If your house uses natural gas to power appliances, you’re the one responsible for the pipes that move through your home. Gas lines run under and through your house, so when dealing with them, you must be extremely cautious. Once your gas leaves the municipal supply, it’s no longer an issue for the utility company to deal with. If you’re thinking about moving into an older house or remodeling your home, you might have to reinstall your gas pipes for multiple reasons. These could include helping your home’s redesign options, connecting to a new gas supply, or just replacing them due to wear and tear. Whatever your reasoning may be, gas pipe installation is no joke, and you need to be smart when planning the process.
Whenever you’re dealing with any appliance or system that uses gas, you absolutely must hire licensed and skilled professionals to get the job done. This is mostly for reasons of safety (for everyone involved), as well as for your house to stay up to code. A professional will be able to properly (and legally) work on your house as well. Non-professional work for a gas pipe installation is exceptionally hazardous, as it can lead to gas leaks and potential fire hazards for your home.
Worn Down Piping Needs Replacing
Although gas pipes are made from heavy-duty material, they’re very susceptible to corrosion as the years go by. When calling in a professional for a gas pipe installation, make sure they check all of the pipes connected to your house to locate the spots where they have begun to rust to the point of potential leakage. This should especially be a priority if you’re living in an older home (the 1960s or older), you don’t want your house to catch on fire.
New Installation = New Appliances
If you’re taking the time to get your gas pipes checked on and installed, you should also take the opportunity to add new appliances for your home. If you only used natural gas for your oven and stove, maybe try hooking it up to your home’s heater system. Gas-powered laundry machines are an option that many seem to forget about. Maybe even consider getting a gas furnace installed if you previously had an electrical one installed. Let your professionals install these safely and soundly if you’re interested.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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