Inspection and Testing
Why your Home in Chiseldon 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 Chiseldon electricians who know the dangers we at Prestige Heating and Electrical Services support 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 Chiseldon should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Chiseldon 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 Chiseldon if you are moving into or out of property, whatever its age or condition.
Landlords in Chiseldon have a legal responsibility to keep their tenants safe, and an EICR electrical test is required every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.
Chiseldon Qualified Electricians
Prestige Services are members of Elecsa which is one of the 5 Government backed bodies regulating and ensuring that we stay up to date with all regulation’s changes. Elecsa carry out annual inspections and inspect a sample of our electricians work to ensure that is has been completed safely and competently.
The Prestige Services electricians in Chiseldon who carry out electrical testing are qualified and certified for this important task. They have up to date qualifications in the 18th Edition EIT (City & Guilds 2382-18) wiring regulations and hold City & Guilds Inspection and Testing Certification in Electrical Installations. This means our Chiseldon domestic electricians are able to complete and sign off their own electrical work as well as inspect and test the work of 3rd party electricians, and issue EICRs.
Our electrician’s work in SN4 postcode area and the local areas such as Wroughton, Liddington and Badbury. You will find our electricians carry out any electrical testing professionally and respectfully to you the client and your home.
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
The Process - Electrical Testing Chiseldon
When you commission an EICR in Chiseldon from Prestige Heating and Electrical Services the following information details the process:
The power is switched off.
The electrician starts the testing. 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.
During the testing our Chiseldon electrician will fill in a detailed multi-paged report, which will identify any electrical issues and failures to meet the current regulations, according to a set of codes, giving grades to prioritise any electrical repairs or remedial work needed.
The report is returned to the office to be produced, signed and then sent to you. The report will detail all the test results including any faults found which are graded accordingly:
- Faults found that are C1 indicate an immediately dangerous situation and would be dealt with straight away on site.
- Faults found that are C2 mean potential danger with immediate work needed.
- Faults found that are C3 mean improvement is recommended.
- FI means further investigation is needed without delay.
We will provide a no obligation fairly priced quote for your consideration if remedial works are required.
If you do require electrical testing we cover Chiseldon postcode areas, including SN4 as well as the outlying areas.