In April 2023, a three story Manhattan parking garage collapsed. One person was killed, and five people were injured. This spurred what the Guardian newspaper called “a race to check buildings”. There has been increased public attention paid to building violations. People want to know which properties have open violations, what they’re for, and how long they’ve been open.
The reason the public is becoming increasingly concerned about building violations is that people can lose their lives when things go wrong. Earlier this year, the NY Post reported on how allowing the use of unlicensed individuals to perform gas line and welding work represents a “public safety time bomb”.
Resolve Open Violations Quickly to Avoid Stress Later
If you have a property with open violations, now is the time to get them addressed. The city has recently updated building regulations. Many types of properties must now be inspected by a qualified professional once every six years. While the increased attention to building inspections is currently focused on parking garages, other types of businesses still need to prioritize compliance with the new standard.
For plumbing violations and gas line violations, it’s essential to choose an experienced licensed Master plumber. Working with a professional who fully understands what it required to meet the city’s standards saves time. The best NYC plumbers handle the entire process for you. This includes identifying the specific violation, acquiring relevant permits, and performing needed repairs, and submitting paperwork showing the issue has been resolved to the city.
Sometimes property owners, noting the fact that violation enforcement can be somewhat lax, allow issues to go unaddressed for quite some time. And that might work for a while, but then, if something does go really wrong, as the property owner, this becomes a nightmare. Financial and legal consequences can be significant.
If you’ve been putting off having a violation removed because you don’t know what’s involved or how much it will cost, reach out to your local Master plumber. They can do an inspection and provide you with an estimate, so you can make an informed decision.