An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is a periodic inspection report on a property’s safety relating to its fixed wiring.
The tests are conducted by qualified electricians. It is highly recommended you have an EICR inspection carried out every 10 years for your home. For rental properties, one should be carried out every 5 years or if there is a change of tenancy.
The main purpose of an EICR is to guarantee the safety of the residents and to ensure they are not susceptible to electrical shocks and/or fires.
PC Electricals can carry out a full electrical survey, a standard set of tests defined in the wiring regulations (BS7671) as a process 'to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service'. Essentially this involves assessing the extent to which the installation complies with the current wiring regulations and assessing the level of risk in terms of safety, where the installation is found not to comply.
Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by regularly checking your cables, switches and sockets, to see that they are in good condition.