An EICR is a report on the condition of the fixed wiring within your property. Whether that be commercial or domestic premises; no matter what type of property occupy an EICR is a vital to ascertain the condition of the fixed wiring. Over time the condition of your electrical installation will diminish and impair the overall safety of the installation. dangers including electric shock and fires can be a result of poorly maintained wiring and unseen damage to fixed wiring within the property.
Electrical Installation Condition Report’s include a series of tests including a visual inspection of the accessible wiring and accessories to specific tests using specialist equipment to ensure the existing cabling is safe for continued use and in the event of a fault, the protective devices installed will operate correctly and within safe operating time’s.
Q, How many unseen (concealed behind switches & sockets etc) loose connections does it take to start a fire?
A, Just one. Take a look a the picture on the right. This was solely caused by a concealed loose terminal.
How often should an EICR be completed?
Every consumer unit (fuse board) commercial or domestic should have a sticker on it just like the one to the right. On the sticker you will find the inspection due date. By allowing this date to expire, you could be invalidating your insurance and putting peoples lives at risk. Other times to consider an Electrical Installation Condition Report, would be at change of ownership or property use. How do you know the person occupying the property before you has had any electrical works completed correctly?
Electricians in Reading offer free quotes for both commercial and domestic customers. For a three bedroom occupied home we charge £195.00 + VAT
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Without an in-date EICR, your insurance could be invalid.