earthquake gas shut-off valves

Having an automatic earthquake gas shut-off valve installation completed by our qualified Los Angeles plumbers is an inexpensive plumbing recommendation to protect your Los Angeles home from burning down in earthquake related fires.

It provides you peace of mind that gas will not flow through earthquake damaged or broken pipes, thus greatly reducing the risk of fire after an earthquake or aftershocks. This is especially important if you are not at home when a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits, or an earthquake injury prevents you from turning the manual valve off by yourself.

A vertical or horizontal earthquake shut-off valve installed will automatically do the job for you.

Sadly many Los Angeles homeowners don’t know how to turn off their gas manually, let alone know where to even look. So having a safe and dependable product that does this for you automatically is a major advantage.

horizontal earthquake gas shut-off valve

Horizontal Gas Shut-Off Valve Installation

vertical earthquake gas shut-off valve

Vertical Gas Shut-Off Valve Installation

How dependable is a gas shut-off valve installation in Los Angeles?

We use earthquake shut-off valves and stabilizer brackets from a Santa Ana based company called Little Firefighter. We carry their entire range of strong valves for residential homes and commercial buildings, ranging from 3/4″ to 2″. Their durable gas valves meet or exceed the requirements of the City of Los Angeles, are laboratory tested and certified, and come with a 30 year warranty. Plus, they are endorsed by the Los Angeles Area PHCC.

How long does it take to install an earthquake gas shut-off valve in Los Angeles?

Proper stabilization of the valve installation is essential to avoid nuisance tripping. To stop excessive vibration and to comply with city codes, we will brace the valve with a stabilizer bracket.

Total installation time is approximately 1-2 hours.

Further Reading

Water Heater bracing against a Los Angeles earthquake

Any type of installation or repair that involves gas lines, such as adding an earthquake gas shut-off valve to your gas meter, can be extremely dangerous. Only a professional licensed plumber should perform such an installation.
If you are thinking about installing an earthquake gas shut-off valve in Los Angeles, contact us to schedule free price estimate.