Edmonton Gas Fitting Services

With electricity and plumbing holding such prominent places in your day-to-day life, it can be easy to forget just how much your gas lines do. Though some homes in Edmonton have electrically powered water heater and furnace systems, the heating in most homes is powered with natural gas. Some other appliances that may be powered by gas include stoves, clothes dryers, barbecues and fireplaces. There's a good reason that gas fitting is still such a popular service—gas-powered appliances tend to be less expensive to operate than electric appliances, in Alberta at least.

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Copper gas pipes that have been installed in a residential boiler room with gas fitting services in Edmonton, AB.

Though it may seem counterintuitive, an Edmonton plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing can take good care of all your gas fitting needs, from installation and replacement to repairs. Most licensed plumbers in Alberta are fully trained gas fitters. Homeowners can trust our licensed professionals with their plumbing and gas fitting needs.

You may need these services if you suspect a leak, want to extend an existing line, or are building a new property and need gas fitting service for the first time. To find out more about how we can help you with your residential or commercial gas fitting needs in Edmonton, AB, give us a call or keep reading to find out more about this service and how it may benefit you.

Our Gas Fitting Services

Before delving any deeper, let's pause to discuss what exactly gas fitting is and what services can be provided by a gas fitter. Mr. Rooter Plumbing professionals will tell you the short answer is that gas fitting professionals service all kinds of gas equipment. This involves maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and installing gas systems and components. Some of the components we might work on during a gas fitting service appointment include:

  • Regulators
  • Heating units, such as residential boilers
  • Appliances
  • Natural gas (NG) piping
  • Distribution pipes

Our experienced gas fitters can provide you with a wide variety of residential gas fitting services, whether you need work done on a residential property or light commercial premises. Our technicians can do everything from confirming that the correct piping is still securely in place to detailed inspections and large-scale line extensions.

Top Reasons You Need Gas Fitting

Gas lines run underground, much like water lines. The lines that belong to the city are known as 'main' lines or 'distribution' lines. Extending from your property to the distribution lines are 'service' lines. The NG goes through a regulator to power your appliances, which forces the pressure to lower. Once you turn on an appliance, the pressure will become higher than the surrounding air. As gas likes to travel from high to low, this difference in pressure between the NG and air causes it to flow into your heating unit, whether a hot water tank or stove.

Over time, piping used for NG may deteriorate. If you live in a newer home, this shouldn’t be too much of a concern, but if your home is a few decades old or more, your piping may be starting to show signs of wear. Additionally, the joints between piping may deteriorate more quickly than the pipes themselves. When this happens, a leak may occur. This can cause health problems at best and a fire or explosion at worst. With the help of our gas fitting service, you can get these leaks found and reinforced with new joints or piping.

If leaks aren't currently a major concern due to living in a recent build, you may still require our gas fitting services. Perhaps an electric stove was installed when your home was built, but you fancy yourself a bit of a cook and can't stand the inconsistency of an induction burner. If you decide to replace your electric stove with a gas stove, at the very least, you'll need one of our certified gas fitters to bring a gas line to the appliance and to connect the appliance to the gas line.

Some other reasons for line installation include:

  • Replacing deteriorating pipes that are too damaged to be fixed
  • Building an additional property on your land or extending your existing home
  • Updating oil appliances to NG appliances in old homes

Whether you need defective equipment repaired or replaced or a new line installed, we can get the job done safely and effectively.

Our Licensed Gas Fitters Have The Knowledge And Training To Keep You Safe

Our gas fitting service is nearly as popular as our plumbing services for good reason. Whether you require gas or plumbing work, our licensed technicians have the technical training and knowledge of safety practices to get the job done correctly and efficiently every time. As a Neighborly company, we're founded on three principles: integrity, honesty, and customer focus. We believe that the combination of these values is at the core of our success and reputation as a plumbing and gas-fitting leader in Edmonton, AB. By providing upfront flat-rate pricing and a workmanship guarantee for all of our services, our customers have our guarantee that the job will be done right.

There are several important questions to ask before hiring a gas fitter in Edmonton. We recommend that you consider asking these questions at a minimum:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Do you offer a guarantee on workmanship and parts?
  • Is the number you give me during the initial estimate the same price I’ll pay at the end of the appointment?
  • Do you have experience in this type of work?
  • Will you take care to clean up after yourself before leaving?

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, we’re proud to say that we can answer “yes” to all of these above questions. Whether providing services for business owners or residential homeowners, we’re committed to providing you with the best customer service experience possible.

Gas Fitting FAQs

Do I Need a Permit For Gas Fitting in Edmonton?

Permits are sometimes required for gas fitting services. This is because tampering with pipes is serious business. NG may be extremely hazardous if installations, repairs, or alterations are done incorrectly.

When it comes to professional gas fitters, Edmonton city permit and code requirements stipulate that they must be licensed with the City of Edmonton (don't worry—we are!), and permits must be obtained during installations, alterations, and relocations of the following:

  • Barbecues
  • Patio heaters
  • Fire pits
  • Space heaters
  • Fireplaces
  • Garage heaters
  • Dryers
  • Stoves
  • Furnaces
  • Water heaters
  • Pipes
  • Meters

When you choose to use our gas fitting service, our local plumber will apply for a permit on your behalf. We're able to apply for permits and request an inspection online, making it a relatively easy process. Once we've obtained the permit and completed the project, the work must be inspected.

Is Natural Gas Safe?

Natural gas is safe for use in residential and commercial properties as long as it is installed by a competent and certified professional and used properly. Just like with electricity, there are certain things you need to keep in mind to stay safe. You probably think of electricity as being fairly hazard-free, and thanks to some advancements in electrical circuits, they usually are. That being said, you’d never think to stick a fork into your outlet—at least, we hope so!

Likewise, NG is safe as long as you take some precautions. NG is not poisonous like carbon monoxide, but when it accumulates in a small space without adequate ventilation, it can push the oxygen out of a room. The higher the concentration of gas, the less oxygen there will be, and the harder it will be to breathe. Though NG is odourless, chemicals are added to it to produce a smell similar to rotten eggs in an attempt to make leaks easier to identify. As long as you have a sense of smell, you should be able to notice a leak in your home.

Some other ways you can stay safe include:

  • Inspecting appliances regularly. You may conduct a basic inspection on your own, but if you live in an older home, you should consider using our leak detection service.
  • Teaching your children about the hazards of NG. Ensure that they have a healthy level of trepidation around the stove and barbecue.
  • In addition to your carbon monoxide detector, install an NG detector. It doesn’t hurt and could very well save your life.
  • Be aware of the location of your natural gas shut-off valve. If you’re worried about a leak, you don’t want to be wandering around looking for it.

What Should I Do If I Think I Smell a Gas Leak?

Fortunately, the steps you should take if you think you have a leak inside your home are fairly straightforward. To avoid overcomplicating things, there is only one thing you need to remember: get out. Ideally, you'd want to open the windows in your home to allow the gas to escape before leaving, but if the smell is strong and comes on suddenly, leave the windows and get out immediately. No matter what, do not turn on any lights (or other electrical appliances), use your phone or light a match.

Once you and your loved ones are out of the house and a safe distance away, use your cell phone or one of your neighbors’ phones to call 911. You’ll also need to contact your utility company.

How Much Does Gas Fitting Service Cost in Edmonton?

Our gas fitting service covers everything from appliance installation to new line installation. As such, the cost will vary considerably. Generally, the more complex and large-scale the project, the higher it will cost.

Regardless of the service, you can trust that our team is committed to providing you with fair prices. Many of our customers would attest to this, as unlike other plumbing companies and gas fitters in Edmonton, we provide upfront pricing and never charge our customers an overtime fee. You know exactly what you’ll pay at the end from the moment we provide you with a free evaluation and estimate.

Can I Use Propane Instead of Gas For My Barbecue?

You certainly can, but many homeowners choose to invest in gas so that they can use natural gas instead of propane. This is because gas-consuming appliances tend to cost quite a bit less than propane equipment.

If you currently use propane instead of natural gas for your barbecue but are considering installing a gas line, we encourage you to contact us for pricing on a gas fitting service. All of our quotes are obligation-free, so once you receive our upfront pricing, you can crunch the numbers to determine if natural gas makes more financial sense for you.

Can I Repair Or Connect a New Gas Line On My Own?

In the City of Edmonton, homeowners are not permitted to install a new gas line. And, even if they were, we wouldn't recommend it. Unless you know what you're doing, repairing pipes and doing new gas fitting installations is dangerous. Don't risk your life and the well-being of those you love in an attempt to save a few dollars. There's a reason gas fitters are highly trained to provide gas fitting services.

For Expert, Reliable Gas Fitting Services, Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton!

Whether you live in an Edmonton neighbourhood such as Aspen Gardens or Brookside or you're located in one of the surrounding municipalities of Sherwood Park or St. Albert, our certified gas fitters are ready and willing to provide you with all of your gas fitting needs. Whether you live in an older home and require inspection services for peace of mind or you want to get a new line installed, we can handle the job—and provide you with the highest level of customer service while doing it.

To discuss your specific gas fitting needs, give us a call today, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives will answer any questions you may have. Or book an on-site estimate for gas fitting or other services, including gas line repair or water heater repair. We look forward to welcoming you into the Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton family!

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