Electricity is a silent and invisible danger, which is why utmost precaution must be taken in order to prevent accidents from happening. Fortunately, many electricity-related accidents are verily avoidable, provided that proper and consistent electrical testing is carried out in your property. Comprehensive checks of your property’s electrical installations and systems, including your fixed wiring, earth boding, fuse boards, and all other components that are often concealed from your view should be carried out in order to detect potential dangers and make sure that issues are addressed before they can pose a risk to your family and your property. All electrical systems are subject to eventual wear and tear, which is why regular checks must be done so as to ensure safety as well as to prevent potential problems. Electricians may even provide recommendations to make your home more energy-efficient by updating outdated systems.
When an electrician visits your property for periodic electrical testing, it is not uncommon for them to do visual assessments initially before carrying out more in-depth checks on your system. They follow a certain coding program for detecting or identifying electrical system issues. Code one problems, for instance, are those that need immediate attention. Immediately dangerous issues may require urgent repair or at least a quick remedy to make the system safe again. Code two problems, on the other hand, are considered potentially dangerous and your visiting electrician will provide you recommendations or perhaps a quote to fix them by the end of the inspection, along with any other code three problems which are deemed unsafe.
The electrical testing should result in a comprehensive multi-page report, signed by a qualified supervisor to ensure that everything stated in the document is true and correct. Further remedial works that have been recommended must be taken into consideration and acted upon to bring your property’s electrical system up to speed and ensure compliance with the current standards.