Inspection and Testing
Electrical Testing in Kintbury Homes
The Which? Consumer group says on average four people a day are injured or killed fires related to electrical faults. They recommend every home should have a regular electrical safety test to ensure that the occupants and property are not casualties of an electrical fire. We are experienced Kintbury electricians who regularly see the potential risks of dangerous wiring and we fully support this recommendation.
The leading technical authority on electrical safety in the UK is the organisation Electrical Safety First and also advise that like elsewhere in the country private homeowners in Kintbury should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Kintbury electrical firm at least every 10 years. This is vital for your own safety and to protect your home. Some household insurance companies may refuse to pay out on an insurance claim if they feel any the damage occurred was the result of neglected electrical faults. You should also arrange an EICR in Kintbury if you are buying a property, whatever its age or condition to make sure the electrics are safe and the working.
Landlords in Kintbury 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.
Kintbury Electricians - Electrical Testing
The Prestige Heating and Electrical Services electricians in Kintbury who carry out electrical testing are eminently 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 Kintbury 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.
To give peace of mind we 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 and testing on site.
Our electrician’s work in RG17 postcode area and the local areas such as Inkpen, Avington and West Woodhay. You will find our electricians carry out any testing, 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
Electrical Testing in Kintbury
- What Happens?
As all properties are different sizes there is no standard set time to carry out electrical testing it may take a couple of hours or it may take a few, the one thing to note is that during test the power in your home will be off.
Part of the testing involves our Kintbury electricians checking the electrical installations, including the wiring, fuse board, earthing and bonding, circuitry, sockets and light switches. Our electrician will be looking for signs of damage and deterioration, defects and any other signs that your electrical system in Kintbury is not up to regulatory standards or could pose a danger to you, any other occupants and your property.
During the test our Kintbury electrician will fill in a detailed multi-paged report, and once it is typed up and signed a copy will be sent to you.
If there are any faults found that will be detailed; C1 indicate an immediately dangerous situation and would 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.
We do electrical testing in the Kintbury postcode areas, including RG17 as well as the outlying areas.