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Liability of Laundry Room Vendor for DOB Gas Shutdown Jul 18, 2019

If DOB issues violations shutting down the gas supply to laundry room gas dryers, which may
possibly be due to the laundry vendor not complying with City gas installation regulations, can the vendor be vulnerable to civil action to compensate the Coop? The laundry Agreement may be boilerplate.

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Gas and your Installation - Stan at Aces Jul 20, 2019

Any Laundry operator "worth their salt" will ensure code compliance prior to any installation. Correct meter connections and hard pipe gas are an ABSOLUTE MUST!!
At Aces Laundry each new install is inspected by a seasoned expert to make sure that code compliance is adhered to!! If one of those other companies out there tell you "It's fine- 'Grandfathered in' just like your previous laundry room", WALK, DON'T RUN and call Aces Laundry to ensure safety and Code compliance!! The last thing you want is your shareholders and tenants cooking "off a Hot Plate" while you pay for the mistakes in the laundry installation !!
Aces Laundry - 917-416-3899 I'm here to answer all of your questions 24/7.
( Just like our service!!)

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Liability of Laundry Laundry Room Vendor and DOB Gas Shutdown - H. Jul 20, 2019

Violations cited laundry equipment installed without
a permit, and gas lines not tested and certified by DOB,
An ECB hearing is a month away and dryers are shut down.
This was just a random inspection by FDNY and DOB.

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Laundry Rooms - Denise Savino Jul 23, 2019

In generic terms, it is unlikely that ANY laundry professional would willingly and intentionally install machinery that would jeopardize the safety of the residents. laws such as, the necessity of sprinklers, in laundry rooms have been on the books for decades. More recently, we are seeing DOB exercise these regulations. Most importantly, contact a professional for assistance. Automatic Industries has been in business for close to 50 years. You are welcome to contact us with questions.
Denise Savino-Erichsen, President
Automatic Industries
www.automaticindustries.com
1-800-THE-WASH

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Liability of Laundry Room Vendor - H. Jul 23, 2019

But even if the vendor UNINTENTIONALLY violated DOB regulations, can they be liable for damages or compensation
to the coop? Would their insurance pay it?

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Laundry room liability - Marty Jul 23, 2019

I’m not a lawyer, so remember what you paid for my advice.

It seems that if the vendor caused the situation - unintentionally or not - then they are liable. Hopefully they have insurance that you can file a claim against.

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Liability of Laundry Room Vendor - H. Jul 24, 2019

I believe that they have insurance. But this might not be resolved quickly, and 190 households are scrambling to use alternate neighborhood laundry services.

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