Posted on 5/11/2012

If you suspect that there is a problem with one of your gas appliances or would like to replace old gas piping, it is important to contact a professional plumber. There are a number of reasons why residents should not attempt to work on gas lines themselves, including:

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1. Danger of Fire

Natural gas is highly flammable. Because of this, it is possible for those who do not know how to work with gas piping to cause explosions and fires when working on a gas line. Rather than risking your safety and that of your family and neighbors, you should contact a plumber who can safely work on residential gas lines and perform the services or repairs that you require.

2. Danger of Gas Leaks

While a sudden explosion or fire is a very obvious problem, an unnoticed gas leak is just as dangerous. It is possible for an inexperienced homeowner to inadequately repair or install gas line fixtures, allowing gas to leak out. Gas leaks pose a number of dangers to residents. If gas has leaked into a home and a spark is released near the gas, a fire can quickly begin. It is also possible for natural gas to improperly combust due to a leak. If this occurs, carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that cannot be detected by sight, smell, or taste, can be released into your home.

3. Potential Costs

If you work on the gas lines in and around your home, you risk creating costly problems. You may incorrectly install or replace parts of your gas lines and have to hire plumbers to remove and repair the piping that you installed. Hiring a plumber as soon as you suspect a problem or wish to make a change to your gas piping will ensure that the job is completed correctly the first time, saving you time and money.

The plumbers at Arrow Plumbing, Inc. can safely and efficiently service the gas piping in and around your home. To learn more, call our office in Libertyville today at (847) 549-9600.