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Only Look to Certified Professionals for Gas Line Inspections


There are many things around your home that you can DIY. This can save you money and give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in your home. For example, if you have a hole in your drywall, you can patch it yourself. You can repaint your kitchen cabinets. What’s the worst that could happen? An imperfect finish on your sheetrock or your woodwork? You can learn from your mistakes and do better next time.

But there are some things that need to be done for your home which you simply must not try to do yourself. If they’re done wrong, the outcome could be so bad that there may not be a next time for you to do better. For your safety, gas line inspections absolutely must be done by a certified professional and never by an amateur.

What’s a gas line inspection? We’ll explain.

What a Gas Line Inspection Entails

When you have an inspection done by a plumber who is certified to work on gas lines, there are many things they will check beyond simply the line which carries natural gas into your home. Each appliance which uses gas will be inspected, including safety mechanisms. The pressure and flow rate will be measured. Vents and air supplies will be checked to be sure they are clear. And everything will be inspected for leaks.

When to Get a Gas Line Inspection

If you are a landlord, your rental properties must have a gas safety certificate renewed every year, which requires a gas line inspection. This is the law because it is the safest practice. Therefore, as a homeowner, it would be the most sensible choice for you to have gas inspections done annually as well.

Other circumstances that warrant getting a gas line inspection include purchasing or selling a home, not knowing how long it’s been since an inspection was done, or having specific concerns about your gas line or appliances. Eggy odors, hissing sounds, increased gas bills, visible or suspected damage, a pilot burning any color other than blue, dying houseplants, or sick pets are all serious concerns. 

Why a Gas Line Inspection Must Be Done by a Professional

As you can tell from our description of what a gas line inspection entails, this is not the sort of job that the average homeowner would even know how to begin. It requires specialized knowledge and tools. 

It’s also too hazardous for anyone who is not an expert to risk. There are immediate safety concerns, like causing an explosion, and delayed concerns, like failing to notice or properly address a gas leak—or even causing one.

Because of these safety concerns, in most jurisdictions, it’s essential that the people who work on gas lines have sufficient training. This is enforced by a legal requirement that anyone working on gas lines or appliances have proper certification. You don’t want to find yourself in legal jeopardy! When you need gas line inspection in Duluth, GA, trust the professionals.

To speak with a member of our team, contact DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today. Fixed, At the Speed of Life!

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