Electrical safety checks

Are the Electrical Systems in My Home Safe?

The electrical installation in your home plays a crucial role in your daily life, yet it is often overlooked. 

Due to the demands placed on this system and a lack of maintenance, failures, faults, and problems can occur. When we visit your home to test your electrical system, our aim is to ensure its safety, suitability for continued use, and its ability to protect you and your family in case of any faults or failures.

EICR's in Heath Hayes, Cannock

To achieve this, we conduct a thorough inspection and provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). In the UK, it is recommended to have an EICR conducted every 10 years in domestic properties and every five years in rented homes. It is also advisable to have an electrical inspection when buying or selling a home, as some solicitors now request this as a standard procedure during property transactions. This allows the buyer to assess the condition of the electrical system and identify any necessary work.

If it has been more than 10 years since your last electrical inspection, it is advisable to contact us for a quote. Simply request an "electrical installation condition report." The peace of mind provided by the inspection far outweighs any associated costs.

Electrician in Heath Hayes, Cannock

For more information on EICR’s or If you have any questions or require further details, please fill out our contact form or give us a call, and we will respond promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Only electricians with the relevant qualifications, skills, experience, and insurance should perform an EICR. It is crucial to choose a reputable and highly experienced electrician, especially when considering an electrical inspection for a potential house purchase.

You may require an EICR in the following situations:
- It is increasingly common for solicitors handling home purchases to request an EICR for information on the electrical installation's condition.
- If you have not had an electrical inspection (EICR) in the last 10 years.
- Following a flood or fire incident in your home, it is strongly recommended to have an EICR carried out.
- Rental properties must have a satisfactory EICR conducted at least every 5 years.

- C1: Immediately dangerous situation, requiring immediate remedial action due to access to live parts or a similar level of danger.
- C2: Potentially dangerous situation, requiring urgent remedial action for rectification.
- C3: Safety improvement recommended or upgrade recommended.
- FI: Further investigation required for suspected dangerous situations.
- NOTE: Indicates the identification of something without assigning a specific code.

An EICR may be marked as unsatisfactory if it reveals any dangerous situations or issues that require further investigation. The severity of these issues is explained through various codes.

Currently, an EICR should be conducted at least every ten years in a domestic property and at least every five years in a rented property. However, we may recommend more frequent inspections if we identify any concerns during testing that could pose potential dangers if left unaddressed.

During an EICR, we conduct a visual inspection of your electrical system and test as many electrical points as possible. The power will be turned off for the duration of our visit.

You will receive a 6-8 page document (length may vary based on property size) that provides an overview of your home's electrical system. The report will categorize the outcome as either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

An EICR is similar to an MOT for your home. It assesses the safety of your electrical installation, identifies any concerns, and provides recommendations for safety improvements.

EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report.