NYC Local Law 55 Compliance Services
KES will use trained personnel to initiate the required Local Law 55 (“LL55” or the “Law”) compliance including:
- Conducting one initial visual investigation of the residential unit(s) to identify any visibly water-damaged building materials, suspected visible mold growth or other indoor allergens as defined under LL55. Where water damage, suspected visible mold growth or other indoor allergens are identified, KES will refer same to the owner/client further investigation with building management and/or owner/client directed third-parties.
- Preparing an apartment layout, a report of findings and supplementing same with pictures. Issue full report to owner/client.
- Preparing and issuing the HPD promulgated certification of owner’s/client’s compliance with §27-2017.2, sub-section (a) under “Owner's responsibility to notify occupants and to investigate.”
To the extent that the LL55 investigation uncovers mold or other indoor allergens as defined by the Law, KES can act as the owner’s/client’s representative to coordinate the necessary mold remediation work with building management, insurance carriers, and qualified and licensed mold remediation contractors, including:
- Obtaining for the owner’s/client’s review and approval, competitive proposals for third-party independent mold remediation services as required by §27-2017.5 of the Law.
- Obtaining for the owner’s/client’s review and approval, competitive proposals for third-party independent Integrated Pest Management services pursuant to §27-2017.8 of the Law, including:
- Removing pest nests, waste, and other debris by High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuuming, washing surfaces, or otherwise collecting and discarding such debris;
- Eliminating points of entry and passage for pests by repairing and sealing any holes, gaps or cracks in walls, ceilings, floors, molding, base boards, around pipes and conduits, or around and within cabinets by using sealants, plaster, cement, wood, escutcheon plates, or other durable material. Attach door sweeps to any door leading to a hallway, basement, or outside the building to reduce gaps to no more than one-quarter inch; and
- Eliminating sources of water for pests by repairing drains, faucets, and other plumbing materials that accumulate water or leak. Remove and replace saturated materials in interior walls.
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