Whether you live in Fullerton, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa or Irvine, the Orange County area is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, fun in the sun and the best surfing experience Southern California has to offer. You’re also familiar with the high number of earthquakes in the area. Each year, Orange County and other parts of Southern California experience about 10,000 earthquakes, several of which register at least a 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale. However, larger earthquakes can happen at any time. This is precisely why you need to be aware of the importance of earthquake valve shutoff mechanisms.
Earthquakes can cause gas lines in your Orange County home to rupture, which is a serious problem requiring immediate attention. Earthquakes create potentially dangerous and life-threatening circumstances. It can be very dangerous to leave your home during an earthquake. If your gas line ruptures and you’re trapped inside your home, your life is in serious danger due to the possibility of asphyxia, fire and explosion. The release of natural gas into homes or buildings from existing gas lines can be catastrophic. Fortunately, one of the licensed technicians here at Barker & Sons plumbing company can install an earthquake valve shutoff in Orange County for you. We can install an earth valve shutoff mechanism in your home that will automatically shut down your gas system in the event that a 5.4 earthquake rocks Orange County – and chances are that one just might!
Features and Benefits of Earthquake Valve Shutoff Mechanisms
It’s a no-brainer for you to complete an earthquake valve shutoff installation in your Orange County home. Some of the benefits of earthquake valve shutoff mechanisms include their ability to:
- Automatically shut off gas service once seismic activity is felt, reducing the chance of fire and explosion.
- Be automatically reset (by the homeowner or a professional) after gas line is repaired.
- Work on both natural gas and propane systems.
- Serve as an affordable investment in safety.
- Protection 365 days a home – even when home owners are away.
- Potentially reduce home owner’s insurance rates (contact your insurance company for more info).
You never know when an earthquake could strike here in Orange County. Experience the peace of mind of knowing that you, your family and your home are all protected in case an earthquake hits. Contact Barker & Sons plumbing so that one of our licensed technicians can install an earthquake valve shutoff mechanism in your home. You’ll be pleased to know that we’re the plumbing company that’s available 24/7 to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your earthquake valve shutoff mechanism.