From your stove to the fireplace, a quality gas line can make all the difference in your home. If you’re switching from electric to gas, you may need to install a gas line. If that’s the case, it’s important to properly vet the company you’re going to use.
A Few Questions to Ask Before Having a Gas Line Installed
Are you licensed and insured?
Your neighborhood handyman may be able to help you fix a leak or stop a running toilet, but this job is out of his wheelhouse. For an installation that’s going to be done correctly and last you for years, you want to make sure the person doing the job has a full background in plumbing. Here at Mr. Rooter, all of our plumbers are licensed and insured!
What type of machine and technique will you be using?
In all honesty, you don’t need to understand exactly why your plumber made the choices they did. What matters is that your plumber took the time to consider your situation, home, plumbing placement, etc. and came up with a plan. If your plumber doesn’t have a reason for why they chose one method over another, it likely means they’re unprepared.
Do you charge for overtime?
Installing a gas line isn’t like installing a sink. This major installation takes time, precision, and know-how. If a problem arises during the installation, you want to be sure that the company you’ve hired won’t price gauge you. Lucky for you, Mr. Rooter never charges overtime fees, even on nights and weekends!
While these may not be questions per say, they’re things you should take into consideration.
- Does the company you’re planning to use have a respectable website and social media presence? Though it shouldn’t be the only thing you consider, a good web presence will legitimize a company and ensure you can reach out to them if you were to have a problem.
- Read reviews. If you’re using a franchised company, like Mr. Rooter, read more than just the corporate reviews. Reading reviews on the location you’re planning on using is the best way to ensure the job gets done right.
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About the Author: Stan Pomichter, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco
Stan has been a trusted Mr. Rooter owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco since 2016. With years of experience to back him, Stan has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in sewer system repair, drain cleaning, gas line repair, and more.