Steam Repair

Repairs that Require Welding

If you plan to change or modify your steam pipes, replace pressure reducing valve(s) or station(s), change pipe flange(s), and/or perform any repair requiring welding, please call 1-800-914-9112 or 1-212-683-8830. Steam Distribution Services will return your call to discuss the scope of work to be performed before work begins. At your request, we will arrange the shut-off of the steam service to the building. We will also advise you the NYC Buildings Department rules on High Pressure Steam Piping Systems in the NYC Building Code, Appendix A, Chapter 20, Section 20-02.requirements for high pressure steam piping work including any radiographic examination (X-ray) requirements for welding or weld repairs. 

All repair work and associated documentation, such as radiographic examination reports for welding, will be reviewed by Con Edison before restoring steam service to your building. Failure to meet Building Code requirements to provide an acceptable radiographic examination report(s) will result in delays in restoring your steam service.

Repairs that Include Asbestos Abatement

If asbestos abatement is performed, it shall be done in compliance with federal, state, and city environmental rules and regulations. We require an air clearance report(s) issued by a third party NYS-certified [Environmental Laboratory Approval Program] ( laboratory showing fiber count and volume of air collected. This must be done before steam service can be reactivated. This report is required for all abatement work, regardless of project size, conducted inside steam rooms or areas that require Steam Distribution personnel to enter to restore service. 

During normal business hours, air clearance report(s) should be faxed to Steam Distribution Operations at 1-212-253-8910

For more information call 1-212-338-4470. During off hours, weekends, and holidays please provide hard copy reports to the steam supervisor or crew, at the time of service turn-on.

Steam Repair Services & Costs

Our services include flange, piping, and trap repairs, as well as valve and gasket replacements.

Steam repair is offered for the special services discussed here. The charge for each service is inclusive of the cost of materials, handling, and labor. We have the right to refuse a job if conditions are found to be unsafe, hazardous, or beyond our capabilities.

Additional Services

At the customer’s request, if we agree to perform a service other than those described above, the customer will be charged for the following:

  • Materials Charge: Materials at fair market price, plus sales tax and 7.5% for handling, plus the applicable percentage increase in rates and charges.
  • Labor Charge: An hourly rate per employee of $193 during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and an hourly rate of $214 at all other times. Sales taxes will be added where applicable and labor hours will be inclusive of travel time.


Charge during Business hours*

Charge during After hours**

Replace 300 # flange valve (1” to 4’”)



Repair/replace trap and associated equipment



Investigation of a leak, pressure condition, or other problem***



Turn-off/turn-on of steam service****



Additional fees related to the services listed above:


Charge during Business hours*

Charge during After hours**

Removal of asbestos gasket



Material pick up charge



* Business hours refers to the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

** After hours refers to any time other than business hours.

*** Investigation: When Con Edison Steam Distribution Services visits a customer’s premises at their request to determine that there is a problem with the customer’s piping and/or equipment.

**** For turn-off or turn-on, call us at 1-212-683-8830, 1-800-914-9112, or 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) to request this service.

The charges listed here will be reflected on your next monthly bill following the repairs. 
Con Edison Steam Distribution Services will guarantee our work for 90 days, except for the repair of valve packing leaks and leaks that have damaged the sealing surfaces of the components being repaired.