To determine the level of deterioration of your property’s electrical system and exactly what you need to fix, you need to know its original condition. All the plans and other standard-compliance documents need to be prepared beforehand before electrical testing, as they can help an electrician evaluate the current standing of the installation.
How can you adequately take care of and maintain your electrical systems? According to the Electricity at Works Act, a program should be established for each device in the property. The frequency of testing and maintenance, the type of testing to be used, and the kind of inspection to be implemented are dependent on the types of equipment on the premises and how they are used.
It’s important to check the condition of your electrical systems to prevent accidents down the line. Think of it as an investment that can save you a lot of money—and save you from headaches—in the long run. The only way to proactively monitor the electrical installation of any property is through regular or periodic inspection. Accredited electricians test your system to determine if it is still compliant with the current standards. You can request a fixed wire testing service and a Portable Appliance Testing service from providers in the UK that have extensive experience in the inspection and testing of electrical lines and equipment.
For residential homes, electrical testing is done every ten years. Rented homes are tested every five years. Caravans are tested every three years, while swimming pools are tested every year.
Electrical testing and inspection can determine the current status and load of your system. Any recommendation for modifications in circuits and appliances will be considered. You can use the test findings as a basis of the condition of your electrical systems on the next scheduled inspection.