Restore Gas to Buildings Affected by Hurricane Sandy

If your gas was shut off as a result of the storm, you need to hire a licensed plumber to inspect your gas equipment.

If there was no damage to your gas equipment, your plumber must submit a letter to your utility company stating there are no problems with the gas equipment in order to have your gas restored. Your utility company will turn your gas back on after they receive the letter.

If there was damage to your gas equipment, your plumber must make the necessary repairs and submit a letter to your utility company certifying there was damage and the necessary repairs were made to have your gas restored. Your utility company will turn your gas back on after they receive the letter.

Your plumber can perform the repair work immediately without having to file an application or obtain permits from the Department of Buildings (DOB). However, the necessary applications must be filed with DOB within two business days of commencing work.