Gas line piping and installations are challenging in Citrus Heights, CA thanks to the soil composition of alluvial sand, gravel, silt, and clay mixed in with occasional peat deposits. While Citrus Heights has no known fault lines, the earth can still shift during earthquakes. Because gas line breaks are so common and the risks of it are so high in California, it’s especially important that new and repiped gas lines must be made of specific types of extra durable metal, like black steel, galvanized steel, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CCST), or brass.
Brass is a mixed metal that is softer than other metals used for gas lines. Mixing metals like brass and stainless steel is ill-advised. Therefore, if part of your system is made from one type of metal and another part is made from a different metal, part of or all of the gas line should be replaced so the metals match.
Once the go-to piping material, copper has proven itself too soft, easy to puncture, and unsafe for use with natural gas or other volatile fuels. If you have copper gas lines, they should be replaced as soon as possible. It’s now against safety codes to use copper for any new residential or commercial gas line installations.
Expert Gas Line Piping in Citrus Heights
When you call us for help, highly trained plumbers, whose certification includes working on gas lines and all other pipes will do some of the following.
To install your new gas line, our plumbers will use special tools to bend pipes in a way that prevents metal from folding and puncturing. It’s especially important that gas line repair and repiping be performed by an expert. Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air has a certified, licensed, bonded, and insured team of plumbers who are legally permitted to work on gas lines. We’ve served Citrus Heights since 1976. Our staff has the knowledge, experience, and attention to detail to install new gas piping on new builds or repiping on existing structures that meet or exceed California Safety Code.
Highly Experienced Gas Line Installation
A gas leak presents serious dangers. Our properly trained repiping plumbers know how to find leaks, mitigate the dangers of gas leaks, and repipe dangerous old pipes. The NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration teaches us that natural gas is odorless, but your gas company adds sulfurous additives to your natural gas so it can be detected as quickly as possible.
If you can smell a distinct rotten egg smell, call us immediately. We’ll inspect your lines and turn your gas off if there’s a leak. It’s California Law that we contact Dig Alert and have your pipes of all types mapped in your yard before we repipe gas lines. This must be completed before we dig.
Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air offers 24/7 emergency gas line repair as well as regularly scheduled appointments for gas line inspections, plumbing, and more. Contact us now for your gas line piping needs!