Understanding The Basics Of An Electrical Installation Condition Report

An EICR report is generated after assessing an electrical installation. EICR stands for electrical installation condition report and it takes stock of any electrical damage, fault, corrosion or any other condition that is potentially dangerous. Only a qualified electrician should carry out an EICR

The frequency of EICRs generated over a property depends on the kind of property in question. For example, EICR for any rental property is typically done either every 5 years or at the beginning of a new tenancy.

The importance of an EICR certificate

A domestic electrician in London possessing years of experience in the trade states an EICR is although not a legal necessity, it helps homeowners from being prosecuted in case a tenant suffers from defective electrical system in a rented property. The report certifies the electrical system in a rented property meets the latest safety standards and that the landlord is not putting anybody’s life in risk because of faulty electrics.

EICR inspection procedure

Domestic electricians carrying out EICR inspection in London describe that they thoroughly inspect the fuse-board (or the consumer unit) along with electrical accessories and wiring to locate any fault or diversion from standard wiring. They also perform the following tasks during the procedure:

  • Checking both capability and competence of the earthing and bonding 
  • Inspecting the devices that are meant to protect a household from fire and electric shock 
  • Identify any faulty or damaged electrical fitting or accessory 
  • Identity any exposed live wire that may cause an accident
Many severe electrical faults cannot be identified just by visual inspection. Electricians handling domestic jobs in London rely on various testing gadgets to identify such faults or potential dangers.

Securing your EICR certificate in London

An EICR inspection requires high level of knowledge and skill and all electricians are not competent enough to shoulder this responsibility. Electric Works is a highly trusted electrical agency in London and is technically equipped to provide this service. We are located at Elgin Avenue and offer 24/7 service at a price that easily suits your budget.

We have technically sound and qualified electricians to carry out EICR inspection in any kind of property across London and its nearby areas. Our qualified electrical technicians have years of experience in performing these inspections and know what exactly to look for. We start with a visible test during which our domestic electricians physically look for signs of damage and corrosion like over-loaded plug sockets and worn out wiring insulation.   

In the next step, we conduct a series of tests to ascertain a number of technical aspects like:

  • All the wires are properly connected 
  • The wires are properly encased within an electrical insulation material 
  • The existing earthing of the property complies with the latest regulations 
  • The existing electrical system is capable to shut down the power supply correctly in case of any potential danger or fault
Never leave the safety of your family, employees or tenants in the hands of fate. Contact us now for the EICR certificate.

EICR inspection and certification cost

The cost related to EICR inspection varies from contractor to contractor. As per the latest edition of the Wiring Regulations, sample testing of the final circuits is recognised in larger installations. This includes lighting and socket circuits. The sample can be as small as 10%, but such small sampling may not bring out the real picture and therefore is not reliable.

But one contractor may quote price based on the task of testing only 10% of the circuit whereas, another contractor may test 75% of the circuit. Considering this factor, while comparing prices for an EICR inspection, you should always be aware about what percentage a contractor offers to test.

At Electric Works, we are reputed for providing quality inspection based on extensive sample testing at a cost that our competitors find difficult to beat. An ECIR inspection by our experienced domestic electricians starts at £370 plus vat for up to 12 circuits. Then every additional circuit is charged at £90 plus vat. Our electricians require about 4 hours finishing ECIR inspection of a typical 3-bedroom property.

Why choose us

Electric Works is one of the most reliable names across London and its nearby areas for ECIR inspection and certification service of both residential and commercial buildings and properties. Clients keep coming back time and again because of many factors including the following:

  • Our domestic electricians provide thorough inspection of your property using a set of modern gadgets.

  • We promptly response to client calls with almost zero turnaround time.

  • Our electrical mechanics are technically sound and qualified to provide greater value of your money.

  • We perform ECIR inspection strictly abiding by the BS7671 guidelines to ensure foolproof service.

  • At Electric Works, we offer a reasonable price that competitors find hard to match with.
You can find us easily by searching online using strings like “domestic electricians near me” from anywhere in London and its neighbouring areas.
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