Karbon Homes is helping you stay safe this Gas Safety Week 2019

Monday, 16th September 2019

In support of Gas Safety Week, which runs from the 16-22 September 2019, Karbon’s heating and gas engineers are informing householders of the important of gas safety and reminding everyone of the importance of having an annual gas safety check.

Throughout the week we are informing residents of a wide range of gas safety matters, including how to help your vulnerable loved ones to stay gas safe, what to do if you suspect a gas leak in your property, and advise not to DIY when it comes to gas and leave it to the expert engineers in the team.

Gas appliances that have not properly been maintained can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see, smell or taste it. Therefore, it is highly important that you let us check your gas appliances annually.

Dave Brown, Heating and Compliance Manager at Karbon Homes, said: “This Gas Safety Week we want to reiterate just how important gas safety is, and shares some tips and advise on how people can make sure they keep themselves and their families safe.

The safety of our customers and their families is a top priority for Karbon, which is why we carry out annual gas safety checks in our properties to ensure appliances meet the required safety standards.

Our main message to customers this week is if Karbon has contacted you to say your check is due, please make sure you let us in. If you know you’re not going to be home, make sure it is rescheduled for as soon as possible.

“This is not just a legal requirement for us, it is vital for your safety!”

 Top tips on how to stay Gas Safe this Gas Safety Week:

  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of one of Karbon’s qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Your engineer might not be a Karbon employee but may be from one of our contactors, particularly if your appointment is out of hours or on the weekend.