Gas Lines

How does a gas line system work?

Natural gas companies use large wells and pumps to bring gas to the surface from thousands of feet below the earth. Gas mains then funnel the natural gas into populated areas and your gas utility company runs gas lines to homes via smaller gas pipes. The gas then connects to a gas meter, which tells the utility company how much natural gas property is using. From the gas meter, gas lines are redirected to locations within your home that require natural gas, such as: furnaces, ovens, water heaters, clothes dryers, etc... The gas flows through the entire system because of pressure as it tries to flow to lower-pressure areas. A natural gas system also utilizes multiple shutoff points to ensure gas only flows to areas that it's called upon and to cut off gas in specific sections in case a leak is detected or a repair is required.

Why are gas lines important?

Gas lines are what bring natural gas into a home. Multiple important appliances run off of gas lines, such as water heaters, ovens, furnaces, and clothes dryers. It is also extremely important that the gas lines are properly installed with key shutoff points throughout the system. Gas leaks can be very dangerous for your family's safety, the safety of the property, and will likely increase your gas bill. 

What are the sub-services within gas line work?

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How much does gas line work cost?

Gas line installation will vary in cost based on elements like the size of the system you need, how many shut-off values, interior gas lines, exterior gas lines, old gas line removal, accessibility, etc. For a fair and accurate quote, contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment. At Gerard, we price by the job, and not by the hour.

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

GAS LEAKS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS! If you smell gas, it is a good idea to exit the property and contact the proper authorities or professionals that are We are D.O.T. certified, like Gerard Plumbing and Heating. If you are comfortable and able to safely shut off the gas shutoff valve, do so. The gas main tap is normally beside the gas meter. It is very important for your safety to address a gas leak right away.

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