A gas leak is an emergency, so you need to know how to recognise one and what to do if you suspect that gas is leaking from a fire, boiler or other gas appliance.
The Uswitch website reports that there have been 31 deaths from gas leaks in the last three years. And as well as the fatalities, there were another 1,000 injuries. So it’s definitely an issue to take seriously.
Once gas is present, it can ignite through flames from a cigarette lighter or sparks from a cooker ring being lit. Many people aren’t aware that even a mobile phone can emit electricity with sufficient charge to ignite gas.
So here are the three main indicators to watch out for. Remember that if you suspect there is a gas leak at your property, you need to contact the gas emergency line.
1. Room Smells of Gas