During your EICR inspection, your engineer will assess the condition of your electrical systems and evaluate how efficiently they are working. Expect them to pay particular attention to any deterioration, defects or potentially faulty electrical work which may become hazardous.
Your engineer will inspect:
- Fuse boxes
- Protective bonding
- Lighting, switches
- Any DIY modifications, to make sure they’ve been completed safely
- Check which of your circuits or equipment might become overloaded or if any are at risk of overheating the system
- Check for areas at risk from electric shock risk and assess any fire hazards
A qualified electrician will come to your property. The inspection usually takes 3-4 hours for a typical 3-bedroom house where all the electrical installations are relatively easy to access. When booking an EICR, the rates can vary depending on your location and the size of your property – at Mashroom, we charge a flat rate regardless of size or location.
Factors that might cause the inspection to take longer include:
- Property size
- Number of rooms
- Accessibility of electrical installations and cables
- Presence of asbestos
- Amount of testing required
- Any high-level circuits.
Usually, it’s not practical to take apart every socket, light, light switch and boiler so a sample rate of 10% is applied. This can be increased if necessary.
No, it is not currently possible to do an EICR by video call as the electrician needs to physically test and check items throughout the property.