Plumbing FAQ 12: What Is An Earthquake Shut-Off Valve?

There are a lot of things to love about living in Pasadena. There’s the great weather to enjoy, and there is always plenty to do. Every place has its drawbacks, though, and the possibility of an earthquake is something that folks in this area live with every day. The most important thing for you to remember is that, while you cannot eliminate the risk of an earthquake, there are ways to protect your home and your safety in such an event. Call the Pasadena plumbing pros at Ace Pelizon today to discuss an earthquake gas shut-off valve installation. If an earthquake hits your neighborhood, a gas shut-off valve can help keep you safe.

If you use natural gas to heat your home or to power your stove or water heater, there is always the chance that you may experience some trouble with the natural gas delivery system that makes this possible. In the event of an earthquake, the gas lines supplying your home with natural gas can be disrupted and damaged by the shifting ground. This can lead to a dangerous situation, as natural gas can leak into your home as a result of this damage. An earthquake gas shut-off valve can help prevent this from happening.

In the event of an earthquake, a gas shut-off valve can detect the seismic activity and automatically stem the flow of gas into your home. This means that, should an earthquake occur, you do not have to worry about locating the gas supply switch in your home in order to manually turn off the flow of natural gas. You will have enough to focus on during such a situation without having to worry about gas leaking into your home. It is important that your gas shut-off valve is only serviced and installed by a qualified, licensed professional.

Whatever Pasadena plumbing services you may need, including earthquake gas shut-off valve installation, repair and maintenance services, contact Ace Pelizon. Our plumbers have years of training and experience to ensure that your home is protected in the event of an earthquake. Contact us today to learn more.

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