We carry out an electrical test in our properties every five years. When your home is due to be tested, we will contact you to let you know the name of the contractor who will be carrying out the work.
Things you need to know
The inspection involves looking at the condition of the existing wiring and identifying any repairs needed to meet national safety standards. The Electrical Inspection Condition Report will:
- reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- find any potential shock and fire hazards in the installation
- identify any defective DIY electrical work
- highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment such as smoke alarms to check that it is safe. The test can take 2-4 hours to complete, depending on the size of your property.
What work will be done?
All electrical sockets will require inspection, including immersion heaters or boilers. The test should not affect any food in freezers as power will only be off for a short time. If you have your own light fittings, they will be re-instated subject to testing and if passed as safe. If you have carried out any D.I.Y wiring, it will be disconnected if the engineer considers it to be unsafe.
Disruption to your home
We will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum but there will be restricted access to your home while the work is being carried out.
We will treat your home with courtesy and respect. As a matter of security please do not let any operatives working on behalf of Bromford into your home without requesting to see their identification.
Things you need to do before the work starts
We will need access to all rooms to complete the test thoroughly. In properties where fuse boards are situated in cupboards, we would request that you clear the area, so the fuse board is accessible for the electrician.
Please ensure that all pets are kept in a room which is not affected by these works.