When you think of natural gas line repairs, calling St. Matthews Plumbing probably does not come to mind right away. More than likely, you associate repairs with the energy company or a specified repairman, but in reality a plumber can handle all types of gas line repairs. While people generally assume plumbers only repair water-related works like toilets, showers, and sinks, they are qualified to work on any gas line in a residential or commercial building. By trade, we install and fix all types of jobs involving pipes, and the lines which transport natural gas are all a complex system of pipes. If you are having problems with your natural gas system, there is no better expert to call than St. Matthews Plumbing.
Hazards of DIY Gas Line Repair
Fixing a series of pipes and connectors may seem like a simple enough job for someone with enough time, but trying to repair your own natural gas lines is a very real hazard. When gas lines are working properly, this form of energy is one of the safest and most affordable out there, but repairing gas lines is definitely a job for the experts. One hazard you can encounter is carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is a byproduct of natural gas, and can kill if inhaled for an extended period of time. We have professional equipment that detects and protects them from this harmful gas.
Another hazard is leaking natural gas. If you attempt to repair your own gas line, you may not have the proper tools or experience to perfectly seal your pipes. Even digging in an area where there could be gas lines is dangerous. If you are working around natural gas lines and begin to smell the odor of rotten eggs, stop what you are doing immediately and call St. Matthews Plumbing.
The Gas Line Experts
St. Matthews Plumbing is your best option for installing and repairing all types of natural gas projects. If you have any new gas lines to place, old lines to move, or damaged lines to repair, a natural gas plumber will be able to give you the highest quality service for the lowest price. We also can help with—and are often required for—the installation of many natural gas products, including indoor and outdoor stoves, gas fireplaces, HVAC units, water heaters, and generators. Another important factor to remember: installing natural gas products without professional help often voids warranties and slips out of insurance coverage.
Keeping Your Gas Line Safe
The best offense is usually a good defense with natural gas lines. If you never wait for your lines to break, you never have to pay the consequences of a damaged natural gas line. There are two main ways to keep your lines up and running:
- Have routine gas line inspections. It is your responsibility to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your natural gas lines. As such, you should schedule routine inspections with a plumber. If your pipes leak, they severely diminish the effectiveness of your appliances, or worse, result in a serious health hazard.
- Dig with a permit. One of the most common ways gas lines become damaged is through digging in the wrong place. If you plan on any digging in your yard, make sure you acquire the proper permits before doing so.
St. Matthews Plumbing is prepared to handle your gasline needs. Our expertise will help you install or repair gas lines in no time, and more safely than you could on your own. When you have heating issues or other gas-related problems, call St. Matthews Plumbing to save the day.