Everything You Need To Understand Gas Line Replacement & Repair
As a homeowner, you may know that several different appliances require upkeep and maintenance to continue functioning efficiently. However, gas lines are one of the most important. They are essential to the comfort of your home, so you must stay current on their systems. With this knowledge, you can rest easy knowing reliable energy is at your fingertips.
With that in mind, we have compiled an FAQ, answering the most fundamental questions in gas line replacement.
Gas line systems are pipes that supply homes and businesses with natural gas from an outside source. These systems move gas from the mains into your home by manipulating how much pressure they experience. Gas starts under high pressure causing it to move away from the mains line and continues losing pressure until it arrives at its destination. Your house can then use the gas to power appliances like heating and cooling units, water heaters, or a dishwasher.
Gas lines are essential. Everything in your home is powered by natural gas, including the systems that control temperature and air quality. Because natural gas is so dangerous, any gas line repairs must happen immediately– otherwise, you might blow up.
You can typically find the gas line shut-off valve outside near where the pipe enters your home. However, each appliance powered by natural gas will have its own valve. They allow you to shut off the gas supply to an individual appliance without shutting off the entire line. You can also use them to help you find a gas leak, or several if you do not know where it is.
How Do You Handle Gas Line Replacement or Repair?
Never attempt to repair a gas line. Instead, call a qualified professional to ensure everyone stays safe if you suspect a leak. On average, gas line repairs take about 1 – 2 hours to complete depending on the damage’s extent. For example, gas line replacement will take longer than patching a simple hole.
Specific quotes on time and pricing are relative to the work you need; however, we ensure you know what you’re getting into before work begins. That means you clearly understand what we can do for you, how much it will cost, how long it will take, and what is involved.
Other than that, the process is simple. We assess the damage and formulate a long-lasting solution to your problem without disturbing your family’s safety or comfort.
So if you’re looking for gas line repairs that come with peace of mind, call Schuler Plumbing today.