Inspection and Testing
Electrical Testing in your Purton home and why it is Needed
The Consumer group Which? says on average 4 people a day are killed or injured in fires related to electrical faults. The recommendation is that every home should have a regular electrical safety test – and being experienced Purton electricians at Prestige Heating and Electrical Services we know the dangers that can be associated with dangerous electrical wiring and we fully 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 Purton should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Purton 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 Purton if you are moving home, whatever its age or condition of the property.
Purton Landlords with rental properties now have a legal obligation to have a satisfactory EICR electrical test carried out every 5 years or when there is a change of tenancy thus making sure their tenants stay safe.
Purton Electricians – Electrical Testing
The Prestige Heating and Electrical Services electricians in Purton 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 Purton 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 SN5 postcode area and the local areas such as Lydiard Millicent, Middleleaze and Common Platt. 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
What Happens when an EICR is Done?
When you call us to arrange an appointment for an EICR to be carried out at your Purton property you should be aware that the testing may take several hours depending on the size of the house to complete and there will be no power during this time.
Our electrical testing experts in Purton 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.
The report is completed on site and then brought back to the office to be produced and signed by the electrician who carried out the testing.
If there are any electrical issues found, they will be graded on the report as follows:
C1 indicate an immediately dangerous situation and will have been dealt with straight away on site.
C2 faults mean potential danger with immediate work needed
C3 faults mean improvement is recommended
FI means further investigation is needed without delay
We can provide a competitive quote to repair any electrical faults found.
We carry out electrical testing in the Purton postcode areas, including SN5 as well as the outlying areas.