It’s winter: outside the snow is endless, and inside, you shiver endlessly as your walls protect you not. You know that the rickety cast-iron radiator holds the key to surviving NYC’s second-consecutive House of Stark-like winter. Tempting the heat gods simply isn’t worth it. You will most likely burn yourself. The solution is usually something that can be done in a few minutes, but only by an experienced vet like Bayron. Call your super.
Sometimes you can hear it, other times you can smell it (rotten eggs!). Either way, do NOT call your super, call Con Ed ASAP and don’t light a match. Speaking of lighting matches…
If you see flames call 9-1-1. Bayron says, “Once a tenant called me because she turned on her oven and flames started to burn on the inside. I rushed to her apartment and turned off the gas, but if I hadn’t been close, who knows.” There are times when you shouldn’t call your super, because you are capable and able bodied; there are other times when you shouldn’t call your super because you should be calling the fire department.