To keep your family safe, you must ensure that your home is safe. Gas is the most flammable substance moving through your home. For this reason, you must ensure that your gas lines are installed correctly. It is common to install new gas lines when refurbishing or remodeling a home. You may need to install such lines to supply appliances such as a new boiler, pool and spa heaters, or fire pits. The job is serious and should be done by trustworthy professionals.
Here are some of the things you should know about a gas line installation or gas line repair:
1. You will need to know the location of the gas lines before you start work
Planning is key to this kind of job. You should take your time to locate all the gas lines that run into your property. It is not enough to know the location of your meter and the kind of gas you are supplied with. You must find out the actual location of all the gas lines—the ones that run above ground and underground.
Without this knowledge you can pay large amounts of money for gas leaks. You can also be fined or held criminally liable if you accidently damage a gas line or create a situation that endangers others in the community.
2. Gas lines must be inspected and have permits
Before you have new gas lines put in, they must be inspected. You must obtain permits for the lines from local authorities in Winston-Salem. The permit you receive should include the length of time it covers, the inspections that will be necessary, and the conditions that make it compliant with local codes.
3. Avoid bargain hunting
You should look for the most experienced and qualified installation professionals, not the most inexpensive. What may seem like a bargain can actually cause you more problems in the long run. Unlicensed, untrained, and unqualified contractors can leave you with gas lines that are unsafe and unfit for purpose. You will end up paying more to undo what they have done. Unqualified contractors can also put you and your family in danger with their substandard work.
The one thing you can be sure of is that the damage caused by incorrect installation will be seen by later inspections. You can check with Registrar of Contractors to verify that the contractor you are thinking about hiring is licensed to install gas lines.
4. Using a qualified contractor is the safest and sanest choice
Gas line installation is not an appropriate DIY project. No matter how well your other DIY home improvement projects have turned out, you should leave this one to professionals. If you miss a step or a connection while trying to install a gas line, it can lead to the build up of carbon monoxide in your home. This can put you and your family in danger. An improper installation can also cause a gas explosion, which is obviously the worst-case scenario.
Bodenheimer Plumbing Services has served the Winston-Salem and surrounding areas for over 80 years. Our company has won multiple industry awards, and we are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and other leading professional associations in the area.
Here is what you will receive when you work with us:
1. Experience and specialized expertise
We know the area, we know the homes, we know the gas line infrastructure. The crew that does the installation will have the knowledge and insight to be effective. If there are new safety regulations, we will know about them and ensure that your gas lines are in compliance. If you have ordered the newest system to come to the market, we will know how to connect it and make it work.
This is our priority. All of our gas line plumbers know how to do installations safely. Moreover, they will ensure that your gas lines are properly and safely connected.
We take our membership in the BBB seriously. Our focus is on the needs of our clients. A gas installation is a serious undertaking, and you will probably have many questions about it. We will not proceed with any work until all your concerns are addressed. Once the job is done, you will be given a warranty. If there are any discrepancies after our team has left your home, all you need do is call us and we will send someone out to resolve them.
If you have an emergency in your home, we can send a gas plumber to your home immediately. Because of our knowledge of the area and the homes in it, the person who shows up to carry out the work will have what they need to get the job done and eliminate the danger to you, your family, and those who live near you.
Bodenheimer Plumbing Services is more than a business. Our 80 years in the area has given us a stake in the community. We have built relationships with suppliers in the area, which means we can get the tools and parts we need for jobs quickly and at a lower cost. We are also interested in building relationships with our customers. If you intend to do an extensive renovation or refurbishment project, we will work with you on every phase of it—to ensure jobs are done safely and with integrity.