Emergencies and supply outages

Find out what to do if:

If you can smell gas or think there's a gas leak

Go outside, then call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 to report a suspected gas leak. They'll advise you from there.

Stay safe by following this advice:

  • open your doors and windows so the gas can escape
  • don't smoke or use matches or cigarette lighters
  • don't turn light switches or anything electrical on or off, including mobile phones
  • don't go into confined spaces, such as small cellars or attics
  • if you can, turn off your gas supply at the meter and leave it switched off until you're sure it's safe to turn it back on again

Don't go back inside until the National Gas Emergency Service have given you the all clear.


Power cuts and gas outages

There are some things to check first if you have:

If you’ve had a power cut

Call 105 to reach your local network operator. They should be able to tell you if there’s a problem in your area, and when it’ll be fixed.

If you’ve lost power to part of your home, or your local network operator says your area isn’t affected by a power cut, it’s likely you’ve got a tripped fuse. We’ve got some advice for checking your fuse box and trip switches.

If your gas has stopped working

You should contact a Gas Safe registered engineer if either:

  • there’s an error message on your boiler
  • you have more than one gas appliance but not all of them have stopped working - for example, if your boiler is working but your gas hob isn’t

You can find a local engineer on the Gas Safe Register.

If there’s no error message on your boiler, and all your gas appliances have stopped working, get in touch with your network operator - they’ll be able to tell you if there’s a gas outage in your area. 

If there’s no outage in your area, and there’s nothing wrong with your boiler, get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.


Get in touch if you have any other kind of emergency

You can:

If you request a callback or email emergency@bulb.co.uk​ between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, we'll reply within one hour.

Getting in touch outside of working hours

If you call us outside of working hours, including weekends and bank holidays, our phone lines will go through to our metering partners, who will help you in an emergency.

If you email us at emergency@bulb.co.uk or request an emergency callback:

  • during the week after 6pm, we'll reply by 10am the next working day
  • on weekends or bank holidays, we'll reply to your message within one hour if it’s sent between 9am and 6pm, otherwise we’ll reply by 11am following day
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