Domestic Fault Find EICR Testing | Leigh-on-Sea | Essex | SS9

Domestic Fault Find EICR | Leigh-on-Sea | Essex | SS9

Leigh Electrical Contractors were called by a distressed customer in Leigh-on-Sea who was calling from her mothers house where as all the lights had stopped working in her bungalow. The lady was in her 90s and was very frail and her daughter was scared that she might trip over and hurt herself in the dark.

Although they made the call in the afternoon by the time we arrived at the property the house was in complete darkness. The bungalows wiring and fusebox were very old we advised the lady that an EICR fixed wire test needed to be carried out at the property to find out not only the cause of the fault but the health of the wiring system.

Worried about the lady’s safety Leigh Electrical Contractors installed some temporary lighting so that she could see where she was going. An appointment was made for the next morning with the customer to carry out the testing and hopefully find the lighting fault.

EICR testing is really important as it assess the condition of the electrical installation and that it is fit for purpose for continual use. All hazards can be identified and then remedial work can be carried out to rectify them.

Leigh Electrical Contractors attended the property early the next morning and started to carry out fault finding and the wider EICR test. Unfortunately as we carried out the test we found many of the properties cables had been eaten by rats!

All of the lighting circuits in the loft had been attacked and some of the power cables in the lounge were also damaged this meant that the wires would have to be replaced before the power could be turned back on.

Leigh Electrical Contractors also advised the customer that a new RCBO fusebox would also need to be installed to replace the old fuse wire model that was original to the bungalow. The modern board would be a lot safer as all the circuits would have RCD/ RCBO protection and would be easier to use.

As the work load was becoming bigger and we were worried that the job wouldn’t be completed that day Leigh Electrical Contractors were able to re-arranged that afternoons jobs so that another 2 electricians could come and help to get the job finished.

Leigh Electrical Contractors are proud to be a local family run business so can easily change jobs around so that the lady would not only have lights but also could use the power circuits safely.

The job was completed in one (long) day and the customer was delighted and was happy to know that the whole house was now safe for her to use.

Leigh Electrical Contractors have been carrying out fault finding and EICRs for over 20 years in the Leigh-on-Sea and wider Essex area and offer a comprehensive testing and fault finding service.

All of our Electrical work comes with a 6 Year NICEIC backed guarantee as standard so you can have peace of mind that the work carried out by Leigh Electrical Contractors is carried out to the highest standard.

Why Use Leigh Electrical Contractors For Fault Finding EICR In Leigh-on-Sea?

Leigh Electrical Contractors have over 20 years experience in fault finding and emergency breakdowns in Southend and the surrounding Essex area. Being a local company we try to get an engineer out to the property the same day and usually within a few hours.

As Leigh Electrical Contractors are NICEIC Approved Contractors it means we can not only carry out domestic fault finding but also commercial and industrial fault finding and breakdowns.

All work completed is Part P compliant and carried out to the highest standard by our fully qualified and experienced electricians which can be seen by the thousands of reviews on trade comparison sites – such as Google, Trust a Trader and Checkatrade.

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20 Year Membership in the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme

Leigh Electrical Contractors are proud to have been awarded a certificate to verify 20 years consecutive membership of the NICEICs Approved Contractor Scheme and look forward to another 20!

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“Disconnected lights so builder can take the ceiling down. Made me temporary lights to use whilst the work is carried out.”

AL Design Business, Southend-on-Sea

Friendly & Helpful Team

Leigh Electrical are a second generation, family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on our hard earned reputation for quality electrical services performed over the last 50 years.

We are always happy to offer assistance and advice to our customers, no matter what electrical issues they may be facing.

We offer daytime & evening appointments, 7 days a week and out of hours emergency call out service for severe problems.

Leigh-on-Sea Fixed Wire EICR Testing Experts

Leigh Electrical have over 20 years experience in performing all manner of domestic electrical fault finding including fixed wire tests, in Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding Essex area.

Whatever issues are raised during the test, Leigh Electrical Contractors provide a fixed and written quote for any remedial work needed to make the property safe.

Often issues can be resolved swiftly and on a same day / next day basis. However in instances where rewiring is required, we will provide full details of what needs to be completed and the costs and timescales involved.

All certification regarding the testing will be provided and lodged with the relevant authorities, in this case the NICEIC. We offer our electrical testing and inspection service 7 days a week and this includes evenings and if required, nights in not only domestic but commerical and industrial settings.

All of the work we perform conforms to Part P / Building Regulations and we are capable of signing off on our work ourselves, meaning our customers do not require external verification of the electrical work we have performed.

A selection of previous works completed by our team ranging from plug sockets installations all the way through to large scale commercial lighting replacements, can be viewed here on our completed projects page.

We carry out a full range of domestic electrician services throughout Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding areas. Please call to book a free site survey and receive a free quote for your electrical works.

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