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The Importance of Earthquake Shutoff Valves
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Plumbing 07/10/12

The Importance of Earthquake Shutoff Valves

At Bill Howe, our plumbers in San Diego are often asked if all businesses and homes need an earthquake shutoff valve. The simple answer is yes.

Plumbers in San Diego recommended earthquake shutoff valve emergency checklist

Our skilled plumbers in San Diego know that a shutoff valve offers critical protection for
your home or business. Even minor earthquake activity could potentially cause damage to gas lines and create an undeniable risk of explosions and fires. Even if the earthquake were minor, it’s always best to be on the safe side and have the proper safety features installed. For this reason, there are mandates to install a government-recommended, tremor-automated gas shutoff valve. So, the next time you call for a Bill Howe plumber in San Diego ask us about earthquake shut off valves, and we’ll have you speak with an plumbing expert and come out to your home for a free estimate.

Since the earthquake shutoff valve is automated by seismic tremors, it can cut off gas flow before homeowners even have time to react to the terror of an earthquake. And, since the shutoff effects are immediate, there is far less danger that the gas could continue to flow and reach damaged lines which could be dangerous and worst case scenario could set off an explosion. Our plumbers in San Diego know that seconds count in an earthquake and that is why they know the importance of a properly functioning earthquake shutoff valve.

Bill Howe maintains a large staff of technicians and plumbers in San Diego. You can be sure that our plumbers are certified to fit the valve according to plumbing code. Once we finish, you will know that your home or business is protected. As a major service and repair company, we are proud to be able to offer these protective valves to homeowners and business managers. We also offer installation of the water heater restraint system (aka earthquake straps) to make them less likely to topple during an earthquake. Earthquake straps are also required by law and our technician can inspect the existing straps to ensure they are also up to plumbing code.

To schedule an appointment or receive an estimate with an expert plumber in San Diego, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469). Whether you need a plumbing estimate or more information regarding earthquake safety measures, we can help!

 

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