If you smell gas

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If you smell gas in your home or business, it's best to get in touch straight away with Wales & West Utilities. You can call them free on 0800 111 999. They have a plan of six easy steps. Here's what to do:

Step 1: Call Wales & West immediately

On freephone 0800 111 999. They’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will send out an engineer to keep you and your property safe.

Step 2: Turn off all your gas appliances

And, if possible, switch off the gas at the meter (unless the meter is in the cellar or basement, in which case don’t go in).

Step 3: Open windows and doors

Open all your windows and doors

Step 4: Do not use any electrical appliances

This includes switching your lights on or off

Step 5: Do not smoke

Do not smoke or use naked flames

Step 6: If there’s a smell of gas in the cellar or basement

Please wait outside or with a neighbour.