We Install & Repair Gas Piping
Gas plumbing is extremely hazardous and should only be serviced by a licensed plumber who is well versed in its risks. Gas plumbing has been used for many years as a means to power appliances such as water heaters and ovens, either by natural gas or propane gas. The type of gas your home is supplied with depends on the area you live in and can be determined by contacting your local utility district.
If you have an appliance that utilizes a gas plumbing system, you should only hire trained and insured licensed professionals to install, repair and maintain these systems. Handymen, although much cheaper to hire than a licensed professional, may not have the insurance for any liability damage caused while working at your home. Contact a licenced plumber who promises to stand by their residential and commercial customers with a worry free guarantee on labor. Our service area goes from Round Rock to Austin and all the way to San Antonio. Our service team can see if you are eligible for gas plumbing where you live.
Do You Have a Gas Leak?
The most notable sign of a gas leak is a rotten egg or sulfur-like smell in the air. If you have a gas range, furnace or water heater, the blue flame may burn yellow when there is an overabundance of gas. You may hear a hissing sound near your gas appliances, which can signify a leak. Additionally, your gas bill will be much higher than normal.
All these signs should be taken very seriously, as they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if left untreated. If you do notice these signs in your residence or business, it’s imperative that you call a plumber immediately. In the meantime, shut off any electrical appliances and the gas supply line to avoid a potential explosion. If you are unable to shut your gas supply line off, you must notify your fire department and evacuate your home or business immediately.
Our Most Common Gas Line Questions
What appliances are connected to gas lines?
There are several home and business appliances that can be powered by gas: ovens, stovetop ranges, clothes dryers, furnaces, water heaters and pool heaters are most common. For safety’s sake, it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed. You should also schedule a service call with your plumber for your gas appliances once a year to make sure they are still in good working order and that there aren’t any potential safety issues.
The connection from the appliance to the gas line is oftentimes the most common spot for a leak. To diagnose exactly where the leak is coming from a licensed professional would have to perform pressure tests in small sections using a diaphragm gauge and a soap bottle. Gas plumbing is not only perilous, but it is also explosive. Make an appointment with Reliant Plumbing today to make sure your home or business’s gas plumbing system is in good working order.
Can I get a gas appliance if my home has never had gas before?
Yes, this is possible. If you desire to switch over to gas appliances, Reliant is your go-to plumbing professionals. There are no ballparks when talking about gas plumbing estimates since gas is a liability which requires insurance and many factors go into constructing an accurate quote. If there is already a gas line near your home or already on your property, this may help reduce the cost.
The overall cost is determined by the amount of total footage, total BTUs, total fixtures and the level of difficulty to get to each fixture. The type of material also plays into the cost since gas plumbing pipes can be made out of metal or plastic. To be precise, Call Reliant and we can send a highly trusted professional to look at and diagnose your gas plumbing.
Can I install my own gas appliances?
Due to the potentially hazardous nature of gas appliances, installations should not be attempted by individuals. Depending on your city, certain safety codes must be met before this type of work can be performed, and with anything, there is a chance for error. In some cities, it is illegal to install anything that runs on gas if you’re not a licensed professional. More than that, it’s not worth the risk of injury or an explosion.
When switching over to gas, most appliance installs require the help of a plumber and possibly even an electrician to make sure that both the gas and electric lines are safe and the circuitry is installed correctly. Rest easy knowing you’re hiring an insured company who sends out highly trained and licensed professionals.
Commercial Gas Plumbing
If your commercial property requires gas line replacement, trust our team of experienced commercial plumbers. We specialize in large-scale gas line replacement and are trained in advanced gas repair techniques. With our same-day service, your job can start immediately to minimize downtime and keep your business running smoothly.
We prioritize safety and compliance, scheduling frequent inspections with all relevant municipalities in our service area, including the City of Austin and the City of San Antonio. At Reliant Plumbing, we believe in transparent pricing – you only pay for time directly worked on the job site, not for the time our technicians spend sourcing parts. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss net 30 payment options and exclusive discounts for our commercial clients.
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