Certified master plumbers are the premier plumbers of New York City. The term “certified” indicates that the plumber has obtained official recognition or certification from a recognized authority or organization, validating their skills and expertise. Many people can be plumbers, but only certified master plumbers are allowed to perform certain activities, such as LL 152 inspections.
Almost any plumber can work on sinks, bathtubs, and most residential water plumbing projects. But only certified master plumbers in Brooklyn are allowed to work on projects related to:
- Gas Lines
- Backflow Prevention
- Fire Suppression Systems, and Similar Highly Detailed Projects
At Empire Plumbing, for example, our Brooklyn Master Plumbers work exclusively on issues related to gas work and gas piping, specifically because we know how complex these jobs are and what they entail. Only a master plumber in Brooklyn can work on projects that include, but are not limited to:
- Local Law 152 Inspections – Local Law 152 is a mandatory gas line inspection that is required by any Brooklyn property (or anywhere in New York City) with more than 4 units. Every property that qualifies needs this inspection – along with any necessary repairs – and only a master plumber can perform them.
- Gas Line Installation – A master plumber specializing in gas piping systems will be responsible for installing gas lines in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This involves determining the appropriate pipe size, routing the lines safely and efficiently, and making necessary connections to gas appliances.
- Gas Appliance Installation – They will also install various gas appliances such as stoves, ovens, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and other equipment that require a gas supply. They ensure proper connections and test the appliances to ensure they are functioning correctly.
- Gas Line Repairs – If there are leaks, damages, or malfunctions in the gas lines, a master plumber will identify the issue and perform necessary repairs. They have the expertise to troubleshoot problems, replace damaged sections of the line, and ensure proper sealing and connection of pipes.
- Gas Line Maintenance – Regular maintenance is essential for gas piping systems to ensure their safe operation. A master plumber will conduct inspections to check for leaks, corrosion, or any potential hazards. They may perform pressure tests, clean gas burners, and conduct other preventive maintenance tasks.
- Gas Leak Detection and Repair – Gas leaks can be dangerous and require immediate attention. A master plumber will have the skills and equipment to detect gas leaks using specialized tools and techniques. Once a leak is detected, they will promptly repair the affected area to prevent any safety risks.
- Gas Safety Compliance – A master plumber specializing in gas systems will have in-depth knowledge of gas safety regulations and codes. They ensure that all installations and repairs comply with these regulations to guarantee the safety of occupants and prevent any violations.
- Gas System Upgrades – If a property owner wants to upgrade their gas system, such as replacing old pipelines or upgrading to more efficient appliances, a master plumber can provide expert advice, design the new system, and execute the necessary upgrades with precision.
These are the types of services that you can only receive from a master plumber in NYC.
If you’d like to learn more, or you are in need of a master plumber, contact Empire Plumbing, today.