Gas lines are built to last. It’s very reasonable to expect 20 to 30 years of performance from your gas lines. However, especially in Brooklyn where there are a lot of older homes, you may have a situation where you don’t know how old the gas lines are.
Gas lines are like anything else: they wear down over time. If your gas lines have been sheltered and relatively undisturbed, they’re likely to have a longer useful life. However, if the gas lines have been bent, knocked, or otherwise damaged, it’s likely they will have a shorter useful life.
Signs Your Gas Lines Need to Be Replaced
Some of the common signs of a gas line in need of repair include being able to smell the gas (it smells like rotten eggs), a hissing sound coming from the gas lines, visible cracks in the gas line, and extremely high gas bills. If you’re seeing any of these signs, get in touch with your local Brooklyn plumber right away. Damaged gas lines can be dangerous for you – and for everyone in your neighborhood.
Pets & Houseplants Can Suffer When Gas Lines Leak
Leaking gas lines can cause your pets to become ill. Additionally, any houseplants you have in the vicinity of leaking gas lines may die. These are serious red flags. The leaking gas line that that kills your monstera plant can kill you as well. Gas line replacement is a service your local licensed master plumber in Brooklyn can perform for you.
Gas Appliance Installation: Time to Check the Lines for Safety
One way to be sure your gas lines are safe and operating properly is to have your Brooklyn plumber inspect them. A convenient time to schedule this inspection is when you’re having new gas appliances installed. If there are any problems, your Brooklyn plumber can immediately repair them so you can enjoy your new gas appliances with confidence.