You may not think about plumbers when you think about gas piping or gas services, but you should. We understand that most people think plumbers are people who work on water and sewage pipes. We indeed work on pipes that carry water and sewage. Plumbers are responsible for any installation or repair work in houses and commercial buildings with water and sewer pipes. This means they can install and repair toilets, faucets, sinks, and garbage disposals.
Because they deal with piping and the movement of material, plumbers also install and maintain gas pipes. Many certified plumbers offer gas pipe installation and underground gas lines. It makes sense that plumbers deal with the movement of gas inside a home or business. The pipes used in natural gas piping are similar to those used for water piping or sewage piping. In both cases, the pipes are either steel, copper, or plastic. Most piping used in natural gas is copper. However, sometimes, plumbers use plastic piping. This is especially true if the area is small or narrow. A plumber also needs to have the same expertise that he or she would need to install other plumbing.
Why Natural Gas Plumbers are Important
Water and sewer plumbers and natural gas plumbers need to have special training and licensing in New Jersey. That’s because plumbers have to check the pipes thoroughly after installation to make sure there are no leaks. While water and sewage leaks can cause damage and destruction, natural gas leaks can be deadly. You may have seen several house explosions on the news lately. In many of those cases, a natural gas leak caused the explosion. This is the reason plumbers must have licenses and certifications.
What Do Gas Plumbers Do?
Some gas plumbers specifically work on natural gas installation, especially on new construction or remodeling. Other gas plumbers prefer to do repair work on existing gas lines. Gas plumbers can repair problems with gas lines, water heaters, and gas appliances. Gas plumbers can also install new appliances in existing homes and new homes. They can find or install gas lines as well.
Gas certified plumbers can also be a great resource for you. These days, many New Jersey residents are looking to get rid of the heating oil systems in their homes. In New Jersey, many houses built before 1980 have home heating oil. At the time, companies installed the oil tanks underground. And, that was the norm for decades. Then, they installed the oil tanks aboveground. In both cases, home heating oil tanks can be dangerous. If they are underground, these home heating oil tanks can cause environmental damage. They can also be a hazard aboveground, especially if there is a leak in the tank. A homeowner must complete a survey before he or she can sell any property in New Jersey. If there is an underground tank, the homeowner must have it removed. And, that can be expensive.
Your gas plumber could be a great resource if you want to remove home heating oil from your house. He or she can make suggestions for new piping in your house, as well as suggest new appliances. Your gas plumber can make suggestions for new construction as well. The plumber will be able to give you advice for the best type of piping for your house.
If you are looking for reputable, licensed gas certified plumbers, we know exactly who you should call. Contact All A’s Plumbing & Heating. We are in Randolph, N., in Morris County. Give us a call today and let us talk to you about gas plumbing. We can take care of all your plumbing needs in a professional manner.