What is an Earthquake Shut-Off Valve?

When an earthquake happens in your neighborhood, it’s important to keep in mind that not all of the damage to your building will be immediately obvious or even visible. One of the greatest hazards of an earthquake is that it can damage your gas pipes, leading to a dangerous leak. That’s why every California resident should know how to shut off their gas as soon as an earthquake has happened. You can ensure that this happens by installing an emergency earthquake shutoff valve in your building. This valve will automatically turn off your gas in the event of a significant earthquake. After the earthquake, don’t turn your gas back on until you’ve had your gas pipes checked out by a professional.

When you need an emergency earthquake shutoff valve, contact Mike Counsil Plumbing today. We offer a range of quality plumbing services to customers in San Jose and the surrounding area. To learn more about the services we provide, call (408)618-8002.