Inspection and Testing
Why your Home in Swindon Needs Electrical Testing
The Which? consumer group says on average four people a day are killed or injured in fires related to electrical faults. Therefore, they recommend every home should have a regular electrical safety test – and being experienced Swindon electricians who know the dangers we at Prestige Heating and Electrical Services endorse this recommendation.
The organisation Electrical Safety First – the leading technical authority on electrical safety in the UK – suggests that like elsewhere in the country private homeowners in Swindon should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Swindon electrical firm at least every 10 years. This is vital for your own safety and also a requirement by some insurance companies who may refuse to pay out a damage claim if they were the result of neglected electrical faults. You should also arrange an EICR in Swindon if you are moving into or out of property, whatever its age or condition.
Landlords in Swindon have a legal duty to keep their tenants safe, and they must arrange to have an EICR electrical test performed every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.
Professional Electrical Testing in Swindon
The Prestige Heating and Electrical Services electrical testers in Swindon have qualifications meeting the 18th Edition IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) (City & Guilds 2382-18) wiring regulations, as well as City & Guilds Inspection and Testing Certification for Electrical Installations. Prestige Heating & Electrical Services is registered with Elecsa, one of the Government backed electrical bodies.
This allows each of our electricians in Swindon to be competent to complete and sign off their own work, as well as to inspect and test work completed by other electricians in Swindon. We are therefore able to provide the highest level of electrical competency when it comes to testing and advising on the condition of current electrical installations in Swindon homes.
Whether you want a visual inspection of your domestic electrical installation in the SN postcode area or want to commission a full EICR in Swindon suburbs such as Haydon Wick, the Strattons, Priory Vale, Wichelstowe or Covingham you’ll find Prestige will deliver what you need quickly, courteously and professionally.
Our electricians are highly qualified to undertake your wiring and electrical projects.
Advice & Safety
We advise you on the right installation for your home, keeping you safe.
We can test your home in compliance with EICR checks for your peace of mind.
Keep your home safe
About EICRs in Swindon
Our electrical testing experts in Swindon will perform a thorough check of all the fixed wiring in your home to ensure they are safe and compliant with regulations, and to find any potential issues.
The checks include not only wiring, but also the fuse board circuit breakers and Residual Current Devices, earthing and bonding arrangements, and other parts of your home’s electrical installation which are hidden from view.
Each property in Swindon is different, so the amount of time an electrical test takes varies. During the course of the electrical testing your power will be turned off.
During the test our Swindon electrician will fill in a detailed multi-paged report, and once it has been checked and signed off, you’ll be given a copy.
When you commission an EICR in Swindon from Prestige Heating and Electrical Services we’ll explain the process to you and answer any questions you may have.
We cover the majority of the Swindon postcode areas, including SN1, SN2, SN3, SN4, SN5, SN6 and SN25 as well as the outlying areas.