When Con-Ed inspectors find that there’s a gas leak in your home, they shut the gas off. This is a safety measure. However, many homeowners are surprised to have their gas shut off during an inspection or construction, especially if they were not aware there was an issue.
It’s a big deal to have no gas service. For many Astoria area residents, having no gas means no heat or hot water. This is not great at any time of the year, but during the winter, it’s awful. That’s why our team is committed to working closely with Con-Ed and National Grid to provide expedited gas restoration services.
What does this mean for you?
Con-Ed and National Grid have specific safety standards that must be met in order to allow for gas service. The Gas Operator Qualified Task 86/87 certification lets Con-Ed and National Grid know that plumbers are properly trained to address gas service issues. Once a licensed plumber with this certification performs necessary repairs and certifies the system’s safety and integrity to the appropriate authority, gas service can be restored.
What causes gas leaks?
People are often shocked to discover they have a gas leak. However, there are several causes of gas leaks that all homes are subject to. Gas lines can corrode over the course of time, with any joints and fittings being especially vulnerable to leakage. Your Astoria plumber will check your home’s gas lines thoroughly, paying particular attention to any areas that may have been impacted by construction, renovations, or even landscaping work done outdoors.
Gas leaks can often occur where a new appliance has been installed, or an existing appliance has been moved. Additionally, your Astoria plumber will likely look at the vents for gas hot water heaters, dryers, and other appliances. After the leaks have been identified and repaired, gas service can be restored. We move quickly and professionally so you’re without gas for the shortest period of time possible.