What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

  • By Steve Owens
  • 26 Jan, 2017
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) will indicate if there are any electrical circuits or devices that are overloaded, expose any possible electrical shock threats or fire hazards, unearth any faulty electrical work previously carried out, and much more.

Once the test has been completed, a report will be issued. If the report shows your electrics to be unsatisfactory, a quotation will be provided for any works required to achieve satisfactory status.

So when should testing be carried out? Anyone buying a property over 25 years old should ensure that the wiring is up to date before purchase as it may need to be upgraded.

Similarly, if you plan to renovate or extend your home it is important to know early on if any electrical work will be necessary as it’s best completed early on, before redecorating.

All homeowners are advised to have an EICR carried out at least once every ten years and business premises should be tested every three to five years. Many properties go unchecked for years so ask yourself: When were your electrics last tested?

Buzz Electrical regularly carries out EICRs and guarantees a friendly, reliable service from qualified electricians approved by the NICEIC.

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