Summer’s in full swing and many of us are still lugging around the old propane tanks, while others are springing for an outdoor kitchen and barbeque. Some have splurged on a backyard jacuzzi. What that means is professionally laid water and gas lines are needed. Installing a gas line is not for your average do-it-yourselfer.
Why Use A Licensed Plumbing Contractor
Your plumbing contractor will know exactly what kind of pipes are needed for natural gas. The pipe’s use is also dependent on building codes in your area. For example, a buried natural gas line will use polyethylene (PE) or corrugated stainless steel tubing. Also used in the installation are approved flexible connectors for connecting gas lines and appliances. These gas pipes will not corrode or leak harmful gas vapors. In almost every case, a permit will need to be pulled and signed off when the job’s completed. Your licensed plumbing contractor has you covered.
How Important Is It To Pull A Permit For A Gas Line?
There’s a saying that goes like this, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure,” and nothing is truer when it comes to installing a gas line. If you have a contractor that tells you a permit is not needed–––run. The consequences of not getting the appropriate permits could be severe. If there were an actual explosion, your insurance would not cover the damages.
What Are The Costs Associated With Installing
These items are included in the installation of a gas line:
- Digging of the trench to the width and depth required by law
- Required piping and attachments
- Gravel and other supplies
- Inspection fees and permit
Keep in mind that your licensed plumber will know the rules and restrictions regarding gas line installations. Another thing to point out is that homeowners’ associations (HOA) prohibit certain types of grills.
Bring Peace Of Mind To Your Gas Line Installation
Hiring an experienced plumbing company for the installation of a gas line will give you peace of mind. At Big B’s Plumbing, we have the plumbing experts ready to bring you the value and service you need. We’re an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, with top-notch reviews on Facebook, Yelp, and Google Business. Our emergency service is extended 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we offer free in-home estimates.