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    Electrical Installation Condition Report(EICR)
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    From £190 + Vat

    What is an EICR?

    EICR, basically stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report,a formal document that is issued by a Professional electrician or engineer after carrying out an assessment of your electrical installation.

    If you are thinking about renting your house, an EICR will be enough to prove that everything is fine, and working properly. The report must be prepared after a good assessment done by a professional who has a vast experience of checking and fixing electrical installations to avoid any inconvenience or unnecessary legal troubles related to home safety.

    An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), previously referred to as a Periodic Inspection Report, is  Serviceteam’s most detailed electrical inspection service, comprising of an in-depth assessment of the condition and safety of a property’s electrical installation highlighting any necessary remedial work.

    Homeowners should get their electrical installation tested at least every five years. Landlords are required to carry out an EICR inspection every five years, or when the occupancy changes, whichever is sooner.

    What's included in this service?

    Our NICEIC registered electricians will detail in their report:

    • If any of the electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
    • Any faulty/sub standard electrical work
    • Indentify any potential safety risks
    • Establish the adequacy of earth bonding
    • Check the serviceability of equipment
    • Determine the extent of any wear and tear or damage

    What's not included in this service?

    • Any repairs or replacements
    • A PAT – Add £65 + Vat
    • The cost of re-inspecting any of the failures detailed on your gas safety certificate
    • Any congestion zone, ULEZ or parking charges - This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).

      More questions regarding our EICR service? Read our Facts and FAQs

    Our NICEIC registered electricians will detail in their report:

    If any of the electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
    Any faulty/substandard electrical work

  • Indentify any potential safety risks
  • Establish the adequacy of earth bonding
  • Check the serviceability of equipment
  • Determine the extent of any wear and tear or damage
  • Things not covered

  • Any repairs or replacements
  • An PAT – Add £65 +VAT
  • The cost of a re-inspecting any of the failurs detailed on your gas safety certificate
  • What will EICR cost:

    We charge a fixed price for completing EICR’s starting from 190.00 + VAT for a 1 bedroom property. For each additional bedroom we add £40 + Vat. if you would like your Carbon Monoxide or Smoke alarm installed during the same visit add £40 + Vat. And have your PAT test during the same visit for £65 + Vat.

    For more information about electrical installation condition reports contact our office and speak to one of our electrical advisors.

    Why is it necessory

    Electrical Installation Condition Report report is important for numerous reasons. Apart from its legal importance, it is also necessary to check out whether everything is good enough or you need to make some repairs and adjustments. Apart from that, you’ll know about certain other stuff including:

  • Electrical circuits that are overloaded.
  • Risk of shocks or any kind of fire threat.
  • Condition of your equipment.
  • Defective electrical work.
  • Recommendation of earthing or bonding.
  • If anything needs to be replaced.
  • Damage, or wear and tear that could lead to life-threatening consequences.
  • Damaged accessories.
  • Exposed live wires that can turn someone into a Ponako.
  • After the report is prepared, You’ll be informed if there are any sort of complications or anything you have been overlooking that could cause some serious problems.

    

    Legal Status Of EICR

    As already stated, EICR has its own legal status which may be of help sometimes, in certain conditions.

    Here’s something that you necessarily need to know:

    EICR for rented homes

    Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, It has clearly been told that the landlords must ensure the safety of their Tennant by regularly examining the electrical installments and appliances throughout the tenancy on regular bases.

    To make it clear enough, BS7671 (17th edition wiring regulations) strongly recommends an EICR test each time the tenancy is handed to another person, or after every 5 years. Though this may not seem a big deal, it can save you from big troubles if any unpleasant event related to electricity or electrical appliances takes place. At least you will have proof that you made sure nothing goes wrong.

    EICR for Homeowners

    For normal houses, except that you have a swimming pool in it, as already been discussed, BS7671 recommends making and EICR after every ten years. It is necessary for your safety as well as satisfaction. Moreover, it lets you know when it’s time to make some changes because sometimes the wires or other electricity related stuff gets damaged for many known reasons before their due time.

    EICR recommendation for businesses

    As a business owner, it is not a “necessary” legal requirement, but as an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure the safety of your workers. Keeping this in check, the 1974 Health and Safety At Work Act indirectly implements it on you by stating that “Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees”.

    Moreover the “Electricity at Work Regulations” also requires you to take every precautionary step to ensure the safety of your workers regarding electrical threats. Any injury caused due to such reasons can be fatal for your worker as well as your business. Like, who wants their building to be burnt down because of “fire due to electrical sparks” eh?

    Here are some of the easy and secure ways to keep a check on your apartment’s electrical installments

  • Check the casings of your sockets for any apparent cracks, burn marks, etc.
  • Ensure that the electrical appliances in your bathroom, or any wet place, is situated at least 3 meters away from the watery place.
  • Make sure that the extension cables are used properly.
  • Make sure there are no naked wires out there.
  • To-Do checklist before EICR

    There are some things that are recommended to do before running any sort of EICR test. These will help your electrician to run a proper and complete checkup, without skipping anything.

  • The consumer items must be removed prior to conducting EICR.
  • Let your electrician or engineer know if any sort of ladders will be needed to access the fuse board etc.
  • Make sure that your electrical system is fully energized and not switched off by the main supplier.
  • Unplug all the equipment before the test.
  • Make sure the consumer unit is correctly labelled to avoid any problems.
  • Let your professional know if something needs to be repaired.
  • Provide previous EICR reports also, so that the checkup is run respectively.
  • Last but not the least, follow the above steps in order to avoid turning the test into a fail.
  • How will you know about the problems?

    During the EICR, an electrician usually makes a number of electrical observations and gives each one a specific recommendation code. The observation will directly describe any defect, problem or omission within the electrical installation or appliance. Each observation will be coded accordingly to the extent of its severity. All the observations should be written in a clear way. Then You will be able to clearly identify the defects and fix it if you like to.

    

    FAQs

    Q:How much does a service team charge for electrical installation condition report?
    A: If you are seeking for the best EICR, Serviceteam offers one of the best and reasonable offers, starting From £190 + Vat, if you are thinking about renting your own property, house, building our ECIR report will be enough to provide and prove that everything is working perfectly.

    Q: What is the purpose of Electrical Installation Condition Report(EICR)?

    A: It is a report conducted for your property, household to know about the working condition, to identify the problems, and either everything is working fine, however it should be noted that homeowners are required to carry out EICR report at least once in 5 years, to make sure what are the things that needs to be improve or replace.

    Q: What should I provide for EICR?

    A: You will be required for Following things that are essential to conducting EICR report:

  • Date of last inspection
  • Last installation report
  • Details of premise and Age of installation.
  • Q: How long does home EICR take?
    A: According to the act BS7671 recommends to make an EICR for every normal house except the swimming pool in it for every ten years however it is essential for your safety and security as well, It also lets you know when you have to make some changes.

    Q: How long does a business EICR take?
    A: ECIR is not a necessary or legal requirement for business but for the sake of your employers you have carry out EICR report to ensure their safety however it’s your responsibility according to the act of 1974 health and safety act which states that employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employers.which indirectly implements on you.

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