Similar to how cars are checked over on an annual basis with an MOT or how your teeth are given the once over by your dentist each year, the same should be done to the electrics within your Manchester home. By doing this, it helps to identify any defects or faults that may be present that need to be looked at in order to ensure that they keep on working like they should and that they remain safe to use. When it comes to electrician services relating to checking household electrics, there are two types of checks that can be performed.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
This is a detailed report that is performed by a fully qualified, professional electrician in order to identify if there are any conditions, defects, deterioration, or damage that may pose a danger. In addition to simply pointing out these issues, they will also make recommendations on how they should be resolved and what improvements can be made to the electrics within the Ordsall property.
As part of this highly detailed report, the electrician services and tests many of the circuits within the house, which allows any issues or defects to be identified. The reason for performing an EICR is to determine if the wiring in the property is in a good enough condition that it can be continued to use. This report is often required for the sale of a house to go through, which is why most homeowners in Didsbury have an EICR done.
Visual Inspection Report (VIR)
This is a more basic check that is done by an electrician to see if they are able to pick up on any clearly visible signs of deterioration, damage, or defect with the property. No testing of the electricity circuits within the property are performed. Because it is not massively in-depth, the entire visual inspection typically takes no more than one hour in length – this does depend on the size of the Altrincham property being inspected however.
The electrician will take notes of their observations throughout the inspection and produce a visual inspection report (VIR) off the back of this. This contains information about each and every observation made, as well as recommendations for improvements.