Earthquake Safety

Earthquake safety has always been a major concern for Southern California residents. All water heaters installed in our region must have a restraint system installed to provide resistance against movement in an earthquake.

Earthquake valves or emergency gas shut off valves have long been a requirement for properties in more volatile seismic zones in California, but only recently have insurance companies become more stringent in their enforcement of requiring properties in the San Diego area to have these safety devices installed.

These valves are installed near the gas meter and a seismic disturbance will activate a system that shuts the gas supply off at the meter. This would prevent many fires and gas explosions after an earthquake. Therefore, ensuring your safety.

Bill Howe Plumbing understands the laws and requirements and will offer the right earthquake valves best suited for compliance for your application. We have been dedicated to helping San Diego residents with all their plumbing needs for decades.

Our friendly staff are not only highly qualified, but they understand and hold the same high ethical standards we value and you can expect from the Bill Howe family. After all, we are a family owned and operated business, and we take great pride in doing the job right the first time and giving our customers the best overall experience.

For more information on earthquake safety or to request an appointment, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).

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