If you find yourself experiencing an earthquake, you’re probably not thinking about your natural gas usage. That’s where seismic valves come into play. A seismic valve, which is sometimes referred to as an earthquake valve, will automatically turn off the natural gas that flows into your home from your pipes.
These valves are triggered to turn off once the earthquake reaches a certain magnitude or damage occurs to your pipes. When this happens, these valves should stay shut until they are reset. By stopping gas flow into your home, you are reducing the risk of a fire or explosion from occurring due to damages from the earthquake. It also helps to prevent a gas leak in your home.
Seismic valves exist to protect you, your family, and your home’s safety. However, after they do their job and conditions become safe again, they will need to be reset manually.
At Gotelli Plumbing, we care about our customers and our community, which is why we want to help you understand how your seismic valve functions and when you need to take the next steps to get natural gas back into your home.
Why Do I Need to Reset My Seismic Valve?
You will need to have your seismic valve reset manually in order to allow natural gas to resume flowing through your pipes and entering your home. Natural gas can be used for heating and cooling, electricity, cooking and more when it comes to your home. If your home relies heavily on natural gas, it is important that you get your seismic valve reset correctly as soon as you can.
Contacting a Professional
To perform a seismic valve reset after an earthquake, you will need to have it reset manually. While you are able to reset the valve by yourself, you should still contact a professional to make sure that your system is not damaged and is safe to use after the earthquake.
Professionals are also able to perform the reset for you to make sure that it is done safely and correctly.
At Gotelli Plumbing, we offer seismic valve resets to get natural gas back into your home safely. We will also inspect your gas lines to make sure that there is no need for repairs. This will help to make sure that your home is not at risk of a gas leak due to damaged pipes after an earthquake.
Our family-owned company has worked in the North Bay Area for over three decades, so we understand earthquakes’ effects in the area. We are experts at resetting, repairing, and maintaining seismic valves for our community, and we promise that you can rely on us to get the job done right.
Next time you need your seismic valve reset or inspected, call Gotelli Plumbing. Our team of experts is trained to meet your needs and strive to provide customers with the best experience. Let us be the ones to help you.