Inspection and Testing
Periodic Domestic Electrical Testing in Cirencester
Electrical faults are responsible for around half of house fires in the UK, according to the Electrical Safety-First organisation (the recognised technical authority on electrical safety). The best way to ensure your home doesn’t become a statistic for electrical fires in Cirencester and its suburbs of Chesterton, Stratton, Watermoor, The Beeches, and Bowling Green is to make sure the property has an up to date Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) from a trusted local electrical firm like Prestige Heating and Electrical Services.
An EICR is issued to Cirencester homeowners and landlords after a comprehensive inspection of the electrical systems and installation of a residence. Prestige has a team of competent, certified and qualified electrical testers serving the GL7 postcode area who carry out EICR inspections and testing in households in and around Cirencester and the local villages.
Landlords in Cirencester are legally required to arrange for an EICR every five years – or when there is a change of tenancy in their rental property. There are no law compelling homeowners to have an EICR in Cirencester, but for safety’s sake it is recommended that it is done at least once every 10 years. It’s also becoming common practice to have an EICR performed in Cirencester when a property is sold.
How we Carry Out EICR Testing in Cirencester
The Prestige Heating and Electrical Services electricians in Cirencester who carry out electrical testing are eminently qualified and certified for this important task. All 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 Cirencester domestic electricians are competent to complete and sign off their own work as well as inspect and test the work of 3rd party electricians, and issue EICRs.
When you call us to arrange a convenient time for an EICR to be performed for your Cirencester property you should expect the testing to take several hours to complete the process.
Our Cirencester electricians will thoroughly check the electrical installations in your home, including the wiring, fuse board, earthing and bonding, circuitry, sockets and light switches. We’ll be looking for signs of damage and deterioration, defects and any other signs that your electrical system in Cirencester is not up to regulatory standards or pose a danger to the occupants of your property.
Our electricians are highly qualified to undertake your wiring and electrical projects.
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EICR Codes for Remedial Electrical Work in Cirencester
While our Cirencester electrician carries out an EICR they will be filling in a detailed multi-paged report about the condition of the electrical installations in your Cirencester home. This report will identify any problems and failures to meet the regulations, according to a set of codes, giving grades to prioritise any electrical repairs or remedial work needed.
Any faults found that are C1 indicate an immediately dangerous situation and will be dealt with straight away on site ; any C2 faults mean potential danger with immediate work needed; any C3 faults mean improvement is recommended; and an FI means further investigation is needed without delay.
When the electrical inspection and testing of your home in Cirencester is complete, we’ll give you a copy of the EICR report and, if required, a no-obligation competitively priced quotation to carry out any or all of the recommended remedial works.
Periodic electrical testing in Cirencester is something that should not be ignored for safety’s sake. Prestige Heating and Electrical Services will get the job done promptly and efficiently.