Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes or electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.
The five main aims of a condition report are:
- 1. Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe).
- 2. Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it.
- 3. Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations.
- 4. Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures.
- 5. Provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:
- 10 years for an owner-occupied home
- 5 years for a rented home
- 3 years for a caravan
- 1 year for a swimming pool
Other times when an inspection should be carried out are:
- When a property is being prepared for letting
- Before selling a property or buying a previously-occupied property
G.P.Green Electrical can carry out NICEIC electrical condition reports and repair and remedial any works required. Contact us today to arrange a time to suit you.