An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a detailed report carried out by a qualified electrician which identifies any faults in an electrical system.
The electrician will also visually inspect wiring to ensure its safe and up to date. Electricsfixed are your local electricians offering EICR’s to properties across Hereford.
What is an EICR?
An EICR grades all electrical systems to ensure installations and wiring meets current electrical safety standards. It is recommended you have an EICR carried out by a qualified electrician every 5 years. The electrician will use codes so you can better understand what, if any, faults there are and how dangerous they might be.
- Code 1 – code 1 is the most dangerous. If the electrician detects a code 1 fault, this needs immediate attention.
- Code 2 – If the electrician detects a code 2 fault, this means there is a fault which could potentially be a hazard. It is recommended this is repaired ASAP.
- Code 3 – Code 3 means a non-serious fault has been found. To keep all electrical systems running as smooth as possible this should still be fixed before more damage is caused.
- Code FI – FI stands for further investigation required. This means further testing is required to fully understand what the fault is and how much of a danger it could be.
If faults have been identified and need attention ASAP, ElectricsFixed in Hereford will always try and prioritise work that is of immediate danger. Our main aim is to ensure your home is safe for you and your family.
Buying a house
If you’re thinking of moving, before you buy a new house, we really recommend that you have a qualified electrician preform an EICR on the prospective property. It will give you a good idea of the properties electrics to ensure you are moving into a safe property. The last thing anyone wants is moving into a home with extremely old and dangerous electrics. After the EICR has been carried out the electrician may suggest a full or partial rewire before moving in.
Likewise, if you are looking to sell your home, an EICR would be very attractive for potential buyers and could even possibly end up increasing the selling price.
After the EICR the electrician will provide you with a formal document to prove your home has safe and up to date electrics to meet current safety standards.
If you are thinking of having an EICR carried out in your Hereford property, remember to always choose a registered electrician to ensure any electrical work is installed to the highest possible standard. ElectricsFixed are NAPIT and PART P registered electricians. If you would like more information on EICR’s, please give us a call today.