A bit of a different start to the day today having reported a gas escape in the next road.
Hubby and I have smelt gas on a couple of occasions there and intended to report it a few nights ago, but it went out of our head.
Walking Maggie this morning, it was really strong, so when I got home, I looked up the emergency number and called it in as it was outside a property where we know the elderly couple.
The call was answered on the second ring, no recorded messages and straight to a human being. The details were taken and I was given an order number, then told they would be out within the hour.
I walked round to let them know a gas man was on his way. They are all electric, but as the smell wasn’t coming from their house and between properties, I wasn’t taking any chances.
A gas van drove past our house a little while ago, 40 minutes after my call. We walked round with Maggie and were able to confirm the area where I’d smelt it.
We thanked the guy in the van, and I had already thanked the guy in the phone.
More frontliners, unsung heroes, delivering an emergency service of a different kind.