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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Gas Service to Just Anyone

If you have gas lines running to your home, you want to make sure that they are safe and secure. You don’t want just anyone working on your gas lines or your gas appliances. In fact, anyone who does work on gas lines has to have the proper certifications to do so.

If you’ve been searching for gas services near me, you’ve reached the right place. Our technicians can help with all of your residential gas service needs and get the projects done quickly, efficiently, and right the first time. Keep reading to learn more about why it is so important to have certified professionals working on your gas lines.

Why Do Gas Lines Need Maintenance?

Just like your HVAC system and plumbing, your gas lines need maintenance too. It is important to maintain your gas lines and take care of all the appliance connections for safety and security reasons. If your gas line has a leak, it can pose a major fire hazard for your house. Plus, breathing in the fumes can be bad for your health and even fatal. Having your gas lines inspected once per year is a wise decision.

Maintenance is also an opportunity to identify problems that you don’t even know exist. You may have one concern that you want to get checked out. Someone else may fix that one problem without looking to see if anything else is going on. There’s always a chance that a gas line issue actually has a cause that is deeper than surface level. Only a professional can help you take a closer look. 

Other Gas Services

Aside from maintenance, you may also have to invest in gas line repairs or refilling a tank if there is one on your property. We understand that the costs associated with these services can add up quickly. However, you don’t want to get just anybody to work on your gas lines or refill a tank. In fact, doing so may be against the law. 

Anyone who works with any gas services must hold the proper credentials. This may surprise you, but you actually want to have a certified plumber work on your gas lines. The pipes and connections are not all that different between the two, and a plumber has a significant background in the service industry. But there are also gas line certifications that professionals can earn. Ideally, you want a contractor who has the knowledge, skills, and experience to work on your gas lines. The higher the qualifications, the better.

You may have a well-meaning friend or family member who offers to help, but think twice before accepting. If the person does not have the proper credentials, they could do more damage than good. Then you are left with a more expensive repair bill.

Plus, if the work requires a permit or inspection, you may face additional expenses down the road if you ever sell your house. If an inspector finds that work has been done without the help of a certified gas service provider, you may have to have the work done over again.

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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