One the main tests we do carrying out gas safety certificate is called a Gas Tightness Test. This is a procedure where we measure the gas pressure from your gas meter. If there is a significant drop in pressure this indicates a Gas Leak.
If there is a Gas Leak at any property the gas supply must be shut off at the mains until the leak is repaired.
As a householder or tenant you may also call a gas safe engineer to carry out this procedure if you smell gas – again if there is a drop in pressure the mains will be shut off.
All our gas safe engineers are specialist in finding (using a tool commonly known as a ‘Sniffer’ to trace the leak and have the tools to immediately repair the leak if easily accessible.
95% of leaks are found and repaired within 1 hour.
We only charge £70 an hour.
If you SMELL GAS why not book in one of our gas engineers to check for re-assurance, and if there is one we have the competence and resources to fix it on the day for you.
If you cannot access an engineer to repair your gas leak, please call the National Grid immediately and they will shut your gas off for free until you can book in a Gas Safe engineer to repair the leak.
If you smell gas, call the gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.
In the event of an emergency
- Do not smoke or light matches
- Do not turn electrical switches on or off
- Open doors and windows
- Turn off the meter at the control handle unless the meter is in the cellar
- Call the National Gas Emergency number (0800 111 999)
General safety advice
- Get your gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe-registered engineer
- Always check IDs before allowing anyone into your home
Gas safety in rented properties
- Speak to your landlord about making sure the boiler is serviced annually
- Ask for a copy of the safety certificate to be sure
Signs of a faulty boiler
- Soot around the appliance
- A yellow or orange weak flame instead of blue flame
- A pilot light which blows out easily