The Hazards of Not Fixing Your Gas Violations
As a commercial, industrial or multi-unit residential building owner, you probably know that not fixing your gas pipe and gas company violations can lead to National Grid shutdowns and ConEd shutdowns, but did you also know that not fixing your gas violations can endanger your employees, visitors, guests and residents?
Types of Gas Pipe Violations
There are three types of violation categories.
- Class I – Immediately hazardous and dangerous to all the occupants of your building.
- Class II – Major violation that could put the occupants of your building in danger.
- Class II – Lesser violation that could become dangerous.
Causes of Gas Violations
- Improper or Unlicensed Installation
- Old Gas Pipes
- Gas Pipe Leaks
Gas Pipe Hazards
- Gas Leaks – Occupants near a gas leak will usually smell a rotten egg odor. However, there are times when an inspector may find a small gas leak. It is important to understand that all gas leaks are hazardous. A small spark or flame can ignite a fire. Even flipping a light switch can lead to a fire if there is enough gas in the air. Therefore, it is very important to turn off the gas and fix the leak whether you find it yourself or it’s part of a gas pipe violation.
- Gas Explosions – If there is enough gas in the air inside your building, a spark or flame can lead to a catastrophic explosion that injures anyone near the explosion as well as your building. This can result in thousands of dollars in damage and the potential for lawsuits. In order to avoid a gas explosion, it is imperative that you take gas company violations extremely seriously.
Getting Your Gas Company Violations Fixed with John Farr
If you are facing a ConEd or National Grid shutdown due to a gas company violation or a NYC Department of Buildings plumbing violations, master plumber John Farr at FARR Plumbing and Heating can help you. He is a member of the Master Plumber’s Council in NYC, and he has performed hundreds of gas violation removals for residential, industrial and commercial buildings so that they can continue operations while keeping the occupants of their building’s safe.
To get your gas pipe violations fixed or for 24-hour emergency service, call John Farr at 917-324-2535. He serves all five NYC Burroughs.