Etchells Electrical Ltd, 849 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 3HG

Tel: 0800 1313 010 or 01733 753502

Old style fuseboard

Inspection and Testing Electrical safety checks for residential domestic homes

EICR | PIR testing for domestic houses

Etchells electrical carry out electrical safety checks also known as inspection and testing, electrical condition reports, periodic inspection reports, landlord electrical safety certificates and domestic electrical safety checks.

These tests are conducted to establish the condition of the electrical installation in and around your property. Electrical safety checks involve testing the circuits from the fuse board to where they have been installed in the property and involve several different types of tests including;

  • Installation resistance testing
  • Earth continuity testing
  • Earth loop impedance testing
  • RCD testing
  • Operational and visual testing

Why electrical testing important?

Electrical testing is important in your home or your business as electrics are out of sight out of mind. Even if a socket, switch or light fitting may work, there could be electrical dangers still present . These dangers can only be detected by a competent electrical engineer who has the appropriate electrical test equipment and training to detect any potential or dangerous electrical items. We frequently come across dangerous electrics that the homeowner or business owner may be unaware of.

It is recommended that electrical checks on the home should be carried out at least every 10 years as sockets, switches and cables can deteriorate over time. Examples of dangerous electrics include; Damaged sockets, broken switches, wrong size fuses, incorrect position of electrical items such as non-waterproof sockets outside. Old dangerous wiring may have fire risks due to the insulation breaking down. If overheating or arcing occurs the outer sheathing can catch fire.

The safety of your business environment is of primary concern. All businesses must now comply with health and safety regulations. It is vital that the safety performance of your electrical installations and equipment, meet the minimum standards, to ensure the safety of your employees and the validity of your insurance. HSE fines are unlimited.

We can advise people of the best electrical practices and how to maintain safe electrics in the house we offer a free visual safety check /audit.

Please contact us for free quotation or advise on 0800 1313 010