Whether you’re installing a gas range, fireplace or barbeque; or there are issues with natural gas reaching your hot water tank, repairing and installing any gas lines in your home is a job that should be left to professional plumbers and gas fitters like Bromac Mechanical in Abbotsford. Natural gas is incredibly flammable and if not dealt with properly, could be very dangerous causing injury or even death.
Hazards for DIY gas line installation and repair:
Gas leaks: A common cause of gas leaks is faulty installation of gas appliances and pipework. Though it may seem pretty simple, knowing which fittings to use can be tricky and using the wrong ones can lead to a dangerous leak. If you detect a gas leak or think you need to replace or repair a pipe, it’s best to call a professional.
Fire and explosions: Gas is highly combustible. Your gas lines should be fitted correctly to ensure the gas is controlled and burning safely. If a leak occurs, the gas can spread quickly and become very dangerous upon ignition causing a fire or explosion.
Carbon monoxide: Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous and nearly undetectable as it is odourless and tasteless.
“CO blocks the absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream from the lungs, and poisons the red blood cells so they cannot carry oxygen. If body tissues do not receive a constant supply of oxygen, they stop functioning. The brain is extremely vulnerable to oxygen deprivation. Most of the early symptoms of CO poisoning are the result of brain malfunction from the lack of oxygen.
Breathing CO in high concentrations can cause a feeling of tightness across the forehead, headache, throbbing in the temples, weariness or dizziness. If a person remains in the contaminated area, more serious symptoms will develop: nausea and vomiting, loss of strength and muscular control, increased breathing rate and a slowing pulse, and, eventually, death. Exposure to an extremely high concentration can cause rapid collapse and death within a few minutes.”
Gas emergencies. While installing a gas pipe you could run into a gas emergency. If things go wrong, you want to have the know-how, tools and experience to fix the issue before it becomes hazardous. The professionals at Bromac Mechanical have a comprehensive knowledge of your gas, plumbing and mechanical systems.
Reasons to hire a professional plumbing & heating company:
You need to obtain a permit to install a new gas system. This includes installation of furnaces, boilers, ranges, cook-tops, clothing dryers, fireplaces, outdoor gas hook-ups and hot water heaters. Obtaining a permit can be quite involved and might include technical drawings of the proposed gas system and submitting a notification of completion, installation or alteration to the local safety authorities or municipal government.
Every jurisdiction is a little different, but when applying for the permit, the authorities might have you sign documents declaring that you have knowledge and understanding of the gas installation project. This might include a review of the Safety Standards Act, completing a safety questionnaire within the permit application, understanding terms and conditions and other documentation. A professional will take care of this step for you.
Once you complete the homeowner gas permit application form, you’ll submit it along with payment to Technical Safety BC. You must also have a safety officer inspect your work to ensure it was done properly and safely. The inspector will go over an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Hazard Identification Checklist during the process. Learn more about gas homeowner permits in BC.
In addition to a permit, you will also need to show that you’re installing certified or approved gas appliances. It has to display a Canadian accepted label or certification mark. If you are reinstalling a gas appliance, a professional gas fitter should examine, certify and complete any necessary repairs before it can be installed again.
Seem like a lot of work and a complicated process? That’s why hiring professional plumbers to do this job for you is the best option. If you want to install a new gas appliance, contact the professionals at Bromac Mechanical.
Plumbers in Vancouver and Area
Bromac Mechanical is located in Abbotsford, BC and services both the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Surrey and Maple Ridge. Their services include:
– Gas Fitting
– Hot Water Heating And Boiler Installations
– Bathroom and Kitchen Installations
– New Construction
– Commercial Spaces
– Emergency Services
– Plumbing Repairs
When you are in need of a plumber, Bromac Mechanical is on call 24/7. They will provide licensed, qualified, professional plumbers and gas fitters for small, large and emergency projects. They offer a wide range of plumbing services residential and commercial clients and do not leave until the job is done and you are completely satisfied.