Gas Line Installation and Repair in Houston

Jun 12, 2023 | Plumbing

Some repairs you may put off, like fixing a dripping faucet. Others, like gas lines, you don’t want to postpone. Leaks in a gas line pose a serious risk. Along with potential health hazards to employees, explosions are another possibility.

Whether it’s routine maintenance, repairs, or gas line installation, CS Mechanical has the experience and skilled personnel you need. Whom you hire for the project is as important as getting it completed quickly.

Here’s a look at some of the services we offer for our commercial clients.

Leak Detection

Before making any repairs or replacements, our technicians always start with gas leak detection tests. Not all gas leaks produce a noticeable odor. The leak can occur in pipes not running directly under the building. It’s a common misconception we hear from our commercial clients.

Our technicians will pressure test all gas lines in the yard and inside the building. When leaks are not present, we will recommend preventive maintenance services.

Gas lines with leaks will require either repair or replacement. We will recommend the best solution to ensure everyone’s safety depending on the number of leaks.

Gas Line Installation

Installing a gas line requires licensed technicians and plumbers familiar with local safety codes and building regulations. It is not a project building owners, and managers want to leave up to untrained personnel.

CS Mechanical understands the factors that go into gas line installation. After locating the leaks, our technicians will remove the fittings and old pipes. We also handle all demo work, so our clients do not have to lift a finger. During the removal and installation process, we will keep disruptions to a minimum to ensure your business continues to run smoothly.

We will install new pipes, complete with couplings and fittings. Before leaving the job site, our technicians run another pressure test to check for any leaks.

Installing or Upgrading a Gas Water Heater

Your gas water heater is vital to your business. The tank stores cold water, heating it upon demand. For some industries, like restaurants, a lack of hot water may force you to temporarily suspend operations.

When your water heater displays any of the following signs or problems, it is time to consider an upgrade or new installation.

  • Lack of hot water
  • Hot water quickly runs out and is slow to warm up
  • Pilot light frequently goes out
  • Odd banging or popping noise coming from inside the tank
  • Water has a strange or foul odor coming out of the tap
  • The tank is leaking

It may also be time for an upgrade or a new gas water heater when the current one is six years or older.

CS Mechanical will inspect your current gas water heater, checking for signs of any potential issues. We recommend servicing your water heater once a year to help keep it functioning optimally. Sometimes, regular maintenance can prolong the water heater’s life for another year or so.

We take care of everything when you decide to upgrade or install a new gas water heater. From obtaining the necessary licenses and permits to performing inspections, if applicable.

We will remove and safely dispose of the old unit and properly connect the new water heater to the building’s gas line.

Before beginning any project, we will discuss your options and recommend the best solution for your business and bottom line.

Gas Line Maintenance Services

Our gas line maintenance services can help detect and prevent issues that can turn into expensive repairs or pipe replacements.

It starts with regular inspections of your gas line. Our team will check the pipes, couplings, and fittings for any signs of corrosion or damage. We will also perform pressure tests to look for leaks. We also unhook and reconnect any gas-powered appliances and machinery before and after the inspection.

You can schedule gas line maintenance services around your business’s schedule to minimize any disruptions to your operations.

Even if your gas lines are new, maintenance and inspections are recommended.

When should you schedule a gas line inspection? We recommended having it done at least once a year. Temperature fluctuations can cause the gas pipes to expand and contract, often resulting in cracks, corrosion, and rust.

Contact CS Mechanical For All of Your Gas Line Needs

Whether it is preventive maintenance, an inspection, or your gas lines need replacing, CS Mechanical has the skills and expertise your project needs.

Our licensed and certified plumbers will inspect and test your gas lines. If an issue is discovered, we will recommend the best solution.

Located in Houston, we provide commercial services throughout Texas. Our technicians are available 24/7 and are ready to help ensure your gas lines are safe and efficient.