Although natural gas is an efficient, clean energy source, it’s also highly flammable and combustible, and it produces potentially lethal gases like carbon monoxide. If you plan to convert your existing furnace, water heater, fireplace, or stove to natural gas, you’ll need to hire a licensed professional who has access to the right tools and procedures.
Gas installations are complex and may require an application to your local natural gas provider, city and/or county permits, and inspections once the work is complete. Several decisions must be made along the way, including:
- trenching location
- entry point to your home
- meter location (if this is a brand new installation)
- size and type of pipe to use (flexible, black iron, or copper)
- whether to use PVC conduit or steel casing pipe
- whether to extend an existing line or run a new line from the gas manifold.
Gas line installation costs vary widely—from a couple hundred dollars if you’re simply extending an existing line to more than $5000 if you’re starting from scratch. Costs may include:
- permit and inspection fees
- delivery of supplies and equipment
- worksite preparation
- modifications to your home’s infrastructure if necessary (plumbing, HVAC, electrical and so on)
- testing for and disposing of hazardous materials in older homes, such as asbestos
- general contractor fees
- clean up and debris removal
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been installing gas lines in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.
We are also experts in Kitchen plumbing, basement plumbing, bathroom plumbing and tankless water heater installation. Give us a call at 314-645-6350 or fill out the contact form here to request a bid.