To aid you if you're ever put in this disastrous situation here are our top tips:
Upon discovering, noticing or even seeing a fire or smoke you should call 999 immediately.
Regardless of if you think that the fire is only small and you may be able to contain it yourself. Fire can spread extremely quickly and smoke is often just as deadly as the fire that it’s coming from.
The simple but effective tips if you detect a gas leak in your property begins with:
Calling your gas supplier; they will send out an on-call engineer to look at resolving the problem in an efficient manner.
If you detect the smell of gas but do not believe yourself to be in immediate danger, simply open all doors and windows to prevent the gas from being contained inside your house.
If you detect the slightest small smell of gas, make sure not to turn light switches on and off and avoid using other electrical switches as there is a possibility that this may trigger an explosion.
If you ever discover a burst water pipe you need to act promptly to minimise damage to your property.
Begin by assessing the location of your leak and collect water from where the leak is coming from. If it is coming through a hole in the ceiling, it’s easy to collect it in a bucket however if the ceiling bulges you will need to pierce the plaster with a broom handle to let the water through. Make sure you don’t touch any electrical wiring or switches that possibly may have been damaged.
Finally, you’ll need to call a plumber to come and asses where the leak is coming from and what can be done to stop it.