Natural gas is an extremely affordable and effective fuel source, and it is usually readily available for most property owners. Before they can take advantage of it, however, it is important to have professionals carefully install new gas lines. Our team at Glendora Plumbing can provide affordable gas line plumbing in Glendora, CA.
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What Takes Place During a Gas Line Installation
Prior to a gas line installation, our experts will survey the entire area to make sure there are no existing lines. If other pipes or electrical lines are currently on the property, it is important to safely navigate around them, so they do not cross. Then, after the “main building line” (also called the gas supply line) is installed, we can run individual branch lines to each large appliance.
Some appliances that can be connected following a gas line installation include:
- Gas ovens
- Drying machines
- Fire pits
- Barbecues and grills
- Stove tops
- Water heaters
- Hot tubs and pool heaters
Signs That a Gas Line Requires Prompt Repairs
Although gas lines are generally safe so long as the fuel is contained within the pipe, any type of leak can be hazardous. Even extremely small fissures will let out the odorless, invisible gas that will slowly affect everyone working or living on the property. Always be on the lookout for even the most subtle indicators that the gas line is in trouble, so our techs can immediately begin repairs.
It is important to keep an eye out for warning signs of a gas line failure, including:
- Inexplicable dizziness, migraines, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms in the household
- Odd noises of hissing or buzzing sounds
- Unpleasant odors of mercaptan, a chemical released with the odorless natural gas
- A powdery white substance resembling ash scattered about the line
- Plants suddenly turning yellow or dying for no apparent reason
Usually, a natural gas line should have an expiration date of about 50 years. Nevertheless, this depends on the type of material it is made of, as well as how much pressure it undergoes beneath the ground. Although steel is traditionally quite strong and durable outside the earth, even this tough material will suffer corrosion within the soil. Depending on how acidic the dirt is, the line may potentially have a shorter lifespan as well.
Once a gas line has had a few too many repairs within a short span, it is ultimately safer to replace it. The old line must be abandoned because it will not be safe to patch up anymore, while the new line is installed at a safe distance from the original line. To make sure that anyone who enters the property is safe from gas leakage, speak to our specialists. Glendora Plumbing can arrange regular gas line checkups at least once a year.
For reliable gas line plumbing services in Glendora, call our expert plumbers today at (626) 702-3515.