Who Can Install a Gas Line for My Stove?

Moving from an electric stove to a gas stove, or simply upgrading your gas stove and line, may leave you wondering who installs gas lines for stoves or maybe who can run a gas line to your kitchen. Working with propane or natural gas is incredibly dangerous, and making sure the installation is done correctly is vital to ensuring the safety of your home and everyone in it. 

We’re going to look at not only who can install a gas line for a stove, but what type of contractor can install gas service lines if you need more extensive installation needs. Then, we’re going to look at what the process involves, and why it’s important to have a local professional complete the installation. 

Who Can Install A Gas Line For My Stove?

If you need a gas line installed for your stove, you will need a plumber, and in most states, that plumber will need appropriate credentialing. Installing a gas stove can be relatively simple, but connecting it to the gas service, whether propane or natural gas, at the installation location, is where the potential for danger comes in. Before hiring a plumber, you should know what to look for in quality plumbing service, as well as what the basic process is going to look like. 

Why Do I Need A Plumber To Install A Gas Line For My Stove?

Here are a few big reasons why you may want to avoid the DIY route for your stove’s gas line installation.

Your Local Laws May Require It

First and foremost, in many areas, the best reason to call a licensed plumber is that working on gas lines yourself may be illegal. In San Diego, for example, a homeowner or property owner can get what’s known as a “no-plan” permit for installing a gas appliance or doing minor repairs, but failing to do so can result in consequences. A more substantial permit is needed for all other work, and your plumber will know the application requirements and how to best get it done.

Your Plumber Is An Expert

The reason that plumbers work on both water and gas lines is that they are both incredibly similar in function and installation. Not only will your plumber know the best way to get the project done, but it’ll also be done quicker and with less danger than doing it yourself.

The Consequences Can Be Devastating

Gas lines need to be installed 100% correctly because even a slight misstep in the sealing process can lead to a leak. Installing a gas line may seem straightforward, but there is a significant chance for a non-professional to make a mistake. If there is a leak, you’ll need to have a professional address the problem anyway, so it’s usually a lot easier to simply have them install it in the first place.

What To Look For In A Plumbing Service

Before you commit to any work, make sure you do a little due diligence in researching your potential plumber. Here are some things to remember:

  • Make sure they can prove they have a current business license for your state
  • They should have a surety bond to protect you from subpar work, also known as being “bonded”
  • They should have current liability and workers’ compensation insurance
  • Most reputable plumbers will have references or even portfolios they can furnish to you, so you can see previous projects or speak with customers who agree to act as references

Trust The San Diego Experts With Your Next Project

No matter the scope of your gas line project, we can be your trusted local plumbing partner. Whether you need a gas line for your stove or more extensive repairs on your existing gas lines, reach out today to Emory Plumbing to speak with a professional.