Book your next EICR in Birmingham

Are you a Birmingham landlord, letting agent, or selling a property? Make use of our electrician's reputable electrical testing services right away. 

Throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas, including Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, and Castle Bromwich, our NICEIC-approved electricians provide professional and competent electrical inspection condition reports (EICRs) and electrical testing. You can reach us at 07929246802 to schedule an EICR or electrical testing at your property.

EICRs in Birmingham

EICR Services

What is an EICR?

A certificate that specifies the safety and overall condition of all electrical installations and fittings in a property is known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). A qualified electrician conducts an in-depth assessment, which results in the report. The electrician will conduct a visual check and certain tests on the installations to ensure that everything is in working order and meets regulatory requirements. Any potentially hazardous deficiencies will be included in the report with the relevant recommendation code, and the landlord will be notified of any required corrective work. The certificate will also provide the deadline for the next inspection. 

A PAT test of any portable appliances (anything that may be moved and unplugged) at the property is not included in an EICR examination. If you offer appliances in the property, such as white goods, there is a legal requirement that they are safe to use. However, unless specifically required as a condition of a local authority licence, there is no requirement to complete a PAT test or provide any documentation to tenants. However, it is still a good idea to get appliances tested on a regular basis to ensure that your tenants are safe. Landlords can also be held liable for injuries or property damage caused by faulty appliances.

Do you need an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

If you're a business landlord or property owner, you owe your tenants a duty of care. You have a legal obligation to guarantee that the electrics in your buildings are safe for occupants and visitors. This can be accomplished via an EICR, repairing and maintaining the building’s electrical system is your responsibility.

EICRs offered by expert electricians in Birmingham

If you own a rental property, you should have the wiring inspected by a qualified electrician every five years. This is accomplished by conducting an electrical inspection and preparing an electrical inspection condition report (EICR) in PDF format, which can then be submitted to letting agents and insurance companies as needed. There is a risk of electric shocks, burns, and even property damage if electrical wiring and accessories are not tested and maintained on a regular basis. So, keep your property safe and legal by scheduling an EICR with our Birmingham electricians today!

To ensure that health and safety laws are followed, our electricians can provide guidance as well as schedule testing and inspections at regular intervals. This not only protects you or your tenants, but it also gives you peace of mind that your property is in accordance with any rental or presale rules and is safe for continued use.

The EICR Electrical Testing Procedure 

Our skilled electrician in Birmingham, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Sutton Coldfield will evaluate an electrical installation's overall build quality, performance, and safety. They will be on the lookout for any degradation or faults. 

Typically, the first stage of the test is a visual assessment. The equipment will be assessed to see if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. Appliances may have breaks or cracks. There may also be visible evidence of overheating, in which case the equipment must be replaced. In earlier homes, the distribution board may have been a fuse cartridge, which has now been replaced with an MCB board. With RCDs and Earth leakage sensors that trip when a fault occurs, this electrical improvement provides significantly greater protection. 

Following that, the qualified electrician will disconnect the electrical installation from the mains power source. Specific circuits will be subjected to dead testing to find any wires that are not properly connected. There will be live electrical testing as well. These include a precautionary test to ensure that if a failure occurs in the system, it will disconnect within the time limit. This particular exam emphasises one of the most essential reasons for EICR tests. It determines if components are in good enough condition to function properly in the future. 

The qualified electrician will also inspect the earthing and bonding to ensure that the quality is adequate, as well as the earth protection. The following equipment will also be examined further: switches, sockets, power outlets, light fittings, and any sockets installed in the property. The frequency of EICR testing varies according to the type of property.

The EICR Certificate/Report

Following the completion of the electrical testing, the registered contractor will give the owner an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), commonly known as an EICR certificate. The EICR is an important report that beginning in July 2020, will be a legal requirement for landlords and company owners. It will provide organised and detailed feedback on the state of your electrical installation and will be classed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Why should you hire Camlec's electricians to test and inspect the electrical systems in your property?

Camlec was established in 1985 and our electricians have over 35 years of expertise, so you can count on us to deliver great results. As NICEIC-approved electrical contractors we can certify our work, saving you the cost of paying outside certifiers to check building codes. 

Our clients have also provided us with positive feedback for our EICRs; don't just take our word for it; you can read our customers' reviews by visiting the reviews page.

Looking for a local electrician in Birmingham for any EICRs? 

Looking for a local electrician for any electrical testing? Our electricians cover Birmingham, Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield. You can book a service with us by calling 07929246802 or sending us a quick message using our contact form, and we will respond as soon as possible. 

We hope you will choose Camlec for your electrical testing needs.

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