Are your pipes equipped and ready for a seismic event? While we hope you never experience this, it can happen. Earthquakes aren’t a frequent occurrence here in NC, where our company is headquartered, but the largest quake to hit happened in 1916 with a magnitude of 5.2. That is a strong enough quake to feel like a truck has hit the building! In 2003, a 4.5 magnitude quake in Richmond, VA was felt all the way to the south in Raleigh, NC. Even though our area doesn’t experience the same kinds of seismic events our friends in the western part of the U.S. have, it’s still important to plan for them so your pipes don’t get bent out of shape during the occasional earthquake.