Worse Than a Damaged Home – No Home At All
After the Napa quake seven years ago, PG&E reported that they had over 200 reports of gas leaks A number of homes in Napa were destroyed by fire after this quake. THAT is the reason that everyone should have an automatic gas shut-off valve installed.
The Napa quake was a 6.0 – when the Hayward ruptures, it could be a 7.0. That would result in about 10 times more shaking and about 33 times more energy released
Already have an automatic gas shutoff valve? Good on you!
What about your neighborhood?
We have worked with dozens of neighborhoods over the past 16 years. Send me contact info for your neighborhood coordinator and I’ll take it from there. More homes with valves installed = safer neighborhood.
What about your kids, your parents, your friends, all those whom you care about?
We use the Little Firefighter valve, and we have now installed over 4,500 gas shutoff valves in the SF bay area. Most plumbers charge from $375 to $500. Our normal price is $295 – $325, depending upon area. Cheapest fire insurance around. Now is the time. Quakeprepare.com/quakevalves
The Must Items For Your Car
This is real important, folks! When the Hayward fault ruptures, it is estimated that 1,400 roads in the East Bay alone will be impassible. If you’re not home when this happens, you’re going to be walking.
So here’s what you should have:
- An emergency kit in a backpack
- Some extra water – no kits have enough
- Extra food – for example, a couple of MREs
- Walking shoes and a coat for cold nights
- A gas tank which stays at least half full
Typical kits range in price from about $60 – $200. If you do a Google search, you’ll find a ton of choices from many suppliers. We have them on our web site: quakeprepare.com/quakekits
No reason to put this off, right?
You May Have Forgotten These:
|1, If your automatic gas shutoff valve activates, you don’t have to call PG&E to turn it back on. If you’ve forgotten how, email me and I’ll send you the “how to” directions. |
2. Store your 2 weeks of food inside, not outside. Your 55 gallon water barrel goes outside.
3. Secure your fridge. They hardly ever fall in a big quake, but they move a lot and can be damaged.
You have an automatic gas shutoff valve, right?
What about your neighbors, family, friends, or business associates? We’ve installed over 4,200 of them in the past 16 years. Our price is still the best: $275 in the East Bay, a little higher elsewhere.
|Is there a connection? Of course not. Earthquakes don’t care about Covid, and Covid doesn’t care about earthquakes. However, now that we are starting to see the light at the end of the terrible ordeal we’ve been experiencing, it might be time to turn some of our attention to EQ preparedness. |
So, here’s a tip on a subject you might have forgotten about: after a really serious EQ,we have no power – no lights. There are tons of solutions you can find online, but here is a starter: 11 Ways To Light Your Home When The Power Goes Out: https://urbansurvivalsite.com/ways-to-light-your-home-when-the-power-goes-out/
We’ve now installed over 4,200 automatic gas shutoff valves in the SF bay area. Got yours? How about the rest of your neighborhood? Our price in the East Bay is still $275 for a standard installation; slightly higher in other locations. Call or email me. Here’s the valve we use: LittleFirefighter.com
|Don’t Let Your House Go Up in Flames|
No big surprise: major earthquakes cause a good number of house fires. If you’re home when a big quake hits, you go to your gas meter and turn off the gas.
What if you’re not home? Not a problem if you have an automatic gas shutoff valve. It turns your gas off for you.
A lot of you already have one. We’ve now installed over 4,000 valves in the past 15 years in the SF bay area – and other plumbers have done a few as well! The plumbers we’ve partnered with for years do these on Saturdays only – only takes about 30-45 minutes. Pretty painless.
As far as we know, our prices are the best: still $275 for a standard install in the east bay, slightly higher in SF, peninsula, and the valley.
You have one? What about your neighbors, family, friends? Let ‘em know!