If you own or rent a home in New York City, Local Law 152 gives you special protection from faulty gas pipes. As a resident, you deserve to feel safe when you sleep at night. Through regulations like Local Law 152, you get extra legal protections to keep your family, home, and belongings safe.
For property owners, Law 152 is equally beneficial, ensuring that the buildings you own or operate meet current regulations.
What Is Local Law 152?
Local Law 152 originally went into effect on January 1, 2019. This law essentially requires property owners to have their buildings’ gas pipes inspected periodically.
This specific law was a part of a larger group of codes involving the safety of gas lines and relies on the qualifications of inspectors who will assess the condition of gas lines. Also, the laws detail how frequent inspections must be conducted. If a building has a gas piping system, it must be inspected periodically.
Why This Law Is Important
Regulations like Local Law 152 are important because they protect the safety of residents in the community. Now, inspections must be performed every four years by a qualified inspector. To be considered a qualified inspector, the individual must be a licensed master plumber. They may also be someone working under the supervision of a master plumber as long as they have also fulfilled certain training requirements.
Gas lines need to be inspected regularly for leaks. If a leak develops, it can negatively impact your family's health. Because gas is so flammable, it could lead to fires or explosions. By adopting Local Law 152, New York City is ensuring that residents are protected from dangerous gas leaks and faulty pipes.
Bottom line: Compliance laws change by the year and it can be hard for property owners to stay on top of it all. That’s why AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers our New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program. We handle all the inspections, testing and paperwork, ensuring you won’t be cited for a plumbing violation. To learn more, call (516) 217-2196.