Why have a commercial or domestic periodic inspection in Honor Oak?
A periodic inspection, renamed Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in recent years, is a safety inspection of an electrical system. It involves carrying out a number of visual and physical checks on the existing installation and making recommendations about improvements that can be made. Everyday use, general wear and tear and age means that cables, connection and accessories, such as switches, sockets, light fittings, will degrade over time.
During any EICR inspection, our team of experienced electricians will assess the current condition of the electrics and will provide you with a report based on their findings, advising about any issues which do not conform to current IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671). Not following requirements will put people at risk and many insurance companies are now requesting a valid EICR report to be produced and failure to do so will affect future insurance claims.
It is a legal obligation for commercial property owners at regular frequency to comply with the Electricity At Work Regulations 1989.
The Electrical Safety Council states that the inspection and testing of electrics should be completed within the following timeframe or sooner (depending on the advice from a professional electrician):
- Every 10 years in a residential home occupied by the owner
- Every five years for landlords’ homes rented out to tenants or with each change of tenancy
- Every three years for caravans
- Every year for a swimming pool
The cost will depend on the installation and our EICRs start from £190, with up to 10 circuits on the consumer unit. If your system is well maintained, the process will be cost-effective because any issues will be rectified before they become bigger problems.
It is always worth getting an inspection of the electrics if you plan to purchase a property, so you don’t have any nasty surprises when you move in. See our blog: Bought an old house? Check the electrics!