Let’s say that you are about to invest in a brand new home or you own a current premise and you are uncertain about the condition of the electrics. What do you do? You contact a qualified registered electrician and have an electrical safety inspection completed.
What is an electrical safety inspection?
An electrical assessment is a procedure in which an\ authorized electrician inspects the electrical elements in your house and will make certain there is absolutely no dangerous and hazardous wiring or switchgear. The procedure normally comprises of a visual inspection of the switchboard, primary earthing conductor, mains wire, hot water system, range/stove/oven, wiring, power sockets, light switches, as well as light fittings. The procedure can possibly take a couple of hours and can additionally consist of evaluating of the installation for extra risk decrease and peace of mind.
Why would I want to do that?
For starters, an electrical inspection report can determine any places in your house or premise which may possibly become or are electrically dangerous. Electrical defects are the second top reason behind house fires. You would not want to take a chance of losing your house over a few defective points, would you? Electrical inspections can enable possible brand new property owners to bargain a much better price, assist current homeowners in preparing for electrical problems in the future and provide a level of risk decrease to insurance companies and banks.
In case you are searching at buying or selling a house occasionally your insurance company will inquire for a Certificate of Verification or COV which is usually an\ essential requirement for banking companies to agree to mortgage agreements. A C.O.V is provided with an electrical inspection document and often with a building document, it is up to you to confirm that you accept one as per your due application.
When should I get an electrical inspection done?
The most typical time to have an electrical assessment or inspection completed is for a C.O.V for a post or pre-purchase of a premise. This will give peace of mind to you and your insurance coverage, however, that is not the only time to acquire one. When you own a house that is twenty-five years or older and you are uncertain when the electrics were checked the last time, it is in your very best interests to arrange an inspection.
Older homes normally have outdated and non-compliant wires and switchgear which supply little to zero protection in opposition to fire or electric shock. In case you are ever in your roof or underneath the home and discover black metal passage or black rubber cables it is an\ indicator of dangerous cabling identified as VIR (vulcanized india rubber wire) and TRS (sturdy rubber protective covering cable) and must be examined ASAP because these wires are now regarded a high fire damage.
Who should I call?
In all areas of our business, from dealing with staff, clients, to merchants and other tradesman – Moses Electrical are honest, transparent and act with integrity. We specialise in electrical maintenance and rewiring, complete home or office fit-outs, residential services, home ventilation systems and electrical safety audits.
Our team are upfront and will always do the right thing, even when no one is looking. When you decide that you want one of our friendly electricians to carry out an electrical safety audit on your property – just drop our team a line via our website, or give us a call on 048 904 862 to secure your peace of mind now.