Gas, Smoke & CO2 Leaks

Suspected Gas Leak Procedure:

When a resident suspects a gas leak, the following actions should be taken immediately:

  1. Quickly open nearby doors and windows and then leave the apartment immediately. Do not attempt to locate the leak. Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances. Do not smoke, or light matches or lighters. Do not use a house-phone or cell-phone in the apartment;
  2. After leaving the apartment and the building, from a safe distance, call 911 immediately to report the suspected gas leak;
  3. After calling 911, call the gas service provider for this building: Con Edison of New York / (800) 752-6633

Smoke Detectors:

The law requires the owner of every apartment to install one or more approved and operational smoke detectors in each apartment and to periodically replace such devices upon the expiration of their useful life in accordance with article 312 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code. The Shareholder of each apartment is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the detectors installed in the apartment and for replacing any or all detectors which are removed, missing, or become inoperable with a device meeting the requirements of Article 312 of Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, unless a detector becomes inoperable within one year of being installed due to a manufacturing defect. The Shareholder of each apartment in this building in which a battery-operated smoke detector is provided and installed shall pay the Co-op a maximum of $25 or a maximum of $50 where a combined smoke and carbon monoxide detecting device is installed for the cost of providing and installing each detector.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

The law requires the Shareholder to install a carbon monoxide alarm in his/her apartment(s) in this building. The carbon monoxide alarm must be placed within 15 feet of the primary entrance to each sleeping room, must be equipped with an end of life alarm, and must be periodically replaced by the Shareholder as necessary when the suggested useful life of the alarm expires. The Shareholder is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the alarms installed in the apartment and for replacing any or all alarms that are removed, missing, or become inoperable. The Shareholder of each apartment in which a carbon monoxide alarm is provided and installed must pay the Co-op $25.00 per alarm, or a maximum of $50.00 per device where a combined smoke and carbon monoxide detecting device is installed on the Shareholder’s behalf. This fee covers the cost of the work for the initial installation.