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Most Common Gas Line Questions

Gas plumbing is extremely hazardous and should only be serviced by a licensed plumber who is well-versed in its risks.

Gas plumbing has been used for many years as a means to power appliances such as water heaters and ovens, either by natural gas or propane gas.  The type of gas your home is supplied with depends on the area you live in and can be determined by contacting your local utility.


If you have an appliance that utilizes a gas plumbing system, you should only hire trained and insured licensed professionals, to install, repair, and maintain the systems. Handymen, although much cheaper to hire than a licensed professional, may not have insurance for any liability damage caused while working on your home.  

Do You Have A Gas Leak?

The most notable sign of a gas leak is a rotten egg or sulfur-like smell in the air. If you have a gas range, furnace, or water heater the blue flame may burn yellow when there is an overabundance of gas. You may hear a hissing sound near your gas appliance which can signify a leak. Additionally, your gas bill will be higher than normal. All of these signs should be taken very seriously, as they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if left untreated. If you do notice these signs in your residence or business, it is imperative that you call a plumber immediately. In the meantime, shut off any electrical appliances and the gas supply line to avoid any potential explosion. If you are unable to shut off your gas supply line, you must notify your fire department or call 911 and evacuate your home immediately. At Water Heater Pro our trained service professionals know the emergency nature of gas plumbing leaks. When we receive an inquiry for a gas leak repair our team designates a high-priority call that is urgent in nature.

Can I get a gas appliance if my home has never had gas before?

Yes, it is possible.  If you desire to switch over to a gas appliance, Water Heater Pro is your go-to plumbing professional. If there is already a gas line near your home or on your property, this may help reduce the cost. The cost is determined by the amount of total footage, total BTUs, total fixtures, and the level of difficulty to get to each fixture. The type of material also plays into the cost since gas plumbing pipes can be made out of metal or plastic.

Can I install my own gas appliance?

Due to the potentially hazardous nature of gas appliances installation should not be attempted by individuals. Depending on your city, certain safety codes must be met before this type of work can be performed, and with anything, there is a chance for error. In some cities, it is illegal to install anything that runs on gas if you are not a licensed professional. Rest easy knowing you are hiring a licensed and insured company, Water Heater Pro that sends out highly trained professionals.

What appliances are connected to gas lines?

Several home and business appliances can be powered by gas: ovens, stovetops, ranges, clothes dryers, furnaces, water heaters, and pool heaters. For safety's sake, it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed. 


The connection from the appliance to the gas line is often the most common spot for a leak. To diagnose exactly where the leak is coming from a licensed plumber would have to perform pressure tests in small sections using a diaphragm gauge and a spray bottle.  Gas plumbing is not only perilous but it is explosive.

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