What Happens During An EICR?
In short, a qualified electrician looks at and tests the fixed electrical system in your private rental property in Beckenham or Thornton Heath and issues a report. You then need to carry out any remedial work recommended, if there is any.
What is an EICR
You are probably already aware of this but just in case you are not … an EICR is also referred to a a Landlord’s electrical safety test. It is now required legally on all private rental tenancies. A landlord can be slapped with heavy penalties if they don’t have one. Your local authority can request to see your EICR at any time. It must be supplied within 7 days.
How can I get Hold of an EICR in Beckenham or Thornton Heath?
Easy, call us now on 0208 406 9834 for a no-obligation chat about your Beckenham or Thornton Heath EICR. You will speak directly to an electrician. We are not one of those national companies who sub-contract the work. You will therefore waste less time as you won’t need to wait for someone to call back. Nor will you end up with an EICR qualified electrician from the other side of London stuck in traffic on the way!
The Nuts and Bolts of an Electrical Installation Condition Report
There are really four aspects to the EICR test procedure. There is a visual inspection, earthing/bonding condition, dead testing and live testing.
The visual inspection involves our electrician looking at all of the permanently fitted electrical fixtures and fittings in your Beckenham or Thornton Heath private rental property. They will check for any external signs of problems such as cracks or tracking.
In order to ensure that an electrical installation is safe, the earthing and bonding needs to be correct. checking this is second nature to our experienced and qualified electricians.
Dead testing is carried out with the electricity to the property switched off. You should really inform your tenant this will happen. Various circuits will then be tested using our state of the art test equipment. This will enable our electrician to detect poor connections and other faults. It won’t detect everything though, so …
… the electricity will be switched back on and live testing carried out. This enables the electrician to detect any other potential problems.
So what’s in the report?
A system of codes is used to indicate whether your Beckenham or Thornton Heath property has sound electrics or if work is needed.
C1: Danger Present, Risk of injury, immediate remedial action required.
Items marked as C1 on an EICR are considered as being able to cause immediate harm or injury, potentially resulting in death. A C1 listed on an E.I.C.R would warrant an immediate failure Any items found to be immediately dangerous during an electrical inspection (within reason) should really be rectified there and then by the electrician.
C2: Potentially Dangerous, Urgent Remedial Action Required
Potentially dangerous may or may not lead to the condition of the electrical installation as being deemed unsatisfactory.
C3: Improvement Required
Items marked as C3 do not comply with current regulation standards but are not viewed as being dangerous. You can have a number of C3 items listed on your report and your electrical installation would still be viewed as Satisfactory.
F1: Further Investigation Required
As it suggests, this suggests that a deeper investigation needs to be carried out to ensure the electrical system is in order. You will also be advised if there is any essential work to be carried out.
Fast Turnaround for Beckenham and Thornton Heath Electrical Installation Condition Reports
Ring South London Electricians now on 0208 406 9834 to chat about a landlord’s electrical safety certificate for your Beckenham and Thornton Heath private rental property. You will immediately save time by being able to talk directly with an electrician. We appreciate that sometimes you will need your EICR rapidly. We can’t down tools and come round instantly, but you can be assured that we will be there at the earliest opportunity.
Carrying out electrical installation inspections is second nature to our electricians, therefore no time will be wasted during your inspection. We guarantee accuracy and speed using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and our local experience. Put all of this together and you have the best and most cost-effective EICR inspection possible.
We cover all of south London but here is a list of the key areas covered around Beckenham and Thornton Heath:
Green Street Green
Mottingham (part of)
Ruxley (part of)
St Mary Cray
St Paul’s Cray
Sydenham (part of)