Many properties in New York City rely on natural gas to power heating systems, cooling systems, and appliances. It’s an efficient and affordable power solution, but can be dangerous when pipes corrode, leaks develop, or connections to the utility line are improperly installed.
This is the reason that the NYC Department of Buildings has recently implemented Local Law 152, requiring property owners to have their gas pipe system regularly inspected. Other properties may need inspections when occupants notice a problem with the gas system or pipes are beginning to age.
For legally required gas pipe inspections and general maintenance on your property, Empire Plumbing is the company to call for gas pipe system inspections in NYC. We prioritize the safety of the buildings you own and your time with services you can trust at affordable prices. Call Empire Plumbing at 718.494.7301 to schedule a gas line inspection.
Why Call Empire Plumbing for Gas System Inspections
Empire Plumbing is the company you can rely on for accuracy, transparency, and timeliness. We are a Licensed Master Plumber in NYC, enabling us to provide inspections for Local Law 152 and general inspections for all other purposes. We guarantee:
- Professional Service – Our plumbing professionals are experienced in their field, but they are also friendly and knowledgeable.
- Affordable Rates – We complete our inspections at competitive prices. Compliance with LL 152 or a safety inspection does not need to be out of your budget.
- Comprehensive Solutions – In addition to inspections, we are experienced in repair and can provide immediate solutions if we ever find a problem.
We provide gas pipe system inspections in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as other nearby communities, and work with every property type. Our customers include homeowners, property managers, corporate offices, apartment buildings, and more.
Our Inspection Services for Local Law 152
As of 2020, almost every property in NYC is required to receive periodic inspections of their gas piping system. This applies to all buildings except single family homes, two family homes, and any form of group housing with less than 20 residents. Apartments, condos, offices, commercial buildings, and all other property types must schedule an inspection from a Licensed Master Plumber like Empire Plumbing.
LL 152 requires buildings with a gas pipe system to receive inspections every 4 years. Failure to comply with LL 152 can result in fines up to $10,000.
We are a Licensed Master Plumber and experts in Local Law 152. Our LL 152 inspection services are in accordance with the requirements of Local Law 152 to make it easy and hassle free to keep buildings you own in compliance with these new rules. We can also provide the expertise and answers you need as you navigate this law.
How Our Local Law 152 Gas Pipe System Inspections Help You Stay Compliant
We use both the guidelines set forth by the DOB and our own years of experience to manage an inspection that is accurate and complete. Our process uses a visual inspection and NYC DOB compatible equipment to examine:
- Exposed Pipes
- Gas Appliances
- Gas Leaks
Per the law, our inspection only involves public spaces, entryways, hallways, boiler rooms, and similar spaces. We never have to enter tenants’ living spaces.
Within 30 days of the inspection, we provide you with an Inspection Report. We will also give you an Inspection Certification that you will need to submit online to the DOB within 60 days. This confirms that your LL 152 inspection was done and the expected timeline for repairs.
Local Law 152 is an extra step for property owners that are already busy managing their properties. From providing reminders when your LL 152 inspection is due to making the process as simple as possible, we are the plumbing company you can trust for periodic inspections.
Signs Your Property Needs a Gas Pipe Inspection
While many properties in NYC will schedule a gas pipe system inspection in response to Local Law 152, this is far from the only reason you may need a gas line inspection. Those properties not covered under LL 152 often still have gas lines. If these lines deteriorate or leak, your property, finances, and family could be at risk.
If your family or tenants in your building notice any of these signs, a gas line inspection can confirm whether there is damage or not:
- Sulphur Smell – Natural gas is invisible and naturally unscented, so companies put an additive in the gas that smells like rotten eggs.
- Hissing Sound – A hissing noise coming from pipes or appliances can indicate a leak.
- Dead Plants – Gas in the air or underground will kill otherwise healthy plants in the adjacent area.
- Higher Bills – A leak will leave you paying for additional gas beyond what you are normally using.
We respond quickly when you suspect a problem with your gas line. Our inspection process is similar to that for Local Law 152 as we will visually examine pipes and use combustible gas detectors to determine if gas is present in the air. Other technology lets us check pressure in the gas line for potential leaks.
An inspection can pinpoint a leak if one exists, or let you know where potential problems may arise due to corrosion and physical damage to pipes. We will also discuss options available to repair or repipe your system.
Schedule Your Inspection with Empire Plumbing – Call Us Today
We know how important it is to ensure gas pipe systems in your property are installed and working properly. It is a matter of safety, efficiency, and in the case of Local Law 152, legality. Empire Plumbing completes thorough inspections for properties throughout New York. If you are due for an LL 152 or have noticed an issue with your gas line, contact us at 718.494.7301.