MJF Electrical offer electrical inspection & testing services across all sectors of the electrical market, whether you’re a domestic customer, landlord or business owner, we will make sure your installation is tested and inspected thoroughly to comply with BS7671 regulations.
As a homeowner, keeping yourself, your family and your home safe is your main priority. All electrical installations eventually deteriorate with age and ultimately become unsafe. Old, outdated, or faulty electrics leave you vulnerable to hazardous risks including house fires and electric shocks.
When do I need to have my electrics checked?
Private homeowners do not have the same legal obligation as landlords to undergo electrical testing. However, it is highly recommended that you have periodic safety checks, approximately every 10 years, to keep your home safe and running efficiently.
Buying or selling your home?
You may require an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) during the buying and selling process to check the condition of the property’s electrics and identify any faults or issues that need rectifying before or after purchase. You will also struggle to find a home insurance policy if you do not have an up-to-date electrical safety certificate.
What is an EICR?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a thorough test of your property’s electrical installation involving both a range of visual checks and physical testing.
The test will identify any damage, defect or deterioration in the electrical installation that needs to be remedied. The test can reveal the following issues:
- Overloading or overheating of circuits
- Potential risks of electric shock or fire
- Defective electrical work
- Insufficient earthing
- Outdated or damaged wiring
- Old and dangerous fuse boards
It will also involve a test of your fuse board and ensure you have a Residual Current Device (RCD) that operates efficiently to prevent harm.
Once your test has been competed, we will provide a test certificate. The report will outline any damage, defects, deterioration or dangerous parts of your electrical system
EICR Report Codes
Any faults found during the inspection will be graded by their severity when listed in the report.
C1, C2 and F1 codes must be resolved within 28 days. Once any necessary remedial work has been carried out, we will reissue you with a satisfactory report.
There are 4 codes as follows:
What is an RCD?
An RCD (Residual Current Device) is designed to automatically switch off electricity if it detects a fault. It protects against the risk of electrocution and fire in the fraction of a second.
An RCD is constantly monitoring the flow of electrical currents. If it detects an unintended pathway, such as a person touching a live wire, the circuit will switch off quickly, reducing the risk of death and significant injury.
Information from the Electrical Safety Council revealed that almost ALL electrocutions in the home and 20% of fires with an electrical origin could have been prevented by having RCD protection.
Old style fuse boards do not have RCD protection built-in so it’s a sensible safety precaution to upgrade if you have not already done so.
– Leanne Wakerley
Why should I choose MJF ELectrical?
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