Palm Yorkshire

Central Heating Specialists

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Phone Number: 0113 204 7708

Office Number: 0800 122 3363

Gas Emergency

Can you smell gas? Feeling ill – headaches? Nausea? Dizziness? 

Poorly fitted and serviced gas appliances can cause:

  • Gas leaks
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

In a gas emergency you need to act quickly and take the following steps:

  • Get fresh air immediately - open all doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  • Switch off the appliance. Do not use it again until it has been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Turn off the gas supply at the mains.
  • Call the National Gas Emergency number – 0800 111 999
  • If you are feeling unwell visit your GP or hospital immediately and inform them that you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide.
  • Contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to check and fix the appliance.

Water Leaks

Water leaks will also cause a drop of pressure. Leaks can be very small and go unnoticed as pressure can decrease over a couple of months. Small leaks are quite hard to detect as the water evaporates quickly.

You should check the pressure after bleeding or removing the radiators and if you notice a drop of pressure, then the system will need to be topped up with water.