Protect your family with an earthquake shutoff valve.
Living in Southern California, earthquakes aren’t an uncommon occurrence. From shattered glass to the destruction of buildings, the shaking can leave behind a lot of damage. However, perhaps one of the most dangerous consequences of an earthquake is your risk of a natural gas leak. All the shaking has to potential to damage the gas pipes which can then cause leaks. Not only are they hazardous to your health, but they have been notorious for starting deadly fires after an earthquake. Keep your family safe and install an earthquake shutoff valve. Check out everything you need to know about earthquake shutoff valves.
About the Valve.
After an earthquake, you may not be able to easily access the gas valve to manually shut off the gas. That’s where the earthquake valve comes in. It can turn off the gas automatically in an earthquake.
Benefits of the Valve.
The valve is automatic. If the sensing mechanism detects an earthquake strong enough to cause gas pipe damage, the gas is turned off. Since it’s automatic, it can be done without a person present. Plus, even if a person is present, they won’t have to worry about locating the valve and determining how to turn off the gas manually.
It’s required by law that your valves are certified by the State Architect. Also, be sure to check with your municipality and Gas Company to see if there are any restrictions on the installation of an earthquake shutoff valve.
Invest in an earthquake shutoff valve to maximize your family’s safety. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, contact the experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing. Located in Thousand Oaks, we help the Conejo Valley with all their water conservation and plumbing needs.