When living in California, earthquakes are always something that we must be prepared for. In the event of an earthquake that impacts your area, it is always wise to have an Earthquake (Seismic) Gas Shut Off Valve installed on your gas line. Some insurance companies give a discount rate for homes with Gas Shut Off Valve. Yes, it is possible to manually shut off your Gas Valve, but you may not have the time or the ability in emergency situations. It’s best to be proactive when you live in areas where earthquakes are common.
Earthquake (Seismic) Gas Shut Off Valves sense movement or shaking in the ground and will automatically turn off the Gas supply to your property. They must be installed on the “Clients Line” not the “Service Line” and they cannot be installed too close to the meter. It’s likely that your Gas service may have to be turned off in order to install the Valve. It’s also important to have them inspected from time to time to make sure they are working properly. You will have to have your Earthquake (Seismic) Gas Shut Off Valve reset after a shut down. The installation, inspection or repair of this equipment is something you must hire a licensed plumbing contractor to do.
Patriot Plumbing Rooter & Restoration can help you deal with high-risk Gas Shut Off Valve repairs, inspections and installation. We will inspect your entire system and make sure it runs efficiently. If you have decided to have one installed, we can guide you through purchasing one and install it for you. With over 3 decades of experience in in the industry, you can count on us to do a professional job in the Los Angeles and Orange County area.