At Canyon Plumbing & Heating, we offer a complete line of gas line services to the residents of Boulder, CO, including gas line installation, repair, and gas appliance installation.
We have over two decades of experience and have become one of the area’s most trusted plumbing companies.
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Why You Need a Professional Gas Fitter
Natural gas is one of the most widely used fuel sources in the US. And while it’s tempting to save some money and install your new gas water heater or dryer yourself, you should reconsider and hire a licensed pro for the job.
Here are a few reasons a professional gas fitter is better for gas appliance installation.
- It’s Safer: Although gas is reliable, and generally safe, carelessness can cause a disaster. A small leak can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning or fire. Professional plumbers are trained to install gas lines and appliances and ensure they work properly, and they have the expertise to find flaws that may cause trouble down the road.
- They Know the System Better: Through their training, professional gas fitters are able to assess the overall health of your gas system and detect potential problems you may not notice. Professional gas fitters have tools and diagnostic devices to detect leaks or other issues with the line quickly.
- Proper Inspection: Professional gas fitters do more than install gas lines and appliances — they also check the system for flaws or weakness to ensure its proper operation and your safety.
If you’ve recently purchased a new gas appliance, don’t take chances installing it yourself; call the pros at Canyon Plumbing & Heating.
Signs You Need Gas Line Repair
The gas line is a critical pipe in the house. A leak in the gas line can be catastrophic, which is why you need to be aware of the signs that signal trouble in your gas lines and to call an expert immediately.
- Strong Odors: The odor of rotten eggs or sulfur means there’s likely a leak in the gas line and requires immediate repair.
- Hissing Noise: If you hear hissing sounds coming from your gas-powered appliances, it could mean a faulty connection or a leaky pipe.
- Dying Vegetation: Another sign that there’s a gas leak in the home is that your plants are dying.
- Rising Gas Bills: If you have a sudden increase in your gas bill, it could mean that there’s a leak somewhere in the system.
For expert gas leak detection and repair, contact Canyon Plumbing & Heating ASAP.
Common Causes of Gas Line Leaks
Like water leaks, gas leaks happen when you least expect them. If you ignore a gas leak, it can threaten the safety of your family and home.
Here are the most common causes of gas line leaks.
- Appliances: If you use a gas-powered appliance like a dryer or water heater, the connections can corrode or become loose and lead to a gas leak.
- Poor Piping: There are many pipes running under your house that bring gas into the home and connect to the various gas appliances you have. Over time, older pipe materials begin to corrode and disconnect causing leaks.
- Tree Roots: Tree roots are notorious for wreaking havoc with both water lines and gas lines.