Having natural gas lines in your home for appliances like stoves, furnaces and more is extremely useful for cooking and staying warm during the cold winter months in Puyallup and Pierce County. While we are happy to repair existing gas lines that are having problems, we can also help run new gas lines in your home if you are upgrading or remodeling your appliances.
A new high-quality gas stove or furnace still requires properly installed gas lines for full functionality and safety, and a fault in a gas line connected to even a brand new gas appliance can be extremely dangerous. We can help with installing new gas lines, and diagnosis, repair or replacement of existing ones if required.
Types of Gas Pipe Fittings
There are many different materials and styles of gas lines and pipes to use, and we can help you decide what options are best for your needs and budget. The options available for running gas lines are more cost-effective than most people think, so it’s less of a financial burden to have a new gas line installed.
Here are some of the materials available in the market for gas piping:
Galvanized steel: This pipe is covered with zinc materials to make the steel more resistant to corrosion and used primarily for supplying water to homes and buildings.
Poly vinyl chloride (PVC): Both heavy duty and affordable, PVC gas lines are widely used as a gas line material. The only downside is that PVC pipes can be susceptible to breakage — that’s why proper and careful installation is essential.
Black iron: A durable and flexible material for both interior and exterior gas lines. This is one of the most commonly used materials for gas line installations.
Aluminum plastic composite: This option combines the benefits of aluminum and plastic, offering durability and corrosion resistance, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor gas line applications.
Stainless steel: Known for its rust-resistant properties, stainless steel gas lines are durable and dependable. They are often preferred for their longevity and safety features.
Depending on what fits the needs of your home as well as your budget, you can definitely discuss with your plumbing contractor which ones would work best for you. Each material has its own strength, with some being particularly more effective for exterior or interior gas line installation.
We are licensed for all gas line repair, replacement and installation work according to Washington requirements. Contact us to get your new gas line up and running in no time so you can hook up your new stove, furnace or dryer and use it right away!
5 Signs You May Need A Gas Line Repair or Replacement
Part of the plumbing services we offer to homeowners and business owners is diagnosing any issues with your current gas piping. If you ever encounter the following issues, it’s best to have your plumbing company’s number on speed dial so they can come to your home and address it right away.
- There’s the smell of rotten egg lingering in the air
- Plants inside the household are dying or drying up
- There are air bubbles outside your home
- Your gas bills are higher than the previous months despite the same usage
- You notice some unexplained physical symptoms happening to you and your family
Aside from gas leak, blockage is also a major problem with existing gas lines. As tree roots and other debris can sometimes get into the pipes, it may block the supply of gas to your appliances momentarily.
Having debris stuck within the gas pipes can further result in a gas leak or pressure build up within the structure. When this happens, it’s best to contact your plumber right away to get the problem fixed. Gas lines can be one dangerous cause of accidents at home, so it’s better to have your plumber frequently check in and maintain the pipes.
Gas Line Installation in Puyallup
Many older homes in Puyallup do not have gas lines because it wasn’t readily available or was too expensive at the time they were constructed. However, these days gas line materials are reasonably priced and service to install them doesn’t have to break the bank.
If you’re considering purchasing a new stove and are worried about the cost of gas line installation, you don’t need to be! We will give you an accurate estimate of how much the installation should cost when we arrive, and leave your home cleaner than we found it.
Once you have gas lines installed, it is important that you take the necessary steps for proper maintenance of the pipes. Just like any other pipes installed in your home, gas lines aren’t exempted from issues that may affect its performance.
We aim to be your only plumbing service provider in the Puyallup area, and are committed to giving you the best quality gas piping service one could expect from a reputable plumbing company in the city. We’d love to help you get your gas line installation needs taken care of.
“Nick showed up on time and had my gas dryer connected in no time. He took time to go over a couple things with me on my water on demand unit. We’re in a new build, just moved in a few weeks ago, and even the builder didn’t tell us some of the important things we should have known.
I would not hesitate to call on Nick again if I needed him. Great work, and I enjoyed getting to know him!” – Lynne M
Gas Line Installation FAQS
Do I need a gas line inspection?
Absolutely, it’s a good idea to have your gas lines inspected, especially if you’ve noticed a gas leak or blockage. Safety should always be a priority, and gas line inspections can help detect and prevent any potential issues before they become serious.
Does a plumber work on gas lines?
Yes, plumbers who are licensed, bonded, and insured can work on gas lines. We have the expertise to install, repair, and maintain gas lines, ensuring they function safely and efficiently. At Pristine Plumbing, our plumbers are trained to inspect, fix, and replace gas lines.
When do you need a gas line repair?
You may need a gas line repair if you notice a gas smell, hear hissing sounds, or experience issues with your gas appliances. Gas lines can get clogged up with stuff like dirt, insects, tree roots, or even water.
Sometimes, a gas line might end up with a nasty dent or kink that stops the gas from flowing properly. If your gas-powered appliances start acting up or just stop working altogether, that’s a clear sign something’s not right with your natural gas flow and it’s time for a repair or replacement.
How long do gas lines last?
It depends on the type of pipe material you have, environmental factors and how well-maintained your gas line has been. Some materials such as stainless steel can last up to 30 years, whereas the traditional black steel pipes can last up to 75 years or more.
In general, gas lines can last for many years, often several decades. Regular inspections and maintenance can help prolong their lifespan and ensure safety.
How much does it cost to install a gas line?
The cost of installing a gas line can vary depending on several factors, such as the distance from the gas source, the type of gas line material used, and local labor rates. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars for a typical gas line installation. We highly recommend getting a personalized quote from us so we can assess your specific needs and provide an accurate estimate.
A Pristine Guarantee
We are a family-owned and run local plumbing company servicing your home or property throughout Washington including cities such as Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Bonney Lake. We stand by this along with our warranties, our high-quality workmanship, and our combined years of experience.
Our team of experts also handle a number of other plumbing related projects such as sewer cleaning, indoor leak detection, hydro jetting, boiler replacement, and tankless water heater installation.
If you’re having plumbing issues with your gas line, call us at Pristine Plumbing today!