Ensuring You Home is Gas Safe
Isn’t it lovely to have a little bit of sunshine here in the UK? I absolutely love summer, the warmth, getting out and about, attending social events and meeting up with friends and family for BBQ’s. I love the idea of a family gathering after a delicious barbecue all cosied up on comfortable patio furniture chatting about the ways of the world and enjoying each others company. Summer is the absolute perfect time to be sociable and with the long six weeks summer holiday coming up there will, hopefully, be plenty of opportunities for these kind of events. With the warmer weather and lazy weekends it’s important to still consider the safety of your home, especially if you rely on gas as a source for cooking or heating your home.
When it comes to heating your home or sources of fuel for cooking there are many things to consider and lots of safety measures you can put in place to ensure a happy, healthy environment. I’m sure, like me, you’re not really thinking about keeping the inside of your home warm right now but there are so many things gas can be used for in the summer such as barbecues and patio heaters. It’s important to have some sound knowledge and reliable products that are safe to use in small spaces, especially when you’re hosting parties or have little ones running around.
Flogas are very conscious about promoting gas safety and have a range of products that can be used safely in the home. These include 11kg LPG cylinders for barbecues. When using gas powered barbecues there are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
Handle cylinders with care when turning on and off
Make sure all joints are tightened, safe and secure
Change the gas cylinder in the open air
When you have finished cooking, turn off the cylinder before the barbecue controls to ensure any leftover gas in the pipe is used up.
Protect gas cyclinders from frost and sunlight.
(sourced from London Fire Brigade)
One of the biggest concerns for using gas as a heating or cooking source in the summer is carbon monoxide poisoning so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms if you’re worried about a leak. Symptoms can include:
Only having symptoms close to the source ie. at home, but symptoms subside when you get out and about.
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