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Basement Plumbing Violations Removal in NYC Are you thinking about renovating your basement to provide more units in your residential building in NYC? If you are, you should know that there are some things you’ll have to do prior to starting work in order to avoid plumbing violations removal in NYC.

1. Understand Whether You Have a Cellar or a Basement

If you plan to turn your below-ground space into usable apartments, you need to know whether you have a cellar or a basement. This is because you can never turn a cellar into rental units, but you may be able to turn a basement into rental units.

  • Cellar – More than 50 percent of the wall height is below ground (can’t be used as a rental unit)
  • Basement – More than 50 percent of the wall height is above ground (may be used as a rental unit)

In addition to making sure that more than 50 percent of the wall height is above the street level, you’ll also have to make sure that your ceiling heights are in compliance with building codes and that each bedroom has a window. You may even have to add a direct exit to the outdoors in case of a fire. Once you’ve made sure that you can turn your below-ground space into a legal dwelling, it’s time to hire the remodeling contractor.

2. You’ll Have to Hire a Licensed Master Plumber for any Plumbing Fixture Installations

To fully renovate a basement into a livable unit, you’ll need to hire a licensed master plumber to install all your fixtures.

What to Do if You Receive a Basement Plumbing Violation

By hiring all licensed and experienced contractors, you are less likely to receive a plumbing violation, but if you do happen to receive a basement plumbing violation after an inspection from the NYC Department of Buildings, you can have it corrected so that you can continue your renovations. Licensed, Master plumber, John Farr can review your notice, examine the area that is causing the violations and perform all the needed repairs. he’ll even give you all the paperwork you need to prove the violation was corrected.

To learn more about plumbing violations and to get your NYC plumbing violations removed, call John Farr at 917-324-2535. He’s even available to handle violation emergencies.

Also if you have a water pipe or gas line Department of Buildings violation, John Farr can read the notice, assess the situation, recommend the needed repairs and acquire the LAA permit. If the violation is in regards to an emergency situation, he can file an Emergency Work Order, complete the work and file for the permit within the allotted timeframe.

To learn how John Farr can help you with any plumbing-related building violations in NYC. Also, to get your HPD, ECB/OATH violations corrected, illegal basement violation, gas company violation, gas boiler violation or any Plumbing building violations in NYC removed, call John Farr at 917-324-2535.