Throughout most of history human beings struggled to keep their homes warm throughout the winter and cool in the summer. Modern HVAC systems really are a blessing, if it is too cold we just turn a dial and in a few minutes your home is comfortable. There are all kinds of ways to heat your house but one of the most affordable and increasingly common is through natural gas. When it comes to natural gas and gas lines in your home you need a gas plumber to handle that. So…what does a gas plumber do exactly? Let’s have a look.
What Does a Gas Plumber Do?
If you asked the average homeowner what a gas plumber does they would be pretty hard pressed to tell you. When they think plumbing they think of water and not gas, that is a common misconception. Gas, especially natural gas also comes into your home through pipes and they are maintained by a plumber with special training in working with gas.
There are plenty of home owners that consider themselves fairly handy and is willing to try and fix anything that goes wrong in their home. While that’s great and can save you a fortune over the years but you don’t even try when it comes to gas. There are very few things in your home as dangerous as the gas lines. Proper working gas lines are perfectly safe, but if you mess around and do something wrong because you don’t know any better, you can not only damage your home and family but the entire neighborhood as well.
Here is what a gas plumber can fix for you:
- New gas appliances: This is one of the more common reasons to bring in a gas plumber. Homeowners that love to cook, often trade in their electrical stove for a gas range. Stoves aren’t the only gas driven appliance, getting a gas dryer is another option.
- Your water heater: Most water heaters in the home actually run on natural gas. When it comes time to install or replace your water heater then you need someone that is qualified to do so. If you have purchased an older home then you may also want a gas plumber to come and look at the water heater to make sure it complies with current building codes.
- Outdoor Kitchens: If your ideal summer is spending it with family and friends cooking on the grill then the last thing you want to do is run out of gas. A gas plumber can run a gas line directly to the grill and your summer will be perfect.
- Gas Fireplace: There is nothing cozier than sitting around the fire on a cold winter night. Today most fireplaces are gas rather than wood, to install and maintain them you will need a gas plumber.
- Problems with your gas line: Last but definitely not least is problems with the gas lines in your home. Gas leaks are indicated by a rotten egg smell and if that happens leave your home and call your gas plumber right away. Natural gas can be dangerous, leave it to the professionals to handle it.
Now that you know what a gas plumber does and when you need to call one. Never hesitate when it comes to natural gas, while it is safe 99% of the time it is that 1% you need to be careful of.