Generally when asked for an electrical safety certificate for a property we are asked for an Electrical Installation Condition Report, or EICR for short. We offer an EICR for all of our domestic, commercial and industrial customers. If any problems are found during the test you’ll be informed and preferably shown in person any fault and we will be happy to give you a fixed price quote to bring the property up to the standards required for electrical safety. Any additional work is not contractual to the initial assessment and customers are welcomed to get competing quotes if required.
We have a team of electricans in Telford who are qualified to inspect and test electrical installations and issue safety certificates.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report used to be known a "Periodic Inspection Report", or PIR, is sometime refered to as a pre-purchase survey or landlord safety certificate. But in actual fact, an EICR is a much more in depth physical test than a pre-purchase survey and will reveal defects hidden to the naked eye.
In recent years, all landlords of privately owned properties are required by law to have scheduled EICR safety reports carried out, with any dangerous findings rectified in a timeley manner or face a fixed penalty charge.
Many insurance companies will not honour home or business insurance claims if an EICR report has not been carried out, or is not in date.
An EICR report will reveal the following issues:-
Problems with earthing
Overloading of circuits
The risk of electric shock
The risk of fire to a property caused by electrical faults
Electrical work that has been installed poorly
Damage to sockets, lighting or cable through extended use or impacts
The parts of an electrical installation will deteriorate and fail over time depending on the environment and usage. Using an EICR is an integral part of finding and monitoring these problems before they arise in a dangerous or disruptive way.