Gas Lines / Gas Pipes
Work on gas lines and gas pipes, whether new or existing, should really be left up to a licensed, bonded, and insured plumber. It’s just not worth the risk. Curtis Plumbing has many years of experience running new gas lines and detecting and repairing gas leaks in gas pipes. We are familiar with all of the city and county codes and will make sure your job is done properly. Meeting codes is important in that it assures your installation is safe and hazard free, and it will help maintain the value of your property should you ever decide to sell. We will do the job right, and do it right the first time! So please do not risk your health and safety: let our professionals take over and protect your well-being!
Tucson Gas Line and Gas Pipe Replacement
Gas lines can develop leak problems for a number of reasons. Leaks in gas pipes can be caused from two main things:
- Rust or corrosion that causes the pipes to either rupture or leak
- Existing pipes were not installed correctly
If you discover gas line leaks, you will most likely need to replace your gas pipes or a section thereof.
Signs of a Gas Leak
Detecting gas leaks is difficult, but you should pay attention to any grass or flowers along your gas line. Specifically, look for discoloration in your grass or any other type of vegetation in the area. You may also be able to smell a leak. There is a smell of “rotten egg” to it which can help in leak detection. If you begin to smell this you will need to contact a local Tucson plumber to investigate the issue and possibly replace your gas lines.
Cost for Gas Line Repair in Tucson
A gas leak is not cheap to fix. Also, if you have lines that are under sprinkler systems, sidewalks, trees or paved surfaces the cost can be a bit more expensive than regular.
How Gas Leaks Are Repaired
Fixing a gas leak should be left to the professionals, as they are certified and licensed to do this type of job. A professional will:
- Locate where the leak is
- Turn of the supply of gas
- Dig to where the line has been placed
- Replace the line through trenching or insertion (depending on your situation).
- Test the new line to make sure it doesn’t leak
- If the line passes inspection, clean up commences.