EICR's In Somerset
Electrical Installation Condition Report
EICR's In Taunton & Bridgwater - Somerset
Taunton Electrician are a VAT FREE electrical company in Somerset. Do you need an EICR Landlord Certificate on more than one property? We are pleased to offer a considerable discount on multiple certificates - get in touch now
Fast Service - We can carry out 5 year EICR tests at short notice all over Somerset, usually next day service is available on request.
Taunton Electrician prices for IEE BS 7671 EICR test and inspections can be found by clicking here.
Reports are a typed PDF, 7 page (minimum) report and will be issued within 24 hours of completion by email or post.
A typed quotation for any remedial works (if required) to bring the installation up to BS 7671 wiring regulation standards will also be issued with the report.
Satisfactory Report - Once any required work has been completed, we will issue a satisfactory EICR for your compliance.
Want To Know More About EICR? - Speak to one of our qualified electrical test inspectors on 01823781783 or fill in a fast and free contact form.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports Suitable For Landlords & Homeowners
Taunton Electrician can offer a same day service to assist with urgent inspections, and to assist with the process of moving into a new home / moving new clients. All our engineers have the latest 18th Edition wiring regulations test and inspection certification, they also carry a fully calibrated test and tool kit. We can also contact any tenants or letting agents for access, collect keys from estate agents or arrange a suitable time at your convenience.
Our periodic test inspections include a full inspection and testing of the fixed wiring of a property including:
Earth bonding to gas and water
Correct consumer unit
Damage to cables, sockets, switches etc
Full instrument test of the circuits
A 6 page report will be compiled using the Fast Test Software
Any faults will be flagged up on page 2 of the report and listed with a priority rating C1-C3. These figures refer to the following status:
C1 – Danger present: Risk of injury- immediate remedial action required
C2 – Potentially dangerous-urgent remedial action required
C3 – Improvement required.
Further investigation required
A quotation for any remedial works will be provided with the report along with the VAT receipt for the inspection. Reports can be e-mailed to multiple precipitants if required to assist the process of moving home or new tenants.
We also provide special rates for landlords and letting agents of multiple properties.
Our team of engineers have also a minimum of 10 years on-site experience to be able to work for LED.
2391 – To carry out Periodic Electrical Inspections in the UK, the engineers require, alongside the BS7671, to have also passed a City and Guilds Level 3 certificate in inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations (2391). This training provides the engineer with the relevant information and procedures regarding an initial visual inspection, verification and certification. This includes collecting data of correct types of cable, fuses – MCBs etc, the presence and correct operation of an RCD trip switch to prevent harm to property and lives from fire and electric shock. The presence and correct size of earthing conductors into the property; to the mains gas and water supply; to any exposed metal parts that may need earth bonding
The test includes an instrumental verification test using the following instruments:
Voltage tester to measure Volts
Continuity tester to measure ohms
Insulation resistance to measure M ohms
Earth loop impendence tester to measure ohms
RCD tester to measure mS
A full test on the supply of your home/business to BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations including fuse board, earthing arrangements, wiring, fixtures and fittings (i.e. lights, sockets, switches). Installation methods, loose connections etc.
The following tests are carried out:
Continuity of earth conductors
Continuity of ring final conductors
Installation resistance – to check for any arcing or moisture between phase – phase earth
Earth loop impedance – to verify path of earth
RCD test to check tripping times and mA settings
The test involves testing circuits at the consumer unit and various points around the property and includes a visual inspection as well as an instrumental test. Also the supplies characteristics are tested to ensure a good earth and path of fault current is present. These tests are called Ze and PSC (Prospective Short Circuit). These tests verify a circuit has continued earth path to each fitting and that the RCD operates within the specified time and current. Please feel free to contact us for any further details as we can help with any technical questions you may have.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR's)
Is an EICR a legal requirement?
Yes, an EICR is a legal requirement from April 2021 and every rental property must have this specific electrical certificate.
How long does an EICR last?
Every 5 years or change of occupancy.
Can I do my own EICR?
Surprisingly, there are no legal requirements when to filling out an EICR report. However, government guidelines state the person or company must be qualified and competent.
Cost of an EICR report?
Taunton Electrician charge as low as £99 for an EICR, however, this can increase depending on how many electrical circuits are in the property.
How long does an EICR take?
We complete this type of test and inspection between 2-4 hours but depending on the amount of circuits this could take longer.