Reasons to Hire a Plumber for Gas Line Installation
Gas appliances are cost-effective and fuel-efficient, and they provide excellent heating characteristics, which is why many homeowners choose them. They are an excellent choice, but they come with some safety risks if not installed properly. Here are the top four reasons why you should contact a professional plumber with a gas line installation certification to make sure the job is done right.
1. It May Be Required by Law
The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates the installation of home appliances and heating systems. The installation must comply with these standards, but many state and local authorities also have regulations in place regarding installation. In some locations, the gas line installation must be performed by a licensed plumber. It is best to check your local regulations before you have a gas line installed or repaired.
2. There Are Safety Concerns
Hiring a certified plumber might add a little to the installation cost, but it is worth it to know that your family is safe. The worst-case scenario is if a pipe leaks or is broken; this can cause fumes to leak out into the house. Whether the leak is propane or natural gas, this is a serious concern. A plumber who does gas line installation can identify any conditions that are unique to your location that might cause extra concern.
Two of the worst dangers of gas lines are explosion hazards and carbon dioxide gas emissions. An improperly installed gas line can do some serious damage to your home or pose a potentially life-threatening situation. Any savings in cost are not worth it when it comes to your family’s safety.
3. Plumbers Have the Knowledge Necessary
When you think of plumbers, most people think of water and sewer line repair and installation, but many are licensed to work on gas lines, too. Many of the same materials that are used in water and sewer lines are also used in gas lines. Plumbers are familiar with these materials and know how to connect them properly.
They have the right tools and equipment to do the job correctly. This is especially important if you are hooking into an older system. Even a slow leak can be extremely dangerous, which is why an experienced plumber is the best person for the job.
4. Plumbers Know Appliances
If you are thinking about a major kitchen upgrade, you might want to consider having a plumber install any gas appliances at the same time. Certain appliances might have specific gas line requirements, and a plumber is more likely to be familiar with them. If you are doing a kitchen remodel, it is a good idea to talk to your plumber about any appliances you plan to have installed when you are planning the work.
Why Call Us?
We perform flexible gas line installation and many other types of plumbing services. This can help save on gas line installation costs because you do not have to call another contractor. The plumber can do the entire job at once, which is more convenient as well. This also saves on labor because the entire job can be done at the same time. This saves you money, and you can have the confidence that the installation was performed correctly.
The biggest reason to consider having a plumber install your gas line or gas appliances is safety. Even if a certified gas line installer is not required by your local area or state, it is still a good idea to call one anyway.
Price’s Plumbing has over 25 years of experience serving the Mt. Laurel Township, NJ area. If you are thinking about installing gas appliances, you can contact us online or by calling 1-856-325-9719. Our professionals will be happy to talk to you about taking care of all your plumbing and gas line repair or installation needs.