How do I know if my house needs a rewire and is safe?
The best way to make sure your house is electrically safe is to arrange an EICR with a registered electrician.
You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installation for damage or wear and tear.
Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly and it is recommended to ask a Registered electrician to carry out a full test (EICR) in every 10 years minimum.
The five main aims of an electrical installation condition report are:
Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
Provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
You must check if your electrician is qualified and also registered to carry out Domestic work under Part P and he must be registered with one of the 5 main organization, which you can check on the Competent Person scheme here.
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