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Gas Piping Services in Birmingham, AL
A great many different appliances in homes across the country make use of natural gas as a fuel source. These include furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, ovens, and backup generators. All of these appliances require a constant stream of natural gas in order for them to operate, which means they need access to a municipal gas main. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of gas piping services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need gas piping services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that all of your gas piping needs are met.
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Why You Should Always Trust a Professional to Handle Your Gas Piping Installation and Repairs
If we had to pick a single HVAC or plumbing job that was the absolute worst idea to attempt yourself, this would probably be it. Natural gas is highly combustible, which is why we use it as a fuel source. However, that also makes it incredibly dangerous to handle if you don’t have professional training and equipment. In fact, the majority of cities across the country have made it illegal to tamper with natural gas lines without certification, in the interests of public safety. If you need gas line services of any kind, trust us to take care of it for you. We’ll make sure that everything goes as smoothly and safely as possible.
When to Call for Gas Piping Services in Birmingham and the Surrounding Area
Though natural gas lines tend to be pretty ubiquitous in the US, there are still some areas where homes are not equipped to use them. If you have a home that does not have a gas line installed in it, but you would like to start using gas appliances, you’re going to need to have it connected to the closest gas main. Please note that if there isn’t a gas main in your area, installing a gas line isn’t going to do you much good.
Gas lines very rarely develop problems, but they’re quite serious when they do. An issue with the gas line can put the lives of the people around it at risk, so it’s very important that you know when to call for emergency gas services. First and foremost, find out if the gas company in your area uses additives to give the gas a stench. Natural gas is odorless, normally, but the vast majority of gas companies add chemical compounds to give it a rotten egg smell. This helps to warn people of the presence of natural gas. If you smell something sulfurous, get out of the house and call for emergency services right away.
You should also keep an eye out for any gas appliances that don’t seem to be getting enough fuel to operate. This could indicate that there is a blockage in the gas line, which is preventing enough gas from getting to the burner assembly. Ultimately, it is better to be safe than sorry. If you ever have reason to believe that there is a problem with your natural gas line, call for repairs right away. It’s too dangerous to wait and see if the problem resolves itself. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of gas piping services throughout Birmingham, AL, including work with flexible gas lines and natural gas piping.