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Annual Contracts Ensure Gas Heating Safety

There’s nothing nicer on a freezing cold day than to be able to get back home to a cosy warm house.  Knowing that the heating will be on and working safely and correctly is one of the funadmentals of life!  With so many new gizmos on the market these days too, we can all sit at work and reset the temperature at home and get it to come on when we want.  However to be able to use these wifi based tools, we need to be certain the heating system is maintained well and is running absolutely at its peak.  The only way to ensure this is to have a properly, legally qualified and experienced gas engineer call to inspect and test the boiler and associated heating system and the plumbing that is needed to facilitate it.  We’ve had an annual contract for the twenty years we’ve been in this house and it’s one saving I would never make – I can call the company 24 hours a day if there’s anything at all causing me concern.   This is so reassuring and although I’ve not needed to try out their emergency response, I feel sure that as a regular and long term customer, I would indeed get their very best service.

What to Do In a Gas Leak

What to do if you smell gas

If you can smell gas in your home, you should immediately call the National Grid (formerly Transco) on 0800 111 999

You’ll then be asked a series of questions to determine the nature of the gas leak and will be advised of appropriate safety precautions to take, which may include:

  • Opening windows and doors
  • Avoiding naked flames
  • Avoiding electrical switches
  • Avoiding the use of your mobile phone
  • Avoiding the use of electrical items

Although a National Grid engineer will visit your home to make the area safe in the first instance, their remit is not to carry out the repair work needed.