Many residential and commercial buildings in Brooklyn rely on natural gas for efficient heat and power. But in the rare instances when pipes are damaged or improperly installed, there are risks with gas. As a result, the NYC Department of Buildings passed Local Law 152 requiring inspections of gas piping systems.
Empire Plumbing Inc, a licensed master plumber in NYC, makes the process of scheduling and completing your Brooklyn Local Law 152 inspection convenient, straightforward, and affordable. To learn more about our Brooklyn gas pipe inspection and repair services and schedule your annual LL 152 inspection with our team, call us at (718) 494-7301.
Which Brooklyn Property Owners Are Included in Local Law 152?
The DOB passed Local Law 152 in 2016 and it went into effect in 2020. In an effort to prevent problems with gas pipe systems from going unnoticed, property owners need to have regular inspections of the gas pipes on their properties.
The law covers all commercial and residential properties in Brooklyn that contain more than 2 units or, in the case of group housing, has more than 20 residents.
During the inspection process, the LMP will look for existing problems, conduct any repairs necessary, and provide you with all the paperwork you need to submit to the NYC Department of Buildings to confirm that you have completed your inspection.
The first step after determining your property requires an inspection under LL 152 is to check when you need to schedule your inspection. Here in Brooklyn, the DOB breaks the inspection deadlines up by community district on a four-year cycle as follows:
- 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.
If you need assistance determining your building zone, timeline, or other inspection requirements, Empire Plumbing can help. We have become experts in LL 152 since it was introduced and now can help you interpret the requirements for your property so that you can be sure you are not missing any rules, especially because the penalty for failing to schedule an inspection and file the paperwork can be up to $10,000.
How Our LL 152 Gas Inspection Works for Brooklyn Properties
At Empire Plumbing, we aim to make our LL 152 inspections as convenient as possible for property owners while still meeting all the requirements of the law to keep you in compliance.
With the inspection, we will only be looking at elements of your gas piping system between the meter and tenant spaces, and examining the pipes that are visually accessible. We do not need to enter tenant spaces and we will not need to see pipes that are buried or behind walls. We will conduct a pressure test during the inspection as well as we look for:
- Improperly Installed Pipes
- Incorrect Fittings
- Incorrect Materials
- Rusted Pipes
- Corroded Pipes
- Pipes with Physical Damage
Our fast and efficient process means that we can complete your inspection in approximately 15 minutes for minimal interruption on your property. Within 30 days of the inspection, we will also provide you with the LL 152 certificate that you can submit to the DOB to confirm that your inspection is complete.
Local Law 152 Repairs, Violation Removal, and Other Services
When the inspection is finished, we will go over our findings with you. In our experience with LL 152 inspections in Brooklyn, we rarely locate a problem, but when we do, we will let you know your fastest and most reliable options for moving forward.
Depending on the issues that we found you will have either 120 days or 180 days to complete the repairs. Because we are an experienced Brooklyn plumber, Empire Plumbing can make the repair part of the process. We will start by giving you a quote for your expected costs before we move forward. When we begin the repair process, our work is fast, accurate, and in line with all DOB building codes for a solution that will last safely for multiple years.
We provide Local Law 152 repairs whether or not we were the team to complete the original inspection. We can also assist you if a missed deadline or another challenge has resulted in a gas violation that requires a fix.
Additional Gas Pipe System Services in Brooklyn
In addition to the required services for Local Law 152, Empire Plumbing also provides gas piping system inspections for local residential and commercial properties at any time when you have noticed problems at your property.
Our gas services also extend to installations, repairs, replacements, and the other services you may need to maintain a safe and comfortable property.
Why Choose Empire Plumbing Inc as Your Brooklyn Master Plumber?
Local Law 152 is yet one more task that Brooklyn business owners must manage for their properties. At Empire Plumbing, we want to make that process as easy as possible by prioritizing your needs as a property owner. With our expertise and careful planning, we take you through the process from start to finish, making sure we meet every deadline and requirement. You can also rely on us for:
As a local gas plumbing company, we have extensive experience working with property owners in our area and are well equipped to help you navigate the inspection process.
Schedule a Local Law 152 Inspection in Brooklyn
A Local Law 152 inspection is an additional requirement for many property owners, but working with Empire Plumbing Inc will make the process manageable. If your Local Law 152 inspection is due this year, contact us today at (718) 494-7301 to get the process started as soon as possible.