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What Is A Gas Shut-Off Valve?

Leaking gas from a ruptured or disconnected gas line can quickly lead to a dangerous situation. It only takes a few minutes for the gas to ignite and cause a fire or explosion. As residents of earthquake prone Southern California, safety should be top priority. A gas shut-off valve can be key in avoiding a disaster.

Different Types of Gas Shut-Off Valves

There are two types of shut-off valves specifically designed for earthquakes:

  • Earthquake Natural Gas Shut-Off Valve: This valve automatically shuts off your natural gas service when an earthquake of sufficient magnitude occurs at your home.
  • Excess Flow Valve: This valve automatically shuts off your gas supply when a significant gas leak or overpressure surge occurs at a pipe or appliance beyond the valve.


When installing a shut-off valve, it is essential to hire a licensed plumber. The installation must be done properly, following the manufacturer’s instructions, and placed on the appropriate gas line.

Resetting the Valve

If your shut-off valve is triggered, it is crucial to contact a qualified professional or your gas company first. They should perform a safety check to ensure there are no gas leaks or any other issues before resetting the valve.

Peace of mind is everything so don’t wait. Contact us via our contact form or call (760) 477-0072 to schedule a consultation and to get started on protecting your home with a shut-off valve!

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