Gas appliances like heaters and burners can consume less energy than electrical appliances. By having a gas line installed, you allow your home or business to consume less electricity. Of course, this helps you save money on electric bills, and this can make a big difference to the home or business budget.
You may think that gas is expensive to switch over to, but, it’s not. There are many benefits to using a gas line that may make the financial costs incurred worthwhile. Gas is typically cheaper than electricity, and in addition the cost of installing a gas line needs to be considered.
Gas is an instant source of heat. The heat does not burn away into the atmosphere. This is an advantage which can save you money on your bills. You no longer need to worry about the time it takes in heating up your water or your oven. This saves you from having to buy a new appliance, making the change over to gas even more affordable. The hot water that is generated by the gas line can be used in several ways for your home or business, save money on your environment.
* Leaks. Leaks in your gas line don't happen very often, but when they do they constitute a danger to your home: not only can they poison you or your family members, but they could result in an explosion.
* Blockages. Blockages in your gas piping can be caused by contaminants in the gas line, damage to the pipe or a build-up of gunk at the access point. Regardless of the exact cause, the result is the same: the gas won’t flow and the appliance relying on it won't function. In some cases, it might not entirely restrict the flow of gas, but definitely slow it down.
* Valve issues. Valves at the end of a gas line can result in either leaks or blocks, depending on the exact nature of the issue. The good news is that they’re fairly easy to replace, but as with other repair issues, you need to address the issue immediately in order to avoid real trouble in the short term.
It is not recommended in cleaning natural gas pipelines yourself, especially if the clog is due to rust, debris, or insects. You should call APT Plumbing to get a Sydney Plumber straight to your home or business to attend and inspect. Upon a thorough inspection they can clear any remaining debris risks clogging a gas orifice or control, making the gas light unreliable or possibly unsafe. We always recommend pipe cleaning and unclogging be done by a licensed Sydney Plumber.
If water in the gas line is found and it’s corroded and/or the leak is not an obvious one easily repaired, it is likely that the entire pipe will need replacing, as the integrity of the pipe itself has been compromised. Outdoor gas piping is often replaced with continuous, waterproof, flexible polyethylene gas piping with risers at the pipe entry and exit points to keep water out of the system. A Sydney Plumber can do this for you after a thorough inspection.
APT Plumbing is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing high quality plumbing work throughout the Sydney area. We guarantee our workmanship 100%, and all our plumbers are licensed, genuine tradesmen who understand the complexities of plumbing. We work closely with you to ensure that the job is completed on time and without any unexpected difficulties.
The property owner is responsible for maintaining internal pipes leading from the meter to gas appliances such as boilers, cookers and heaters and for making sure all gas appliances in the property are checked and serviced annually by a Sydney Plumbing expert.
Gas Lines. Flexible gas lines (corrugated stainless steel tubing - or CSST) usually last up to 30 years, whereas the traditional black steel pipes can last up to 75 years or more.
A gas line can become blocked with dirt or other debris; insects; tree roots; or even water. Alternatively, a gas line can develop a bad dent or kink in the line that blocks the flow of gas through it. If you are unsure if your gas is flowing well, contact APT Plumbing and arrange for an inspection at your home or business.