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    How can I check if an electrical installation is safe?

    Electricians

    Hi there, how can I safely confirm that an electrical installation is totally safe? Would I need to hire a professional for this?

    Asked by Carol on 18th May 2022
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    Zeus Electric Solution ltd

    "Hello, You will need to hire an approved contractor on a scheme(NICEIC, NAPIT Extra)and he will do an EICR electrical installation condition report. After that, you will know if everything is safe or what needs to be done"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    H J Electrical

    "The only way to be fully certain is to hire a qualified electrician to do a test. The thoroughness of the test will depend on how much time you want to pay the tradesman for but around £100 would give you an overview. Other indicators can be if the wiring’s old and not the new colours of blue and brown. Wires can still be ok if they’re older but will deteriorate through time. Also if you are having frequent tripping problems, it can signal something. You need a consumer unit which has safety features and these have been upgraded to make them increasingly safer as years have gone by.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    KLC Electrical Ltd

    "Hi you would need to have an EICR carried usually about £150"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    WK Electricals Ltd

    "An Electrical Installation condition report which shall result in the issue of a certificate signifies the electrical Installation is safe if no queries arise."

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Celogic Solutions Limited

    "Hello, the only way you can know is to hire an electrician to do an EICR test, which will determine if the installation is safe or not."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    powerdaworld

    "Yes you would need to hire a competent electrician with the right testing qualifications to do. An Electrical Inspection Condition Report(EICR) and this will tell you if your installation is safe"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    ATP Electrical services

    "Get an Electrical safety check done . Which will be certified by a professional . Cost around £140"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    JSF Electrical Services Ltd

    "You’d need to hire an electrician to complete an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) this will determine if you have anything that needs to be rectified.

    If any remedials are found once rectified the electrician will supply you with a certificate to say the installation is up to the eighteenth edition standard."

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Peter Jones Electrical Services

    "Hi,
    You would need to hire an electrician to go to the property to perform an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) The prices for these vary.
    You could get a cheap report done but normally this will be someone who will not do the full test and only spend about an hour or so at your property,
    For a proper one you are looking around the £150.00 mark and depending on the size of your property should take around half a day at least.
    Thanks
    Pete"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    LGL ELECTRICAL

    "Hi Carol, to check if your electrical installation is safe I would advise a full electrical test and inspection, this comes with a certificate that will last for ten years, hope this helps, regards, lee"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2015 - report

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