Everything You Need to Know about Gas Lines

For the best Melbourne, FL service, contact Competitive Plumbing & irrigation at (321) 250-5733 today!The gas lines that run through your home start at the gas main. Depending on the age of your home, and when the last time any work was done on your gas lines, you lines may be made out of a few different kinds of materials. Each of these materials is going to need slightly different maintenance, so it is good to know what kind you have installed in your home. If your home is rater old and hasn’t had any updating done you are most likely going to have black cast iron gas lines. If you can, it is advisable to have these lines replaced with a more modern material because cast iron lines are less reliable than newer materials.

Newer houses are likely to have either solid stainless steel pipe or a special kind of plastic tubing. If your home has stainless steel pipes, you should know that they are prone to rust over time so it is a good idea to have your gas lines inspected once a year. If you have stainless steel pipes you should make sure you are well informed on the signs of a gas leak, the most common signals are:
·         smelling a rotten egg odor
·         gas appliances making noise
·         malfunctioning gas appliances

If you ever detect signs of a gas leak, no matter what kind of pipes you have in your home, you should leave the house immediately and contact a qualified professional contractor.

Gas leaks are dangerous and they can even be deadly. Inhaling too much natural gas can cause asphyxiation, which is a condition in which the body is not getting enough oxygen, and this can cause a variety of problems, or perhaps even death. The newer your gas lines are the lower your chance of experiencing a gas leak are. If your home was built in the last few years, you may be one of the lucky few that have stainless steel flex lines installed. These are some of the safest types of gas lines on the market.

Regardless of the age of your home, or the style of pipes your home has, gas leaks are dangerous. Have your lines inspected regularly to avoid costly repairs and dangerous situations. For the best Melbourne, FL service, contact Competitive Plumbing & irrigation at (321) 250-5733 today!