Free Extended Visual Inspection Report (VIR)
Despite modern measuring and imaging equipment, we still feel there's a valid place for the good old, tried and tested visual inspection.
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Our experts are trained professionals who look for defects or inconsistencies in your current installations (should there be any). Using industry standards and processes, we'll carefully inspect your electrics on the lookout for the following:
DAMAGE TO ELECTRICAL LEADS & LOOSE FITTING SOCKETS
CORRECT USE OF EXTENSION LEADS
DAMAGED PLUGS & OVERLOADED SOCKETS
APPROPROATE LOCATION OF BATHROOM OUTLETS
It's a fact that all electrical installations will worsen over time and like a car, which needs an annual MOT to ensure everything is ok, your electrics aren’t any different.
Running a VIR on your electrics, we'll be able to identify any potential damage or deterioration to your electrics. Our report will take about an hour to complete, presenting you with our findings and recommendations, providing you with a summary of the condition of your installations investigated during the VIR (Visual Inspection report).
fittings & switches, earthing and boding
Kitchen & bathroom
Electrical cables or leads & extension leads
Signs of burning/scorching & RCD protection
We offer this service free of charge because your electrical safety is important to us. If you feel this service would give you confidence in your electrical products, then contact us today.
EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)
Often dubbed the 'Landlord's Safety Test' or 'Homebuyers Test', an EICR or Electrical Installation Condition Report is a periodical report on your properties fixed wiring.
An EICR is a more detailed report than a VIR. To identify potential issues or possible hidden defects that wouldn't have necessarily come up in a VIR, we'd turn off your electrics and check various circuits in your home. Following a thorough process, which usually takes between 3-4 hours, we'll have identified any potential damage or deterioration to your electrics together with our recommended improvements.
Following this testing, we'd be well placed to determine whether your installation is in the right condition for continued service. Since electrical safety is one of our primary concerns at My Electrics, we'd highly recommend an EICR, especially if you've never had one before.
If you've had one previously but can't quite remember when, then you're probably due another EICR. Official guidance recommends that you should have an EICR carried out on your property every ten years (and every five years if you're renting a property). However, the demand on your electrics is increasing year on year as we fill our homes with more and more advanced technology. Therefore we'd recommend everyone should have their electrics tested every five years.
It's common for people to forget about the upkeep of their electrics, after all, most of our electrics are behind walls, under floorboards and generally hidden from view. It's a sad fact that old wiring is one of the leading causes of fire in the home, so it's good practice to check cables, switches and sockets regularly.
Make your home a safer place and contact us today. After all, health and safety is what we're all about at My Electrics.