Chatham County Motel shutdown over code violations

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The Thunderbird Motel can leave the light on for guests, but they can’t check them in.  The 50-room motel on Ogeechee Road, just outside Savannah city limits, is shut down due to reported health department and building safety code violations.  Chatham County Public Information Director, Catherine Glasby, says while Department of Public Health violations is why DPH pulled the motel’s permit to operate as a tourist accommodations, the county found numerous issues with building safety, “Our building safety people went out as well, um, they have a list of violations that are numerous pages, um, for those violations and that can be anywhere from not having a smoke detector in the room to, um, exposed wires amongst other things,” Glasby said.

Some of the health code violation include cross contamination of clean and dirty linen, septic tank issues, bed bugs, and even rodent feces, all written into the code violation history of the Thunderbird Motel.  There are fifty rooms in the motel, but many guests had been long term residents for years.  The court action gave them 24-hours to vacate, but it did give them until Sunday to remove their belongings, “These folks were living in some deplorable conditions and unforturnately it all happened at, at this time, um, where it all came together and they had to close down the motel, um, ya’ know, probably some of thw worst time of the year for that,” said Glasby.  She says they did provide those long-term guests with access to resources to find other living arrangements.

News 3 reached reach out to management.  David Patel identified himself as the owner .  He declined an interview, but did say, “I’ve hired a general contractor to fix the problems and they were getting the neccessary permits from the county to do the work,”  Patel said.  He adds he hopes to be finished within a month.  Glasby says the next hearing in this case will happen some time in January.

Here is a look at the Georgia department of Public Health code violation history of the Thunderbird Motel dating back to 2016:

Samit ,LLC -Thunderbird Motel

4015 OGEECHEE RD SAVANNAH, GA 31405
Phone Number: (912) 234-3496
Permit Type: TA
Last Inspection Score: 62
Last Inspection Date: 11-19-2018
For More Information Call: (912) 356-2160

INSPECTIONS

Date: 11-19-2018
Inspection Purpose: Re-inspection
Score: 62
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

3 – hot/cold running water under pressure in all required locations of tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.07(2) – hot water supply

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved hot water was not supplied to rooms 21 & 22. This was a repeat violation, original violation occurred on 9/27/2018. POC: Any rooms that are not supplied with consistent hot and cold running water must be taken out of service until the situation is rectified.


5 – sewers/sewage disposal systems/dump stations approved; properly constructed and installed; no surface discharge

511-6-2-.10(2) – sewage disposal-onsite

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved a septic pumping tank that was not securely sealed and covered. Two of the access ports were open at the ground surface and accessible to insects, rodents, small children and pets. POC: The access ports must be covered with an approved septic tank cover by a licensed septic contractor. This is a repeat violation, the original violation occurred on 9/11/2018. The original violation was for a different septic tank that was observed in the same state.


6 – premises free of pests and rodents; pesticide applied in accordance with laws, rules, and label

511-6-2-.13(2) – insect and rodent control-records

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the facility had self treated for bed bugs in rooms 23 & 24. Staff stated that maintenance uses a spray to treat the room, the spray container was not available during the time of the inspection. Records indicating the following were not maintained: (a) amount and concentration of product used; (b) name of product used; (c) date and location of application; (d) application method; (e) pest targeted; and (f) name of applicator. POC: When any form of pesticide is applied the above noted documentation must be kept on file. Further, when bed bugs or evidence of bed bugs has been identified the rooms and all adjacent rooms must be treated by a licensed professional to prevent an infestation.


16 – toilet/lavatory/bathing facility fixtures and rooms clean and maintained; properly lighted, clearly marked, proper signage, and all in good repair

511-6-2-.08(4) – toilet facilities-cleaning and maintenance

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved holes around faucets and/or shower heads in all showers inspected. This is a repeat violation that occurred on 9/11/2018. After a formal hearing at the Department of Health Environmental Health office on 9/17/2018 the business owner agreed to repair all holes in showers by COB on 9/21/2018. Also, per statement by housekeeping staff the extended stay toilet rooms were not cleaned at any frequency during the guests stay if the guest declines service. POC: While being used by tourists, every surface of a bathtub, shower, shower enclosure, toilet and lavatory, which may come in contact with a person’s body, must be sanitized each day, unless the guest has declined regular tourist room services. If a tourist declines regular tourist room services, the tourist accommodation facility must ensure that these surfaces are cleaned and sanitized at least once per week and between tourists.


22 – approved leak proof containers covered, in proper location, clean, and maintained; collection adequate

511-6-2-.12(2) – garbage and refuse containers

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved excess garbage & carpeting piled outside of the main dumpster, also observed many mattresses, tires, furniture, carpeting and other debris piled outside in different areas of the property. This is a repeat violation, the original occurred on 9/11/2018 and was again repeated on 9/27/2018. The business owner was given a Correct by Date of 10/5/2018. POC: All debris must be removed from the property and relocated to an approved dumping location.


24 – openings to outside and physical facilities protected by tight-fitting doors, screening, or other means

511-6-2-.13(3) – insect and rodent control-openings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved several exterior guest room doors with gaps along the bottom large enough to allow insect intrusion. The rooms observed but not limited to were: 25,30,29,32,16,15. This is a repeat violation that originally occurred on 9/11/2018. During a formal hearing on 9/17/2018 located at the Chatham County Environmental Health Office the business owner agreed to repair the doors as needed. Further, many of the exterior covers for the air conditioners were missing and/or damaged. It was discussed during the formal hearing that these covers were to be replaced/repaired within 2 weeks of the hearing.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation

511-6-2-.14(1) – floors, walls, and ceilings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved open holes in the walls of 3/4 rooms inspected: 21,23,24. The holes were large enough to allow insect and rodent intrusion. This was a repeat violation, the original violation occurred on 9/11/2018. During a formal hearing on 9/17/2018 located at the Chatham County Environmental Health Office the business owner agreed to repair all holes by the COB on 9/21/2018.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved

511-6-2-.14(3) – room ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved the air filters were missing from the air conditioners in both clean and ready rooms inspected. This is a repeat violation that originally occurred on 9/11/2018. During a formal hearing on 9/17/2018 located at the Chatham County Environmental Health Office the business owner agreed to replace all missing air filters as needed. Also observed missing light bulbs in the bed side lamp and the bathroom in room 22. POC: All light fixture should be inspected and bulbs replaced before the rooms are put into service.


27 – all furniture, waste receptacles, draperies, carpets; clean, and in good repair, considered the property of and furnished by the tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.14(5) – condition of furnishings

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved in room 21 two broken chairs provided for the table, observed in room 22 the bathroom cabinet was missing one of the two doors. POC: Furniture should be maintained clean and in good repair. These items should be considered the property of the tourist accommodation. If items are damaged they should be repaired before the room is placed back into service.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved the box spring in room 21 was torn open and observed bed bug waste staining on the mattress in the same room. Observed the linens on beds in rooms 21 & 22 were heavily stained making it hard to determine if the sheets had been properly cleaned. This is a repeat violation, original violations occurred on both 9/11/2018 and 9/27/2018. POC: Linens, mattresses and box springs should be thoroughly inspected before a room is placed into service. Heavily stained linens should not be used. Stained linens can be re-washed using stain remover or bleach to ensure that they are indeed properly cleaned. The washing machine should not be overloaded, if they are overloaded the machine does not work properly and the result is linens that have not been sufficiently cleaned between guests. This violation was discussed During a formal hearing on 9/17/2018 located at the Chatham County Environmental Health Office. Further, when bed bugs or evidence of bed bugs has been identified the rooms and all adjacent rooms must be treated by a licensed professional to prevent an infestation.


32 – separate, structurally sound, clean, and in good repair: dryers vented and adequate lighting

511-6-2-.17(1) – laundry facilities

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved standing water in an unused drain pipe in the center of the laundry room. Observed a rotting table that was used as shelving for toilet tissue. Observed dirty linens being held in a cart with both clean linens and wrapped cups for guest rooms. Also observed dried toilet tissue surrounding a second floor drain possibly due to a previous septic overflow. This toilet tissue was identified on both 9/11/2018 and 9/27/2018. Business owner agreed to have the soiled tissue removed and the area cleaned. These are repeat violations that occurred on 9/11/2018 and 9/27/2018. During a formal hearing held at the Chatham County Environmental Health Office on 9/17/2018 the business owner agreed to have the source of the water accumulation repaired. POC: The rotting table and any mildew contaminated shelving should be replaced with shelving that is resistant to mildew and insect intrusion. During the inspection on 9/27/2018 the business owner stated that he would be replacing all wood tables and shelving by 10/12/2018. Physical separation must be maintained between clean and dirty linens. Consider different colored or differently shaped carts. All staff should be trained on the procedure for storage of clean and dirty linens. The source of the water accumulation must be identified and rectified. Consider utilizing the floor drain and routing it to an approved waste water source.


34 – grounds, walkways, porches and hallways maintained; drives provide unobstructed width and proper spacing; graded to drain; trailer spaces marked clearly, areas clean and maintained in good repair

511-6-2-.18(3) – areas in good repair/appropriate storage

Points: 3

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the walk ways and exterior structure of the building presented with damage. POC: The walk ways and exterior structure of the facility must be maintained in good repair and in compliance with all other municipal codes.


35 – electrical work and materials in compliance; grounded and weatherproof outlets, properly located power lines

511-6-2-.18(6) – eletrical supply

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved exposed electrical wires in the bedside lamp and bathroom light bar in room 21. Also observed the electrical outlet box was displaced from the wall in the same room. Observed the electrical box covers were not present in rooms 23 and 24. POC: All rooms should be inspected for exposed wires before being placed into service. Also observed exposed electrical panels on the exterior of the facility. POC: All electrical work and materials shall comply with the applicable International Electrical Code with Georgia Amendments and local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Date: 09-27-2018
Inspection Purpose: Re-inspection
Score: 80
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

3 – hot/cold running water under pressure in all required locations of tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.07(2) – hot water supply

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesAt the time of the inspection the hot water heater was out of service. All rooms on the East side of the facility were not supplied with hot water. POC: The water heater must be replaced or repaired by COB Friday 9/28/18.


5 – sewers/sewage disposal systems/dump stations approved; properly constructed and installed; no surface discharge

511-6-2-.10(2) – sewage disposal-onsite

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved the septic tank using buckets to fill the access ports had yet to be repaired. The facility was meant to repair this by 9/14/18. The septic contractor states he will be onsite with approved risers for the tank. If this situation is not resolved today, the property owner may need to seek out another contractor. Further, the two septic tanks that have exposed multi-pieced lids are still uncovered. These units must be covered with 6-12 inches of ground cover by Oct 5, 2018. The 12″ diameter hole must be covered with an appropriate lid by Friday September 14, 2018.


22 – approved leak proof containers covered, in proper location, clean, and maintained; collection adequate


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved excess garbage piled outside of the main dumpster by the road. POC: There is a large construction dumpster onsite for the excess mattresses and furniture the excess debris near the main dumpster should be moved into the construction dumpster. All debris must be collected into an approved dumpster by Oct 5, 2018.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation

511-6-2-.14(1) – floors, walls, and ceilings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesIn the clean and ready room, room 50, I observed debris and spills on the walls and ashes and other debris on the floor along side the bed and under the cabinetry. RCA: Floors, walls, doors and switch covers should be thoroughly cleaned between each guest.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the mattresses in room 50 were significantly stained with tracking from bed bugs. No live bugs were observed. RCA: As mattresses become infested with bed bugs they should be thoroughly cleaned to remove the pest feces.


32 – separate, structurally sound, clean, and in good repair: dryers vented and adequate lighting


Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved many piles of items stored in the laundry area that were not related to laundry service and were collecting dust, mildew and providing harborage for insects. The water heater had leaked covering the floor with a significant amount of water. Therefore the unsealed wooden shelving has absorbed moisture and will need to be either replaced or dried out and properly sealed. POC: PIC stated that all non-laundry items were to be discarded along with all of the “old” sheets. The sheets to be discarded are currently stored in garbage bags and in unfolded piles on the wooden shelving. PIC also states that the current shelving will be removed and replaced. The unused items and sheets must be removed by Oct 5, 2018 and the wooden shelving must be replaced by Oct 12, 2018. Also observed the dryer was out of service. The facility will need to either take linens to a laundry facility or have the linens washed by an outside service until the unit can be repaired.


33 – housekeeping carts and storage areas maintained; clean/sanitized items protected from contamination

511-6-2-.17(2) – housekeeping carts

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: Yes

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved house keeping was using a buggie for room cleaning. Within the buggie wrapped cups for the guest rooms were being stored within the dirty rags and in a basket along with miscellaneous waste debris. COS: The housekeeping cart was repaired and stocked separating the chemicals, cups, clean linens, dirty linens and dirty rags. Staff was educated to wash the dirty rags separate from the dirty linens to prevent cross contamination.

Date: 09-11-2018
Inspection Purpose: Routine
Score: 58
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

3 – hot/cold running water under pressure in all required locations of tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.07(2) – hot water supply

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved room #26 was not supplied with hot water. RCA: Hot water between 100F- 125F must be supplied in all guest rooms. Have the room evaluated by a licensed plumber.


5 – sewers/sewage disposal systems/dump stations approved; properly constructed and installed; no surface discharge

511-6-2-.09(1) – sewers-design

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved two of the four septic tanks had exposed multi-pieced lids that provided access to surface/rain water intrusion. One of the four tanks had an access hole that was 12 inches in diameter and was covered by a 5 gallon bucket. The hole was large enough for a child or animal to fall into the tank. Also observed surface discharge from the laundry room onto the ground behind the building. RCA: The two exposed lids must be covered, the access hole must be covered by an approved tank lid. The surface discharge from the laundry room must be evaluated by a licensed professional to determine the source of the leak. The 12″ diameter hole must be covered with an appropriate lid by Friday September 14, 2018. The surface discharge near the laundry room must be repaired by Tuesday September 25, 2018.


6 – premises free of pests and rodents; pesticide applied in accordance with laws, rules, and label

511-6-2-.13(1) – insect and rodent control

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved live roaches in room #26 in the cupboard under the bathroom sink. There was a hole in the wall providing an entry point for insects. RCA: The facility should be routinely treated by a licensed pest control company. Access points for insects such as holes in the walls and unsealed doors should be repaired.


8 – annual gas fired equipment inspection on file; gas units equipped with automatic safety and/or 100% cut-off pilot

511-6-2-.15(5) – heating and fire safety-inspection

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesAt time of inspection documentation was not provided for annual inspection of gas fired equipment. RCA: Submit the gas fired equipment form provided at the time of this inspection completed by a licensed professional.


16 – toilet/lavatory/bathing facility fixtures and rooms clean and maintained; properly lighted, clearly marked, proper signage, and all in good repair


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved missing light shields in all bathrooms inspected, bare bulbs were not shatterproof material. Also observed holes in the bathtubs & showers of all 2 rooms inspected. Observed ashes and debris on the shower floor in room 18, rag left behind from house keeping or from previous guests on the bathroom door in room 18. RCA: Holes should be repaired to prevent water intrusion and mildew. Light bulbs should be shielded or replaced with shatter proof bulbs. Bathrooms and fixtures should be thoroughly cleaned between guests.


17 – proper ventilation; no sign of mold, mildew, odors or moisture

511-6-2-.08(5) – toilet and bathing ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved non functioning bathroom fan in room 18. RCA: All non functioning bathroom vents should be repaired and cleaned as applicable.


22 – approved leak proof containers covered, in proper location, clean, and maintained; collection adequate

511-6-2-.12(2) – garbage and refuse containers

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved excess garbage piled outside of the dumpster and around the facility: mattresses, couches, cushions, carpeting, tires, engine, boat, bed frames, dresser frames. RCA: All debris must be removed from the facility.


24 – openings to outside and physical facilities protected by tight-fitting doors, screening, or other means

511-6-2-.13(3) – insect and rodent control-openings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved several doors that had open spaces between the door and the door frame allowing an access point for insects. RCA: Supply weather stripping or other means of sealing the doors to eliminate the access point for insects.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation

511-6-2-.14(1) – floors, walls, and ceilings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved holes in the walls of all rooms inspected specifically in the bathrooms, under the sinks and behind the toilets. Also observed the entry & bathroom doors, outlets and light switches were soiled with heavy amounts of dirt, grease and debris in all rooms inspected. RCA: Holes in the walls must be repaired. Floors, walls, doors and switch covers should be thoroughly cleaned between each guest.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved

511-6-2-.14(3) – room ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved missing air filters in the air conditioner in room 18. RCA: Before placing a room into service ensure the air conditioner filters are clean and in place. Also observed the exterior of the air conditioning units were not provided with covers protecting them from insect intrusion and moisture. RCA: The units should be covered to meet manufacturer specifications.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved the mattresses, blankets and sheets were stained and threadbare with several holes. Observed soiled pillow case on pillow in clean and ready room. RCA: Clean, replace stained and worn linens and mattresses. Ensure housekeeping staff is trained on proper linen changing procedures between guests and proper laundering techniques. Washing machines should not be overloaded. Rooms must be serviced a minimum of every 7 days.


32 – separate, structurally sound, clean, and in good repair: dryers vented and adequate lighting

511-6-2-.17(1) – laundry facilities

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the laundry facility had standing water on the floor from a clogged drain, evidence of insects, clean linens stored on the floor, dirty linens stored among clean linens, toilet paper debris on the floor near the floor drain indicating past septic overflow. Further, the open windows did not have screening and the exhaust fan was missing screening leading to insect intrusion. RCA: The laundry facility must be sound of structure and must be maintained in a manner that is of good repair and facilitates the storage clean linens so as not to contaminate them.


33 – housekeeping carts and storage areas maintained; clean/sanitized items protected from contamination

511-6-2-.17(2) – housekeeping carts

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved housekeeping carts were transporting clean linens and dirty linens in clear garbage bags making it unclear as to which were clean and which were dirty. Also observed a basket on the cart containing both chemicals, guest cups, ice bags and garbage- insects were visible on the ice bags. RCA: Housekeeping carts shall be so arranged that clean replacement supplies are protected from soiled items and chemicals. Soiled refuge and linens shall be placed in separate containers on the cart.


34 – grounds, walkways, porches and hallways maintained; drives provide unobstructed width and proper spacing; graded to drain; trailer spaces marked clearly, areas clean and maintained in good repair

511-6-2-.18(2) – grounds free of litter

Points: 3

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved excess furniture, garbage and guest items obstructing the walk ways. RCA: Remove all trash and excess furniture from the walk ways.


35 – electrical work and materials in compliance; grounded and weatherproof outlets, properly located power lines

511-6-2-.18(6) – eletrical supply

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved an electrical line leading from a wall outlet with bar wiring in room 18. RCA: All electrical work must be done by a licensed professional. Exposed wires and any work performed by unlicensed workers must be repaired.

Date: 08-14-2017
Inspection Purpose: Re-inspection
Score: 74
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

5 – sewers/sewage disposal systems/dump stations approved; properly constructed and installed; no surface discharge

511-6-2-.10(2) – sewage disposal-onsite

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved standing water on top of the septic tank and the tank clean out pipe is full of water, there is an strong odor at the tank. RCA: Have the tank inspected and pumped if needed by a licensed contractor.


8 – annual gas fired equipment inspection on file; gas units equipped with automatic safety and/or 100% cut-off pilot

511-6-2-.15(5) – heating and fire safety-inspection

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesAt time of inspection documentation was not provided for annual inspection of gas fired equipment. RCA: Submit the gas fired equipment form provided at the time of this inspection completed by a licensed professional.


15 – ice from approved source; properly handled, supplied and stored; equipment approved/clean


Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved a green and black slimy build up on the baffle of the ice machine. RCA: The baffle should be cleaned with a food safe sanitizer on a regular basis to prevent build up from the environment.


16 – toilet/lavatory/bathing facility fixtures and rooms clean and maintained; properly lighted, clearly marked, proper signage, and all in good repair


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved missing light shields in all bathrooms inspected, bare bulbs were not shatterproof material. Also observed holes in the bathtubs & showers of all 3 rooms inspected. Observed hair and debris on the shower floor in room 18, paper towel/rag/TP waist from previous guests under sink in rooms 18 & 22. RCA: Holes should be repaired to prevent water intrusion and mildew. Light bulbs should be sheielded or replaced with shatter proof bulbs. Bathrooms and fixtures should be thoroughly cleaned between guests.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved missing tiles and heavily stained torn carpeting. The entry & bathroom doors, outlets and light switches were soiled with heavy amounts of dirt, grease and debris in all rooms inspected. RCA: Floors, walls, doors and switch covers should be thoroughly cleaned between each guest.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved air conditioner units have been outfitted with green mesh being used as a filter, this filter does not meet manufacturer specifications. The units’ coils had not been cleaned of debris and dander prior to filter installation. Further, the units were not properly protected from insects and exposure on the exterior RCA: Replace all missing or damaged air conditioning filters with manufacturer recommended filters. Units should be cleaned to remove mildew, dander and condensation. Units should be properly sealed and protected from the environment (both inside and outside) and replaced if needed. Further observed broken bed side light fixtures in 2 of 3 rooms inspected. The light in room 22 is not secure and is a potential source of harm. RCA: All broken fixtures should be replaced or removed.


27 – all furniture, waste receptacles, draperies, carpets; clean, and in good repair, considered the property of and furnished by the tourist accommodation


Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved food debris, hair and metal shavings in the dresser and end table drawers of all rooms inspected. RCA: Ensure all furniture is thoroughly cleaned between each guest.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the mattresses, blankets and sheets were stained and threadbare. Observed soiled pillow cases on pillows in clean and ready room. RCA: Clean, replace stained and worn linens and mattresses. Ensure housekeeping staff is trained on proper linen changing procedures between guests and proper laundering techniques. Washing machines should not be overloaded. Rooms must be serviced a minimum of every 7 days.


35 – electrical work and materials in compliance; grounded and weatherproof outlets, properly located power lines

511-6-2-.18(6) – eletrical supply

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved multiple exposed wires both inside rooms (bath room light bars), laundry room and outside along walk ways. RCA: Wiring should not be exposed and accessible to guests or rodents. Secure and cover all wiring to prevent any potential harm to guests or staff.

Date: 08-10-2017
Inspection Purpose: Routine
Score: 63
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

6 – premises free of pests and rodents; pesticide applied in accordance with laws, rules, and label

511-6-2-.13(1) – insect and rodent control

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved rodent feces in the laundry room on the shelving where the ice bags were stored. Observed evidence of previous roach and bed bug activity with dead carcasses, feces staining and self applied pest control. Only two of over forty rooms were available for inspection. RCA: Provide documentation of professional pest control inspection for rodents, roaches, bed bugs for entire facility and applicable services provided after the date of this inspection and evidence of a monthly pest control contract.


8 – annual gas fired equipment inspection on file; gas units equipped with automatic safety and/or 100% cut-off pilot

511-6-2-.15(5) – heating and fire safety-inspection

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesAt time of inspection documentation was not provided for annual inspection of gas fired equipment. RCA: Submit the gas fired equipment form provided at the time of this inspection completed by a licensed professional.


10 – permit and inspection report current and properly displayed; pic assigned

511-6-2-.05(7) – inspection posting

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesDid not observed a posting of the previous inspection report.


15 – ice from approved source; properly handled, supplied and stored; equipment approved/clean

511-6-2-.07(8) – ice supply

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved a green and black slimy build up on the baffle of the ice machine. RCA: The baffle should be cleaned with a food safe sanitizer on a regular basis to prevent build up from the environment.


16 – toilet/lavatory/bathing facility fixtures and rooms clean and maintained; properly lighted, clearly marked, proper signage, and all in good repair

511-6-2-.08(4) – toilet facilities-cleaning and maintenance

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved light fixtures with exposed wiring, holes in the walls of the shower and the vanity, black staining on walls and ceilings, hair and what appeared to be blood on the wall, lighting without shielding. RCA: Thoroughly clean all bathroom fixtures, walls and ceilings. Repair holes and broken fixtures as applicable. All lighting should be shielded and no wiring should be exposed.


17 – proper ventilation; no sign of mold, mildew, odors or moisture

511-6-2-.08(5) – toilet and bathing ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved non-functioning mechanical bathroom venting in all rooms inspected. RCA: All non-functioning mechanical bathroom vents should be repaired and cleaned as applicable.


22 – approved leak proof containers covered, in proper location, clean, and maintained; collection adequate

511-6-2-.12(2) – garbage and refuse containers

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved excess garbage piled outside of the large dumpster. Further observed multiple unusable mattresses, furniture and uncovered trash receptacles stored outside of the rooms along the walk way. RCA: Remove all trash from grounds and place into approved waste disposal container. Adjust pick up frequency if not sufficient to prevent the build up of excess trash.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved holes in the wall of room 22 and uncovered wiring hanging from the ceiling. The entry & bathroom doors were soiled with heavy amounts of dirt, grease and debris in all rooms inspected. RCA: Repair holes in walls and thoroughly clean walls, doors and ceilings.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved that the air filters were missing from the air conditioning units in all rooms inspected. The unit and coils were coated with a thick layer of dust & dander. Condensation was accumulating on the air conditioning units and on the windows. RCA: Replace all missing or damaged air conditioning filters. Units should be cleaned to remove mildew, dander and condensation. Units should be properly sealed and protected from the environment (both inside and outside) and replaced if needed.


27 – all furniture, waste receptacles, draperies, carpets; clean, and in good repair, considered the property of and furnished by the tourist accommodation


Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved staining and excessive wear on carpets and flooring, laminate peeling off of dressers and end tables and broken towel bars. Drapery was coated with dust. RCA: Clean, repair or replace all soiled, stained, broken, damaged or missing furniture, fixtures and receptacles.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered


Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved the mattresses, blankets and sheets were stained and threadbare. Hair was observed on pillow of made bed. RCA: Clean, replace stained and worn linens and mattresses. Ensure housekeeping staff is trained on proper linen changing procedures between guests. Rooms must be serviced a minimum of every 7 days.


32 – separate, structurally sound, clean, and in good repair: dryers vented and adequate lighting

511-6-2-.17(1) – laundry facilities

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved the floor drain in the laundry rooms was over flowing with water with toilet paper being stored on the floor adjacent to the overflow. Observed rat feces next to single service items. Observed unshielded light bulbs, exposed wiring and missing screens for exhaust fan leading to both insect intrusion and potential injury. RCA: All lights must be shielded, wiring shall not be exposed, missing screens must be replaced, repair over flowing drain. All guest service items must be stored 6″ off the floor. Have laundry room treated for rodents and all potential points of access should be sealed to prevent re-entry of rodents. Remove unused or broken equipment that may be providing harborage for rodents and insects. Ensure there is a separation between chemicals and the areas where linens and guest service items are stored. Remove lawn maintenance equipment from laundry area.


33 – housekeeping carts and storage areas maintained; clean/sanitized items protected from contamination

511-6-2-.17(2) – housekeeping carts

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved wet mop being stored in the cloth laundry bag on the housekeeping cart. RCA: Wet mops should be hung to dry and not stored in service cart with guest items.


34 – grounds, walkways, porches and hallways maintained; drives provide unobstructed width and proper spacing; graded to drain; trailer spaces marked clearly, areas clean and maintained in good repair

511-6-2-.18(3) – areas in good repair/appropriate storage

Points: 3

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved unshielded bulbs, cracked supporting beams, food debris, excess furniture & mattresses, trash and guest personal items (plants, clothing, toys, furniture, laundry) obstructing the guest walk ways. RCA: Remove all trash, excess furniture and guest items from the walk ways. All light bulbs must be shielded. Make repairs to any structural damage related to the walk way and walk way covering.


35 – electrical work and materials in compliance; grounded and weatherproof outlets, properly located power lines

511-6-2-.18(6) – eletrical supply

Points: 1

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved multiple exposed wires both inside rooms, laundry room and outside along walk ways. RCA: Wiring should not be exposed and accessible to guests or rodents. Secure and cover all wiring to prevent any potential harm to guests or staff.

Date: 04-06-2017
Inspection Purpose: Routine
Score: 81
Inspector: Karen Szychowski
Inspection Report


Violations

6 – premises free of pests and rodents; pesticide applied in accordance with laws, rules, and label

511-6-2-.13(1) – insect and rodent control

Points: 5

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved roaches in the bathroom sink of room 50. PIC stated that the pest control company was scheduled to come soon. Once they have come the invoice will be emailed to me @ Karen.Kullgren@dph.ga.gov by 4/13/17


17 – proper ventilation; no sign of mold, mildew, odors or moisture

511-6-2-.08(5) – toilet and bathing ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved that the mechanical vent in room 50 was not working, also observed that the mechanical vent in room 18 had been removed. Further, mildew could be seen on the bathroom ceiling in every room inspected.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation

511-6-2-.14(1) – floors, walls, and ceilings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved doors and walls with holes in all rooms inspected. Also observed what appeared to be food debris on the walls and floors in all rooms inspected. Lastly, observed hanging dust from the ceilings and window frames in all rooms inspected.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved

511-6-2-.14(4) – room lighting

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved bare bulbs in the bathrooms of rooms 50 and 22. Observed no light bulb in the bathroom of room 18. Observed a broken lamp in room 18.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved

511-6-2-.14(3) – room ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved that the air filters were missing from the air conditioning units in all rooms inspected. The unit and coils were coated with a thick layer of dust & dander.


27 – all furniture, waste receptacles, draperies, carpets; clean, and in good repair, considered the property of and furnished by the tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.14(5) – condition of furnishings

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved that bathroom cabinets in all bathrooms inspected had severe water damage and broken cabinet doors. Observed dressing cabinets had a build up of sticky debris, hair and left over articles from previous guests including clothing. Observed drapery had significant discoloring from dust build up and holes. Further observed that each microwave inspected had left over food debris inside and outside from the previous guest.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: Yes

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved food debris and fresh spots on linens in room 50 and 18 indicating that the linens had not been washed after the previous guest. Also observed that all linens in general had black and brown staining making it difficult to determine if the sheets were stained or unwashed.

Date: 09-13-2016
Inspection Purpose: Routine
Score: 90
Inspector: Michael May
Inspection Report


Violations

17 – proper ventilation; no sign of mold, mildew, odors or moisture

511-6-2-.08(5) – toilet and bathing ventilation

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved mold on the walls in the bathroom in room 48. CA: Properly disinfect and clean these walls and insure adequate ventilation.


24 – openings to outside and physical facilities protected by tight-fitting doors, screening, or other means

511-6-2-.13(3) – insect and rodent control-openings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesDoor on room 26 is in very poor condition. CA: Replace door to ensure a good seal to keep insects and rodents out.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved


Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: Yes

Inspector NotesObserved light fixture covers missing with several bare bulbs exposed. Also observed a floor standing light in the bathroom instead of a hardwired wall or ceiling mounted light. CA: Make sure to provide light fixture covers and only use hard wired light fixtures in bathrooms…no lamp style lights.


27 – all furniture, waste receptacles, draperies, carpets; clean, and in good repair, considered the property of and furnished by the tourist accommodation

511-6-2-.14(5) – condition of furnishings

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesGeneral furnishings in all rooms are in very poor and dirty condition. CA: Recommend upgrading carpets, linens, and furniture.

Date: 06-23-2016
Inspection Purpose: Routine
Score: 90
Inspector: Michael May
Inspection Report


Violations

10 – permit and inspection report current and properly displayed; pic assigned

511-6-2-.05(7) – inspection posting

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved no inspection report from the previous inspection. CA: Make sure to post the current inspection report for the public to see.


25 – floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors clean, and in good repair; appropriate for location and operation

511-6-2-.14(1) – floors, walls, and ceilings

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved broken/cracked sheetrock on the ceiling in the bathroom of room 14. CA: Fix this portion of the ceiling as soon as possible.


26 – ventilation provided and lighting adequate; guestroom kitchenettes/cooking facilities approved

511-6-2-.14(4) – room lighting

Points: 2

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesLight fixture covers missing from rooms 50, 14, and 19. CA: Make sure to install protective covers for light fixtures as soon as possible to help protect the bulbs from breakage.


28 – beds, mattresses, mattress pads, springs, frames, pillows, and bed coverings clean; vermin free and in good condition; bed linen properly supplied, changed and laundered

511-6-2-.14(6) – bed, bedding, and linens

Points: 4

Corrected during inspection?: No

Repeat: No

Inspector NotesObserved beds and linens in very poor condition. CA: Upgrade beds and linens as these are overall in poor condition.

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