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Shrewsbury Electrical Testing, Inspection & Safety Services

Every electrical installation needs to be periodically inspected and tested, to ensure that it is in a good and safe working order, all electrical installations deterioate over time due to general wear and tear. An inspection and test of an electrical installation whether it be domestic or commercial is known as a Periodic Inspection Report or PIR for short.

In March 2006 the Electrical Safety Council published the results of their National Consumer Survey and found that:

Periodic Inspection Report. PIR

A periodic inspection report is a report on the condition of an electrical installation, it is not as sometimes mistakenly known a safety certificate but a report on how safe the electrics are. It is essentially an MOT for your properties electrics. The report is usually a three plus page document (depending on the size and type of the property to be inspected & tested) and consists of;

If you are considering buying a property then it would be wise to invest in a PIR before making your final descision, or if you are letting it then you want to know it's safe for your tennants, you want to know that the property you are buying or letting is electrically safe.

A surveyors report will not tell you if a property is electrically sound, although they may recommend having a PIR.

Why Have a Periodic Inspection Report?

As with cars the electrics within a property degrade due to general wear and tear and age or what was safe working practice 40 years ago is not today, therefore it is advisable to have a PIR completed on a property to check to make sure it's ‘road worthy'. There are many things that are either are not seen or known about the general state of an electrical installation and these should not be overlooked, Just because a light comes on when a switch is flicked does not mean that it is 100% safe. A wire may be loose, a fuse or MCB (Miniture Circuit Breaker) may be over rated and not protect the cable which may overheat (this especially happens when too many adaptors are used in one socket) or it could be a DIY attempt gone wrong, all of these could start a fire.

What is involved in a Periodic Inspection?

Firstly and most importantly an inspection of the electrics is carried out. Are there signs of damage, wear and tear or ageing components? The consumer unit or fuse board, main supply, earthing, sockets, switches and light fittings are checked to make sure the cables supplying them are installed properly and are suitable for the intended purpose and continued use. Cables that are concealed in walls under floors or in conduit or trunking however are not inspected, as this would not be practical. Any observations that are made during the inspection are noted and given a code, listed below:

When Should I have a Periodic Inspection Report?

If you don't have a PIR for your property then it would be advisable to have one done sooner rather than later. But generally a Domestic property should have a PIR every 10 years or change of occupancy. The frequency that a PIR should be carried out on other types of properties varies dependant on use and can be anything from 1 –5 years.

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We are fully qualified and approved Shrewsbury electricians experienced in all industrial, commercial or domestic electrical emergencies, projects and installations.

Call us on 07813 333374 to discuss any residential or industrial electrical work from changing a broken socket to a complete electrical rewire or an electrical inspection or electrical appliance test.

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We provide an excellent level of expertise, experience and commitment to quality and reliability.

Domestic Electricians

We cover all aspects of domestic electrical work in houses, studios, flats, apartments, etc. providing a number of domestic electrical services to private homeowners, landlords, estate agents and property management companies in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

We offer a complete range of electrical services in and around your home

Commercial Electricians

We cover all aspects of commercial electrical installations and electrical maintenance for shops, showrooms, hotels, restuarants, pubs, bars, night clubs and other retail and leisure premises in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

We offer a full range of commercial electrical services on a one-off, occasional or scheduled basis

Tel: 07813 333374

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We are registered NIC EIC Domestic electrical installers and so you can be sure that our work complies with their high standards. All electrical work is certified after installation, notified to building control (where required) under 'Part P' of the building regulations and all workmanship is guaranteed.

Shropshire NIC EIC Electricians

We provide domestic electrician & commercial electrical services throughout Shropshire, including Bishop's Castle, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun, Craven Arms, Dawley, Ellesmere, Ludlow, Madeley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Oakengates, Oswestry, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington, Wem and Whitchurch.

NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. Their aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in their homes, places of work and leisure. To achieve this, they maintain a register of qualified electrical contractors that comply with the various standards, codes of practice and scheme rules.

Electrical Services

  • Domestic and Industrial Electrical Maintenance
  • Fuse Board Replacement
  • Testing / Inspection & Certification
  • Landlord's Electrical Reports
  • Exterior and Interior Lighting for kitchens, bathrooms
  • Fire Alarms and domestic Smoke Alarms
  • Door Entry Systems and Security systems
  • Commercial/industrial power & lighting
  • Domestic premises
  • Electrical fault finding
  • Electrical surveys
  • Periodic inspecting & testing
  • Security lighting for domestic, commercial and industrial
  • Mains & sub mains
  • 3 phase electricity supplies

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