There are some things in a New York home owner’s life that just make owning that home a chore; such as coming home to find water down in the basement, a toilet overflowing, or a burst pipe. However dealing with plumbing inconveniences doesn’t need to be […]
Gas Line Replacement Service In Queens
Steel gas lines have a life expectancy of around 50 years. Unfortunately, utility gas lines across the nation could be much older. In fact, a rupture in California which destroyed several homes in a neighborhood was found to have gas lines more than 50 years old.
Older homes could still have old gas lines that must be replaced as soon as possible. The utility gas line explosion in California in 2010 resulted in a huge fireball, and several homes were destroyed. An old gas line in just one home could do the same type of damage to that home.
Gas line replacement service replaces all the pipes and components involved in your private gas lines or just a section that needs it. The utility company is responsible for a certain portion of the lines that lead up to the home, but from there it's the homeowner's responsibility.
For gas line replacement service in the Queens area, call our licensed gas plumbers at Bluewater Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning.
About Gas Line Replacements With Edison and National Grid
Consolidated Edison and National Grid require an application and inspection to turn on or restore gas service. This is to protect the homeowner and the community. Other specific requirements must be met by the gas plumber doing the work and the homeowner.
Municipalities also enforce permitting and inspection for gas line replacements, repairs, and new installations. Only a licensed gas plumber can work on gas systems.
Gas is dangerous and the system should not be tampered with by a homeowner or unlicensed individual. Not all plumbers are gas plumbers. Ask to see their license. It will state that they are a gas plumber.
How To Tell If You Need Gas Line Replacement
There is no single test an untrained and unequipped person can do to determine if the gas lines need replacement. Our professional gas plumbers can inspect your gas lines, test them, and advise you on replacement. Only a section may need to be replaced or the entire gas line. Our highly qualified technicians can accommodate any need you have.
Monitoring For Gas Leaks -Carbon Monoxide Detection Equipment Installation
It is best to install a carbon monoxide detector to ensure gas leaks are found as quickly as possible inside a home. It's important to choose a detector that detects down to 35 ppm (parts per million) and not the average 70 ppm. A firefighter won't enter an area without breathing equipment if the level is higher than 35 ppm because it is unsafe to breathe.
Gas Leak Detection Tests
A gas leak test performed by our gas plumber will uncover any areas of pipe that need to be replaced. We use advanced tools that accurately detect gas leaks, even underground.