Protect Your Home!
INSTALL EARTHQUAKE SENSITIVE GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE
“Fire is our greatest threat to life and property after an earthquake. Gas shutoff devices stop the flow of fuel in a pipeline and virtually eliminate the threat of fire due to leakage from a break…” Cynthia Murray, Marin County Disaster Council
“An ordinance making Marin safer in an earthquake, requiring the installation of automatic shut off devices on new and remodeling projects…was approved by county supervisors…” Marin Independant Journal
INSTALL FLEXIBLE GAS CONNECTORS
Install flexible gas connectors on all gas appliances, including the water heater.
STRAP YOUR HOT WATER HEATER
Fasten your water heater securely to the wall studs with a strap or a strip of plumber’s tape. If it tips over in an earthquake and the gas line breaks, it could cause an explosion and fire. You would also lose a valuable source of water.