California sits right on the San Andreas Fault Line, meaning frequent earthquakes are just a part of life here. If you live in the area long enough, you’re guaranteed to experience at least a minor earthquake. That’s why it became law in the year 2000 for all new constructions in California to have a seismic valve installed on the gas meter. A seismic valve will automatically shut off your gas line if it senses a large enough earthquake, protecting your home from dangerous gas leaks.
If your seismic valve is damaged or otherwise broken, your home is vulnerable to dangerous gas line damage. Count on Gotelli Plumbing for seismic valve replacement and repair in the Borth Bay Area.
Why You Need a Seismic Valve
Seismic valves are essential safety features that you must have if you live in California. You need a seismic valve, also known as an earthquake valve, if you want to protect your home from gas leaks and devastating fires after an earthquake. Natural gas is incredibly flammable and explosive, and it can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. While it’s a perfectly safe power source when handled correctly, natural gas is unpredictable and dangerous when released into the air in your home — one spark could cause a fire.
Seismic valves are required in every building because they prevent potentially disastrous gas leaks in the event of an earthquake. Otherwise, hidden gas line damage may cause dangerous gas leaks that could cause damage to your home and to your health. Think of seismic valves are like safety nets for California homes.
Seismic Valve Replacement in San Rafael
If your seismic valve is damaged or you aren’t sure your home has one, call Gotelli Plumbing right away. We can replace or install a new seismic valve on your gas meter to keep you and your family protected from the dangers of a gas leak. We stay up to date with all of the new technological advancements in the plumbing industry. When you call on us for a seismic valve replacement, you can rest easy knowing your seismic valve is being installed using the latest and safest technology by an expert plumber.
Recognizing a Gas Leak
In the event that your seismic valve fails and a gas leak occurs, it’s important to recognize the signs of natural gas in your home. You may have a gas leak if you notice:
- The smell of rotten eggs
- Visible damage to the gas line
- Hissing noises near the gas line
- Dying houseplants
- Bubbles in your water
- Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms in your or your pets
If you notice any of these signs, evacuate the home immediately and call 911 and your gas company. Then, call the plumbers at Gotelli for seismic valve replacement.
Trust Gotelli Plumbing for Seismic Valve Replacement
When it comes to natural gas, there’s absolutely no room for error — that’s why you need a plumbing company you can trust. Gotelli Plumbing is a family-owned business that has been operating in the Marin County area for more than 30 years. With so many years of experience, we know a thing or two about seismic valve replacement.
You can trust our expert technicians to install your seismic valve right the first time, for the most affordable price. We’ll even inspect your gas lines to make sure your home is safe from potential gas leaks — and keeping you and your family safe. If you need help with your seismic valve, call Gotelli Plumbing right away!
Contact us today for more information from our professional service representatives or to begin a service request.