Resale Inspection Guidelines

This document is provided as a courtesy only to help you prepare for a resale inspection and does not preclude the citing of other sections of the Plainsboro Housing Ordinance.

v  Smoke alarms will be tested and interconnected alarms must all sound together.

    • Smoke alarms should be installed according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
    • NFPA 72 requires that smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years.
    • Smoke alarms to be installed at least three feet from any source of air movement or any bathrooms containing a tub or shower.

v  Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) devices will be tested. If defective they must be replaced.  These devices may be found in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, basements and outside.

v  Fireplace and/or wood burning stoves, if more than three (3) years old, must be certified safe for use by a chimney sweep certified by the National Chimney Sweep Guild or the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

    • The Housing Certificate of Occupancy cannot be issued until this report is received.

v  Oil or gas furnaces must be inspected by a heating professional and certified safe for use.

    • The Housing Certificate of Occupancy cannot be issued until this report is received.

v  Carbon monoxide alarms are required to be in the immediate vicinity of all sleeping areas in all buildings that contain fuel-burning appliances, fireplaces or have attached garages. They shall be battery operated, hard-wired or of the plug-in type and installed on wall, ceiling or in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

v  A fire extinguisher is required in a townhouse or single family home. It is not required in a condo. 

v  Garage door opener must plug directly into outlet. Extension cords cannot be used to supply power to the opener.

v  Bath mechanical ventilation fans must be operating and free of lint.

v  The kitchen range hood must have a clean filter and be in operable condition.

v  Electrical power must be on for the inspection

ATTENTION: 

Please make sure all the permits with the Building Division are inspected and closed.
If you are not sure, please contact the Building Division at (609) 799-0909 ext. 2545

DISCLAIMER: THIS INSPECTION IS VISUAL ONLY.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.