My testing can often locate faults, but further works will be needed to fix them. Nail through cable here, 30 year dangerous fault yet circuits still working.
Are there damages or overheated electrical joints walls and light fittings?
I'll compile the results I've taken in your property during the day, and produce your report.
..It's not a quick job. Please allow time for me to be thorough. This image shows live unprotected and potentially lethal exposed mains to an electricity meter, uncovered during an EICR inspection in Aldershot.
I'll be checking inside and outdoors, all electrical end points and terminations and workmanship
The types of faults typically uncovered in existing properties might be open circuit cables, high resistance junctions, sockets or switches, inaccessible & faulty junction boxes, inadequate or dangerous lack of earthing or earth bonding, exposed live connections, exposed basic insulation, incorrect cable rating, water damage to cables, rodent damage .
Landlords, you need these
What is the quality of electrical connections hidden away out of sight, up in your loft or elsewhere. Are your circuits safely earthed and soundly connected?
If you are a landlord, you have a legal duty after 1 July 2020 to hold an electrical safety certificate to ensure the electrical installation is safe. The requirements for this are set out on MHCLG website. One way to do this is to have Circitas carry out a Periodic Inspection. and produce an "Electrical Installation Condition Report" (EICR). Information for Landlords. I offer EICR safety certificates for landlords in Church Crookham or Fleet or Farnham and surrounding areas.
You will need to confirm from your EICR inspector (me), adequate experience, public liability insurance, and a qualification in the current (18th edition) wiring regulations. These I offer and will provide full details should you need them
Even as a householder without tenants, you may like to have an inspection, perhaps you are concerned about the condition of your electrics, or you are selling your house.
There is a gulf of possibilities for potentially dangerous faults between what may be perceived as everything "working" in a property, and the same installation being safe.
Something worth bearing in mind is that a full Periodic Inspection (leading to the document you need, which is an "EICR"), is a significant piece of work for an electrician! Even a typical UK small to medium house is often a full and exhausting day's work for me. You will find me behind bedroom cabinets, turfing out your old stuff below the kitchen sink where only spiders live, and removing light fittings and wall switches.
I have seen "drive by" type reports where the "inspector" has nipped in and out, leaving tests incomplete, or sometimes even shockingly dangerous items unnoticed. - Do beware of anyone completing an EICR in a couple of hours.
Note that a "Periodic Inspection" AKA "ESI", AKA "EICR", can be colloquially called a "safety certificate". The EICR report I produce can't magically make your installation safe if it contains faults, but it's purpose is to let you (and me) know what needs to be done to get there.
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