Even if all your appliances at home were purchased from reputable manufacturers, you still need to do regular electrical testing. Sure, appliance manufacturers have strict electrical safety testing systems in place to ensure that their products don’t cause harm. However, manufacturers can only determine the condition of the appliance before they are sold and used. All products that require electricity to function are prone to deterioration and damage over time, especially if they are used daily. Without getting inspected, your electrical appliances may cause incidents such as electric shock and fire.
What are the chances that you or your property may get involved in electrical-related incidents? The risk is actually high. According to reports, household electrics cause about 4,000 accidents and 30 deaths every year. Most of these mishaps happen to those who ignore the importance of EIRC and electrical testings. It’s time to take the safety of your home and your family seriously.
Electrical testing involves fixed wires and appliances. Portable appliance testing or PAT is the simplest form of testing that looks at electrical products like kettles, ovens, computers, printers, and more. PAT testing has two stages: First, electricians look for visible signs of damage in the pins and cables. After that, the portable appliances will be connected to a PAT equipment that can determine the condition of the electrical components.
Electrical testing determines if there is a problem with your electrical circuits. It can also spot electrical shock risk and fire hazards. The reports that you will get after the inspection will be a big help in determining your next steps. You will know if you need to fix the wirings or if it’s time to replace old appliances.
Because of the difficulty and danger of electrical inspections, homeowners should hire only NICEIC-registered electricians. With their knowledge and experience, they can ensure comprehensive reports while working safely.