Tony Hughes condition reports in Watford
At Tony Hughes Electrical Ltd, we can complete a range of tests to make sure that your property’s wiring is safe and can carry the required voltage. we can confirm any property is safe through a Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) this validates that all of your current wiring is secure for use for up to 5 years. Electrical Installation Condition Reports are vital as they can help to spot any issues with your electrical setup.
At Tony Hughes Electrical Ltd, we can complete a range of tests to ensure your electrical installation is safe. We can confirm that any property or business complies with all of the latest mandatory and non-mandatory legislation by carrying out an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this may be required for a new homeowner or if you feel concerned about the current state of your wiring. We will fully test all of your circuits, earthing and switchgear, and recommend any action required to bring your installation up to the current standard of safety that you, your employees, tenants and even family members require. This can also help with the sale of a house.
Any defects observed will be classified as one of the following:
- C1 - Danger Present
- C2 - Potentially Dangerous
- C3 - Requires Improvement
Should we recognise any C1 and C2 codes, then we would have to register an unsatisfactory outcome which will be entered onto a set of test sheets that include all test results of circuits, these test sheets will be created with web based software and sent electronically or can be printed and posted if required.
Any and all electrical installations will deteriorate over time due to usage. This means that you will need to have checks every few years in order to maintain the safety of your home. Once your property has been checked and made safe, we can provide you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report that confirms the safety of your home. The period of testing varies depending on the installation, for instance a new domestic installation will have an Electrical Installation Certificate which will last 10 years. The regulations then recommend an EICR which could be signed off for up to 5 years depending on the condition of the installation. This will confirm that your property is electrically safe for up to 5 years, depending on whether your property is domestic or commercial. As a commercial building, you will often have your electrical appliances running for longer periods of time than that of a domestic property and as such, the electrical wiring will deteriorate much quicker and you will need to have a Electrical Installation Condition Report done every at least every 3-5 years, if not more regularly.
A Electrical Installation Condition Report is used to check a number of things:
- Whether your electrical circuits are overloaded.
- Look for potential electric shock risks.
- Look for potential fire hazards.
- Identify any defective wiring.
- Identify any lack of earthing or bonding.
- Assist with the sale of homes by providing confirmation of the electrical safety of the property.
When it comes to having a Electrical Installation Condition Report completed on your property you should always have a professional complete this for you. A professional electrician is the only person who can provide you with a valid EICR for a start, and they can also recognise any electrical dangers and act accordingly.
If you are looking for a professional electrician in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas then look no further than Tony Hughes Electrical Ltd. I can complete an Electrical Installation Condition Report on your property, whether it is domestic or commercial, and provide your with a valid EICR. Give us a call on 01923 728662, or visit our contact page and leave us a message.