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What to Know about Gas Inspections

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In St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County Laclede Gas Company and other local gas utility agencies have extended gas inspections to a pool of licensed and qualified heating and cooling contractors. A Hoffmann Brother's Heating and Cooling contractor fields the most commonly posed questions.                        

 

Why should a St. Charles County, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County homebuyer request a gas inspection?

Gas inspections determine whether a home has any underlying problems. Appliances, such as the stove, water heater, furnace, and washer necessitate an evaluation to determine whether there are any imminent safety problems.        

 

Is anyone qualified to conduct a gas inspection?      

No. Only gas companies, Laclede gas inspectors and certified heating and air conditioning contractors have the credentials and expertise to conduct gas inspections.  

 

Is a gas inspection conducted by a heating and air conditioning company a better gas inspection than a utility company technician?

Because heating, ventilations, and air conditioning contractors specialize in the repair of furnaces, water heaters and other gas fueled appliances, these experts can actually provide the buyer an estimate on the cost of repairs and any potential replacements.

 

How long are gas inspections valid for a buyer?

Sixty days is the span that Laclede Gas Company authorizes for a single gas inspection.

 

What happens when the seller or the homeowner, who held the gas utility account, had an outstanding balance due?

Laclede Gas Company normally charges St. Louis City, St. Charles County and St. Louis County buyers a $25 fee to turn on the gas for the inspection. However, in situations, where the original gas bill was left outstanding, the prospective buyer has to remit a $62 fee.

 

Did you know?

Last month, Attorney General Chris Kosher warned Missourians of scammers perpetrating gas utility bill collectors. Read more about the fraud here:

http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2013/ConsumerAlert_AG_Koster_warns_utility_scams/

 

Why should St. Louis City, St. Charles County and St. Louis County buyers entrust Hoffmann Brothers to conduct a gas inspection?

All of our employees have to pass a background check. We don't stop there. We also require drug testing. To ensure that our technicians uphold the highest standards in heating and cooling services, education and training is ongoing, divulges the owner of the HVAC company, serving the communities of: St, Louis County, St. Charles County and St. Louis City.

 

Protect your next home investment in Saint Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County with a gas inspection by a trusted expert. For more information, please visit: http://www.hoffmannbros.com/gas-inspections.html.

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