WHEN it comes to gas safety, get the experts in.
That's the message from Northern Gas Networks, the company responsible for getting Marsden reconnected after the gas leak which left thousands without gas for days.
And the company has urged people not to attempt DIY on gas pipes.
Dave Hutchison , head of health and safety for the pipeline company, said: "It is illegal to work on gas pipes and appliances unless you are properly qualified.
"Yet every year, a handful of people attempt to service their own gas appliances putting themselves and others at risk.
"It may be tempting to try to carry out work on gas appliances yourself, but I cannot stress enough the need to get in a professional.
"Badly fitted or poorly-serviced appliances could lead to a gas escape or carbon monoxide poisoning."
Gas boilers and fires should be serviced annually by someone registered with the Council for Registered Gas Installers.
Corgi installers' details can be obtained by ringing 01256 372300.
Northern Gas Networks is responsible for the region's free gas emergency service, which is run by United Utilities. It can be contacted on 0800 111 999.