The title of this blog post might surprise you… since traditionally a plumber is someone people think of as working on pipes that carry water and sewage. A professional plumber is someone who does installation and repair work on faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, sewer lines, and anything else that has to do with your home’s water supply, right?
Well, yes—but installing gas pipes is another very important part of professional plumbing services (though, not all plumbers are licensed for such work!)
Keep reading to learn more about this service that our team provides!
The Importance of Professional Gas Piping Services
There’s actually a lot in common with the piping for a plumbing system (freshwater and wastewater) and the ping that carries natural gas to your gas-fueled appliances. For instance, the pipes are made from similar materials. This may be galvanized steel, copper, or plastic.
The majority of the gas pipes installed today are made from copper due to its resistance to corrosion and how lightweight it is. But it’s important to note that some utility companies do not permit them. The good news, in this case, is that our professionals understand what is permissible and what isn’t, so you can count on reliable gas piping services that won’t need to be corrected.
What are your options if copper isn’t allowed? Many plumbers do use plastic pipes, in certain situations—like if you need flexible piping for small or narrow areas. Our thoroughly trained plumbers know that it’s essential that your gas piping is specifically matched to your home and needs.
We mentioned licensing above—in most jurisdictions, including ours, it’s illegal for anyone to work on a gas line connected to the gas main without proper licensing. Professional gas plumbers are the only people with the skill and the allowance to work on your gas piping and appliances.
Gas Piping Installation from Professionals
Can you ever install gas pipes on your own? We’re not here to tell you what you can and cannot do in your own home, however, legalities aside, handling gas appliances and piping on your own can lead to injury. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for expert gas line installation. If you’re looking to expand your natural gas use—for instance maybe you’re installing a barbeque in your backyard or are converting from an electric washing machine and dryer to gas-powered systems—we are the team to call. Here are some reasons we recommend switching from electrical to gas!
- Gas is a more affordable fuel type, making it less expensive to run your appliances.
- Many gas appliances will run even if your electrical power goes out (keep in mind that this does not apply to gas furnaces, which do require an electrical ignition).
- Gas appliances work faster and typically have more power than electrical equipment.
- A home that uses natural gas produces fewer carbon emissions than an all-electric home.