Electrical Inspection and Testing in Cumbria
- Are you having electrical problems?
- Is the wiring in your house old or does it look dangerous?
- Are you buying, selling or renting a house?
- Are you a landlord or letting agent?
Then you should consider one of these:
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
[formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR)]
The purpose of a periodic inspection is to assess the condition and safety of an electrical installation with respect to the 18th Edition of the Electrical Regulations (BS7671); to report any deficiencies, hazards or dangers; and to suggest improvements and remedial work, such that the installation may continue to be used safely.
Because electrical installations are subject to wear and tear, deteriorate with age and use, they should be tested regularly to ensure safety and to protect against fire, electric shock and burns.
Privately owned domestic properties should be tested every 10 years, or with each change of owner; rental domestic properties every 5 years, or with each change of tenant.
Landlords should be aware that, although it is not compulsory to have your properties tested, as with gas certificates, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 do apply and, should a serious injury or death occur on your premises, the HSE will investigate and prosecute. For peace of mind and tenant’s safety you should seriously consider regular inspection and testing.
Our periodic inspections are thorough and rigorous. Typically, we would spend 3-4 hours at an average sized property, then a further 2 hours writing the report and quote for remedial work. On completion you will receive a 10 page report, complete with a schedule of test results, detailed observations and an itemised quote for any necessary remedial work.
Maintenance and Repairs
We offer a comprehensive and cost-effective range of repair and maintenance services to homeowners, landlords and letting agents.
Unlike a lot of larger electrical contractors, we are happy to carry out the smaller jobs, such as: changing a switch or socket, replacing light fittings.
Electrical Fault Diagnosis
With over 30 years of experience in maintenance and repair, we are confident we can efficiently find and repair even the most obscure faults, saving you time and money.
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer power loss or need an emergency electrician in Cumbria, we can assist you. We provide a local emergency electrician service.
We offer a small-scale PAT testing service for small businesses, hotels and landlords. For this we have a minimum charge (£50) . Our rates are as follows:
- Up to 25 items £50
- Up to 50 items £1.75 per item
- Up to 75 items £1.50 per item
- Up to 100 items £1.25 per item
- 200+ items £1.00 per item
If you have a few items, such as power tools, music and band equipment, you are welcome to drop off it at our premises. We can usually test it while you wait. This is more economical for small numbers of items and saves you the call out and minimum charge.
Electrical Appliance Repairs
We offer an appliance repair service for:
- Ovens and cookers
- Electric fires and heaters
- Storage Heaters
- Boilers, Urns and Water Heaters
- and a wide range of portable equipment
Services for Landlords and Letting Agents
We have been working closely with landlords and letting agents for many years. We understand your requirements and are able to provide you with an efficient and cost-effective maintenance and repair service.
We offer a wide range of services for landlords including:
- Inspection and Testing
- Landlords Certificate
- Emergency electrical repairs
- Emergency electrician
- General maintenance and minor repairs
- Electrical appliance repairs
- Appliance installation (cookers/hobs/heaters etc.)
- Electric shower installation and repair
- Installation Upgrade