L.A. Plumber Begins Installations of New Earthquake Activated Gas Shut-Off Valve

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Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc., The smell good plumber™, whom the Los Angeles Business Journal has called "L.A.'s most famous plumber," recently begun offering installation of a new automatic earthquake activated gas shut-off valve.

Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc., The smell good plumber™, whom the Los Angeles Business Journal has called "L.A.'s most famous plumber," recently begun offering installation of a new automatic earthquake activated gas shut-off valve.

This product can prove to be a lifesaver in the event of an earthquake-triggered gas leak. In the event of a major earthquake, the spring-loaded valve automatically shuts off the gas to a home or business, whether people are present or not, preventing a gas leak and life threatening fire or explosion.

Once gas appliances have been checked to make sure they are secure, the valve can easily be reset by resetting the trigger/sensor, located on the wall, to restore gas service. A push button also allows the consumer to conveniently turn off the gas by simply pushing a button for maximum safety protection in case of a gas emergency or routine repairs. The new spring-loaded technology ensures that the valve is not prone to false set-offs.

Automatic earthquake activated gas shut-off valves have proven very popular in California, a state where there are over 200 major earthquake faults that can produce a magnitude 6.0 or higher earthquake. Several cities, including Santa Monica, have, as of January 1, 2008, passed ordinances that mandate the installation of seismic shut-off valves. This current product represents the newest and most advanced version of this type of valve.

The City of Los Angeles requires all newly constructed homes and businesses to install an automatic earthquake gas shut-off valve. Home and business buyers must also install a valve at the point of sale of an existing home or business. Moreover, homes undergoing renovation valued at $10,000 or more are required by law to install an earthquake activated shut-off valve.

Because of its safety features, Mike Diamond Plumbing offers and encourages installation of this special valve to all customers, regardless of whether or not city ordinances demand it. "Seismic gas shut-off valves are a safety asset to any California home or business", explains James Thompson, VP of Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc.. "In the event of an earthquake, this product can save your family and your home or business from devastating damage. It's simple to use and reliable, and our technicians are experienced installers" added Thompson.

Mike Diamond Plumbing technicians use the highest quality earthquake straps and other materials to make sure that their workmanship can handle difficult natural disasters. All Mike Diamond technicians have attended special hands-on training sessions to learn how to properly install the spring-loaded seismic shut-off valve. Poor or careless plumbing installation can affect the performance of the seismic shut-off valve, so it is imperative that customers chose a reliable plumbing company to install the product.

About Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc.
Mike Diamond founded the company over 30 years ago and serves the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura Counties. Seven local service centers have state-of-the-art computerized equipment. Customer service representatives, dispatchers, training specialists, and warehouse personnel support fully trained technicians. The radio-dispatched trucks are stocked with a wide selection of repair items, tools and emergency equipment enabling the company to provide service 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information visit the company's website at http://www.MikeDiamondServices.com.

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