An EICR, electrical installation condition report is sometimes referred to as a periodic inspection by landlords.
When selling your home these can be paramount in a smooth home sale, and also in boosting your margins on the asking price.
EICR’s can be carried out by qualified engineers who have been trained to do so through a qualifying body such as NICEIC, whom our electricians are governed by.
So whats happens during an EICR?
An EICR test will assess the condition of your electrical systems and evaluate how efficiently they are working, in particular paying attention to any deterioration or defects.
As part of the testing, our engineers will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations.
Specific issues that can be revealed through an EICR test include:
- Any issue with circuits or equipment that might overload or overheat the system
- Areas of electric shock risks and fire hazards
- Safety issues with bonding or earthing of installations and equipment
- Potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury
If your home passes all these checks – this certification can be then passed on to a potential buyer. This will offer them a chance to know there will be no hidden costs within your home sale.
Any faults found within the system will be listed in the report, including the reason for the failure, and graded in terms of their severity in accordance with EICR fault codes.
In the event of failure to receive a certificate, you will be provided with a free quote to rectify these faults and then the certificate can be issued.