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Gas Safety Tips [2022]

Here are our top five tips to ensure your home is gas-safe

When you own a house, you have many safety concerns, but one of the essential ones to keep in mind is gas safety. Ignoring natural gas safety may put your family's health in danger, even resulting in death, as well as cause explosions and fires. To keep yourself safe, here are some gas safety recommendations.

Gas Safety

Make sure an engineer is Gas Safe certified.

Anyone working on gas appliances in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or Guernsey must be registered with the Gas Safe Register. Before allowing an engineer to operate in your house, make sure they are Gas Safe registered by visiting the Gas Safe Register online or phoning 0800 408 5500.

Pipeline Plumbing Services have heating and gas engineers available across Pulborough, Storrington and Billingshurst. You can rest easy knowing that when we carry out a new boiler installation, servicing or repairs you are in the hands of a Gas Safe Registered heating engineer.

Annually inspect your gas appliances.

Do you have any gas-powered appliances in your house? It's good to have a Gas Safe qualified engineer inspect them. It will keep your family safe and may even help your appliances last longer. 

A gas safety check examines any gas appliances in a home, such as boilers, stoves, and fireplaces, to verify that they are operating safely and effectively.

Understand the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Understand the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It might well save your life:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Symptoms that go away or improve when you leave home but reappear when you return
  • At the same time, other individuals (and animals) are suffering the same symptoms.

If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, know what to do.

Should you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning it's vital that you are prepared. First things first get fresh air immediately, open all doors and windows to let as much fresh air as possible get inside your home. Turn off any gas appliances and turn off the gas meter and extinguish any naked flames.

You should then leave the house and go to the hospital immediately, failing that see your doctor - tell them that you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you believe there is a threat, call the Gas Emergency Helpline at 0800 111 999.

Get a carbon monoxide alarm that can be heard.

Get a carbon monoxide alarm that can be heard. Carbon monoxide cannot be tasted, smelled, or seen, so an alarm is a good approach to protect yourself. Carbon monoxide alarms resemble smoke alarms, are simple to install and should cost less than £20. 

Check for a British or European approval mark on the alarm you buy.

Book a Gas Inspection Today

To book a gas inspection with one of our gas safe registered heating and gas engineers throughout Pulborough and the surrounding areas, including Storrington and Billingshurst, get in touch by calling us on 01903 740538 or 07871 725133. You can also email us at info@pipelineplumbingservices.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.