Gas line problems are a serious issue, and most people know that they absolutely need to deal with them appropriately and quickly. However, few people know who to call to have their issue dealt with. Believe it or not, the answer is your local plumber! Gas is a fluid, much like water, and gas lines are not all that different from your average water or drain pipe (aside from a generally smaller diameter). Plumbers are trained and equipped to handle everything from simple repairs to new installations and everything in between.
Here are five common gas line services you should call a plumber to have done properly.
Gas Line Installation
Are you looking to dump your old electric range in favor of a gas-fueled option? Are you trying to cut down your electric bill by replacing your old electric water heater and furnace with gas-powered units? These are just a few reasons why people may want to install a new gas line somewhere in their home. While natural gas lines are typically already installed to these spaces in homes that are built with natural gas or propane capability by default, it isn’t uncommon to want to expand what your gas is capable of.
Installing a new gas line isn’t as simple as it might sound, as you will probably need to ensure that your new line feeds enough fuel to whatever it will service while also maintaining a steady supply to other areas of your property. If you want to make sure the job is done right, make sure to trust the installation to a professional plumber.
Gas Line Repairs
If you have a problem with one of your gas lines, call a professional plumber for a repair right away! Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous, and even the smallest problems can lead to leaks that threaten the safety of you and your loved ones.
Gas Line Leak Detection
Do you smell gas? A leak can be devastating, but how do you know where it is in order to fix it? Once your gas is properly shut off, call a plumber and schedule a leak detection service. Plumbers have a number of ways of locating leaks, including using sophisticated listening equipment that can detect even the smallest leaks.
The process is generally simple—the plumber pumps regular air into your gas lines and then uses an extremely sensitive listening device to find traces of sound of air escaping your lines. This allows them to slowly zone in on the problem so they can fix it once and for all.
Gas Fixture Installation
Gas lines are what carry this important fuel where it needs to go, but gas fixtures are what allow you to turn this fuel flow on or off. Whether it’s a simple valve or a specialized connection, trust a plumber to make sure the installation is done right. Much the same way you depend on faucets or taps to control water flow in your bathroom, kitchen, or other areas of your home, your gas fixtures also provide you with an easy way of installing gas-reliant appliances and other devices. Plumbers handle everything from new fixture installation to gas fixture repair, diagnostics, and everything in between.
Outdoor Gas Installation
Natural gas is quickly becoming a staple of outdoor living due to its affordability and convenience. For example, outdoor kitchens are becoming popular home additions, and many people are choosing to connect them with a permanent gas hookup. Whether it’s for a barbecue, an outdoor range, a gas-powered smoker, or a cooking griddle, natural gas is a great way to get reliable heat that functions great in virtually any weather.
Natural gas or propane are also great fuel sources for easy-to-use fire pits. Because they produce virtually no odorous smoke and can burn a constant and easily-controlled fire, many people are choosing to run gas lines to their fire pits so they can enjoy their outdoor spaces with ease all year long. Whatever you’re looking to do, get a professional plumber to help you throughout the installation process and you’ll be able to happily enjoy your upgraded space for years to come.Need a gas line service? Call Smith’s Plumbing Services at (901) 290-1110 today!