Local Law 152 introduced a set of requirements for Manhattan properties with gas piping systems. This law mandates that property owners schedule a licensed master plumber in Manhattan to inspect their gas piping system once every four years.
Empire Plumbing Inc is the top master plumber for Local Law 152 inspections in Manhattan. Our fast and reliable services make it possible to keep your property in compliance. Schedule your inspection today at (718) 494-7301.
Which Manhattan Buildings Requires an Inspection?
If your building has a gas piping system and does not have an R-3 presidency code, the property falls under LL 152. In the case of a residential building, any property that has more than 2 units for houses more than 20 people in a group facility. It also includes all commercial and mixed use properties.
During the designated year, the penalty for not completing this inspection with a Manhattan licensed master plumber is up to $10,000. The inspection timeline is organized by community districts in Manhattan and the year of your inspection depends on where your property is located:
- January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 – Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16.
- January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 – Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17.
- January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 – Districts 1, 3, and 10.
- January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2025 – Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18.
You will need to file an inspection certification signed by the master plumber with the Department of Buildings to avoid that fine.
What to Expect During Your Manhattan Local Law 152 Inspection with Empire Plumbing
Empire Plumbing uses a fast and detail oriented inspection process that we can usually complete within 15 minutes. We will look at:
- Gas Pipes
- Connection Points
- Appliance Connections
- Line Pressure
We will not enter your tenant spaces during inspection, nor will we need to access any pipes that are not exposed. We can use our visual inspection and a range of equipment to find any damages or signs of a potential hazard with your gas pipe system.
When we are through with our inspection, we will give you the Local Law 152 report which details any repairs that are necessary and how long you have to complete them, either 120 or 180 days.
We will also provide you with the LL 152 certification. This form, which we will sign to verify, is what you will submit to the DOB within 60 days of the initial inspection.
Local Law 152 Repairs in Manhattan
In our experience conducting LL 152 inspections in Manhattan, repairs are relatively rare. When we need to complete repairs, we can often finish them in a matter of hours.
Like our Local Law 152 inspections, Empire Plumbing makes the repair process quick and brings quality. We are extremely experienced in repairs, installation, and replacement and can offer the exact solution you need to complete the LL 152 repairs.
We will start with an upfront estimate to let what to expect in terms of the repair type, pricing, and repairs will be completed. We work to complete our repairs with limited interruption to your operations or the tenants in your building.
Additional Gas Piping Services from Empire Plumbing
Empire Plumbing offers a range of additional inspection and gas pipe repair services in Manhattan to meet your specific needs, including offering inspections outside of LL 152 to requirements if you are experiencing challenges with a gas leak or have noticed another source of damage to your gas piping system.
We can also assist you with gas violation removal and be your licensed master plumber wherever you are installing a gas piping system, renovating your property, making gas pipe repairs, or replacing pipes or gas powered appliances.
Why Empire Plumbing is the Best Plumber for Local Law 152 Inspections?
At Empire Plumbing, our goal is to deliver the highest quality work and best customer service for plumbing services in Manhattan. We accomplish this through a combination of:
- Speed and Accuracy – With our efficiency, we minimize the time out of your schedule spent on inspections and repairs, and reduce the risk of missed deadlines.
- Competitive Pricing – We are able to keep the rates for our inspections and for repairs competitive so that you can fit LL 152 requirements into your budget.
- Professional Service – As a licensed master plumber, we have undergone extensive training and experience in order to deliver reliable services, and each member of our team also goes beyond the basics in answering your questions, and providing scheduling reminders for LL 152 inspections, and more.
We provide our Manhattan gas inspections, repairs, and installations to all of the different properties in the borough, working with office buildings, retail buildings, schools, health care, apartments, condos, co-ops, and more.
Start the Process – Schedule Your LL 152 Inspection with Empire Plumbing
As a Manhattan property owner, you have an extensive list of responsibilities. Empire Plumbing makes it easy to meet DOB requirements for Local Law 152 with inspections and repairs that meet all building codes. If your property is in a district due for inspection this year, or you need additional gas piping system services, contact us at (718) 494-7301 to get started.