When most people think of plumbers, they often think of people who fix sinks, toilets, and other water- and sewage-related systems, appliances, and fixtures. Not only do plumbers do all of that and more, plumbers are also often the most qualified professionals when it comes to installing gas piping. Here are three reasons why you should have a professional plumber complete your home’s gas pipe installation.
1. It’s Safe
When working or living with natural gas, safety is vital. A trained and licensed plumber can install gas pipes safely and efficiently, and homeowners will not have to worry about a faulty gas system. With that said, you and your family should be aware of the signs of a gas leak in the event of a blockage or damaged pipe.
2. It May be Required by Law
Some jurisdictions have laws or codes in place that require gas pipe installation to be done by a licensed professional. Check your local regulations and see if this is the case for your home. Even if a license is not required to install gas pipes in your area, you should consider hiring a licensed plumber anyway. They are knowledgeable and experienced with natural gas and pipes and will be able to complete the job safely.
3. Plumbers Know Pipes
Many of the same pipes used in water and sewage plumbing are also used in gas lines. Your plumber will know which pipes and materials are safest and most effective to use for your project as well as the proper way to install and bury them. This is especially important if you are repairing or retrofitting an existing gas piping system, as some pipe materials corrode over time. When pipes degrade or are otherwise damaged or incorrectly installed, they can have slow gas leaks that are incredibly hazardous.
4. Plumbers are Appliance Experts
If you are installing gas pipes in your home, you are likely going to add a few gas-powered appliances as well. It is efficient to have your plumber install these new appliances during the gas pipe installation. Talk with your plumber beforehand and explain what appliances you would like to install. Some appliances can have specific gas line requirements, so it is helpful to tell your plumber what you are looking for from your natural gas system upfront.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!