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There are about 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK each year. Although many incidents are caused by faulty appliances rather than the electrical installation, a properly installed and well-maintained electrical system could save lives.
Cables, switches, socket-outlets and other equipment deteriorate with prolonged use, so they all need to be checked and necessary replacements or repairs made in good time.
It will reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
Find any potential shock and fire hazards in the installation
Identify any defective DIY electrical work
Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
As a landlord or home owner it is your duty to make sure your electrics in your home or business are safe and maintained.
You can make sure this is the case by carrying out a periodic test and inspection on your property.
This is where we can help you, we will carry out all the necessary tests to ensure all electrical installations, appliances and fire alarms provided by yourself, meet the required safety regulations.
A Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is a term used within the electrical installation business. Every London property should have its electrical installation tested and certified periodically, with the frequency depending on the building's age, use and general condition.
A PIR will reveal if electrical circuits are being overloaded, find potential hazards within the electrical installation, identify defective DIY work, highlight any lack of earthling or bonding, and continue to test the fixed wiring of the installation. This includes checking fuse or circuit breaker ratings and testing the RCDs to ensure they trip under fault conditions.
The outcome from the Periodic Inspection Report will establish the overall condition of the electrics (a bit like an MOT on a motor vehicle). It will tell you whether it is satisfactory for continued use and will detail any remedial work that might need to be done, graded by importance with a recommended timescale.