Repair and Installation of Gas Lines in Your Home or Business
Do you need a gas line installed for a new appliance? Does your gas line have a faulty connection or need a repair? Did the contractor building your deck hit a gas line, and you need it repaired? Whether you need an interior or exterior gas line repair or installation, McNabb Plumbing is your plumber of choice.
Time to Change Your Gas Lines?
Have you recently upgraded a new appliance? Do you want to convert from electric to gas prices in an attempt to save money? Have you tried to move the stove to tile your kitchen floor but discovered a stuck shut-off valve?
McNabb Plumbing can meet all your interior gas line installation needs, from gas meters into all appliances, including your furnace and water heater to solving problems with gas leaks. McNabb Plumbing installs WARDFLEX CSST tubing systems with a multiple valve set (think of it as a circuit panel for gas) located in the basement with ID tags for each appliance.
WARDFLEX is Corrugated Stainless-Steel Tubing. It is a flexible gas pipe system that allows for greater performance over traditional black-steel piping. WARDFLEX’s flexibility also allows for an easier installation as it reduces cutting, threading, and mess. It also allows for fewer connections, which lowers the possibility of leaks. WARDFLEX is available for use in both residential and commercial settings.
McNabb Plumber is a certified and trained WARDFLEX installer and your premier choice for gas line repairs and installations in the Pittsburgh area.
We Work with Outside Gas Lines, Too!
McNabb Plumbing not only handles your interior gas line needs, but your exterior gas line needs as well. All McNabb Plumbers are certified drug-free by the Department of Transportation, who oversees gas line pipes, and all of our plumbers are subject to random drug testing. This assures you that you are getting the safest and most secure installation available. McNabb offers both traditional trench and trenchless exterior gas line installations. To learn more about our trenchless installations, visit our Perma Liner page.
What to Do If You Suspect a Gas Leak
- DO make sure to open your doors and windows and make sure any pilot lights in your home are turned off. This is likely an obvious move, but in a panic, you may forget this step. Eliminating the problem and allowing fresh air into the home helps keep you safe.
- DON’T try to find the leak. Staying in the home and inspecting your lines for a potential leak further exposes you to additional inhalation of the gas itself and increases your chance of being in a dangerous accident.
- DO make sure to leave the room immediately and exit your home if you even remotely suspect the leak is anything but minor and recent. Just like the previous point, staying in and around a gas leak is dangerous in multiple ways.
- DON’T turn on switch lights or use household appliances. Certainly, don’t light a cigarette or candle in the home. You do not want to create a spark or flame of any kind around a gas leak. Do not touch any source of ignition in your home.
- Once you are in a safe place, DO call the gas company immediately.
- DON’T assume your neighbors will call if you smell a gas leak is outside your home. Make sure to report the leak immediately. Leaks that occur outside of your home can be just as dangerous.
How to Identify a Gas Leak in Your Home
While major accidents due to gas leaks are not common, when they do occur they can be very devastating. Even if you avoid any major damage to your home, gas leaks can have physical side effects to anyone in the house or building. So how can you identify a gas leak?
1. THERE’S A STRANGE SMELL IN YOUR HOME
You notice the smell of “rotten eggs.” The gas company adds mercaptan to the gas to make it recognizable in case of a leak. Plumbers that constantly work with different gas companies will also be able to tell which gas company is the provider, just by the smell!
2. YOU HEAR A HISSING SOUND
The slight sound of a whistling or hissing might indicate that you hear a gas line leak.
3. DEAD FLOWERS IN THE HOME
Dead or struggling houseplants can be a sign of a gas leak (or that you forgot to water them). If you have hearty plants that you take care of regularly, but they are struggling, you might want to double check that it’s not a gas leak in your home. Dead grass patch in the yard for no reason? Do you add soil, seed, and water but nothing grows? Check if this area is in a straight line from your gas meter to the street valve. If it is, it could be a gas leak in an old line. Call your gas company!
4. YOU UNEXPECTEDLY DON’T FEEL WELL
Many people report flu-like symptoms (headaches and nausea) along with dizziness, fatigue, feeling light-headed, and irritation to the eyes and throat in the presence of a gas leak.
What to Know About the Gas Lines in Your Home
What to Expect During Your Gas Line Repairs or Installation
Scheduling Your Plumbing Appointment
When you call McNabb Plumbing, we’ll discuss your problem and look to get a feel for what the cause may be. For outside repairs, there will be some excavation of the beginning and end of the gas service line. Any plants bushes, decorative mulch, or stone should be moved.
Site Visit and Estimate
Typically speaking, one of our plumbers will arrive on-scene within a day of your call (or sooner, in the event of an emergency) and will look at the problem with you. We’ll provide you an estimate of the work we’ll do and make sure to discuss the project with you in its entirety–there are no hidden fees or charges you’ll “find out about later.”
During every visit, our plumbers wear protective gear that protects your house during our visit, as the last thing we’d ever want to do is create more trouble for you. We go to great lengths to minimize our impact in your home.
Our Plumbing Work
When we start work on your property:
- If the gas company has not shut off the gas, we will.
- We will sever the line and attempt to insert the new line through the old line.
- We air test and call the gas company for inspection.
- Most cases are completed in one working day.
After Our Plumber has Finished
After inspection, we re-connect both ends of the new line, turn on the gas, and light your appliances.
We backfill to rough grade, and we will plant your bushes, flowers, plants, mulch and/or stone. We do not reseed the lawn.
What People Are Saying About Our Plumbing Work
You Don’t Have to Take Our Word For It
“I chose McNabb Plumbing because they won the Reader’s Choice Award Winner and of their policy to satisfy and keep their customers. Two of their plumbers, Michael D. and Mark came to the house – I was totally impressed with their competence, knowledge and mannerisms. Although it was a challenging job they remained pleasant, courteous, showed concern for the house, worked together skillfully and solved the problem efficiently. They are outstanding. This was the second time Michael was here and I was completely satisfied with his mannerisms and ability on both visits. I would not hesitate to call McNabb and ask for Michael D. and Mark.”
Sean and John did an EXCELLENT job troubleshooting a very difficult sewer line clog problem. They took the needed time to analyze/solve the issue. Many thanks to them.
Very Knowledgeable. I’ve dealt with many technicians, Mike was great. I’ll always recommend him/McNabb
Have used McNabb Plumbing for over 20 years and have always been very happy. However, my happiness went to another level recently when Bill suggested that I consider a tankless water heater. We made the investment this past April have just been thrilled. No more cold showers! All the hot water you want, when you want it! Plus, not having the water tank in the basement freed up space for other use. I will always use Mcnabb Plumbing because of their quality but also because of their commitment to always staying on top of their customers’ needs and suggesting better ways to do things.
After being told by Gilliece I would be looking at spending 9-12 thousand dollars, and stressing it’s an ASAP situation. They misled me into viewing I couldn’t even use my toilet and this needed to be addressed NOW… Thank God I called McNabb… Sean came in and saved the day. He was professional and honest and extremely courteous. and McNabb plumbing is definitely a referral I will be sending out to everyone. From the minute I called everyone was wonderful. Thank you for being the professional honest business that you are. In a world of scammers. It’s absolutely amazing to find a business Like this.
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Our Promise to You
If you are not 100% satisfied with the service we have provided, (barring cost) we will refund your money. If our plumbers smoke or are disrespectful in your home, are not drug tested, or leave your home without cleaning up, you do not pay for the service. If a repair or equipment that we have provided and installed fails in the first year, we will repair it again–no charge.