Protect Your Family From a Gas Line Leak with a Shut-Off Valve
The Portland, Oregon area has had four earthquakes in the past month. Whether you were able to experience those directly or not, it’s clear that they are a common occurrence. There will be a time when an earthquake hits and you do feel it, and so does your home.
When that time comes, you want to be protected. Growing up on the West Coast, you are probably aware of different earthquake safety precautions, and have learned what to do in the event of one. Well, we can do you one better with automatic gas shut-off valves.
Ever heard of them? If not, it’s time you learned all about it, and picked up the phone to call 3 Mountains Plumbing to have one installed.
What are Gas Shut-Off Valves and How Will They Benefit Me?
Do you know what can happen to your gas line during a serious earthquake? It can rupture and leak, putting you and your family in danger. Surely that’s not something you want to risk.
The shut-off valves automatically turn off gas lines in the event that strong seismic activity occurs, protecting your home from any possible gas leaks.
But, don’t worry about accidentally hitting it and causing it to shut off your gas without need. They are decided to detect only strong seismic activity, and will not shut off the gas if, for example, a bus or truck drives by your home.
In addition, they automatically reset. This means that after any potentially dangerous activity goes by and everything is back to normal, the valve will turn the gas back on, leaving you to go about your daily life without any interruptions.
You will also enjoy these benefits:
- It doesn’t matter if you, or other members of your family, are home or away. The valve will work no matter what – 24 hours a day.
- They are compatible with propane or natural gas.
- It can fit on all residential gas supply lines.
Don’t put your family at risk for a gas leak in your home – get one of these automatic gas shut-off valves before an earthquake hits. Call 3 Mountains Plumbing today!