Gas leaks are incredibly dangerous. A natural gas leak in a house can cause potential fires, and inhaling can cause natural gas poisoning.
Here is some advice on what to do in the event of a Gas leak in your home.
- The main thing you will notice if there is a gas leak in your home is the smell. This will present as sulfur or rotten eggs.
- You may also notice hissing or whistling noises or bubbles in the water coming out of the tap.
First, you must call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.
If you are a British Sign Language user you can use SignLive to contact them directly.
After you have called the National Gas Emergency Services:
- If you can, turn off the gas supply using the emregency control valve on your meter.
- Open all your windows and doors to let the gas out and some fresh air in.
- DO NOT switch anything electrical on or off.
- Put out all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could make the gas catch fire.
- If you have any electrical security entry phones or locks, do not use them.