Gas Pipe Installations: What You Should Know

You rely on gas pipes to run your water heater and provide your home with hot water. If your home is equipped with a gas range (i.e., a gas stove), you also need reliable supply lines to prepare food.

While your home’s gas lines are extremely durable pieces of equipment, they will eventually need replacing. When that time comes, it is essential that the job is done right. Improper gas line installation can be incredibly dangerous to your home and your family. With that in mind, we have provided some “need to know” information about gas pipe installations. This information will help ensure that your gas pipe installation goes off without a hitch.

Gas Pipes Must Be Inspected and Permitted

Gas lines, like many other home improvement projects, require permitting and inspection. The goal of this requirement is to ensure that gas lines are installed properly.

Before starting your gas pipe installation, you must request and be granted a permit from your local government. Permits are only valid for a predetermined period and any installations must be completed during that time frame. After the gas pipe installation is complete, you must contact the issuing department and request that a final inspection be performed.

Gas Lines Can Be Dangerous

Whether your home relies on natural gas or propane, gas lines can be incredibly dangerous. A leak or malfunction can cause serious injury or even death. A gas pipe installation must be performed in accordance with the latest safety guidelines to reduce the risk of a potentially fatal accident.

Gas Pipe Installation Is Best Left to the Professionals

If gas pipe installation sounds complex, that is because it is. That is why gas pipe installation is best left to professional contractors. A licensed contractor will be able to efficiently and safely install your gas pipes in accordance with state and local guidelines. If you need gas pipe installation, contact B&B Professional Plumbing today.