We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2023, taking place 11th to the 17th of September.
Celebrating its thirteenth year, Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it.
How to keep you and your home safe
Unless gas appliances are serviced regularly, they can become dangerous and can kill. If your gas appliance has not been checked for 12 months it may be unsafe and you may also be in breach of your lease.
- We service any gas appliances in your home every year – as part of your tenancy agreement, you’re required to allow us access to your home.
- Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
- Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
- Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. Our gas engineers are able to supply these when they arrive to complete your gas safety check.
- Never carry out any gas works yourself. Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer.
- Make sure you know where to find your gas meter and how to turn off the gas in an emergency. If you are not sure the engineer attending the service can assist you with this.
- Keep vents and chimneys clear. Make sure you don’t block any vents, as they are vital to ensure gas appliances burn properly, and chimneys need to be cleaned and checked regularly.
Take a look at the Gas Safe Register’s Top Tips on Gas Safety https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/stay-safe/ten-top-tips-to-stay-safe/