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Earthquake Shut Off Devices

The California Valve

Anyone living in the Bay Area knows that an earthquake is a possibility. Fortunately, planning ahead can help minimize potential risks to you, your family, and your home. One important safety precaution is purchasing an emergency gas shut off valve.

There are three types of gas shutoff devices: manual shutoff valves, earthquake automatic shutoff valves and excess flow automatic gas shutoff valves. The "California Valve" is a horizontal earthquake actuated gas shut valve. It senses shaking in a residential building above a designated level and automatically shuts off the gas. It is activated only in cases where shaking may be sufficient to cause damage to the gas pipe system. The valve is available in sizes to meet all residential applications.

Earthquake Shut Off

Gas Shut Off Valve

Automatic Gas Shut Off

Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices
Automatic gas shutoff devices are so effective that many cities and counties require them by law. If you are planning a new construction project or extensive alterations, we encourage you to check with your local city or county agency to see if regulations apply in your area.

Safety+PLUS Meter Excess Flow Valve protects from fire and explosion when pipes rupture. This type of device is activated in cases when excess gas flows downstream of the device, as in a gas leak. These units can be installed at the meter or at gas appliances.

Earthquake shutoff valves and excess flow valves are certified by the State of California. These devices should be installed by a properly licensed and qualified contractor.

For more information or to schedule an installation call or go to PG&E's website.

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Whether or not an earthquake shutoff device is required for your building, this can be an important investment in the safety of your building and its occupants. Harry Clark Plumbing and Heating Inc. is the licensed and qualified contractor to trust with installation in your existing or new building.

In addition to installing automatic gas shutoff devices, we can help with all your plumbing repair and service needs and all of your sewer repair and service needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment and see what we can do for you in Oakland, CA; Berkeley, CA; and the surrounding areas.

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