If you live in California, seismic activity is just part of the package. Situated between two major, active fault zones (the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone and the Whittier-Elsinore Fault Zone), seismic activity is not an uncommon occurrence. Because of this, it’s important to have the proper seismic valve services to ensure you’re prepared for any kind of activity.
HomeX Plumbing and Rooter is proud to offer seismic valve services to the community of Anaheim. An essential part of making sure your home is always taken care of is understanding the importance of having a working seismic valve. That’s why you can always rely on our seismic valve reset and replacement services!
A seismic valve, also known as an earthquake valve, is an automatic system that shuts off the low-pressure regulated gas lines to your home. This happens in the event of an earthquake and/or if a pipe breaks due to the movement of the ground. The natural gas that runs through the pipelines of your home is extremely flammable and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Even if it’s a small earthquake with little to no movement, it could still impact your gas lines. Having a seismic valve installed in your home is the best way to keep your home safe and protect your family and neighbors from a gas leak or explosion. These seismic valves play a major role in the safekeeping of your home.
Whether your current seismic valve isn’t working or you’re not sure if your home has one, HomeX Plumbing and Rooter is who you should call. Our fast and reliable plumbing services mean that we can replace or install a new seismic valve on your gas meter in little to no time. Using the latest and safest technology, our experts can replace your seismic valve efficiently and safely.
Once an earthquake has happened that’s large enough to set off your seismic valve, it’s time for a reset. To restart the flow of gas, the system has to be reset manually. That’s where the professionals at HomeX Plumbing and Rooter come into play!
When we come out to turn your gas back on, we’ll also conduct a thorough inspection of your gas lines for any damage that might have occurred during the earthquake. If we find any issues, we make the repairs! We’ll leave you with the peace of mind that your home is safe from gas leaks that you were unable to detect yourself.
Sometimes it may be hard to feel the actual earthquake happening, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not affecting the gas lines around your home. If seismic activity sets off your valve and causes a leak, you must be able to recognize the signs of a gas leak. Some signs of a gas leak you may notice are:
Once you begin to notice any of these signs, it’s important to act fast. Evacuate the home immediately and quickly call 911 and your gas company. Once you’ve got the all clear, call HomeX Plumbing and Rooter to reset your valve.
Earthquakes and the damage they cause can be very scary and stressful things to deal with. With our team, you can trust that any service we provide you is backed by our years of knowledge and expertise from handling these exact events. Thanks to the years of experience that our experts have, we’re proud to say we know a thing or two about seismic valve services.
We know that broken gas lines and natural gas leaks aren’t anything to play around with. If you suspect or know for sure that you are experiencing a gas leak, give us a call immediately! Whether it was seismic activity or any other unfortunate event that caused the leak, we at HomeX Plumbing and Rooter are here to get you back on track.