California locals know the dangers earthquakes pose to their homes and the people in them. Oak Plumbing understands that preparing your home’s plumbing is the best way to ensure that your home is ready for an earthquake. If you’re new to the area, you must ensure your home is up to code and ready for an earthquake.
Our experienced technicians have been trained in seismic safety standards, allowing them to inspect, test and certify all your plumbing fixtures, pipes, and joints. We use only the highest quality materials, ensuring your plumbing system is built for the long haul.
We will also provide you with up-to-date earthquake safety tips to protect yourself and your family during an earthquake. Our team of certified plumbers can help you prepare for any potential seismic activity, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
How an Earthquake Valve Protect Your Home and Property
Earthquakes can cause devastating damage to homes, businesses, and other properties. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your property from earthquakes, one solution includes using earthquake valves. An earthquake valve is installed in a gas line leading into a home or building. The valve automatically shuts off the gas flow when the ground shakes during an earthquake. This prevents dangerous gas leaks that can lead to fires and explosions.
How an Earthquake Valve Work
Earthquake valves are designed to detect when the ground begins to shake due to an earthquake. When an earthquake occurs, the valve will shut off within milliseconds, preventing further gas flow into the home or building. Once it detects that the shaking has stopped, it will automatically reopen so you can resume using your gas appliances as usual.
The Benefits of an Earthquake Valves
Earthquake valves provide multiple benefits for homeowners and business owners alike. First and foremost, they reduce the risk of fires caused by natural gas leaks during earthquakes. Without an earthquake valve in your gas line, a tiny spark from electrical wiring or another source could ignite the leaked natural gas and lead to catastrophic consequences for your home or business property.
Additionally, earthquake valves can save you money on property damage repairs. By preventing fires caused by natural gas leaks, they reduce the damage that would have occurred if a fire were to occur due to an exposed gas line. Furthermore, these valves can provide peace of mind knowing that your home or business is protected from potential disasters. Finally, installing an earthquake valve is relatively easy and low-cost compared to other protective measures.
Schedule your earthquake valve installation today with Oak Plumbing and keep your home protected!