What Natural Gas Inspections Should You Have Done Before Fall
Fall is right around the corner, which means cooler weather and the start of the heating season. Before you fire up your furnace, it’s critical to schedule natural gas inspection services to ensure everything is in working order and there are no potential hazards.
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Here are some natural gas inspection services you should consider:
Gas leak inspection
A gas leak can be very dangerous, so it’s important to have an inspection done to check for any leaks in your system. A leak can occur anywhere in the gas line, from the meter to the appliances.
If you suspect a gas leak, this is something you must address immediately. But, first, you should leave the house and call your gas company or the fire department.
Some signs to look out for include:
- Hissing or whistling noise near a natural gas appliance
- The smell of rotten eggs
- Unusual bubbling in puddles of water
Learn more about what to do in a natural gas emergency here.
Book a natural gas appliances inspection annually to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently. This includes your furnace, water heater, stove, and any other appliance that uses natural gas.
A technician will clean and tune up the appliance during the inspection as needed. They will also check for gas leaks and ensure all the parts are in good working condition.
Gas line inspection
Gas lines should be inspected every year to ensure they’re operating at their peak. This is especially important if you have an older home with cast iron pipes.
(Check out this post to read about the importance of annual gas line inspections)
During the inspection, the technician will check for any corrosion or damage to the pipes. If any repairs are needed, they can often be done right on the spot.
Do you have a swimming pool at your home? You can read about gas pipe sizing and maintenance requirements for your pool here.
If you have a natural gas fireplace, it should also be inspected annually. The technician will check for any gas leaks and ensure the fireplace operates safely.
Your furnace should be inspected annually to ensure it’s up to safety standards and operating efficiently. During the inspection, a technician will clean and test the furnace and check for any potential safety hazards.
A technician will ensure the furnace is adequately vented to the outside. They will also check the heat exchanger for any cracks or corrosion. A certified technician must conduct the furnace inspection, and you can book your appointment online or by calling us today.
Water heater inspection
Try to get your water heater inspected annually as well. The technician will check for leaks and ensure the water heater is operating as it should. They can also flush the water heater to remove any sediments that may have built up over time.
These are just a few natural gas inspection services you should consider booking before fall. By having these inspections done regularly, you can rest assured that your home is safe and running efficiently.
Trust RP Gas Piping for Natural Gas Inspection Services
Give the friendly and knowledgeable team at RP Gas Piping a call today to book your natural gas inspection. We’ll be happy to answer the questions you have and help keep your home safe this fall and beyond.
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