Loomis, CA is built upon a layer of bedrock that’s slowly degrading. The soil surface is about 40% gravel, 20% cobblestone, and 40% clay loam that packs down and gets very hard when dry. During droughts, the ground hardens and shrinks a little, causing your home to settle. When the rain comes, the house stays where it is and the ground swells, raising the pipes. This puts a lot of strain on all of the pipes running to and from your home. It’s only natural that pipes under pressure eventually develop leaks. The need for gas line repair is an inevitability for many homeowners.
Trenching yards to install gas line piping is a difficult job. It takes a lot of specialized machinery, knowledge of local soil composition, years of plumbing trade training, the consideration of earthquakes and drought cycles. We have expert-level knowledge of California Piping Standards for your gas line installation.
Gas Line Piping in Loomis
Because of the risk of gas line breaks after an earthquake or exposure to the elements, Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air has hired the best possible team of knowledgeable plumbers who are trained, tested, and certified to install and work on gas lines and all other types of pipes. Our plumbers are on call 24/7 to help you when you need it most.
It’s especially important that new and repiped gas lines must be made of specific types of extra durable metal to withstand the brutal California environment, like:
- Black steel
- Galvanized steel
- Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CCST)
In addition to earthquakes and settling structures, California’s coastal corridor takes the brunt of the salt air winds. Believe it or not, the salt in the air from the Pacific Ocean corrodes metals, including your metal gas pipes. Our expert plumbers will check your metal gas piping for corrosion and other weaknesses and will patch the lines whenever possible. When gas lines are made from soft metal or they’re simply too damaged to repair, your home will need gas line repiping. Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air has appointments open now for customers in Loomis and the surrounding area.
Trusted Gas Line Installation
Brass is a low-friction metal that’s easy to drill, saw, hole-punch, or manipulate. However, mixing it with harder metals isn’t usually done anymore. If you have mixed metal gas pipes, call us and we’ll replace the mismatched portions of your metal pipes and reduce the chances of a future gas leak.
Copper is a soft metal that used to be the standard in gas line installation. Copper is so soft that it doesn’t stand up to the punishment of the Californian natural environment. Older homes all over the state have copper gas piping that needs to be replaced. If your home uses an older style copper gas line, call us for repiping. Preventative maintenance is much more cost-effective than emergency plumbing during a gas leak.
If you suspect there’s a leak in your gas piping, give us a call 24/7 for an emergency inspection and gas line repair or repiping.