Boiler cupboard sulphuric smell

Have noticed a few times over a couple of months, an eggy smell coming from the boiler cupboard.. Could smell it this morning when I woke up. Is this a massive concern? Got heating and hot water

Asked by Kerry on 10th Apr 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Turn boiler off and isolate at the gas meter, sounds like either carbon monoxide or a gas leak"
Answered on 10th Apr 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"the burner could spill the combustion smoke inside the box"
Answered on 10th Apr 2023 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"Any weird smells could indicate incomplete combustion and spillage of flue products. I would advise turning off the appliance and any other carbon fuel appliances in the property and contact the emergency service provider on 0800 111 999.
Good luck and stay safe!!"
Answered on 10th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
"If u think u can smell gas ring emergency services Just to be on the safe side"
Answered on 23rd Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"Get an engineer to carry out gas tightness test and Co test"
Answered on 31st May 2023 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"You need to book a gas engineer to have a look to have a look what’s going on?"
Answered on 4th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Always get the boiler physically checked by a professional. Have you got a audible carbon monoxide detector"
Answered on 26th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"Sounds like condescension pipe is not sealed causing fume ingress"
Answered on 7th Oct 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"An eggy or sulfuric smell emanating from the boiler cupboard could indicate a potential gas leak. It's crucial to address this immediately as gas leaks can be dangerous. Here are steps to ensure safety:

Ventilate the Area: Open windows and doors to allow fresh air in. Avoid using anything that could create a spark or flame, including light switches.

Turn Off the Gas: If it's safe to do so, turn off the gas supply to the boiler. The gas shut-off valve is typically located near the meter.

Leave the House: Evacuate the premises and ensure everyone's safety. Do not turn on or off any electrical switches or devices while in the house.

Contact the Gas Company or Emergency Services: Report the smell of gas immediately. Gas companies often have emergency lines to deal with such situations promptly.

Do Not Ignite Anything: Avoid using matches, lighters, or any electrical devices until the area is deemed safe by professionals.

Gas leaks are serious safety hazards and require immediate attention. Even if the smell dissipates or seems minor, it's better to err on the side of caution and have professionals inspect the area. Your heating and hot water might be affected temporarily, but your safety is the priority in this situation."
Answered on 2nd Jan 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
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