections will inspect, lower, and lubricate and make sure that all fire escape ladders are fully operational and properly maintained. Upon completion, all existing fire escapes shall be secured pursuant to Section 1110.3.1 of the San Francisco code.

Five Year Inspection - Section 604

Affidavit required - All wood and metal decks, balconies, landings, exit corridors, stairway systems, guardrails, handrails, fire escapes or any parts that are weather exposed on the building shall be inspected by a licensed general contractor, structural pest control licensee, or a licensed professional architect or engineer verifying that an exit system, corridor, balcony, deck or any part thereof is in general safe condition and adequate working order and free from hazardous dry rot, fungus, deterioration, decay or improper alteration. Property owners shall provide proof of compliance with this section by submitting an affidavit form provided by DBI and signed by the responsible inspector.

SB721 - 6 Year Inspections

Often referred to as the "Deck and Balcony Inspection Bill", SB721 went into effect on January 1, 2019. SB721 requires that the buildings containing three or more multi-family residential dwelling units have their Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) inspected on a regular basis. To maintain compliance with the provisions of SB721 building owners of units that house three or more units must complete the first inspection by January 1, 2025 and be re-inspected at a minimum of every six years. Inspection reports are required to be kept at least the two most recent inspection reports (12 years) are required to be onsite to meet the standards set forth in SB721.

Maintenance of Means of Egress - Section 1030

Fire escapes and related balconies, ladders, landings and operating devices shall not be obstructed in any manner. No object shall be stored on or attached to a fire escape without the approval of the fire code official.

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