Gas is something that needs to be left to the professionals and here at 2 Brothers Plumbing we are both licenced gas plumbers. NEVER attempt to repair or work on any gas line/appliance etc yourself.
Gas Leaks: If you suspect there is a gas leak or can smell gas then the first thing you need to do is check that all your burners on your stove are switched off and no gas appliances have been accidentally turned on. If these things have been checked then the best thing to do is locate your gas metre which is generally in your front yard or around the side of your house and turn off the valve on the metre so that the flow of gas to your property is stopped. Call us and we’ll be able to sort out the issue. We have equipment to pressure test the gas line and let you know for sure if there is a leak or not. If there is a leak we can then locate the leak, and either repair it if possible, or replace the gas line depending on the situation.
Gas Line Installation: Whether it’s a completely new gas line, extending your old gas line or cutting in a new line for an appliance, we do it all. We use the latest crimp technology and pipe to install any size gas line to fit your needs.
Gas appliances installation/removal: We can install your new heater, stove, pool heater, hot water unit or any other gas appliance you need professionally fitted. We supply you with a certificate of compliance and the peace of mind knowing its been installed correctly, to the code by licenced plumbers.
Tips for Safe Gas Plumbing Usage
Your home may feel like a place of safety, but there are a lot of systems in your house that keep it operating the way it should and that allow you to enjoy a number of benefits.
The water and electricity that you enjoy in your home all have to be brought in and supplied by various systems. Your plumbing ensures that you can get what you need when you want it, and without these basic supplies, most people would not have what they need to survive.
It is in your best interests to take care of these various systems. In order to do that, you need to have them inspected regularly and maintain them in such a way that they won’t unexpectedly break down. If they do, repairs need to be effected right away.
There are safety guidelines involved in keeping these systems operational. In regards to gas plumbing, special care needs to be taken when dealing with the different parts of the system. You should know about the safety guideline that are in place to protect you and your family in regards to the gas plumbing system in your home. When problems occur, you need to know what to do to handle them.
A Matter of Importance
A gas leak is incredibly dangerous, and it is one of the most dangerous things that can happen in your home. Gas has a smell that most people can recognize, thanks to an odorant that is placed inside it. If you notice the smell of gas in your home, you need to get out of the room and call professionals right away to handle the problem.
You may not always detect the small of gas when it starts to leak, though.
If you are asleep, for instance, you may not notice the leaking gas. That leak can prevent breathing and prove fatal over time.
If you ignite a spark, not knowing gas is present, you can ignite the gas and cause serious damage to yourself and your property.
To ensure you stay safe, you need to educate yourself and your family on the safety guidelines for gas plumbing systems. We have gathered a few of these guidelines here for you to learn, to help you know how to react in certain dangerous situations.
Turn off all gas appliances.
You might forget to turn off the gas oven from time to time, but you need to do everything in your power to remember. You should never leave the gas oven on while you step out, even if it is only going to be for a short while. It’s a good idea to double check the oven every time you get ready to head out the door. You can also set reminders on your phone or write a note on the door whenever you turn the oven on, if you are a forgetful person.
Notice the flame colour.
Most of the time the gas flame will be blue coloured. If the flame has turned yellow or red, then that means that there is a problem. You need to contact a plumbing professional to find out if you can still safely use the gas appliance.
Know what gas poisoning looks like.
If you have a gas leak in your home but don’t know it, then you can still detect the leak by noticing the signs of gas poisoning. Anyone who is being poisoned by gas should have short breath, be dizzy, weak and nauseated. If this happens, then you need to get out of the house and call a doctor and the plumbing professionals to handle the situation.
For all emergency plumbing inquiries and services, please give us a call.
Plumber Services for Water and Gas Connections
The excitement of moving into a new home can overrule your common sense that tells you to wait until everything is finished. Some people get into their head that they can just complete the rest of the house on their own once they are moved in or that the house can be completed at a later date. They might not realize how inconvenient it can be to move into a home that is not quite finished. There are likely some factors at work that they haven’t considered yet.
One of the top priorities for a homeowner on a nearly completed house should be setting up the water and gas connections. This is very detailed and complex work, but it can be done quickly. There isn’t a good reason to hold off on having this job completed until you are moved in.
Your home will be much more comfortable if you have everything in it working like it should when you move in. You won’t have to worry about whether or not your bathroom works or if you can use the stove safely.
Connecting all these components will be much easier to do if there aren’t a lot of people moving about the house. The plumbers will be able to connect everything much faster if your family isn’t inside.
If you hire professional plumbers to do the work for you, then you can be sure that everything is connected like it should be and that everything will be working the way it is supposed to. There will be no need to worry about possible mistakes being made.
If everything is set up like it is supposed to be before you move in, then you can move onto the next stage of securing and maintaining your plumbing. You can talk to your plumber about what is necessary to keep the plumbing in top working condition. If there are any issues with the water and gas connections, you will know ahead of time as well instead of moving into a home that is going to have some serious problems to deal with.
When people move into their home prematurely, they often get so involved in getting into the groove of their normal life that they forget about some of the small things and end up having to pay for their mistake later with serious problems.
All that could be avoided if you just take the time to have the water and gas connectors hooked up before you move in. It won’t take long and it will make your living experience much more pleasant and safe. Be sure to contact professional plumbers before you move in to ensure these connections are hooked up and that you have all the services available to you that you should for your new home.
Gas Oven Plumbing Services
To make certain that all the components of your home are installed the way they should be, you need to have professionals look at each aspect of your home. Every connector needs to be examined by the appropriate professional, and that include gas ovens and their connections. Your new gas oven should be hooked up by experienced plumbers who can ensure that the job is done correctly.
It may seem easy enough to hook up the connectors on your own, and you may relish the idea of handling your own home maintenance projects, but you should know that there are safety standards in place that need to be followed in order for the job to be done the right way. Your professional plumber knows those standards and will abide by them.
You can count on your gas oven plumber to have undergone the required training to be fully licensed for hooking up gas ovens. It took them hard work and specialized education to gain the knowledge they have and to become certified gas oven plumbers. You can expect them to be committed to making certain that all natural gas lines in your home are installed correctly and that there is no risk of safety issues occurring due to incorrect installation. They are also experienced enough to be able to deal with any issues and to know when there are safety problems that have to be handled.
They also know what may cause safety issues in your gas lines and what can make your gas oven less effective than it should be. The very best plumbers have a master plumbing license, which denotes their experience and expertise. By hiring plumbers with this qualification, you can rest easy knowing that your gas oven will be safe to use once it is installed.
There is a serious fire risk involved with use natural gas connections. It is to your advantage as a homeowner to ensure that these connections are installed properly. Certified plumbers will make sure that their work is thoroughly inspected, as they understand the potential danger of incorrect installation. They will test for leaks and other potential safety problems, giving you peace of mind about your gas oven.
When it is time to have a new gas oven installed in your home, you should have it installed the right way. Hire professional gas oven plumbers for the job and don’t try to cut costs by doing it yourself. You want to hire only the best plumber for the installation process, though- ones with a good reputation and a great service and safety record. The plumber with the best credentials and experience is your safest bet for the safely-functioning gas oven. You don’t want to risk your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of your home with someone who is not dedicated to offering you the best possible gas oven installation.