Who needs an EICR in Morden or Mitcham?
EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is optional for home owners but a legal requirement for businesses and landlords including of course all areas of Merton e.g. Morden and Mitcham.
What exactly is an EICR?
It is a document that outlines the state of the fixed electrical installation in a property. It tells you what parts of the system are in good condition or whether they could benefit from improvement. It also lets you know if any parts are dangerous and when the next inspection is due.
The dangers of an electrical installation that are in poor condition are two-fold. Firstly, it is possible they could cause death or injury by electric shock and secondly, whether they could potentially cause a fire. Electrical faults are a major cause of fires in the UK. Most deaths associated with electrical faults occur because the fault has caused a fire.
How do I get an Electrical Safety report or certificate.
Call us now on 0208 406 9834 for a no-obligation chat about your Morden or Mitcham EICR. You will speak directly to an EICR qualified electrician. We are not one of those national companies who sub-contract the work. You won’t need to wait for a call back. Nor will you end up with an EICR qualified electrician from the other side of London! We are based in Croydon, so we can be with you – fast!
When should I get an EICR?
If you are buying a home in Morden or Mitcham, a surveyors report does not cover the condition of the electrical installation. Getting an EICR will highlight any hidden issues and can help with any re-negotiation of the sale price. If you are renting property, a landlord’s electrical safety certificate is required by law. It must be carried out at intervals of no more than five years apart. A copy has to be lodged with the local authority and the tenant.
What happens during an electrical installation inspection?
One of our trained Part P qualified electricians will carry out a thorough investigation of the fixed wires and fittings. You will be given a report with the information about where things have deteriorated or been damaged.
In order to make understanding and action as easy as possible, the EICR for your Morden or Mitcham property uses a simple code system for faults or issues. The code is:
C1: Danger Present, Risk of injury, immediate remedial action required.
Items marked as C1 on an EICR are able to cause immediate harm or injury, potentially resulting in death. Immediate rectification of the issue should be made by the electrician on site. Your electrical installation would be deemed unsatisfactory.
C2: Potentially Dangerous, Urgent Remedial Action Required
A C2 rating may or may not lead to the condition of the electrical installation as being deemed unsatisfactory. Either way, it needs to be sorted as soon as possible.
C3: Improvement Required
Items marked as C3 do not comply with current regulation standards but are not viewed as being dangerous. C3 items listed on your report. 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.
Where can I find a fast turnaround for 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. 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 Merton