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 having regular safety checks carried out. These inspections are called electrical installation condition reports and should be carried out at least every 10 years, or when moving into a new property.
Dronfield’s own PROCHECK Electrical are members of Derbyshire’s Trusted Trader scheme, and are offering reduced rates on home electrical testing this month in a bid to promote electrical safety across the town.
James Millward from PROCHECK Electrical, expressed it’s something that he feels is quite important:
“Although it’s often forgotten about, electrical safety is incredibly important. We perform electrical testing at properties to assess whether or not they meet British safety standards.”
“Most of the problems we find in houses are either due to the age of the wiring or substandard additions that have been carried out to the original installation.”
“I always recommend a condition report to home buyers as even the most in-depth house surveys don’t check the wiring, so you could end up buying a house that needs a full rewire.”
PROCHECK Electrical are NAPIT and Electric Safe Registered. If you are unsure of the last time your home electrics were tested, call James on 01246 291404 for more information.