We are specialists in carrying out all elements of domestic inspection and testing and routinely conduct in depth technical assessments of a properties fixed wiring installation, to assess its suitability for continued use.
What type of Inspection and testing do we do?
The main type of inspection we do is an Electrical Installation Conditions report or EICR for short, these are often requested on the sale of a house or required by Landlords every 5 years for their rental properties. During the test we inspect the full property visually for any signs of “mechanical damage” such as cracked and broken fixtures and fittings such as sockets and light switches. We check the suitability of fixtures and fittings for the environment they are installed in, for example are downlights in a bathroom suitable for the steam and mist given off from a shower (something referred to as Ingress Protection rating ot IP rating). A common fault is people clipping regular twin and earth cable to the outside of a building which is against regulation as overtime the cable will breakdown as a result of UV penetration from the sun.
We then take about your fuse board / consumer unit and test each circuit individually for the following:
Based on the findings during the inspection you will receive the following outcome, either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. As the name suggests a satisfactory report states the installation is safe for continued use, there may be some advisory comments on there that may recommend improvements but overall its ok, these advisories will be coded C3. An unsatisfactory report has found a number of faults which could pose a risk to the resident and will be coded with C1 or C2. A property cannot pass with any C1s or C2s.
At DH4 Electrical we appreciate that it is a stressful time selling a house or renting a property and we will aim to pass the property and if we find small C1 or C2 faults during the inspection which can be fixed immediately then we will do so upon consulting the client. An example of a common C1 fault is missing blanks (small pieces of plastic instead of fuses) in the fuse board.
At a time of your suiting we will come and carry out the work and issue you with the appropriate certification.
After looking at the work we will price up the job, you will contacted often the same day with a quote.
Upon completion we will ensure you are 100% happy with the work carried out.
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