Information for Landlords
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
NOTICE FROM DEP?
If you’ve received a DEP order to install a backflow-prevention device and the 30-day due is almost over, you can still avoid a notice of violation if you choose to retain our services. Our experts can help you to get out of the situation.
WHO HAS TO INSTALL?
Most of commercial properties and businesses are required to install back-flow preventers. But various types of residential buildings are also included in this mandate. To find an exemption, here is a good short list of the premises that are required to use backflow preventers:
- Large Residential Dwellings with Treated Water Boilers
- Premises with Multiple Water Service Lines
- Premises with Roof Tanks and Elevated Storage Lines
- Medical and Dental Offices
- Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories (Including Veterinary Hospitals)
- Barber Shops and Beauty Salons
- Laundries and Dry Cleaners
- Bakeries, Food Processing Facilities, and Meat or Fish Packers
- Auto Repair Shops
- Schools and Colleges
- Nursing Homes
- Commercial Car Washes, and more…
Oil to Gas, Change It !
- Save Time
- Cleaner & Cheaper
- Spare Space
With new emerging technology, Natural gas is cheaper and more abundant than ever. Switching from oil to gas has never been easier as companies are making better and more efficient boilers to be convertible as well as hybrid.
Additional benefits of switching are:
- No oil tanker trucks blocking the street in front of your building.
- Generally, less maintenance regarding oil tank debris and oil line filters.
- Natural Gas burns cleaner than oil and coal.
- The removal of the oil tank may create more space within the equipment room/cellar.
These are just some of the reasons why switching to gas is better. To learn more, give us a call at (718) 888-1855.
From single family homes to high rise residential buildings, we have many practical experience.
As required by law, once a year all boilers, both of low and high pressure, in all commercial buildings, as well as mixed use buildings, and dwellings with six or more families, must get inspected by building owners for operational safety and to ensure compliance with the NYC Building Code and other regulations.
Owners must annually certify to the Dept. of Buildings that their boilers have been inspected by a qualified professional entity.Not only will you abide by the law by having an annual inspection, it may also prolong the life of your boiler as well, preventing unnecessary headaches with no hot water calls.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES
New York City law requires that all backflow systems on certain properties receive testing from a certified tester once a year. If it is time for your property to receive testing on its backflow prevention device, please call us to make an appointment at (718) 888 -1855.
We have experts who can really handle the violations.
- Boiler Violation
- Water Meter Violation
- Gas Meter (RED TAG by Con Edison)
- RPZ Backflow Prevention Device Violation (DEP)
- Illegal Conversion Violation
- ECB Violation
- Work Without Permit Violation.
Drink Clean Water
Source of Lead
- Lead has been detected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) at some homes with lead service lines, or internal fixtures and plumbing that contain lead, or that have internal plumbing joined by lead solder.
- In New York City, homes built before 1961 may have lead service lines and plumbing installed before 1987 may contain lead solder.
- Lead primarily enters drinking water because of corrosion of lead-containing plumbing, including pipes that connect household plumbing to the city’s water mains, solder on copper pipes, and faucets.
- When water stands for several hours or more in lead service lines or plumbing systems containing lead, some lead may dissolve into the water.
Clean Water before Changing Plumbing