What Is Rewiring?
Rewiring involves a comprehensive process of removing old and faulty wires, fuse boxes and other electrical components and having them replaced with new and safe electrics. A rewire includes:
- Renewing all wiring in the property
- Brand new consumer unit
- New socket outlets
- New switches
- Circuit testing
- Installation certificate
The rewiring process is quite extensive, and it is important to hire a professional electrician, who will ensure that building regulations are met.
Do I Need Electrical Rewiring?
As a homeowner, you should have your electrics checked by a professional electrician every ten years, to make sure that they’re safe and in good working order. If your fuses are always tripping, for no obvious reason, that’s another good time to have a test.
You should always get an electrical safety test done when you’re buying an older property. Older buildings or properties that have been flooded are the most likely to have faulty wiring. Massive improvements in technology mean that properties built over 50 years ago tend to have fewer sockets than more modern homes. If you have extension leads running all over, there’s a strong chance you’re overloading your sockets, which greatly increases the risk of fire.
Businesses should get their electrics checked every five years, to ensure the safety of employees. Landlords should also have their properties tested every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for Landlords North West
Evolution CCTV and Electrical provide electrical installation condition reports (EICR) to landlords and people looking to sell their properties.
We will report on the overall condition of the electrics in the property, picking up on any faults or electrical damage. Also, we will make a note of any wiring that doesn’t meet the current regulations.
We highly recommend that you have an EICR inspection carried out every ten years. For rental properties, EICRs should be every five years, or at each change of tenancy.
Consumer Unit Changes North West
Consumer units (that’s fuse boxes in layman’s terms) have been in many properties for over 50 years. As the electricity heats and cools the electrical connections in your panel, they will weaken over time. This can result in poor connections, lost energy and an increased risk of electrical fires. ECS are experts in the installation of new consumer units, so give us a call today.
Electrical Inspection and Testing North West
ECS provide a range of electrical inspection and testing services, and we are dedicated to providing customer service that is second to none. All our work is certified, guaranteed, and is carried out by experienced, fully qualified electricians
PAT Testing North West
There is a statutory requirement for PAT testing of all electrical equipment in all work environments. Also, if you’re a landlord or letting agent, you are duty bound to ensure that any electrical appliances that you supply as part of a tenancy are safe.
ECS can perform comprehensive electrical safety tests on all of your electrical appliances, throughout Because we are NICEIC Registered and our technicians are City & Guilds qualified, you can be sure we offer quality PAT Testing services that you can trust.
What does PAT testing include?
Inspection – We will look for any signs of overheating or damage to the appliance, the flex and plug top.
Open plug tops – Next, we’ll inspect the fuse and wire connections, and tighten any loose connections.
Electrical tests – We’ll put every appliance through a series of electrical tests to make sure that it’s earthed and insulated properly.
Labelling – We will label each appliance to let you know whether it has passed or failed. We’ll assign an appliance ID number, and the label will include the test and retest dates.
Records – Finally, we’ll give you a detailed record for each appliance that we’ve tested, as well as an inventory summary.
All of our PAT Tests include:
- We cover within Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire
- Replacement of any damaged plug tops and fuses
- Free re-testing after repairs have been carried out (excluding any fixed appliances and 110v equipment)
- PAT test certificate and inventory summary
- A reminder when it’s time for your next PAT test
Please note that we don’t PAT test individual items; there is a minimum requirement for this service.
All other types of electrical work
Evolution CCTV and Electrical carry out all kinds of electrical work throughout the North West, so whatever your requirements, domestic or commercial, get in touch today.