How to make sure your home is Gas Safe
Gas Safety Week is a great campaign that aims to
encourage everyone to be part of a Gas Safe Nation.
We work closely with Gas Safety Week and are
proud to help raise awareness around gas safety,
helping more people understand how to be gas safe.
Each year thousands of people across the country are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning and can make you quite unwell. It is a very dangerous gas but also can't be seen, smelt or tasted which adds to its danger. You need to regularly check your appliances to ensure they are not emitting this gas and ensure you are living and breathing in a safe environment.
Here are a few steps to help you monitor your appliances:
- You should check your appliances every year and have them serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to avoid missing early signs of CO2 emissions. If you are a tenant, ensure your landlord books these checks in. Set a reminder so you don't forget!
- Ensure your engineer is Gas Safe registered - you can check this here: GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. You should also check their Gas Safe Register ID card and they are qualified for the work you need doing. Flip the card over to find out this information.
- Initial warning signs that your appliances that they may not be 100% include:
- Yellow / orange flame instead of blue
- Black marks around or on the appliance
- A lot of condensation in the room
- Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- You can also buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm, which will alert you if it senses the levels are too high in your home.
For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk.
Alternatively you can
call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.
You can find our Gas Safe details HERE Gas categories we cover:
- Natural Gas & LPG (Domestic Properties only)
Domestic Area of Work
- Gas Boilers
- Domestic properties
- Combustion Analysis
- Gas Pipework
- Range Cookers