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Mr Electric your Local NICEIC EICR Testing Electrician Aston Erdington

Advice from Mr Electric NICEIC EICR Testing electrician covering Aston, Erdington taking it upon yourself to tackle electrical jobs can be tempting, but in can also be dangerous if you don’t have the appropriate experience. That’s why it’s essential you use a qualified electrician who will ensure that any work is completed safely and professionally, whether it’s an emergency repair or fuse box upgrade.

Mr. Electric offers a full domestic and commercial electrician service to customers in Aston, Erdington providing support on everything from rewiring and lighting installation to routine testing and electric car charging. All services are quoted upfront with fixed prices, keeping you in control of the cost, and we can respond promptly to emergency callouts, which are free of charge.

Putting Your Safety First

Our customers’ safety is our number one priority. That’s why we offer a free electrical safety inspection with every callout and will let you know if there is anything in your home or business that you should be aware of. If applicable, you will receive an electrical certificate, plus expert advice about the options available, so you can make an informed decision on the best course of action.

Any advice we give you will be honest and upfront. We will never try to sell you anything, but we do have a duty of care to inform you of any dangerous wiring or other electrical problems that we see. You’ll be kept informed throughout any job – whether it’s an appliance installation, electrical test or simple shower fitting – and all of our work comes with a 12-month guarantee, giving you peace of mind if any additional work is required in the future. You won’t be charged for surveys, quotes or advice – the decision to pay will always be yours.

Mr. Electric customers have the benefit of dealing with well-trained, uniformed electricians who are DBS-checked and always carry ID. Our team will treat your home or office like they would their own, using shoe protectors and special floor covers to ensure it’s left exactly as it was when they arrived. Staff development is continuous, and our electricians are regularly assessed and inspected to ensure their knowledge and skills remain up to date.

We care about standards and delivering work as promised, so if you’re based in Aston Erdington, get in touch today to find out how we can help you.

I called for an electrician in Aston and received First Class Service from Mr Electric. Matt text half an hour before he arrived so that I could make sure I was home. I had several things needed doing and he did a brilliant job on all of them. The customer services from Mr Electric was brilliant from start to finish. Highly recommended.

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EICR Test Erdington

Specialists in EICR

Commercial, domestic and landlord EICR testing, otherwise known as an Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) or periodic electrical testing, is a full-scale inspection of your electrical systems and installation. At Mr. Electric, we have a specially trained EICR team to conduct these inspections to complete the EICR test in Bromsgroves for homeowners, businesses and landlords.

Is EICR a Legal Requirement?

While there isn’t any legislation that specifically says homeowners, businesses or landlords should have an EICR certificate, laws such as the Landlord and Tenants Act (1985) and Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) outline the responsibilities that landlords and employers have with regards to the safety of tenants and employees respectively. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 also require that precautions are taken against the risk of injury sustained from electricity used in work activities.

How Often Do I Need an EICR?

Electrical installations are not immune to the process of ageing, deterioration and even general wear and tear. For this reason, an EICR should be conducted at regular intervals. British Standard BS 76719 (IET Wiring Regulations) recommends the following intervals for businesses, landlords and homeowners:Businesses – employers are recommended to have an EICR test undertaken once every five years.Buy-to-let or rented property – landlords should have an EICR test done every five years or when new tenants enter the property. Homeowners – an EICR is recommended every 10 years. If the property has a swimming pool, this should be tested once every year.

What Does an EICR Test Involve?

By undertaking a EICR test in Bromsgrove Mr. Electric will check if your property’s electrics have any faults that cannot be identified through a visual check. A number of faults may occur, such as electrical circuits being overloaded or overheating during use. If any electrical circuit is not properly installed – for example, without earthing or bonding to safely secure the electrics – it may potentially cause a fire or shock hazard. EICR testing will identify any defective electrical work within the system.

A visual check can also be performed to give you a quick analysis of how safe your property is. This will look for broken sockets and light switches, damaged cables and scorching / burn marks as a result of overloading the power outlet. It will also look at the residual current device (RCD) for the circuits that operate the bathrooms and gardens. It is recommended that this visual check is completed at regular intervals in between the more in-depth EICR tests.

After the test has been completed, the testing engineer will produce a certificate for you. It will detail any damages, deterioration, defects or other dangerous conditions. It will also highlight anything that doesn’t match the present day safety standards and things that might put people at risk.

What Happens if the Periodic Test is Negative?

Should the EICR test come back as negative, the EICR will be classed as “unsatisfactory” meaning that the required work needs to be done, without delay, to remove the risk to those living or working at the property.  As well as returning an “unsatisfactory” result, the report will detail which electrical system(s) failed the test. Work required is classified using the following codes:

  • C1 – ‘danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and immediate action is required.
  • C2 – potentially dangerous and remedial action is needed urgently.
  • C3 – improvement to your electrical system is recommended. C3 is the only classification code that can appear on a report and still pass the EICR test.

Once your electrical system has passed the inspection fully and any urgent remedial work has been completed, you will be provided with an EICR Certificate of Safety, giving you peace of mind that your electrics are safe.

For more information about an EICR for your business or home, please give us a call today.

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