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gas safety tips everyone should know

Get any gas appliances installed and regularly serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Don’t use any gas appliances that you think aren’t working properly.

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gas safety tips everyone should know

Get any gas appliances installed and regularly serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Don’t use any gas appliances that you think aren’t working properly.

Top safety tips for natural gas in your home

Natural gas is one of the safest fuels used today – but you should be aware of how to use it safely. In the UK, National Grid Gas safely and reliably distributes natural gas to more than 23 million customers, including houses, multi-family buildings, schools, hospitals, businesses and large companies.

How you can keep you and your family safe

At Pace Heating & Plumbing we’re committed to providing you with information and service to ensure you know how to identify and prevent any potential safety issues. Pace service, maintains and repair your home’s gas appliances and service line that runs from the gas meter into your home.

Before you move in…

  • Ask the current owners for the property’s gas safety record – sometimes known as a gas safety certificate – to find out the history of all the gas appliances. They should have a health check from a registered gas engineer every year.
  • If they can’t provide a record, or it’s been more than 12 months since the last check, get in touch with Pace Heating & Plumbing our engineer can carry out a safety check for you when you move in.
  • Only Gas Safe registered engineers can legally undertake gas work at a property, whether it’s on appliances, flues or pipework. This means your homebuyer or structural surveys might not confirm if the gas appliances in your new property are working as they should be by default and you’ll need to check.

Starting to settle in…

Almost every move requires a bit of DIY, however, doing work with a gas appliance can lead to gas leaks, fires, explosions, or exposure to carbon monoxide.

A recent survey by the Gas Safe Register revealed almost one in five (15 per cent) of those embarking on renovations plan to DIY on jobs that could have an impact on gas safety. There are also other projects that can indirectly put you at risk. For instance, building a conservatory or extension on a site that blocks or covers your flue is a common issue.

To avoid any DIY disasters…

  • Don’t try to fit, fix or move gas appliances such as a boiler, oven or cooker yourself – it’s best to use a Gas Safe registered engineer who has the right skills.
  • Before drilling, hammering or putting screws into a wall or floor, check what’s behind it with a pipe, cable and stud detector.
  • Never block or cover air vents and flues. If your flue becomes blocked, these gases will leak back into your home, leaving you exposed to carbon monoxide.
  • Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Recognise the signs of an unsafe gas appliance, which include a lazy yellow flame, black marks or stains, increased condensation and an intermittent pilot light.
  • In general, if you suspect unsafe gas it’s vital to get expert help, even in lockdown. Contact the National Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999

Gas Safety Certificate from only £30 VAT included

We provide Gas Safety Certificates (CP12) to Landlords, Home Owners, and Estate Agents within London, and surrounding areas.

Gas Safety Certificate from only £30 VAT included

We provide Gas Safety Certificates (CP12) to Landlords, Home Owners, and Estate Agents within London, and surrounding areas.

What to do if your gas appliance is condemned

If an appliance is condemned as unsafe as a result of a gas safety check or service, the engineer should explain why and record this in writing.

The appliance must not be used and needs to be replaced urgently.

Go straight to hospital if the engineer tells you the appliance has been emitting carbon monoxide and you have been exposed to it. Tell the hospital you believe you may have been poisoned by carbon monoxide.

If your gas boiler needs replacing our installation service can help. Our fully Gas Safe registered engineers will fit a replacement and take away your old boiler. We’ll even fit a carbon monoxide detector absolutely free.

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Gas safety check and certificate

We’ll make sure your gas appliances are working safely and efficiently. If you’re a landlord, this is a legal requirement.

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Carbon monoxide (CO) alarm

Protect your family with a CO alarm in your home.

Scheduling your Appointment

At Pace Heating & Plumbing, the safety of our customers and team members is always our top priority.

More Gas Safety resources

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Think you can smell gas

If you suspect a gas leak and smell something similar to rotten eggs, open the doors and windows, turn off any pilot lights, exit your home, and Call 0800 111 999 straight away.

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Gas Safety tips at home

Here’s our advice on how to keep you and your family gas safe: Get an annual gas safety check, Know the signs of CO poisoning and Make sure everyone in your home know how to be gas safe

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Gas Leak Detection & Repair

Suspect a gas leak? LEAVE the area and Call 0800 111 999 straight away. The Pace engineer  Can Pinpoint And Repair Your Gas Leaks And Restore Your Safety And Peace Of Mind

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Keep the heat on – for less

Boiler repairs could cost over £600. You could avoid most unexpected repair costs like these with our Pace boiler Protection Plans.