Posted on 7/27/2012
Red Pipelines

Unless you are still using oil to meet your home’s heating needs, then you have gas lines running under your property and to your home. Natural gas is an energy-efficient and generally safe way to operate many of your home’s plumbing fixtures, but keeping an eye on your gas lines and their operational capacity is still important. Continue reading to find out about a few instances in which you will be dealing with gas lines in your home or should maintain an awareness of their presence on your property.

Water Heating
If your tankless or traditional tank-based water heating system is powered by natural gas, then you unknowingly deal with gas lines on a daily basis. Problems associated with the length of time it takes for hot water to reach your shower head or the amount of hot water you get from your system are likely caused by system failure or malfunction. In rare cases, however, they are associated with a gas line problem. If water in your home is not heating the way that it normally does, call a plumber to inspect your home’s gas lines and water heating systems immediately.

Gas-powered stoves and ovens also utilize gas that runs through gas lines. If your gas-powered kitchen appliances are not operating correctly, or the smell of gas is stronger than it usually is, contact your local plumbing professional.

Digging on Your Property
If you are going to be undertaking any serious digging on your property, for an in-ground spa, a major landscaping project, or for any other reason, it is important to locate gas lines beforehand. It is smart to consult your plumber before you get started on the project to ensure that you or whoever will be doing the digging does not strike and damage a gas line on your property.

Problems associated with gas lines are rare, but they can be dangerous and costly. If you suspect that a gas line on your property has been damaged or is not working properly, contact a plumbing professional right away. For high-quality service from a skilled, careful, and well-equipped plumber in the Lake Bluff area, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (847) 549-9600.