The importance of EICRs near Merstham
One of the main causes of electrical fires in homes and commercial premises in Merstham, Redhill, or Earlswood, is faulty wiring. Over time all wiring becomes damaged due to wear and tear and age. An EICR is the document that is issued following an in-depth inspection and test to check the condition of the electrical system. This includes all the electrical outlets, wiring, switches, and sockets. It will check their condition against the national safety standard. Just like an MOT for a car, it will check that everything is running safely and as it should.
All EICRs must be carried out by professional electricians. Nova Electrical can provide electrical safety surveys in all types of premises including owner-occupied homes, rental properties, commercial offices, shops, hotels, schools, restaurants, leisure centres, and other locations.
If there are any problems with the system, they will be given a code.
- C1 or code 1 means that danger is present and risk of injury is likely, so immediate action is required. We will always make any C1 issues safe immediately. An example of a C1 problem would be accessible live conductors due to damage, or incorrect polarity.
- C2: This means that any issue is potentially dangerous and remedial action is required urgently.
- C3: This means that improvement is recommended and something has been identified that does not meet current recommendations.
Codes C1 and C2 means the report will be deemed unsatisfactory. These issues must be rectified in order to show compliance.