What to do if you smell gas in your home? In this article we tell you everything you what you need to do if you smell gas in your house…
Detecting a gas leak is easy enough, especially if you know what gas smells like. There are some symptoms that come with the signs of a gas leak in your home, these symptoms can include:
If you are feeling these symptoms and you think there is a gas leak then you need to leave your house immediately and call the National Gas Emergencies on 0800 111 999. When you are outside you should start to feel better in the fresh air.
If you start to smell gas then you should do the following things:
Do not do the following:
A leak can be caused by poorly fitted or badly maintained/faulty appliances like boilers and cookers. If the appliance have been poorly fitted then the gas can escape from the gas hose that lead into the appliance or around the seal.
A gas leak can lead to a fire and even explosions, if the gas isn’t burned completely then it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Gas is combustible, gas appliances ensure that gas is burned in a safe and controlled way. Meaning our homes can be heated and we can cook with the heat. If gas leaks from an appliance it can quickly spread and there is a risk of it igniting and causing a fire or even an explosion.