In most cases, the gas professional overlaps with the plumbing profession. In other words, most gas professional double up as plumbers and vice versa. But in any case, you should always ensure that a prospective gas professional is properly qualified, certified, and licensed to operate in your neighborhood. The highest technical qualification for a gas professional is the master gas fitter. Other junior professionals in this field, such as journeymen, are all striving to get this certification, which indicates profound competence and experience in the gas industry. Gas fitters offer a myriad of services and we have listed the main ones below.
One of the main professional specialties of gas fitters is the installation of new gas lines. When hiring a professional for new gas pipe installation, you should always ensure that he has all the proper academic, technical, and regulatory qualifications and certifications. If you are installing gas pipes in your house for the very first time, you will need a highly experienced and skilled gas fitter who is licensed to hookup to the main utility gas line. This involves digging underground trenches and installing a network of underground gas lines before connecting to your home’s gas pipe network. This is the most tedious and resource-intensive gas fitting project. Other new installations are not as demanding. For instance, if you are extending your existing gas energy system to connect a new appliance, you will only need to install one new pipe to link up the new site. New homeowners are sometimes required to conduct a gas pressure test and to perform a safety inspection of the gas system especially if the gas has been turned off for a very long time.
Detecting Gas Leakages
Professional gas companies and certified master gas fitters use specialized equipment to detect gas leakages. While ordinary homeowners rely on gas smells, hissing sounds, and dying vegetation cover to detect gas leakages, a professional gas fitter will easily detect even the slightest gas leakages using specialized tools and equipment. As a key safety precaution, gas pipe leak detection is one of the core services offered by all established gas companies. It helps mitigate gas-related dangers and catastrophes, such as carbon monoxide poisoning and gas explosions, at home.
Repairs & Replacements
After detecting gas leakages or any other gas-related faults in your home energy stem, master gas fitters proceed to repair and fix all the identified faults. In most cases, gas-related problems occur as a result of damaged or defective pipe joints, which cause gas leaks. Gas leaks are also caused by cracked seals especially in old corroded gas lines. You can also damage gas line when installing new appliances or when extending the gas piping system. Regardless of the cause of the gas fault, the professional should initiate gas pipe repair immediately, which might necessitate the replacement of the faulty pipe(s).
And last but least, certified gas fitters provide a wide range of services in the installation and maintenance of gas appliances, such as gas grills, stoves, furnaces, fire pits, dryers, water heaters, etc. Professional gas fitters ensure the proper installation of new or replacement gas powered appliances. They are also hired to repair malfunctioning appliances and also to move them from one placement to another during home remodels.