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You Need a Plumber to Install Gas Lines for Gas Fireplaces and Inserts - Worcester, Boston

02 Dec 2013

When you think of plumbers you think of faucets, toilets, clogged drains or other ‘water flow’ issues and problems. But, you also need a plumber if you are thinking of installing anything gas related in your home. This includes gas stoves, gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts.  This makes sense, because the water and gas systems in your home rely on pipes to supply the various appliances.

Many do-it-yourself homeowners will tackle a leaking faucet or a clogged drain on their own. They may even replace toilet innards as well. You may even do light electrical work. But, even if you or someone you know is handy, when it comes to gas you should leave it to a plumber.  Plumbers can guarantee that all the gas work at your home is done with the highest standards of quality as well and safety.

Gas is dangerous and toxic. Gas lines refer to both natural gas and propane. And both can be used in a home for cooking and heating. Plumbers are trained and licensed in the installation of gas lines. Therefore, in the event that something does go wrong, you have recourse. If you have a fire or sickness as a result of a faulty or poorly installed gas line, and that gas line was not installed by a licensed and insured plumber; besides the damage you have another problem, all of you insurance coverage will be null and void.

Gas pipes can leak and this will obviously impact the performance of the water heater, stove or fireplace, but gas leaks can also serious health and safety risks. Additionally, if you are installing a gas fireplace or insert in your home, a plumber is needed to pull the permit for the installation and can also let you know if your chimney requires a liner.

Anything propane or gas-related in your home involves a plumber. Plumbers may specialize in drains and anything related to water, but they are also qualified and experienced in professional natural gas line installation and repair. A plumber can help you detect issues with your gas supply, install new gas lines, move gas lines and provide you will all of the necessary installation and repair work you need to get your home safely outfitted with natural gas. Contact Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating.