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Home maintenance

Discover simple, practical ways to look after your home and explore our range of helpful DIY videos – from unblocking a sink to turning off your water supply.

Annual gas safety check

If you have gas heating or appliances in your home, our approved local gas contractor has to give them a safety inspection every year. If you haven’t had a gas safety check in the last 12 months, please request an appointment with your local gas contractor.

Find out more about annual gas safety checks

What to do if you smell gas

If you smell gas, suspect a gas leak, or think there may be a carbon monoxide leak, phone the National Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999.

Find more about what to do if you smell gas on the National Grid website

How to unblock a sink

If your sink isn’t draining properly, you will need to unblock it.

This video will show you how to unblock your sink.

You will also need a plunger, a dish cloth and some kitchen gloves.

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