What Does A Gas Fitter Do?

Oct 13, 2020

Have you ever experienced a gas leak in your home? We hope not, because this situation can be dangerous and stressful. But if you have, then you probably called a gas fitter to solve your problem. A gas fitter does more than handle emergencies like these – they also take care of the maintenance and installation of gas-reliant appliances in residential and commercial areas. To learn more about what a gas fitter can do for you, keep reading:

Based on training and experience, there are two kinds of gas fitters in Manitoba. A domestic gas fitter works with appliances that have a maximum of 400,000 British thermal units (BTUs). BTUs measure heat and fuel output; more BTUs mean that the system is more powerful. A gas fitter works on all levels of equipment – since more BTUs are involved in a gas fitter’s work than a domestic gas fitter’s, they require additional training and experience. 

Common appliances rely on gas to operate efficiently, including stoves, barbeques, and fireplaces. A gas fitter takes caution when installing these machines because an improperly fitted pipe can cause a leak. These workers use detailed instructions to install gas-reliant appliances properly, and they refer to house plans to find where a gas line can be safely tapped into.

Homeowners that experience symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness may be dealing with a gas leak. A gas fitter can examine the line for any damage and repair it promptly. They use detection devices to locate traces of natural gas, propane, and carbon monoxide leaks. When there are fires or explosions due to leaks, a gas fitter will investigate the scene to determine the cause behind it.

In a commercial building, a gas fitter may be called in to perform an inspection of the facility. They will assess the gas lines and appliances for any faulty connections, and test the air using a gas detecting device. This will ensure the safety of all employees and customers in the building. Work involving gas lines is highly dangerous; it’s very flammable and causes health issues when breathed in. All residential and commercial buildings need to call a professional gas fitter for this work to be done.

When do you need to call a gas fitter? If you suspect that there’s a gas leak in your home, make sure to contact one ASAP. A gas fitter can help you troubleshoot faulty appliances, and safely connect new ones to a gas line. They also install heating systems in newly constructed buildings. For ongoing detection of gas leaks, they can put in a system that continually monitors the air. When hiring a gas fitter, be sure to ask about their qualifications; you want someone with the proper training and experience due to the dangerous nature of natural gas and gas lines.

Finally, you may decide to hire a gas fitter to help with your natural gas-fueled heating system. As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure your furnace is up for the task. If you’re looking for Winnipeg furnace repair, a gas fitter can help match your house with the appropriate gas line. Call Provincial Heating and Cooling for your furnace needs, whether it’s for repair, maintenance, and/or installation.


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