Kitchen remodels are the most popular home renovation job, both here in NYC and all across the nation. That makes a lot of sense. Everyone has to eat, and food happens in the kitchen. Kitchen technology changes faster than the tech used in any other room of the house – consider your bedroom furnishings, which pretty closely resemble that used by New Yorkers for hundreds of years, and then check out features like instant hot water faucets, dishwashers, and refrigerators with ice makers built in – all technology that our early ancestors would have regarded as marvels. That’s why the typical homeowner remodels the kitchen every 10-15 years; in especially desirable neighborhoods, kitchen upgrades happen on a more accelerated timeline.
If you’re upgrading, replacing, or moving your stove, cooktop or oven, gas line installation needs to be considered. In NYC, gas line installation must be performed by a licensed professional, such as an experienced master plumber. The reason for this is simple: safety. Gas lines must be properly installed for the safety of you, your family, and everyone else in the neighborhood, as leaks can lead to fires and other tragic consequences.
If your kitchen remodel includes simply replacing one gas stove with another, the installation process can usually be completed fairly quickly. In instances where the stove or other gas appliance is going to occupy a different position in the room, or you’re adding additional gas appliances to the kitchen, gas line installation is a slightly more involved process. In the case of new construction, coordinate with your NYC plumber early in the process for all kitchen remodel needs, including plumbing and gas line installation.
The most important qualities to look for in gas line installation professionals is experience and expertise. A NYC licensed plumber must undergo extensive training to obtain and maintain certification. Accept nothing less than the best for your home.