There are a lot of different resources available to homeowners these days. Easily one of the greatest that we have at our disposal is natural gas. Why is natural gas so great? What are the benefits that it has to offer? Well, consider this: Natural gas is a mostly domestic product. That means that it is not subject to unforeseen pricing fluctuations in foreign markets, which in turn means that it is generally quite stable and affordable in price.
Not only that, but natural gas can be used for a lot of different applications in the house, from fueling heaters to stoves/ovens and water heaters, too. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that, unlike oil or propane, natural gas does not need to be delivered to your home nor does it need to be stored on-site. It is instead piped directly to your home via natural gas piping and a gas line in Phoenix, AZ. And you definitely need a skilled, trained professional to install that gas piping.
Natural Gas Piping Is Strictly Regulated
There are plenty of projects that you can handle on your own around your house. Natural gas piping, however, is not on the DIY-appropriate list. It’s not even in the same region. Only professional and licensed plumbers can install and service your gas piping system and appliances.
Now, it should go without saying that a homeowner should never attempt to direct natural gas from a main gas line to their homes on their own. A lot of things should go without saying, however, so we’re just putting it out there explicitly. And, if you have natural gas already, be sure to work with us when you want to install or replace any appliance or system using natural gas. Why? Keep reading.
Natural Gas Is a Combustible Fuel
Natural gas works via combustion. It’s that simple. You’re dealing with the ignition of a combustible fuel. The key to using it safely is by controlling that ignition. If you have a gas leak, unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee controlled ignition, or even intentional ignition.
This is why natural gas has an additive in it that makes it safer. You know that terrible, rotten egg odor that natural gas has? It’s not a naturally occurring odor. It’s put into the gas for the exact reason we’re talking about: making it safer. When you have a leak, you’ll smell that stench, and it is not one you’re likely to miss.
Schedule Your Gas Services with Us!
We do the job right. It’s just that simple. Of course, doing the job right is still not a guarantee that you’ll never encounter problems with your natural gas line, piping, or appliances. If you ever smell natural gas in your home, get out and alert the appropriate authorities. If you need gas line or piping repairs, the plumbers on our team can handle the job.