Earthquake valves are an important part of your plumbing system. Earthquakes are a reality in Southern California and gas valves that are damaged during a quake can be dangerous. Gas line fires are a major concern after a powerful earthquake.
Earthquake valves have an automatic sensor that cuts all gas flow into your home or business when triggered. Similar sensors can control water valves as well. These valves provide a level of safety during an earthquake and can avoid costly damage.
While it’s possible to manually shut off your natural gas, the following specialized valves are available that can automatically shut off your service in case of an emergency:
Read more about the importance of these important safety devices at SoCal Gas.