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Earthquake Valve Installation

Although it may be unpleasant to think about, Los Angeles is prone to earthquakes. In order to protect you, your property, and your neighbors from some of the common dangers associated with earthquakes, we offer earthquake valve installation services among our many services. Earthquake vales can help prevent deadly gas leaks in the event of increased seismic activity.

Here at Mike Stern Plumber in Woodland Hills, our technicians are specially trained to handle all your plumbing and gas needs. They can assess your situation and recommend the best earthquake valve for your home or business. We can even give you a free quote on earthquake valve installation services before the work begins so that you know what you're getting and what it will cost. Our operators are available 24/7, so call now to schedule your free quote.

Two Main Types Of Earthquake Valves

There are two main types of earthquake valves: those triggered by excessive motion and those that sense excessive gas flow. Determining the most appropriate earthquake valve for your property is one of the things our technicians do best. In the event of an earthquake, both of these types of shutoff valves are designed to stop the flow of gas in order to prevent suffocation or explosion.

A motion-sensing caged ball sensor is the more common earthquake valve type. A ball sits on a small ring within the gas line. When the line shakes violently – as the result of an earthquake – the pipe moves and the ball drops off the ring, effectively blocking the flow of gas.

The second type of earthquake valve employs a small sensor that tracks the flow of gas. When the flow accelerates, as the result of a leak, the valve shuts it off. However, these valves may not be effective at detecting slow leaks. Likewise, the caged ball valves do not detect leaks, only movement. Fortunately, our skilled technicians can determine the best earthquake valve for your home or business.

In addition to the added safety they provide, earthquake valves are mandated by California law, insurance providers, and gas companies. Call us today to receive a free estimate.

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