Today we’re going to be talking about the services we offer to landlords. It’s a bespoke service to clients who own property they rent out, and each service we provide is something we’re all trained and qualified to do. What you get with VC Electrical is a suite of landlord services that give you peace of mind so you can focus on other aspects of your property business. Read on to find out which services we can offer you as a landlord.
We’ll start with the EICR. This is the electrical inspection report for testing all electrical installations and should be carried out at least between 3 to 5 years. What the report will check is electrical circuits or equipment, potential fire hazards and any potential electric shock risks, defective electrical equipment and lack of bonding or earthing.
We will test both the wiring and any fixed electrics to check they’re safe to use. The EICR tests can only be carried out by trained professionals who are accredited and are registered electricians. All electrics in your property will be checked against BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations.
PAT testing is also a service we carry out and it’s similar to the EICR. It tests both electrical equipment and appliances to ensure they’re safe to use. Testing is a good way of detecting faults so you know your tenants are safe. Again, a competent person is appropriate for the PAT testing which is carried out at reasonable intervals.
Fuse Board Testing
Fuse boards are an important part of your electrical installation. Unfortunately, there are still too many old fuse boards causing accidents because they are out of date. A new more up to date fuse board can be the difference between life and death, and by getting a new one, you can protect your tenants by giving them added protection.
An RCD protected fuse board can prevent electric shocks and fire so they’re a vast improvement on previous, older ones. RCDs can save lives and works by switching off electricity when there’s a fault. If you cut through a cable in an accident for instance, the RCD will cut off the electricity so you don’t get a shock from the exposed wires.
We’re well qualified to be able to provide an excellent fuse board replacement, making sure they meet with the standards. We’ll also test your electrical installations and provide certification once completed, so you know everything is working as it should.
We have many years’ experience in the job and provide a seamless suite of electrical services that benefit our clients and help to keep their properties running smoothly. As well as EICR/PAT testing and replacing fuse boards we also provide a service installing carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, another safe way of preventing electrical fire accidents.
We are premier electricians in Edinburgh providing an excellent service throughout the area for landlords and domestic customers. If you need any of the services we’ve mentioned today, or you’d like to talk to us about any of our other services, then please get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.