What is required? As a landlord you have a responsibility to carry out your landlord electrical checks. The landlord electrical checks required are an electrical installation condition report (EICR), portable appliance testing & fixed appliance testing (PAT testing) and visual electrical inspections. Failure to carry out the landlord electrical
Test the electrics first. I would always advise that prior to updating your old fuseboard for a new fuseboard that you have your electrics tested first. A new fuseboard isn’t a cure all solution. A new fuseboard on a poor electrical installation is more like putting a plaster over
What is an EICR? The best and easiest way to describe an EICR is to compare it to a car MOT. Just like an MOT a EICR will check your home or businesses electrical circuitry and equipment for faults, breakages and signs of deterioration. Any electrical problems found in
New guidelines coming into effect from February 2022. There are new regulations which have been released by the Scottish government that require all homeowners and landlords to have interlinked smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors fitted throughout the homes of Scotland. These regulations come into force in February 2022.
Accidently voiding your home insurance. Many of us have work carried in and around our homes and don’t fully realise the potential implications. The electrical industry is one which is heavily regulated and it should come as no shock that this has implications for you, the customer. Whenever you
Types of electric heating. Their are many types of electric heating on the market and they vary wildly on styles and cost’s. Just some of the products on the market are: Electric storage heaters Infrared heating panels Ceramic storage heater Clay storage heaters, Fan heaters Oil filled radiators Convector
Why switch to energy saving bulbs. Its a great idea to switch to LED light bulbs in your home. Not only will you save a small fortune through the year on your electricity bill but you also get a better quality of light. Some people mistakenly believe that cost
Portable appliance testing. Your business must have all it’s portable and fixed appliances tested at regular intervals and depending on the item can be as little as every twelve month’s. This is to ensure that no electrical fault has occurred on this piece of current carrying equipment, which in