GAS PIPE WORK
When it comes to gas pipe work, Metropolitan plumbers are equipped with both the tools and the knowledge to repair most materials used in the delivery of gas. Our qualified gas professionals can deal with copper, galvanised and several variations of PEX pipes. Should you have corroded or damaged pipe work for you gas line, a repair or replacement will be required.
With gas, immediate action needs to be taken as it is an extremely hazardous substance. Which is why we can have a gas plumber to your home or business within the hour* of your call and are available 24/7. We cover all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. Call us today on 1300 367 333 for a gas pipe work repair, replacement or new installation with quality workmanship guaranteed.
Types of Pipe work
There are different types of pipe work used in the distribution of natural gas to your home, as discussed below.
Copper Pipe work
Copper pipes have always been the default option for gas piping, and for good reason. They’re reliable, strong and an effective distribution system for natural gas. It is also an excellent source to carry both hot and cold water. Many homes have copper pipe work installed that has lasted over 50 years with no problems. This is because copper pipes are extremely durable and show little signs of ageing.
Copper pipe work can be expensive to install but you will get the most out of it compared to other pipe materials available. It is also one of the longest lasting pipes to use within your home that will require minimal to no ongoing maintenance. Unlike plastic pipes, which can easily be damaged by blockages or tree roots.
Under no circumstance should you try to repair or replace a copper pipe yourself, unless you are a fully trained and licensed professional. Electrocution from un-earthed plumbing can easily occur, or if your copper pipe is used for carrying hot water, this water could be at boiling point. Another factor to consider is your home insurance. If your pipe work was repaired, replaced or installed by an unqualified tradesman, any required claims would most likely be rejected.
Galvanised pipes were a popular choice for new home installations around 50 years ago. However, are not commonly installed today due to their corrosion properties. They were once considered the most durable before copper piping was introduced. But over time it has been noted that they usually corrode from the inside out. This causes burst or leaking pipe work – especially when being used as a water carrier.
Even though they aren’t commonly installed in new homes today, there are still plenty of homes with galvanised pipe work. The gas fitting experts from Metropolitan Plumbing can easily provide you with repairs or replacements should you find yourself with a gas leak.
PEX Pipe work
PEX pipes are now increasingly popular with several manufacturers and brands on the market. The highly trained plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing have the tools and parts to repair, replace or install your PEX pipes. We service brands such as; Sharkbite, Auspex, Profit and Rehau. This style of pipe, often referred to as “plastic piping”, is become more popular due to its price and soft, flexible composition.
When PEX pipe work is installed it must be done correctly by a trained professional to reduce any risk of the pipes becoming damaged. If you have a leaking or burst PEX pipe or require a new PEX pipe work installation then contact Metropolitan Plumbing. We can provide quality workmanship, with customer satisfaction guaranteed.
All types of gas pipe work must be installed by a trained professional to ensure it is done so correctly, as it can be both tricky and dangerous. Don’t take the risk, it’s never worth it in the long run. Contact a licensed and fully qualified gas fitter from Metropolitan Plumbing for any pipe work repairs, replacements or new installations. We are available 24/7 and can have a gas fitter to your home or office within the hour* in an emergency. Operating across all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.