Convenient Gas Piping Inspection Services in the Bronx

The LL152 Specialists for New York

The NYC DOB mandates a gas piping inspection for numerous Bronx buildings. This important task requires the supervision of a Licensed Master Plumber. Our expert will assess the safety of the gas pipes in your building’s common areas, ensuring they are secure and without leaks. For building owners or managers, HBNY Plumbing & Heating is equipped to manage your LL152 inspection requirements in the Bronx.

Local Law 152 Essentials

Local Law 152 of 2016 was enacted following accidents caused by defective gas piping in city buildings across all five boroughs, including the Bronx. This legislation requires a visual inspection and leak testing of gas pipes from their entry point into the building. An LL152 inspection does not require access to individual apartments unless the building owner or property manager maintains an on-site residence.

Buildings are subject to a four-year inspection cycle based on their city district. For instance, buildings in District 1 of each borough undergo inspections in the same year. Neglecting to comply with this inspection schedule can lead to hefty fines, making it crucial to be proactive.

Should your property in the Bronx be up for an LL152 inspection, HBNY Plumbing & Heating is ready to handle this task. If you’re uncertain about your inspection schedule, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to look up your building’s next inspection year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Buildings in New York City follow a four-year inspection cycle determined by their city district. Thus, buildings in District 1 of each borough are scheduled for an LL152 inspection in the same year. If you’re unsure about your building’s schedule, please reach out to our office. We can use your address to pinpoint the exact year your inspection is due.

The LL152 inspection focuses on examining the gas piping within the public spaces of your building, including hallways, laundry rooms, and common areas, as well as furnace rooms and other utility spaces. To adequately prepare your Bronx building, make sure these areas are readily accessible for the inspector’s review.

When HBNY performs the inspection, it is our responsibility to provide you with a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report within 30 days, detailing any identified issues. Additionally, we will submit a certification form to the DOB, signed and sealed by the Licensed Master Plumber, within 60 days following the inspection.

Typically, if the LMP discovers conditions that need attention, the property owner is given 120 days to organize repairs and have the LMP submit a revised certification form. In certain situations, the LMP might determine that the conditions require extra time for correction, granting the property owner up to 180 days to address the issue and resubmit the documentation.

The LL152 inspection encompasses a visual examination of gas piping in communal areas, such as hallways, mechanical rooms, and near service meters. If the building owner or manager resides on-site, the inspector will also check the gas piping within their living quarters. However, the inspection does not include other residential units within the building.

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When your building in the Bronx is due for an LL152 inspection, the experts at HBNY Plumbing & Heating have you covered. We encourage you to schedule with us today to avoid penalties and keep your building in compliance with city regulations.

HBNY Testing and Inspection Services

HBNY Plumbing & Heating performs required inspections and tests for property owners and building managers throughout NYC.

Boiler Inspections

To maintain the safety of your tenants and building, HBNY Plumbing & Heating performs mandatory low-pressure boiler inspections in properties for which it is required.

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An annual test is necessary if you have a backflow device at your property. Our team includes certified testers who can handle this task and keep you in compliance.

Mandated Gas Piping Inspection Services in Queens

Handling Your LL152 Inspection in Queens, NY

The NYC DOB requires a gas piping inspection for many Queens buildings. This task requires the oversight of a Licensed Master Plumber who will determine if the gas pipes in the common areas of your building are safe and leak-free. If you are a building owner or manager, HBNY Plumbing & Heating can handle your LL152 inspection needs in Queens.

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What Is an LL152 Inspection?

Local Law 152 of 2016 was passed in response to injuries and damage caused by faulty gas piping in city buildings in all five boroughs, including Queens. The law mandates a visual inspection and leak testing of the gas pipes from where they enter the building and in all public areas. An LL152 inspection does not involve entry into individual residences except for on-site residences for a building owner or property manager..

Buildings are on a four-year testing rotation determined by their city district. For example, all the buildings in District 1 of each borough will be inspected in the same year. Failing to receive an inspection can result in expensive fines, so it is important to stay ahead of the game.

If your property in Queens is due for an LL152 inspection, HBNY Plumbing & Heating would be happy to help. If you are unsure of where you are on the schedule, give us a call and we can tell you when your building is due.

Questions About LL152 in Queens, NY?

Find answers to your most pressing questions about Local Law 152 inspections. From compliance requirements to inspection timelines, our FAQ section provides the clarity you need to ensure your property meets NYC regulations.

Buildings in New York City are on a four-year rotation based on their city district. So, buildings in District 1 in every borough require an LL152 inspection in the same year. If you are uncertain, please call our office and we can use your address to determine your year.

The LL152 inspection primarily involves gas piping in the public areas of your building such as hallways, laundry rooms, and common rooms. Furnace rooms and other maintenance rooms are also subject to inspection. The best preparation for your Queens building is to ensure these rooms are easily accessible to the inspector.

If we inspect your gas piping, we are responsible for submitting a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report to you within 30 days indicating any problems. We also submit a certification form signed and sealed by the Licensed Master Plumber within 60 days of the inspection.

In most cases, if there are conditions requiring correction, you will have 120 days to arrange for repairs and have the LMP submit a new certification form. The LMP may also indicate that conditions require additional time, giving the property owner 180 days to correct the problem and resubmit.

The LL152 process is a visual inspection of gas piping in public spaces, hallways, mechanical rooms, and around the service meters. If the building owner or manager maintains lives on-site, the inspector will inspect their residential piping. Other residential spaces are not included in the inspection.

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Our Inspection and Testing Services

HBNY Plumbing & Heating handles several mandatory inspections and tests for property owners and building managers in New York City.

Boiler Inspections

HBNY Plumbing & Heating provides annual inspections for low-pressure boilers in required buildings. Our team will ensure your boiler is safe and operating properly.

Backflow Device Testing

If you have a backflow device in your building, it requires an annual test. Our team can handle this task that helps maintain the safety of the city’s water supply.

Let HBNY Plumbing & Heating Perform Your LL152 Inspection

The experts at HBNY Plumbing & Heating can handle your NYC LL152 inspection needs. We will help keep your buildings in compliance and safe for your residents.


You Can’t Afford to Ignore the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

“Failure to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $5,000.00.”

Local Law 152 inspections can be a nightmare for property owners. Finding an affordable Licensed Master Plumber to examine your gas pipes in time to meet the district deadlines and avoid penalties is a challenge.

The results of your inspection may bring more issues like expensive repairs or lost tenants if your building has even a short shutdown.

Thankfully, you can depend on HBNY Plumbing & Heating to handle all your LL152 inspection needs. We will guide you through the process to avoid any unnecessary business disruptions.

While the new law can be a pain for property owners and managers, it is critical to keep your tenants safe. Our thorough inspection services will give you and your residents peace of mind.

Harry Bikos

Licensed Master Plumber (LMP #2503)

I’m the founder and managing partner of HBNY Plumbing & Heating.

At a young age, I found plumbing systems fascinating and learned a lot about the trade from my father, as he was a big role model in my life.

I eventually followed my father’s footsteps by becoming a first-generation Licensed Master Plumber after 17 years in the trade.

Plumbing and heating systems are an integral part of enhancing the quality of all of our lives. To this day, I still get a lot of satisfaction out of helping homeowners and property management companies get their systems back in working order.

With deep roots in the New York City area, I attended Queensborough Community College and now live with my wife and french bulldog in Connecticut.

I love going on walks with my wife and dog, spending time with friends and family, and working on personal development by attending seminars and listening to audiobooks.

Personal growth is everything to me. It allows me to be the best man I can be for my wife, friends, and clients.

I look forward to serving you.


Harry Bikos

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Questions About LL152 Inspections?

Below Are Some Common Questions About Local Law 152 Inspections and Compliance

NYC Local Law 152 mandates gas piping inspection in certain buildings. While it is not required for every structure, it applies to about 280,000. This large number is part of the reason building owners must schedule their inspections quickly.

The city passed LL152 in 2016, but it was not implemented until 2019. Check here for the 2016 version or here for the 2019 update.

The NYC Department of Buildings did not adopt the law until its final version in 2019. Inspections under the law began in 2020. Each city district is on a four-year rotation. Every building impacted will have had its first inspection by the end of 2023.

Every building except those in the R-3 group (residential buildings with two or fewer families) must receive a Local Law 152 gas inspection.

The city is following a four-year rotation based on districts. Inspections must happen according to the following schedule:

  • Districts 1, 3, and 10: Inspections are required from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
  • Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18: Inspections are required from January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
  • Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16: Inspections run from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
  • Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17: Inspections run from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

Note that this schedule applies to districts in all boroughs.

After the initial LL152 inspection, buildings will be on a four-year rotation. The first inspection due date is December 31 of the mandated year. In subsequent inspections, your due date is based on the date of the first inspection. If your first inspection was on June 30, 2022, your next due date will be June 30, 2026. You cannot schedule your inspection more than 60 days before your due date.

According to subsection § 28-318.3.1 Inspection entity, “inspections of gas piping systems shall be conducted on behalf of the building owner by a licensed master plumber or by an individual under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed master plumber, with appropriate qualifications as prescribed by department rule.”

Property owners with buildings in multiple districts may hope to consolidate the inspection schedule. Unfortunately, the DOB does not make exceptions to its scheduling rules. You will need to arrange an inspection based on the district schedule. This timing will continue in ensuing rotations.

Even if your building does not have a gas piping system, it must still comply with the law. Owners of such buildings will not need an inspection, but they must obtain a certificate from a registered design professional attesting that the building has no gas piping.

LL152 requires an examination of all exposed piping from the building’s point of entry. The inspector will check piping in boiler rooms and at service meters. Gas piping in public spaces such as hallways will also be examined. An LL152 inspection does not cover gas pipes in living areas or apartments except for owner-occupied units.

Building owners who do not submit an inspection form could receive a civil penalty of $5,000. If you submitted your form on time, you have 30 days from the violation date to provide proof.

To avoid penalties, property owners must follow the DOB timeline for LL152 inspections and corrections.

  1. Inspection by a Licensed Master Plumber must happen on or before the due date.
  2. The inspector will provide the results of the examination within 30 days of the inspection. The report will provide the findings of the inspections as well as any necessary follow-up actions.
  3. No more than 60 days from the inspection, you must submit your LL152 forms to the NYC DOB. Your Licensed Master Plumber must sign and seal the forms as proof of inspection.
  4. No more than 120 from the inspection date, you must provide certification of the completion of any required corrections. The Licensed Master Plumber who carried out the initial inspection must sign and seal these forms.
  5. The DOB may grant an extension of up to 180 days from the inspection if corrections require more time.
  6. Building owners must retain records of certifications and reports for 10 years.

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