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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page! Here, you'll find answers to common queries about our services and commitments. As a proud NICEIC member, we ensure the highest standards of electrical work. Our services include comprehensive Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR), fire alarm and emergency lighting installations, and thorough PAT testing. Operating from our local South Hams office, we are dedicated to serving the community with top-notch electrical solutions. Plus, all our work comes with a 12-month guarantee, covering both materials and labour for your peace of mind.

Why do I need an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and what does it include?

What are the laws regarding fire alarms and emergency lighting in holiday lets?

What is PAT Testing and Why is it a must have for a landlord?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is essential for assessing the safety and compliance of a property's electrical installations. It identifies damage, deterioration, defects, or dangerous conditions and recommends remedial actions. Regular EICRs help prevent electrical hazards, such as shocks and fires, and are legally required for landlords every five years. Homeowners should also consider regular EICRs, especially before buying, selling, or renting a property, to ensure safety and compliance. egular EICRs are essential for ensuring the safety of electrical installations.

In the UK, holiday lets must comply with fire safety regulations, specifically regarding fire alarms and emergency lighting:

  1. Smoke Alarms: Install at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the property and potentially one in each room.

  2. Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Install in any room with a solid fuel appliance.

  3. Emergency Lighting: Required in large properties or those with complex escape routes to ensure safe evacuation during a power failure.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) involves examining electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.  PAT Testing is important to ensure the safety of electrical appliances and to comply with safety regulations. It helps to prevent electrical accidents and maintain a safe environment, particularly in workplaces and rental properties. It is especially important for rented properties because it helps prevent electrical accidents, ensures compliance with safety regulations, and maintains a safe environment for guests and tenants.

What are the benefits of being NICEIC registered?

Being NICEIC registered means that an electrician has met the stringent standards set by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. It ensures high-quality workmanship, compliance with safety standards, and peace of mind for customers, knowing that their electrician is regularly assessed and up-to-date with the latest regulations.

Does our work carry a warranty for materials and labour?

Yes, our work carries a comprehensive 1-year guarantee on both materials and labour. This includes a free-of-charge service to remedy any issues that arise within the first 12 months. We pride ourselves on providing amazing aftercare to ensure your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

Why should I choose a local electrician in South Hams?

Choosing a local electrician situated in South Hams means you benefit from their local knowledge and prompt response times. As a local business with over 15 years of experience, we understand the unique requirements of properties in the area and can provide tailored services to meet your specific needs.

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