Gas Line Repair & Replacement Akron

Gas Line Piping, Repair, and Leak Detection Services

Gas Piping and Installation Services in Akron, Ohio

Your Trusted Partner for Gas Line Repair, Hookup, and Replacement

Natural gas is a modern and efficient way to provide affordable energy to our homes and businesses. Gas appliances such as stoves, boilers, dryers, water heaters, and more all rely on a steady, reliable flow of gas. The most common gas line problem we are called out to repair is usually a leak. Our customers can smell or hear the gas leaking from the line. This is an immediate safety and fire hazard, and you need to call us immediately if you smell gas or hear gas escaping from a pressurized line.

Unique Plumbing & Drain, Inc. is a full-service plumbing company based out of Akron and serving the surrounding area. We specialize in inspecting, repairing, replacing, and installing new gas lines for both residential and commercial applications. Whether you need to identify the source of a gas leak and repair it, or you need to install gas piping for a new appliance, our team of licensed gas-fitters will be able to help.

Comprehensive Gas Piping Services

Gas Piping Safety Inspections

As a home or business owner you probably care about the safety of your home or business.  Especially when it comes to the integrity of your natural gas piping system. We offer Gas Piping Safety Inspections and we can assess every aspect of your gas piping infrastructure. During these inspections, one of our licensed plumbers will look for several potential issues with your gas lines. Things we are looking for include signs of corrosion or wear on pipes, improper fittings or connections that could eventually leak, and the overall condition of the gas lines to ensure they comply with both local and national safety standards.

Why would you need a gas piping safety inspection?  The purpose can vary but most often includes verifying the system's safety before purchasing a property, after any type of natural disaster or accident, or as part of regular maintenance to prevent gas leaks.  Gas leaks can lead to serious health and safety risks, including fire hazards and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Are you looking to install a new or upgraded gas appliance?  Our gas piping inspections will also identify if the gas system can support new appliances or if upgrades are necessary to handle increased gas demand. By identifying and addressing these issues early, you can avoid costly repairs, ensure the efficient operation of your gas appliances, and more importantly, protect you and your family from potential dangers associated with gas leaks.

Gas Piping Leak Detection and Repair

If you suspect a gas leak it's important to take action right away.  You can call us at (330) 928-1272 to get someone on the way.  Detecting and repairing gas leaks is important to maintaining the safety and functionality of your home or business gas piping system. Gas leaks are not uncommon and can occur in several areas.  Typically we'll discover leaks at joints and connections where pipes connect to appliances like stoves, water heaters, and furnaces. Other vulnerable points include old or corroded pipes, fittings that have become loose over time, and areas where the piping may have been accidentally damaged during renovations or other construction activities.

How Do We Detecting Leaks? Our approach to detecting gas leaks combines technology with professional expertise. We use electronic gas detectors, which can pinpoint even the smallest leaks by sensing the gas concentration in the air. Additionally, we can apply a soap solution to suspected areas and the appearance of bubbles indicates a leak. In some cases, a thorough inspection of the piping and manual testing can identify less obvious leaks.

How Do We Repair Gas Leaks? Once a leak is detected, the method of repair depends on the leak's location and severity. For minor leaks, tightening fittings or replacing small sections of pipe might be acceptable.  More significant gas leaks may require the replacement of entire sections of piping, especially if there is extensive corrosion or damage. In all cases, repairs are carried out with a focus on restoring the integrity and safety of the gas piping system. Our team of licensed plumbers will make sure that all repairs meet or exceed industry standards and local building codes.

Safety is always our top priority when responding to gas leak calls. We offer quick and effective repairs but our priority is to make sure that your gas piping system is up to date and capable of safely delivering gas to your appliances. Regular maintenance and inspections are a good idea to catch potential leaks before they develop into something serious.

Gas Line Replacement and Installation

Replacing or installing new gas lines is often a necessity, not just an option. Over time, gas piping can suffer from corrosion or develop cracks due to environmental factors, material degradation, or physical damage. Such conditions compromise the safety and efficiency of your gas supply, making replacement imperative to prevent leaks that could lead to serious safety hazards, including fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Why Replace a Gas Line? If a replacement is required it's generally for safety concerns. Corroded or cracked pipes are leak risks, and ensuring a secure gas supply is critical for safety.  If you're renovating or remodeling your home, existing gas lines may need to be relocated to accommodate new layouts or gas demands.

Installing New Gas Lines: If you want to install new gas appliances you may need the installation of new gas lines. Appliances that require a dedicated gas line include gas stoves, outdoor grills, fireplaces, clothes dryers, water heaters, and furnaces. Each of these appliances has specific gas flow requirements, and adding or upgrading gas appliances can mean your current gas piping system needs expansion or modification to safely handle the increased load.

Safety is always at the forefront of any gas line replacement or installation project. It's not just about meeting current needs but ensuring the system is compliant with local codes, and capable of delivering safe, efficient service. Our team of licensed plumbers is equipped to handle these tasks with precision, ensuring that every new or replaced gas line offers reliability and peace of mind.

Custom Gas Piping Solutions

Sometimes, standard gas piping setups just don't fit the bill. That's where custom gas piping solutions come into play. Whether it's due to unique architectural designs, specific appliance requirements, or unconventional usage needs, custom solutions ensure that your gas supply meets your exact demands safely and efficiently.

Why Choose A Custom Gas Piping Solution? Every home or business has its own set of challenges. You might have a kitchen layout that requires a non-standard gas line route, or perhaps you're installing a commercial-grade kitchen with multiple appliances needing a larger gas supply. Custom solutions cater to these unique scenarios, ensuring that gas reaches where it's needed without compromising on safety or efficiency.

Understanding Gas Manifolds: A gas manifold is a crucial component in custom gas piping solutions. It acts as a central hub, distributing gas from a single supply point to multiple appliances. This is especially useful in complex installations where several appliances need a reliable gas supply. Manifolds ensure that gas flow is evenly distributed, regulated, and safely delivered to every appliance, making them indispensable in custom setups.

The Need for Relocation: Relocating gas lines is often necessary during major renovations or when adding new rooms or appliances. For instance, if you're remodeling your kitchen or adding an outdoor kitchen, existing gas lines may need to be moved to accommodate new layouts or appliances. Relocation ensures that your gas piping system aligns with your current needs and space configurations, maintaining functionality and safety.

If you think you might have a problem with your gas piping in your home or building, please give us a call at (330) 928-1272 or fill out our online contact form, and we'll get right back to you.