Electricity is now an essential part of our daily lives, powering homes and businesses throughout Brighton and beyond. Therefore, ensuring the safety and reliability of electrical systems is vital. Three key elements in achieving this are fuse board upgrades, Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs), and regular electrical maintenance.
Offering a wide range of electrical services to the domestic and commercial sectors, Elec Test South East Ltd is a team of qualified and experienced electricians who go above and beyond to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical systems. For more about our work, including emergency lighting and fire alarm installations, please contact us.
Old or outdated fuse boards are more prone to faults, such as overheating or short-circuiting, which can lead to electrical fires. Upgrading to modern, safer options helps reduce these risks. Also, newer appliances demand more power. Modernised fuse boards accommodate higher electrical loads, preventing electrical failures. They are also available with enhanced energy management features, reducing wastage and lowering bills.
Many older fuse boards don’t meet modern electrical regulations for legal compliance. For clients in older properties throughout Brighton looking to have a homeowner EICR completed, our domestic electricians can also carry out the upgrade.
These reports are crucial for various reasons. They identify potential fire hazards, ensuring timely electrical repairs and upgrades are performed. They also provide reassurance to homeowners, commercial property owners and landlords that their electrical systems are in top condition and not at risk. Many UK insurance companies require up-to-date EICRs to validate property insurance policies.
Landlords must produce a new report at the beginning of every new tenancy and when completing a renewal contract. Prospective tenants are also entitled to receive an EICR within 28 days if they have submitted a written request.
Routine electrical maintenance, when conducted by Elec Test South East, is fundamental for various reasons. Regular maintenance extends the life of electrical systems and appliances, saving money on replacements. Preventive maintenance minimises the need for repairs whilst detecting and resolving any issues discovered in their early stages. Scheduled maintenance also ensures compliance with safety standards and regulations, where relevant.
Maintained systems run more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. And, of course, this leads to lower energy bills and cost savings.
Emergency lighting and fire alarm installations are critical components of electrical safety. In case of power outages or emergencies, appropriate lighting and exit signs provide sufficient illumination to guide occupants to safety, reducing the risk of injury or panic. Fire alarms and additional heat and fire detection systems are the first lines of defence against such emergencies, alerting occupants to evacuate safely and swiftly.
Based in Lancing, Elec Test South East is centrally based to take care of all your electrical needs in Brighton and the surrounding areas. For more about our range of services, including the following, we’re just a phone call away.