Inspection and Testing
Why your Home in Highworth 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 Highworth 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 Highworth should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Highworth 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 Highworth if you are moving into or out of property, whatever its age or condition.
Landlords in Highworth 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.
Electricians - Electrical Testing in Highworth
Prestige Heating & Electrical Services are an established local family-run firm with a team of highly qualified 18the Edition EIT electricians who are able to carry out electrical testing and competently report on the electrical installation in your property reporting on the safety of it and if it meets with all the current regulations.
To reassure you further Prestige are members of Elecsa – a Government backed competent person scheme for approved contractors – and Trustmark – a non-profit making consumer protection group. We have an annual inspection which regularly inspects all paperwork and our electrical work carried out on site.
Our professional electrician’s work in SN6 postcode area and the local areas such as Coleshill, Hannington and Shrivenham. Any testing or electrical work undertaken will be carried out with the upmost courtesy and respect to both yourself 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
Electrical Testing in Highworth - The Process
To make you aware during the course of the electrical testing your power will be turned off and depending upon the size of your property and the number of fuseboards etc that will determine how long the electrician will be on site. On average it is between 2 and 4 hours.
During the testing our Highworth electrician will fill in a detailed multi-paged report, this will be sent to you after it has been produced by the office. The report will detail all the test results and any findings of electrical issues that are non-compliant with the current regulations or dangerous. The report grades any faults found as follows:
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 competitive quote for your consideration if remedial works are required.
If you do require electrical testing we cover Highworth postcode areas, including SN6 as well as the outlying areas.