Gas Pipe Install, Gas Appliance Install, Gas Fireplace or Logs Repaired, Gas Leak Repair
If you’re considering adding either natural gas or propane to your home (or making meter changes), trust the experts at Alpha Plumbing to help you through the process. We’ve been providing gas installation and repair services for over 25 years to clients throughout central Maryland, including Arnold, Crofton, Millersville, Pasadena, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Odenton, Catonsville, Severn and Baltimore.
Our crews are professional and will arrive promptly at the scheduled time thanks to the fact that all of our trucks are equipped with GPS technology. As a family owned business, we’re committed to providing the best customer service in the business and we’ll work hard to ensure that you’re completely satisfied throughout the process. We’ve earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award 9 years in a row, as well as an A+ rating from the BBB so you can trust any and all of your gas line needs to the pros at Alpha Plumbing.
For natural gas, the first step is to complete a BGE service application. Once BGE approves your request we can pull a gas permit and begin our work. The first step is to install the gas piping and pressurize it for the rough-in inspection. Once the rough-in inspection is passed your county or city inspector will submit the authorization to BGE. BGE will then contact you to schedule the meter installation. This may take several weeks depending on their schedule loading. Once that is complete, we’ll then connect the meter to your new gas system and connect your appliances. A final inspection by an inspector will complete the job.
Propane installation differs in that you contact a local propane supplier and work out the installation of a tank on your property. The remaining steps are similar except that instead of a meter you get a tank.
Gas Pipe Installation
If you’re hoping to install new gas piping to new appliances within your existing system, we can help. These could include water heaters, dryers, furnaces, stoves, gas log sets, generators or even pool heaters. Typically, this involves teeing into existing pipe or connecting to an available outlet on a manifold. Depending on the application, pipe type will either be black steel, CSST flexible piping or copper and will be terminated at the new location with a shutoff valve. The pipe will be installed in the least intrusive manner possible to minimize drywall and other repairs. Once ready, the appliance can be installed and enjoyed.
Gas Appliance Installation
If you’ve purchased a new appliance to take the place of an existing one, we can install that for you as well. As long as there is an existing shutoff valve, we can simply remove what you currently have and install the new one. If there’s not a shutoff valve, we will have to install one to bring your home up to current code and then we can install the new appliance for you.
Gas fireplace or logs repair
If you have a gas log set or fireplace in need of repair, we can assist with that as well. Sometimes the set needs to be cleaned. Often the Thermocouple needs to be replaced. In the worst case scenario, the gas controller will need to be replaced.
Gas Leak Repair
According to BGE, in the event of a potential natural gas leak:
- Leave the premises immediately and go to a safe place where you can call BGE at 1-800-685-0123.
- Extinguish all open flames. Do not use matches or lighters and do not attempt to light an appliance.
- Do not touch any phones, switches, thermostats or appliances. All devices, including battery operated equipment, can cause sparks.
- Do not start or turn off any motorized equipment. Abandon any motorized equipment you may be operating.
- Do not attempt to find the source of the leak or to repair a leak.
Remember, if you smell gas, leave your home first, THEN call 800-685-0123.
Once BGE has alleviated the emergency and located the leak call Alpha Plumbing at 410-255-5998 to schedule your appointment with one of our expert plumbers to actually make the repair.
If you believe you have a propane leak follow the same procedures except contact Alpha Plumbing, not BGE.