Our inspection and testing service is a thorough way of identifying existing faults so they can be fixed. With regular testing of your electrical circuits and appliances, not only will you have a safe home and business but you will also have peace of mind. Once all of your systems have been tested, you know your electrics are safe.
There are many reasons why you might want to get your electrical systems tested, the number one purpose being safety. Below are some other reasons you might want to get your electrics examined.
In our experience, the most common cause of electrical faults and accidents is ignorance about how dangerous electricity can be. Under certain circumstances, electrical faults in the home or at work can be highly dangerous, and even life-threatening, so it is important to make sure your household and company electrics are examined and tested regularly.
The most common causes of electricity-related accidents are:
- Overloaded circuits
- Exposed and/or dangerous connections
- Absence of correct earthing arrangements in systems and fuse boxes
- Incorrectly fused circuits
- The lack of special precautions for potentially hazardous environments, including bathrooms, kitchens, outbuildings and gardens
Changes to the Law
On 1st January 2005, the government made an amendment to the Building Regulations for England and Wales. They introduced Part P, which stated that standardised wiring regulations had to apply to potentially hazardous areas, including:
- Swimming pools
- Hot tubs
- Green houses
- Small detached buildings
- Outside lighting
The rules were introduced to cut down the number of fires, injuries and deaths caused by faulty electrical installations. Since the majority of the require electricity to be used next to the elements or water it is particularly important to make sure the electrical wiring is secure and the systems are faultless.
The Home Information Pack and our Periodic Report Form
When testing electrical systems, we use a Periodic Report Form. This form comes with its own serial number, is documented and duplicated. It is often used with house surveys when property is being bought or sold and can also be used as a bargaining tool with property prices.
Our electrical inspection and testing starts at £150.00 (excluding VAT).
We cover all of Dorset and the surrounding areas including Poole, Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, Ferndown, Wimborne, Ringwood, Swanage, Wareham etc.
Call us now on 01202 670003