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3 Essential Considerations for an Optimal Gas Pipe Install

If you’re considering adding a dryer, moving your gas stove, creating a new fireplace, or installing a new gas furnace, you must plan the gas pipe installation first. This can be tricky. Using natural gas is a cost effective and energy efficient solution to many heating problems. But, working on gas utilities is not advised for a DIY enthusiast, and it makes sense to get some help from your local certified plumber. In this article, we will take a closer look at three essential considerations that you need for a successful and safe gas pipe installation in your home.

1. Find the Existing Gas Pipelines

A typical gas pipe installation doesn’t begin with any demolition or construction. It’s critically important to know where the existing gas pìpelines are located before work can even begin. The plumbers will examine all of the utility lines that are located in and even around your home to ensure safety when working. The last thing that you need during an installation is to cause damage to other utility lines. Good planning at this stage also helps to determine the safest and most efficient way to install the new gas pipelines. This may lower the installation costs and identify any areas that may cause concern. The old system may require an inspection or some repairs before any new gas connections are added.

2. Permits and Inspections

Many homeowners don’t understand the importance of the permitting and inspection processes required to carry out a gas pipe installation. This stage is often overlooked, and this mistake can lead to a considerable fee. A certified plumbing professional understands this process, and they can handle the paperwork for you. In most cases, if you use a professional plumber, their quote will include the costs of permitting and the inspection fees as a matter of course.

3. Only Hire a Licensed and Certified Plumbing Contractor

We mentioned this in the introduction, but it bears repeating because this type of work should not be attempted by an amateur DIY enthusiast. Aside from the technical challenges, there is a very real issue of safety to consider. After all, working on a new gas pipe installation could cause a gas leak, which is extremely dangerous. A licensed and certified plumbing contractor has the skills, experience, and tools to handle this type of work safely. It’s also important to note that professionally installed gas pipes are less likely to fail and need repair down the road. So, if you want a safer and more future proof gas line installation, you need to use a local professional plumbing contractor.

In Conclusion

As you can see, installing and rearranging the gas pipes in your home isn’t as simple as it may appear at first. If you’re considering a remodel and you want to add or move natural gas appliances, you need to seek professional advice. Involving a local licensed and certified plumbing contractor at an early stage will ensure that your gas pipeline is installed or moved safely.

By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.