karen@brightsparkelectrician.co.uk

01892 531 728

01892 531 728

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Electrical Testing

Electrical Testing

As regulations and legal requirements are constantly changing, Bright Spark continually invest in on-going training. The latest software and test equipment allows us to provide you with the most cost effective options for your inspection and testing requirements.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs)

These are often known or referred to as home buyer's surveys or landlord reports. We have extensive knowledge and experience of carrying out fixed wiring tests and the associated certification. We frequently test everything from a single domestic property up to commercial installations with dozens of distribution boards.

How Often Should An Electrical Condition Report Be Carried Out?

The institute of Electrical Engineers recommends the following maximum time frames between inspections and testing:

  • 10 years for a domestic property
  • 5 years for a home that is rented out
  • 5 years in educational establishments
  • 3 years in leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools, which should be tested annually)

A full electrical inspection should also be undertaken when a property is being prepared for letting or when selling or buying a property. Following an inspection, we can then issue an electrical condition report detailing any non-compliances with current regulations.

Objectives of a condition report:

  • To maintain data of the inspection results and ensure the installation is safe for use until the next inspection
  • To detect any signs of wear and tear and any other issues that may affect safety
  • To detect any components that do not meet IEE regulations
  • To detect any problems that may cause overheating and electrical shocks

Following an Electrical Inspection, you will be issued with a report of how your electrical installation is holding up to everyday life.

Any issues found will be delivered with codes to the potential problems:

Code 1 – Danger Present, risk of injury, immediate action required
Code 2 – Potentially Dangerous – Urgent remedial action required
Code 3 – Improvement recommended

Fire Alarm and Emergency Light Testing 

We specialise in the installation, testing and on-going maintenance of fire alarms and emergency lighting in let properties, moreover we are fully conversant with local HMO requirements. In addition to key holding services offered to our customers we also provide our testing and maintenance services for commercial and domestic properties.

Fire Alarms In The Home

A working fire alarm in your home can save lives – Bright Spark electricians recommend you having a smoke alarm installed on each floor of your home. To ensure it is working properly, you should test the alarm once a week and change the battery once a year. If your smoke alarm is over 10 years old we recommend replacing the whole unit.

Legal Responsibilities for Landlords and Letting Agents

As a landlord or letting agent, you must ensure that a smoke alarm is fitted on every story of your residence. In addition to this, a carbon monoxide alarm must be fitted in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance – these appliances must be tested and working before the start of any new tenancy.

Registered Domestic Electricians in Kent

A condition report is an important measure of safety to protect your home and family against the dangers of electrical mishaps. At Bright Spark, our registered, Part P approved electricians are extremely competent and are well equipped to carry out this inspection.

Take your first step to a safer home and call Bright Spark today on 01892 531728 or contact us via the website.

 

I have always found Karen and her team at Bright Spark to be friendly, professional and reliable. Their quotes have been reasonably priced and provide a thorough breakdown of costs for replacements parts and labour. I highly recommend them.

Martin, Speldhurst

Just to say a big thank you for the work that your electrician carried out at my mothers house. He was very professional and a clean worker and the finished job was a complete success. It is very comforting to know that when a tradesperson attends the property of a elderly customer that they feel safe and happy. Once again, Thanks Keith

Keith, Pembury

"In June 2018 Karen and one of her team fitted some new lights in my kitchen ceiling. I was really pleased with the work. The job was done efficiently and tidily. I was kept informed of arrival time and I was impressed with the service I received. Thanks for a great job. Lucy"

Lucy, Tunbridge Wells

Our timer on our central heating went and my husband was miles away at work,it was early evening when I phoned karen, but straight away she told me not to worry,to send a photo of the timer and she'd sort it out,and she did, an electrician came out with a new timer fitted it and was gone, brilliant service from start to finish, will definitely use them again and would highly recommend them

Di, Paddock Wood

We are very pleased with the high standard of the recent work carried out by Bright Spark and would happily recommend the service. We were particularly impressed by the quick response to our online enquiry and the email follow up by Karen after the job had been completed. We will definitely use her for any electrical job in the future.

Katie, Tonbridge

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