Electricity plays a huge role in the running of any home, so ensuring that your electrical systems are in top condition is paramount to keeping everything in your property ticking over correctly, whether you live there yourself or are renting it out.
In order to keep everything in check, it’s never a bad idea to get in touch with an electrician and have them check your electrical systems over for you.
If you’re questioning whether or not this is necessary, allow us to let you know just why domestic electrical inspections are so very important.
Prevent Worsening Any Faults
They say that the prevention is better than the cure, and this is certainly true when it comes to the electrical systems within your property.
It’s rare that an electrical fault, once it has occurred, will get any better – in many cases, it will just get worse over time.
Not only is this incredibly dangerous, but it will make the fault increasingly expensive to fix. It’s always best to have electricians conduct an inspection in order to identify any faults before they get worse.
As we said, electrical faults can be incredibly dangerous if left unidentified.
Depending on the particular kind of fault, electrical faults could leave you open to everything from increased risk of electrical fires to a much higher risk of electric shock – both of which could prove fatal.
Whether it’s a case of keeping your own home safe or ensuring the safety of your home for tenants who are renting the property from you, an electrical inspection will allow the team conducting the inspection to identify and fix any dangerous electrical faults before they have the chance to harm anybody.
Acquire Important Documentation
For landlords, it’s imperative that you have certain inspections carried out and acquire certain important documentation before you are able to rent out your property to new tenants, the most important of these being an EICR certificate.
An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a document which provides a professional overview of the condition and safety of all the electrical fittings within a property. As a landlord, you are legally required to have one of these in your possession and to provide a copy to your tenants, so it’s incredibly important that you have a valid, in-date EICR before any new tenants are able to move in.
The certificate is given to landlords after a qualified electrician is able to carry out a full inspection of the property and verify the condition of all electrical systems within the property.
Landlords are required to obtain a new EICR certificate at least every five years, but it’s recommended that you do this whenever there is a change in occupancy at the address.
Prevent Legal Troubles
As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring the good condition of the electrical systems within your home and for repairing any faults within the property – if this isn’t done, you leave yourself at risk to having legal action taken against you.
By having a full electrical inspection carried out within the property before asking new tenants to move in, you are able to ensure that you have done everything within your power to identify any electrical problems and have them fixed. Not only will this further ensure the safety and good condition of your property, but being able to prove that you have had this inspection completed will cover you legally, too.
All landlords would rather ensure the safety and good condition of their property rather than face legal troubles for not doing this – staying on top of electrical inspections is one important way to ensure that this happens.
Call Us Today
At Complete Solution Services, we are committed to carrying out high-quality, professional domestic electrical inspections, as well as having our highly-skilled, fully trained team of professional electricians fix any faults which are identified.
We offer electrical inspections and fault finding, landlord safety inspections and EICR inspections and certification, so feel free to get in touch today if you are situated in Sheffield or the surrounding areas and require any of these services.
We are happy to help!