Calgary plumbing experts, Lone Star Plumbing and Heating, know that having your household appliances equipped with professional gas fitting can simplify your life and save you money.  However, like most things and especially when dealing with natural gases, safety is essential.  Read on to learn what you need to know about your Calgary gas lines to ensure you and your family are safe.

Any appliance powered by natural gas that does not go through regular maintenance will eventually break down and leak carbon monoxide into your home. Gas powered appliances should be inspected on an annual basis by a certified contractor, such as Lone Star Plumbing and Heating.  This inspection will guarantee that your lines are functioning efficiently and safely.  If a certified plumbing specialist finds an issue with your gas line, he or she is required by law to report it and place a warning on your devices.  This demonstrates the importance of safety inspections with gas fittings in Calgary.

Another precaution you can take with gas lines is doing your homework before using any gas appliance. Check.  Verify that the stove meets the criteria established by the Canadian Standards Association or the CSA.  Even if you inherit a used gas powered stove, it also must be approved by the CSA.  As time goes on, these appliances will require repairs or replacements and only trained individuals should take on these tasks.

So if you have a gas line feeding an outdoor kitchen, barbeque or patio heaters, it is imperative that you have a knowledgeable and certified technician inspect the annually. If you have any questions about gas lines in Calgary, call the experts at Lone Star Plumbing and Heating at 403.295.3028.