Precision La Mesa Underground Gas Line Installation & Repair
We all are shocked when a home or business explodes, leaving walls, roofs and people in splinters. Natural gas explosions kill 14 people per year and injure 50 more. Always use a professional plumber certified in gas line installation and repair to handle gas appliance installations or suspected gas leaks.
Extensively trained and apprenticed for three years, TEAM PERRY gas line specialists take all the stress out of both above- and underground gas line installation and repair. Minor mistakes can lead to gas leaks around:
- Gas stoves
- Cook tops
- Hot tube and pol heaters,
- Water heaters
- Clothes dryers
While a do-it-yourself or handy-neighbor installation may not lead to an explosion, even small leaks contribute to leaks of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—into the atmosphere. Gas line repair often involves contacting and negotiating with SDG&E, a process we have handled hundreds of times.
Emergency Above- and Underground Gas Line Repair in La Mesa, CA
Emergency gas leaks are no fun. SDG&E adds a harsh sulfur smell to the gas so that it is quickly detectable. When you smell this odor, leave the house immediately and then call 911. Just using the phone in the area could ignite an explosion. Instead, get at least twenty feet away, tell the neighbors what you are doing and then call.
After the proper authorities have turned off the gas and done an inspection, you will most likely get a repair order from SDG&E. Team Perry has fixed thousands of gas lines in both residential and business locations. We will handle the permit process and the eventual inspection. We are well aware of SDG&E’s sometimes picky sticking points, and we will make sure you have them done to the max!
Using Underground Gas Line Piping Materials
Above ground gas piping tends to be metal. Once pipes go underground, however, they are vulnerable to unstable soil and corrosion. As you can read in our prior post, the California drought is causing our soil to subside. In California’s central valley, soil levels have sunk by 13 inches. Geologists and other scientists are keeping tabs on soil levels in San Diego County, too. Tremors and soil subsidence breaks up sewer and drain lines, something that absolutely cannot happen to gas lines. Therefore, pipes underground must be stronger and more flexible.
For this reason, builders add protection around the metal pipes or use polyethylene or other, specially reinforced gas piping systems from the beginning. These PE pipes stand up to harsh, and even corrosive conditions. Flexible carbon steel is another option for underground gas lines. Homeowners particularly concerned with gas leaks can inquire about adding “tracer wire” to their underground pipes. Tracer wire provides an early detection system that notifies the gas company should there be a leak.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air stays up to date with the latest technological advances in all types of plumbing, including gas line installation, repair and the latest, greatest gas line materials. Contact us at 619-472-2112, and check out our website at www.perryplumbing.com for cost-saving coupons and discounts. We are proud to be a Better Business Bureau 2015 Torch Award Finalist for outstanding marketplace ethics. Our hundreds of 5-Star Google Plus ratings and favorable customer reviews on Yelp.com reflect our dedication to precision work and friendly, helpful customer service.