Gas Safety Week 2021

Gas Safety Week 2021
September 15, 2021

The Property Store has pledged their support to Gas Safety Week 2021.

Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week - coordinated by Gas Safe Register - provides a platform for the gas industry, consumer organisations and individuals to focus all our communications about gas safety in one week, generating interest in the media and having a greater impact among the public.

Gas Safety week 2021 is Monday 13th - 19th September. Throughout the week we will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety to you and the public. The annual Gas Safety Week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

What to do if you smell Gas?
It’s crucial to act quickly in a gas emergency. These are the steps you need to take to stay safe:

Get fresh air immediately; make sure you open all doors and windows to ventilate the area.
Turn off the gas emergency control valve (also called gas emergency shut off valve) at the meter, unless the meter is located in a basement or cellar or at the LPG bulk tank or storage vessels.
Extinguish all naked flames and don’t smoke.
Don’t operate electrical switches (including turning light switches on or off) because this can ignite escaping gas.
Contact the relevant National Gas Emergency service number for your area. We’ve listed these numbers in the next section.
If the attending emergency operative identifies an issue with any gas appliances, follow their advice concerning the use of the equipment. Where advised, contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to fix the appliance and check it’s safe.
If you’re feeling unwell, visit your GP or hospital immediately and let them know you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide.
Don’t turn the gas supply on again until it’s been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Follow these Gas Safety Week 10 top tips to stay safe and warm this winter:

Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances. You can find and check an engineer at GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.
Check both sides of your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.
Have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year. If you rent your home ask for a copy of the landlord’s current Gas Safety Record.
Know the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Unsafe gas appliances can put you at risk of CO poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions.
Check gas appliances for warning signs that they are not working properly e.g. lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks or stains on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.
Keep vents and chimneys clear. Make sure you don't block any vents, as they are vital to ensure gas appliances burn properly, and chimneys need to be cleaned and checked regularly. 
Use gas appliances only for their intended purpose. Don't be tempted to use them for something they weren't meant for (e.g using a gas cooker to heat a room).
Know the emergency procedure. If you smell gas or suspect immediate danger, make sure you familiarise yourself with the emergency procedure and contact the relevant number for your UK region.
Spread the word. Share vital gas safety information with friends, family and neighbours to make sure your community stays safe.

If you need to find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your local area, you can type your postcode or town name into the search bar on the Gas Safe Register homepage, or visit the Check The Register page where you can search for a registered business by location, their company name or reg number, or the engineer's licence card number.
Adapted from Gas Safe Register and Gas Safety Week.

I have been with the Property Store EK for over 20 years and it is with mixed feelings that I have sold my house to my tenants. I would fail miserably if I tried to name all of the Property Store staff who have looked after me and my wee house over the years - so a Big Thank You to ‘The Team’. Having been so well looked after on the letting front, the obvious choice was to sell through the sales side and it was seamless.
The team know the local area, and relate to buyers, sellers and those renting with confidence and courtesy. If you are moving to the area or up/downsizing locally - the Property Store EK will look after you.    Tom McAuslin

"As a family wishing to invest in property for the first time. We had invaluable support and knowledge from Lorri and June to take us 'step by step' through the process from sourcing and purchasing to finding the ideal tenants for the properties.  Without you we would still be wondering 'how'! "

  • Jess and David Cairns

"The Property Store was fantastic in finding me a property. They really took such a personal approach to finding me a suitable flat and take great care to ensure its the right fit. The staff are very friendly and will do everything they can to help in anyway they can. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a property."

  • Debbie Fraser

"Called up on the Monday for a viewing, as a first time Letter I'd never done this before but booked up and went to view it, a younger girl was showing the flat named Rachel, nothing was too much trouble told us all about the flat ect if there was anything we wanted changed just to ask she was great.
We really liked the property so I called up and a guy called mark was on the other side of the phone I had a few questions he ran me through it all told me to just be quick at getting all our info across and they would deal with the rest.
Amazing service.
Amazing team.
Amazing experience.
Thanks again!"

  • - Sam

"Lorraine has managed my properties for 15 years and has always been helpful, honest and reliable and the office staff are responsive and well informed. She has sourced properties for me and dealt with various crisis with aplomb. I know that even if I am away on holiday she can and does deal with anything unexpected in a capable and timely manner. She is very knowledgeable and is always a source of advice and help. She is indeed the Property Whisperer."

  • Suzanne Freedman
  • - Landlord

"Can you pass thanks on to the landlord. I've enjoyed living in the house it's just unfortunate my hip condition has deteriorated and caused me to move. I hope the new tenants enjoy their new home. Thank you to property store for all the help and support. A very professional team. I would highly recommend you to others."

  • Helen
  • - Tenant

"All of the staff are great, very professional, helpful and welcoming.
Made our journey very easy and stress free, would highly recommend them!!!
From viewing the property to handover of our keys everything was smooth, no issues and now have a very happy household
Thank you all for your help."

  • - Allyson

"Having previously rented accommodation with other letting agents in the area, The Property Store are miles ahead of the rest. Lovely maintained properties and professional and courteous staff. Highly recommend!"

  • Letting agents
  • - Claire Moran

"I would highly recommend using the property store . I have just recently let my flat out & they found me a tenant within 1 week. The whole process has been hassle free, Lynne in particular has been fantastic, very professional & the customer service from all the staff has been great. Thank you."

  • Lisa Doogan
  • - Landlord

"I just wanted to take some time out to let you know how super-impressed I have been with the client service received in relation to the above new tenancy which I recently agreed with The Property Store. The service, most notably from Lynn has been nothing short of exceptional and is testament to your wider business operation. In particular, I would like to commend you on your personal can-do approach, nothing was too much of a problem and I was kept informed at each stage of the process from viewing to signing off on inventory. My dog (Magic) and I have really settled in well to this wonderful wee property and it certainly feels like a new start and home for us. I am looking forward to planting out the massive garden come the Spring and enjoying a chilled Rose come the Summer months!"

  • - Tracy Cameron