Natural gas is a highly efficient form of energy that many homeowners are taking advantage of in their homes. Natural gas lines can be used for indoor fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, washers and dryers, kitchens and more. Homeowners considering having natural gas lines installed should be aware of a few things:
Buildup and Leaks
In a confined space like a home, there is a chance of natural gas buildup or a leak. Natural gas is odorless, but most gas companies add chemicals to it so if there is a gas leak, homeowners can smell it. If homeowners smell gas in their home, they should turn off all appliances as well as the gas and leave the house. Call for help to test for a leak immediately.
For outdoor gas leaks, stay on the lookout for a white mist coming from the ground or dead/dying vegetation where the gas lines are located. A strange whistling sound may also be heard near the gas lines.
Homeowners should never try to perform gas line work on their own. The team at All Star Plumbing and Restoration can handle any repairs needed and install or extend gas lines as well.
Along with the precautions of using natural gas in the home, everyone should be aware of the many benefits of using natural gas:
- During a power outage, natural gas lines are not disrupted, allowing the family to stay warm and be able to cook.
- Natural gas can help homeowners save money because of its efficiency and affordability
- Natural gas is a reliable source that won’t run out or need to be delivered
- It has many uses inside and outside of the home
- When selling the home, having natural gas installed can improve resale value
Talk to All Star Plumbing and Restoration about installing natural gas lines, or contact us for repairs and extensions of already existing lines.