When you’re moving to a new house, there’s a long to-do list before you can feel settled in. Some of those tasks are part of the moving in process: unpacking your boxes, making adjustments to your routine, and making the house feel like home. Some of those tasks are a bit more structural: labeling your breakers, making minor repairs, and learning where all the off switches are. As you’re adjusting to your new home, make sure you schedule a general tune-up and inspection of your gas supply system. Here’s why:
1. You don’t know how well the previous owners maintained it.
There are always cues that let you know how well your new home used to be taken care of. A clean, well-organized furnace closet is certainly one of them. But you can never know for sure until a professional takes a look. Bring one in so they can check for any broken parts and leaks. They can also tune up your appliances to get ready for the changing seasons. Even more importantly, they can make sure you supply lines are in good condition, especially if you have a slab foundation.
2. They can walk you through the information you need to know.
If you’ve never had a gas-powered home before, you need to know how it works. A technician can walk you through how to turn off the main and localized gas supplies, what warning signs you need to look out for, and what maintenance you need to keep track of as a homeowner.
3. Your exterior gas system is out of sight.
The gas supply line to your house runs underground and it can be impossible to locate yourself. But you need to know where it is, not just where it’s likely to be, as soon as possible. Then you can make sure landscaping projects work safely around it. You can also keep an eye out for withering plants near the supply line so you can call if you think there’s a leak.
Whether you want a tune-up, a comprehensive inspection, or repairs, contact us at East Texas Leak Locators. We can answer your questions and help you feel more at home with your gas lines.