Brooklyn Gas Inspection
The team at EZ Runer Construction Corp cares about the safety of you and your family. While it is great that you are installing natural and eco friendly gas for your home heating needs, we want to make sure that you know how to keep things running smoothly and safely. One of the best ways to do this is to have regular gas inspections performed in your Brooklyn home.
This will make sure that not only all of your gas lines and appliances are up to code, but that neither you or your family are in any gas related jeopardy. If you are new to the world of natural gas in your home, read on for some gas inspection preparation.
When Is This Due?
The rules implementing LL152 breakdown the inspection cycle by community districts within boroughs.
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 | Districts: 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 | Districts: 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023 | Districts: 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
What Are The Penalties For Noncompliance?
A building owner who fails to submit a certification required to be submitted…on or before the filing due date specified…will be liable for a civil penalty of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Penalties can be challenged by submitting satisfactory proof of a timely and acceptable filing. These must be filed within 30 days from the date of violation.
Who is Qualified to Perform Gas Inspections?
It goes without saying that not just anyone is qualified to perform a gas inspection of your home’s natural gas lines. In order to get a proper gas inspection performed, you should be contacting a professional Heating Engineer. But what makes a Heating Engineer qualified to safely inspect the gas lines in your home? Well, for starters, they undergo a diversified and intense training and qualification process. A Heating Engineer will have also served as an apprentice for a good amount of time. In doing so, the Heating Engineer will become adept at performing a quality gas inspection of your home’s natural gas lines.
Before allowing a Heating Engineer or Heating Inspector to begin a routine gas inspection, do not hesitate to check their qualifications for yourself. The job that they are doing is very important to the safety and well being of your family, so you should be as confident as possible before they inspect the gas of your Brooklyn home. A professional inspector will gladly oblige you with all of his or her credentials, as they know that you are relying on them for a confident gas inspection procedure.
What are the Steps in a Proper Brooklyn Gas Inspection?
A Heating Engineer will be assessing the safety of all of your gas lines and gas fueled appliances in your Brooklyn home. Their job is to make sure that all of these are in good working order. In order to provide a proper gas inspection, the Heating Engineer will perform the following tasks:
Throughout the gas inspection, if you have any gas related questions or concerns, do not hesitate to bring them up. Your Heating Engineer should be happy to reply to your concerns immediately, as they know how important it is to have a safely fueled home.
How Regularly Should You Have a Gas Inspection Performed?
Many homeowners can be uncertain as to how often they should have a gas inspection performed on their Brooklyn home. The short answer to this question is that you should have a gas inspection performed every year. It is important that you do not go on assumptions that all of your gas fueled appliances are running well. Many people are unable to detect a gas leak by themselves because there may be no smell or other obvious signs of a problem. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry, so be prepared to get an annual gas inspection of your Brooklyn home.
Are Landlords Responsible for Getting Gas Inspections Performed?
Many residents of Brooklyn rent their homes rather than own them. If you rent your Brooklyn home, you can rest assured that it is absolutely your landlord’s responsibility to schedule regular gas inspections. A landlord is required by law to make sure that all of their tenants are living safely in their homes. They should always have a gas inspection certificate ready for you to view at any time. If you are renting an apartment in Brooklyn, you should check your lease for details on gas inspections. Sometimes landlords will hold tenants responsible for scheduling gas inspections after you move in. Although landlords are responsible to have a certificate of gas inspection ready for you to view, they may turn over the responsibility to you upon the signing of a lease. In the event that you are buying a home yourself, regardless of the age of the house, you should obtain a certificate from the previous owner to find out when the most recent gas inspection took place. If it has been a long time, you should get a gas inspection done immediately. It is very important that you make sure all gas appliances are functioning properly before you stay in your new Brooklyn home.
Is There an Appropriate Time to Schedule a Gas Inspection?
It is best to schedule a gas inspection during the summer months. This is because most Heating Engineers and Gas Inspectors are usually quite busy during the winter season. They are often working with Brooklyn homeowners who want to make sure all of their heating appliances are working correctly. They are also very busy with heating and gas line repairs. It will be much easier to get a routine gas inspection performed during the spring or summer months, as most Heating Engineers and Gas Inspectors have a more flexible schedule.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Routine Gas Inspection?
If you are getting a standard gas safety inspection performed, it should take no more than an hour to complete. If you have scheduled this appointment, be sure that you keep it. Any gas concerns are very hazardous, and potentially deadly if left uninspected. Your home is at risk if you do not keep your gas inspection appointment. If you have actual concerns, your gas inspection could take a little longer, as your Heating Inspector may have to check for more hidden dangers. It is also up to you if you wish to be present during your Brooklyn home’s routine gas inspection. If you have questions or curiosities about how the gas inspection is performed, you may wish to be there while your Heating Engineer checks things out. However, if you want to get your Brooklyn gas inspection done as quickly as possible, then you may want to let the Heating Engineer or Gas Inspector do their job on their own. If you do not have an emergency situation, the Heating Engineer can surely carry out the gas inspection on their own.
Schedule Your Annual Gas Inspection with EZ Runer Today!
The team at EZ Runer Construction Corp has been working with the homeowners of Brooklyn for over 35 years. In that time, our team has built up a loyal clientele and would love to add you to our list! If you are interested in scheduling a Brooklyn gas inspection, call us today! One of our professional agents are always available to schedule your gas inspection, or to provide you with rates anytime!