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Detail Of A Residential Gas Pipe Against A Red Brick Wall

Leave Gas Line Work to the Pros

When you think of a plumber, you likely think of someone who works with faucets, drains, pipes and sewage. You likely never thought of plumbers working with gas lines; however, installing and servicing gas lines is also part of a plumber’s job. If you need any work done on your gas lines or want natural gas in your home, you must always hire a professional plumber. A professional plumber can get the job done properly.

A Professional Plumber Can Ensure Safety

Gas is highly flammable. One wrong mistake can destroy property or cause a fatal accident. Professional plumbers understand this, so they will take the necessary precautions to ensure safety when servicing gas lines. Not to mention, they have special equipment for performing job duties related to installing and servicing gas lines.

If you attempt to do the job yourself, there is a serious risk of putting you and your family in danger. Even if you have watched the best video tutorials on YouTube or read some articles online that instruct you on how to do the job, you still will not possess the years of training and experience that a professional has. In Evansville, a licensed plumber must hold an apprentice license for a minimum of four years, complete 576 hours of instruction in a classroom setting and receive hands-on training for 6,400 hours in the field under a licensed plumbing contractor or journeyman plumber. Even the best DIY expert will not have this level of training and experience.

Get the Job Done Properly

Because a licensed plumber possesses the necessary experience to install and service gas lines, this is a safe guarantee that the job will be done properly. The plumber will make sure the gas line is functioning as intended and that all gas-powered systems are correctly calibrated to ensure the proper BTU output and flow levels.

Questions to Ask Your Plumber

Before you work with a plumber to perform gas line services in your home, there are some questions you can ask to get to know who you are hiring. Some common questions include:

  • How long have you been performing jobs like mine?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Are you willing to show me documentation of licensing and insurance?
  • How long will it take to get the job done?
  • Are any permits going to be needed for my project?
  • Will any warranties be offered for services performed?
  • How will cleanup tasks be handled?

If you need your gas lines serviced or desire to have your home hooked up to the municipal systems that offer natural gas, contact us at Sims Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical immediately. You do not want to wait because Evansville has cold winters, and you want to make sure your gas lines are working correctly so you can adequately heat your home. Additionally, it is essential that you eliminate any hazards from your home by correcting any problems that may be present with your gas lines. We service clients in Evansville, IN and the surrounding areas, and we can’t wait to work with you.

Contact our team today to schedule an electrical or plumbing service estimate. Call 831-400-5032.