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Electrical Inspection (EICR) Report

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Electrical Inspection (EICR) Report

Why you should get an electrician to carry out an electrical inspection report

Whether you’re a landlord, new homebuyer or a small business owner, it’s important to make sure all your electrical appliances and fittings are safe and fault-free. The best way to do that is to hire a competent, registered electrician to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). Many people also refer to this as an electrical inspection report.

During an EICR, your electrician will test your fuse box, wiring and all electrical fittings and accessories for faults or deviations from regulatory standards. They’ll check the earthing and bonding, inspect devices designed to protect you from fire and electrical shock and note down damage or wear and tear that may harm you or your home.

They’ll also identify any damaged electrical fittings and exposed live wires. While some faults are easy to spot, others can only be picked up through rigorous testing. Not all electricians can do an EICR – so it’s vital to hire someone who is highly skilled, with years of training and experience.

How can Local Heroes help?

We make sure our tradespeople abide by the highest levels of service and standards – both in work and demeanour. They are honest and fair and will always give you a quote before starting the work. If they’re running late for some reason, they’ll let you know in advance and call before they arrive. All our Local Heroes are polite, friendly and will treat you and your property with respect. Our team vets every single one of them to make sure they have the right qualifications, skills and tools to do the job quickly and professionally.

Your electrician will keep you posted throughout the job, so you’re never left in the dark. Our platform also makes it easy to pay – simply use your debit or credit card to settle up online and we’ll guarantee the work for 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an electrical installation condition report (EICR)?An electrical condition report is a periodic inspection of wiring in people's home to make sure everything is safe.
  • What should be checked during an EICR?The EICR will thoroughly check your property's electrical systems and installation.
  • What should I look for in an EICR provider?Your electrician should be NICEIC accredited at approved contractor level, or approved by another electrical regulatory body at a similar or higher level - you can check this on the Electrical Safety Register. All Local Heroes electricians have been vetted and verified.
  • How can I prepare for an EICR check?Make sure all devices are switched off and that there's plenty of space for your electrician to acces your plugs.
  • Why do I need an EICR?To check that the electrics in your home are safe.
  • Do I need an EICR? How old are my Electrical Installations?We recommend that an ECIR should be carried out every 10 years on domestic properties and every five years – or at change of tenancy – on rental properties.
  • Can I conduct an EICR myself?No, an EICR should be carried out by a qualified professional.
  • What is inspected in an EICR?During an EICR, the fuseboard, wiring and electrical accessories are thoroughly tested.
  • How much does an EICR cost?An EICR costs from around £120 for smaller properties and increases depending on the size of the property.

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