Old or faulty wiring and badly installed electrical devices are among the main safety hazards in any home or business, and can lead to fires. It is crucial to ensure that your wiring and electrical installations are all in good condition so that your family, employees, visitors and customers are not at risk. One way to do this is to have an inspection carried out by a knowledgeable electrician.
An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a report detailing the condition of electrical installations in a home and highlighting any problems which could pose a risk to health and safety. It is a legal requirement in all commercial properties and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation), where they must be conducted at least every five years. If you do not have regular testing carried out in these properties, you will be at risk of legal ramifications.
Some rental properties must also have a regular EICR prepared, depending on their location. it is not legally required to have an EICR in a private home, although it is still highly advisable to have your electrical installations checked regularly to ensure everything is safe.
During the EICR process, many relevant factors and aspects of the property will be checked. There will be a visual inspection to ensure devices are not broken and cracked, that they are in the right locations and are not overheating or being overloaded. There will also be a range of tests, including tests for badly connected wires, faulty insulation and earthing arrangements, along with various others.
Our team of electricians in Derbyshire can carry out a full inspection and provide you with an accurate electrical installation EICR from just £99, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to ensure that your equipment and appliances are safe. If any faults are discovered, we can provide a comprehensive repair service or a brand new installation to get the property up to standard and remove the fire hazard.