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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.


Your electrician Philip was punctual, friendly and very efficient. Would certainly use you again and recommend your company.

Ian - 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

Karen and her team of electricians did a very good job in assessing our electrical circuits, modernising and upgrading our fuse boxes and ensuring compliance with the latest regulations. They were efficient and polite and, when they had finished the work, left the house tidy and in good condition

Robert, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells

We used Bright Sparks to resolve some electrical problems. They succeeded where previous electricians failed! We found them to be reliable, courteous and fairly priced.

Mike, Sherwood

So who would of thought an electrician could have sorted a hot water problem? Well, after a plumber left us with an expensive bill and still no hot water, we called Bright Spark in the hope that they could at least tell us what the problem was. Lo and behold, within 30 minutes, Karen has given us hot water..............excellent service as ever from Bright Spark – thank you

Jo, Collier Street