As technology advances and we buy more electrical appliances and gadget for our home it is ever more important that we maintain our electrical systems and circuits properly.
Older properties generally feature fewer electrical sockets which means we tend to use extension leads. This can lead to overloaded electrical circuits which can often result a fire or electric shock.
It is recommended by NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) that you have your electrics checked every 10 years. Over time wires and cables can become decayed and need replacing or re-insulating.
Our qualified electricians can visit your property to perform a thorough electrical survey to test and inspect all your electrics and electrical appliances.
There are different types of tests which can be carried out on electrical installations depending on the circumstances:
Electrical Installation Certificates
An Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) confirms that any new electrical work has been installed in conformity with the Regulations in force at the time of the installation. It will include circuit charts and record any tests carried out prior to the installation. There are two types: Minor Works Certificate where work does not require a new circuit from the distribution board and a Domestic Installation Certificate which is a reduced EIC.
When our NICEIC registered electricians carry out periodic testing, they will carry out a visual inspection to identify any obvious damage or deterioration of materials or equipment. They will also check to see whether there are any missing covers, or live cables. The visual inspection is then supplemented by full electrical testing.
Periodic Inspection Report
After the visual inspection and the electrical testing have been completed, we will provide you with a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR). The report will clearly identify the results of the tests carried out, the condition of the installation, a list of recommendations and a conclusion stating that the installation is safe or unsafe. If required, we can provide you with a quote to carry out any remedial work associated with the recommendations that we have made.