Gas Line Leaks Repair-Replace
Working with or Repairing Any Type of Gas Plumbing is a Job for for Licensed Professionals ONLY!
Gas lines are an important part of any residential home’s utility infrastructure. Obviously there are inherent dangers associated with those gas lines, valves and plumbing. It is important that when any gas work is performed, it must be done by a qualified licensed plumber. Your life may depend on the knowledge, experie nce and work habits of that professional.
The Bottom Line There’s nothing wrong with the “Do-It-Yourself” philosophy, just know when to draw the line and when to call in someone trained to do the job properly and safely.
Out there, somewhere, there has to be hundreds of millions, if not billions, of gas-fired appliances, when you include; furnaces, boilers, water heaters, kitchen ranges, clothes dryers, space heaters, fireplaces, and barbecues. Heck, I’ve got five gas appliances inside my own home and two on the deck.
With that many appliances in peoples homes, coupled with the cost of hiring qualified and competent service people, there is always going to be a strong temptation for the handy, “Do-It-Yourselfer”, to take on repair jobs that they simply aren’t qualified to do. Sometimes things work out okay and there is little doubt that most people approach these home projects with the best of intentions. It could be to show how smart they are, it could be as a favor, and it could be because they have a little knowledge. We all know that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
However, most of the time, it’s an honest attempt to save some money. We’ve seen and heard about some things, that the clever “Do-It-Yourselfers” have done, with good intentions, that could, and in some cases have, seriously injured people or worse. Not very smart, not much of a favor and most certainly, not worth any amount of money they may have saved.
If you have ever dealt with Southern California Gas, then you know what kind of process is involved in order to get your gas turned back on once SCG decides that it needs to be shut off, especially for emergency reasons. If your gas is turned off, normally you will have to have the gas piping inspected by city building officials, requiring a plumbing permit before SCG will turn the gas back on. At I.E. Plumbing Services, we can handle the whole process for you!
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