Many home renovations require changes to your home’s natural gas lines. Are you considering a kitchen remodel with a new gas oven to replace your old electric one? Maybe you’re planning to build a deck in the backyard with a powerful natural gas barbecue or even a gas-powered fire pit. Or maybe it’s time to replace your hot water tank, which might require reconfiguring the gas lines connected to it.
Did you know that plumbers can handle all of these projects that require changes to your home’s natural gas lines? It’s common to think that plumbers only work with water pipes, but many are qualified to repair and install natural gas lines as well. If the gas piping in your home needs to be repaired or extended, a master plumber can do the job safely, correctly, and in accordance with local building codes.
For a specialized job such as gas line installation or repair, it’s important to ensure that the plumber you hire is trained in this kind of work. Make sure to ask if the plumber you hire is a journeyman or master, and whether they’ve worked with natural gas lines before. This isn’t an area where you want to take any chances!
Expert plumbers and natural gas lines
There are many plumbing jobs that can be tackled by homeowners, but natural gas piping is not one of them. This is a task that should be left to the experts, since the potential consequences of even a small mistake could be disastrous. An improperly fitted pipe may lead to a gas leak, or you could inadvertently exceed the capacity of your gas lines by adding too many appliances.
A master plumber has the expertise and experience to avoid these problems. A plumber with this kind of knowledge knows the local building codes, the correct way to fit pipes, and exactly how many BTUs your natural gas lines can handle. A master plumber knows how to extend the piping to add a natural gas barbecue to your backyard, whether you have the capacity to replace your electric oven with a gas model, and so much more! Don’t try to handle these jobs on your own, call the experts to make sure the work is done correctly and according to code.
Can all plumbers work with gas lines?
When you’re calling plumbers to work with natural gas, it’s important to make sure that you hire one who is licensed to do the job. A plumber’s career advances in three stages: apprentice, journeyman, and master. At the journeyman level, a plumber can choose a specialty, such as natural gas lines. After a minimum of seven years in the plumbing industry, including at least two years as a journeyman, a plumber can take the exam to obtain a master’s license.
To read more about a plumber’s career advances, click here.
The Plumbing Nerds know natural gas lines
We employ nerds at all stages of the plumbing career path and with a range of subspecialties. We have the knowledge and experience to deal with all kinds of plumbing problems, including repairing, extending, or even replacing natural gas lines. Instead of attempting this potentially dangerous task yourself, let the Plumbing Nerds handle it for you! Send us a message through our website or call 239.288.0210 for a consultation.