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Expert Gas Line Repair In The Los Angeles Area
Since 1931, we have been serving the Los Angeles community by installing gas lines for consumers in the area. Our company is fully licensed, insured and bonded for all of the client’s plumbing needs. Dispatchers are on call 24 hours per day and seven days per week. We are ready to serve our clients when disaster strikes.
We use quality products. In most instances, we try to use flexible carbon steel to transport natural gas from the exterior gas source to appliances. Flexible steel eliminates the need to cut and piece individual segments of piping together which reduces potential for gas leaks. Carbon steel possesses additives that can withstand certain conditions during element exposure. Tracer wire is often used with flexible carbon steel to notify the gas company when a leak occurs. We can ensure that these lines are working properly.
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Polyproylene is made of a thermoplastic polymer. This type of piping is also commonly used to contain gas in the pipe, but it is not the preferred material for conveying gas. Copper is an older material that is the least preferred. Since copper is highly conductive, this is not a desired characteristic of natural gas piping. Copper is also not flexible and more conducive to gas leaks. We try to refrain from using this material, but will provide copper repiping services if required.
Compressors may also be evaluated and addressed during the visit. The compressor pressurizes the valves so that the gas is released when the valves are opened. Technicians may improve the speed of the gas flow by adjusting the compressors for optimal delivery of gas.
When our plumber enters a home to install a gas line, they ensure that the client’s home or business is protected. After the work is completed, they ensure that the area is spotless when the job is completed. Our plumbers will find the best quality gas lines available for the home to deliver energy without harming the family or significantly draining your budget.
Ritz Plumbing is a respected name in the Los Angeles area. Our company has developed a brand image that exudes quality service at fair and competitive prices. As one of the best plumbers in the Los Angeles area, our plumbers focus on providing energy efficient solutions that are cost effective for the consumer.
Why are Gas Lines and Ritz Plumbing Services Necessary
Many home owners install gas lines for gas stoves, furnaces, fireplaces or other gas operable appliances in the home. Gas lines deliver the natural energy source to the home safely. Gas lines must meet certain specifications to ensure that there are no gas leaks that may be harmful to the inhabitants. The technician must ensure that the pipes are designed to properly deliver gas to the home.
We can assist in the cleaning process of plumbing gas lines for alternative use or to improve gas flow. Listed below are several common symptoms that may necessitate the need for Ritz Plumbing services:
Resident Smells Gas
If the resident smells gas, he or she can shut off the gas valve and contact us to address the issue. Gas is typically odorless and colorless. Gas companies add a “rotten egg” smell to gas so residents can detect it when it is leaking.
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If there is a leak, we will locate the leak and shut the gas line down at the main line if it has not already been completed. Then, our technician will dig to find the gas line and leak. The gas line will be replaced and pressure tested to ensure there are no leaks. The site will be cleaned up and restored to its previous splendor if the leak is adequately repaired.
No Hot Water
The pilot light may need to be relit, the gas line may be clogged or need repair. If the gas line is damaged, the flowers or vegetation near the gas leak will be discolored or deteriorated. Contact our professionals to determine the extent of the problem.
Soil type may contribute to erosion of a gas line. As the gas line ages, the likelihood of a gas leak also increases. Gas leaks may occur when clients least expect it and can afford it.
What are the Requirements for Installing Gas Lines
The ease of installation will depend on the type of gas line required and the location of the gas line. The process is simple, but experts recommend certified technicians to ensure the gas lines are installed properly.
How Much Can a Typical Gas Line Cost
A typical gas line can cost up to $1,000. The labor costs increase if the gas line is under a sidewalk, sprinkler system or trees.
Why is Natural Gas Chosen as the Preferred Energy Source
Many chefs prefer to cook with natural gas on the stove top and electric in the oven. Electric ovens tend to bake goods more evenly. Natural gas is also preferred because it can be a “green” or clean energy source. This fossil fuel contains 43 percent less carbon dioxide than an electricity source that is derived from coal. Most environmentalists prefer natural gas for this reason. Ninety percent of energy produced by natural gas is delivered to the customer through gas lines. This is an efficient means to receive energy to the home.