Top tips for keeping your family gas safe

Did you know that this week is Gas Safety Week (18-24th September)? Today we’re partnering with the energy company SSE to share 5 simple tips to help you and your family stay safe at home.

Now the weather has taken a decidedly chillier tone I have to admit that the doors and windows are closed, the heating is on and the winter duvet is out! I love Autumn as you know, I can’t stop writing about it! I love an Autumn clean as much as I love Spring cleaning and it’s a good time to check all your appliances are safe for the winter months.

In our house we have a gas boiler and hob. They are used all year round but some households will have gas heating and it’s so important to make sure that these appliances are in good condition, especially if they haven’t been used during the summer. One of my friends recently suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning through a faulty gas appliance and the side effects can be life threatening. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it doesn’t smell so it’s really important that you follow some simple steps to ensure your appliances are safe. Which is why today I wanted to share 5 top tips for keeping your family gas safe – important during Gas Safety Week and all year round.

5 top tips for keeping your family gas safe

Do you know the 6 signs of CO poisoning?

Get the number to call if you smell gas

When did you last check your CO alarm?

See how often your boiler should be serviced

Never use a gas engineer who’s not on the list

Disclosure – Post in collaboration with SSE who are one of the UK’s leading energy companies, supplying energy, broadband and boiler care to around 8 million customers throughout Great Britain and Ireland.


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    Erin Ek Rush
    September 21, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for the reminder. We have a CO alarm but I don’t think we’ve checked it in awhile!

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    September 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Very good tips, you can never be to safe, especially when it comes to your home. We make sure to get our boiler checked annually.

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    September 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    This is a very valuable lesson. With little kids, I really need to be so careful! Thanks for sharing.

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    September 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Carbon monoxide poisoning really is such a worry! We do have an alarm but this has reminded me I can’t remember the last time I checked it. I’ll definitely go check it now thank you.

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    September 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Gas safety is really important not just if kids are around but for the entire family. I always keep the switch of the stove off when it’s not in use. These are indeed some great tips!

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    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels
    September 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is such an important message to share. Thank you for the reminder. Kaz

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    September 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing such great gas safety tips. Gas safety is a must for everyone not just family with kids. It definitely became a higher priority since I had kids!

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    September 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Great post, such an important issue to enlighten people about! xo

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