For electrical emergencies or loss of power?
Call ESB Networks on 1850 372 999 (24 hours)
If you smell gas or suspect a leak:
Call Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 20 50 50 (24 hours)
Don't assume somebody else has reported the smell
- Evacuate everyone from the building and open doors and windows
- Turn the gas supply and gas appliances off at the mains
- Don’t smoke or use any naked flames
- Don’t turn electrical switches off or on
Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that can’t be seen, smelled or tasted but can kill quickly with little warning.
Signs of CO poisoning:
- Initial symptoms are similar to the flu (but without the fever) but more severe symptoms include confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination and loss of consciousness.
Signs of a CO problem:
- Staining, sooting or discolouring around an appliance
- Condensation on windows
- A strange smell when an appliance is on (remember: carbon monoxide itself has no smell, but other fumes produced by burning may smell)
- Symptoms occurring when a particular gas appliance is on which improves when you’re away from the property
If you suspect CO poisoning:
- turn it off any gas appliance you’re using immediately, open windows and get fresh air and seek medical advice
How to prevent CO problems:
- Have your gas appliances checked once a year by a Registered Gas Installer
- Make sure your appliance vents are clear Install a carbon monoxide alarm