Electrical testing does not only involve inspections of electrical installations and fixed wires in your home—it also checks your household appliances. Technical electricians will do Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Tests to check the condition of appliances against UK standards. This is one of the steps to ensure you are complying with the BS 7671 or the IET Wiring Regulations. Regular electrical testing involves the following procedures:
- Checking if electrical circuits are overloaded
- Inspecting the property for possible electrical shock risk and fire hazards
- Identifying signs of wear, tear, and defective electrical circuits
- Testing earthing and bonding of appliances
- Checking kitchen and bathroom safety
- Visual inspections of light fittings and switches
- Checking for visible signs of burning and scorching
Upon the completion of these tests and inspections, your electrician suggests an action plan. They will determine those that need repairs or replacements, identifying the potential and existing damage. The electrician will also give tips on how to better protect the systems and sockets that connect to electrical equipment. Any non-compliances with the safety standard will be highlighted so that you can take action early on and prevent your electrical appliances from getting damaged.
In addition, the electrician will also help you take extra measures to improve the overall electrical system in your property, which will affect the performance and efficiency of your appliances. You will see all the detailed conditions of your appliances and recommendations in the EICR.
Understanding the electrical condition of appliances through electrical testing reduces the risk of property damage, accidents, injury, fire, and even electric shocks. It is an effective way to safeguard your valuable assets and your family. To get quality inspections and accurate reports, hire a qualified and experienced electrician. Book their services online.