All electrical installations can and will deteriorate overtime. Therefore, installations should be checked and tested at regular times with a Periodic Electrical Safety Check to see if they are to a satisfactory condition and can still be used.

These checks are called ‘periodic inspection and testing’ and the professionals at Total Electrical and Plumbing Solutions can help you with this so please do contact us if you require service.  We will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).  We will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report which will detail any damage observed , defects, deterioration, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger.

How often should you have a Periodic Electrical Safety Check?

  • 10 years for an owner-occupied home.
  • 5 years for a rented home
  • 3 years for a caravan
  • 1 year for a swimming pool

For more detailed information about a Periodic Electrical Safety Check please check the following article;

http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/find-an-electrician/periodic-inspection-explained/