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Safety Testing

EICR

An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician or approved contractor.

An EICR is recommended in all domestic homes at least every 10 years to check the condition of the electrical installation and ensure there is no deterioration, however there may be reasons why an EICR would need to be done more often.

Typical reasons include:
The older the installation the more often an EICR should be carried out
For example, if the property has a swimming pool, the recommended interval between an EICR is 1 year, however only the parts of the installation relating to the swimming pool would need to be assessed.

Such as vandalism

This could be change of occupancy in rental properties, or a property is being prepared to be sold, or the property is being purchased.
Any concerns the householder has about the condition of their electrical installation

During an EICR, an electrician may make several electrical observations and will give each one a recommendation code. The observations describe a defect or omission within the electrical installation. The electricians will code each observation according to the level of severity. The observations will be written in a clear way and are not in any way a sales tool. The customer would then be able to source competitive quotes for the works recommended should they wish to do so.

We take electrical installations, servicing and safety extremely seriously. All our engineers are trained to the highest standards and are DBS checked, and all of our, no obligation, quotes come free of charge.

OUTDOOR ELECTRICS

OUTDOOR ELECTRICS INSTALLATION

Many people find it easier to have electric sockets outside, making use of power tools like an electric lawn power or strimmer much easier to use, leaving no trailing cables through your home. Or at Christmas when adding a Christmas decoration by the front door.

Weatherproof sockets make the use of your equipment outdoors much safer and easier. When the lid is closed they can offer protection from the severest weather conditions.

Part P building regulations now effectively ban home owners from installing their own electrics in ponds, sheds, garages and greenhouses which means that all electrical work in the garden must be carried out by a government approved electrician registered with Part P, like Datel Electrical Ltd.

Part P applies to garden lighting, pond lighting, pond pumps, swimming pools, stables and saunas, along with outbuildings such as sheds, detached garages & greenhouses.

Local authorities can order the removal or correction of any work that does not comply and you could be fined.

WE CAN DO ALL OF YOUR OUTDOOR WIRING

Electrical work and repairs can be dangerous, especially around water. There is a risk of shock or electrocution, which could result in serious injury or death. We strongly advise that outdoor lighting and heating electrical wiring be referred to a licensed electrician.

Datel Electrical can also install circuit breakers in your electrical consumer unit and run cabling to your outdoor appliances.
All installations must be registered with Building Control and be Part P Compliant.

LIGHTING

LIGHTING & SOCKETS

Lighting is a great way to enhance the comfort and use of your home and Datel Electrical Ltd can provide all the lighting services you may require.

Whether you are you looking to replace old light fittings with new modern lights or want to add lighting in a particular room we can help.

Socket overload can cause house fires

It makes sense to convert single sockets to double. This is a simple swap-in job. You can also add sockets into a circuit but it is important to avoid overloading a circuit as this may involve.

Socket technology has been revolutionised over recent years, modern sockets can include wifi boosters, usb sockets, Bluetooth speakers and come in a myriad of materials and colours.

It makes sense to convert single sockets to double. This is a simple swap-in job. You can also add sockets into a circuit but it is important to avoid overloading a circuit as this may involve.

Socket technology has been revolutionised over recent years, modern sockets can include wifi boosters, usb sockets, Bluetooth speakers and come in a myriad of materials and colours.

REWIRING & FUSEBOARDS

REWIRING & FUSEBOARDS

Rewiring your home can seem daunting for customers, but Datel Electrical Electricians are highly experienced and complete many each year. We will minimise disruption and damage to decoration and will ensure your home is electronically safe.
There are several signs to look out for that indicate the age of your electrical system and whether your property needs rewiring:
Black rubber was phased out in the 1960’s, with cables coated in lead or fabric being even older. Modern cables use PVC insulation.
A fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, a haphazard mixture of circuit boxes.
Older round pin sockets and round light switches, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches, sockets mounted in skirting boards.

If any of these features are present in your house, your wiring system is probably several decades old. Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.

Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.

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