As fellow residents of the West Covina, CA we understand that seismic activity can be a real concern. Do you know if your gas lines are equipped with earthquake or seismic gas line valves? These specially designed gas valves can be the last defense for your home; protecting it from dangerous gas leaks. At Daniel Cordova Plumbing our staff can provide expert installation or repair services ensuring your home is safe even during an earthquake! Our expert staff provides services to West Covina, CA and the surrounding areas! Whether your needs are simple or complex you can trust in our exceptional services! Don’t take our word for it. See what your neighbors are saying here!
How Can Seismic Activity or an Earthquake Affect Your Gas Lines?
In an earthquake prone area, small earthquakes happen almost on a daily basis. Most earthquakes are never felt by us, and most don’t really affect our homes. However, over time small earthquakes can make your home shift on its foundation. Even small movements can cause gas, water, and power lines to stretch. Contrary to popular belief metal can stretch even when it is cool. It is however, limited in how much it can stretch. It is reasonable to assume that metal can only stretch so far before it begins to develop stress fractures. These are tiny microscopic fractures that cannot normally be seen with the naked eye, but can and do allow natural gas to leak out. Fractures like this can be a greater danger to you and your family than a major break because, they will allow gas to leak out slowly and collect in a given area.
How Can an Earthquake or Seismic Gas Line Valve Prevent These Issues?
A gas line valve installed to prevent issues during an earthquake or seismic activity is a necessity for any California resident. Because there are many small tremors that affect the earth below us on a daily basis your gas lines can be susceptible to stress fractures on a daily basis. A gas line valve functions as a line of defense for your home. When it detects seismic activity or damage to your gas line it quickly shuts off the gas to your home. One shut off then our trained technicians can inspect and repair any damage caused by the earthquake or seismic activity.
How Can Daniel Cordova Plumbing Help With Earthquake or Seismic Activity Gas Line Valves?
Our expert technicians understand what seismic activity and earthquakes can do to a home. Not only can it cause structural damage but it can also affect the delicate pieces in the plumbing including the gas lines. Leaking gas can not only be dangerous it can cause death! At Daniel Cordova Plumbing we specialize in the installation of shut off valves that ensure your gas is turned off if a leak opens as a result of seismic activity or an earthquake. Don’t let your home become damaged or risk your family’s health with a gas leak. Call us today to schedule an appointment and take preventative measure to protect your home.