West London Electrical carries out condition reports for household and professional clients in and around the Central and West London area.
A condition report may be needed for a variety of factors, such as when selling and buying an asset or any other properties. You may also need a review to check out the situation of an installation after incidents such as fire or flood. Furthermore, if you have an old electrical set ups, it may be broken or deteriorate over the years. So you should get an electrical engineer to examine the situation at least every 10 years, or whenever you move into a new residence.
If you are a landlord, you are required by law to ensure the following –
* Electrical set up in a leased residence should be readily secured when your tenants move in.
* Electrical installations should be maintained regularly if you have tenants living in a property.
* Any equipment offered by you should be secured and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it satisfies all the specifications of European law).
To fulfil these requirements, the property owner will need to consistently bring out protection assessments to make sure that the electrical set up and equipment in their properties are safe and operating well.
A brief information to condition reports for domestic electrical installations ?
What is an EICR?
An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a report about the condition of an electrical installation. Conducting this report will also emphasize any safety problems or diversions from the current modification of the electrical rules BS7671.
What is an electrical installation?
An electrical installation consists of a wiring system which includes equipment, such as a consumer unit (fuse box), illumination and power circuits, switches and electric sockets. An electrical installation does not consist of electric devices, such as ovens, heaters and washing machines.
Why do I need to get the electric installation in my house (or the property that I am planning to buy) checked?
You cannot see power or electricity. Wires are usually hidden inside our walls and consumer units are often placed in cabinets, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installations for damage or deterioration.
Faulty and old cabling is one of the main causes of electrical fires in a property. Therefore, in order to prevent these you should never disregard getting the services of an electrical engineer or an electrical expert. Have your house wiring regularly checked. You can reduce the risk of fire by having the condition of your cables, switches, electrical sockets and other accessories examined regularly.