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Gas Piping Services in Birmingham, AL
Most homeowners rely on natural gas for all sorts of things. Stoves, furnaces, ovens, and even fireplaces all rely on combusting natural gas to generate heat. Natural gas is inexpensive and plentiful, which is why it is so widely used in heating and cooking systems. However, it is not available in all areas. Some homes are not built with a natural gas line, so even if there’s a city gas main nearby they won’t be able to make use of natural gas appliances. If your home doesn’t have a natural gas line, call Douglas Cooling & Heating today. Our gas piping experts can outfit your home with a gas line quickly and safely if you’re in the Birmingham, AL area. Read on to find out more.
Douglas Cooling & Heating offers a full range of gas piping services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area.
When Is Gas Piping Necessary?
Gas piping is necessary any time you want to use natural gas to power one or more home appliances. Storing natural gas is all but unheard of when it comes to private homes. Instead, the gas is pumped through a municipal gas line, down your private gas line, and into your home. From there, any gas appliances can connect to the line and operate as normal. Now, if there is no city gas main near your home, you don’t really have any way to use natural gas appliances. If there is a gas main and you’re just lacking the connecting pipe, that’s where gas piping is necessary.
Why You Should Always Trust a Professional for Gas Piping
Natural gas is highly combustible, which is why it’s such a great fuel. Unfortunately, that also makes natural gas incredibly dangerous to work with. Just one mistake when installing or servicing a gas pipe can result in serious injury or death, not only for you but for anyone in the vicinity. Working on natural gas systems without proper training is so dangerous that many cities have made it illegal. You often need proper certification in order to be able to work with natural gas. So if you need natural gas piping done, trust us to handle it for you. We’ll make sure that the entire process gets done as safely as possible, so that you can enjoy your gas appliances with peace of mind.
We Offer a Full Range of Gas Piping Services
Gas pipes can develop problems, just like any system. A blockage can cut off the flow of gas to your appliances, while a gas leak presents a deadly threat. Natural gas is normally odorless, so most cities put additives in it which give off a sulfurous smell. If you smell something like rotten eggs, it may be a gas leak. Get out of the house immediately and call emergency services. No matter what your gas line problems are, we can repair them for you.
You should schedule gas line maintenance at least once a year, in order to avoid any serious problems developing with your gas line. Our experts can examine your gas line and make sure that it is functioning properly, so that you don’t have to worry about problems like those above. Call Douglas Cooling & Heating of Birmingham today to schedule an appointment.