Electrical audits in Pitsea
Why would you need an electrical audit?
Well, there are many circumstances that warrant having an electrical report carried out. Legal obligations aside, it's recommended that prospective homebuyers obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) from an approved, qualified electrician, so that you can get a clear view of the existing electrics within the property.
This is because without knowing the state of the electrics in the property, you could end up needing to make incredibly costly repairs down the line. For example, the average house rewire can cost anywhere between £2,500 to £5,000 and can take up to 10 days, often leaving your house in turmoil with ripped-out ceilings and taken-up floorboards that will need repairing or replacing.
As well as the major upheaval that inadequate electrics can cause, they also pose a significant risk to the health of you and your loved ones. In fact, millions of people are injured every year in their own homes due to faulty electrics, and around 70 are killed.
Don't be distracted during the buying process, book your EICR today.
Periodic electrical inspections in Basildon
In 2020, it was made a legal requirement for business owners and landlords to have Electrical Installation Condition Reports carried out at regular intervals of every five years.
Did you know that there are also recommended guidelines for homeowners, too?
It is suggested that private homeowners should avoid going any longer than 10 years at the very maximum without having their electric system inspected. This is to ensure that everything is safe, performing as it should be and remains in line with British Safety Standards.
If you happen to have a swimming pool on your property in the Basildon area, you should have periodic electrical inspections carried out every year. This is because water is the best conductor of electricity, effectively making swimming pools with malfunctioning electronics a death trap.