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Electrical Testing in your Home

What is an electrical installation?

 

An electrical installation is a fixed wiring system made up of equipment, such as a consumer unit (fuse box), lighting and power circuits, and switches and sockets.

An electrical installation does not include electrical appliances, such as cookers, heaters and washing machines.

 

Why do I need to get the electrical  installation in my home (or the home that I am planning to buy) checked?

 

You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installations for damage or wear and tear.

Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk a fire by having the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories checked regularly.

How old is my electrical installation?

Clear signs that can help you tell the age of equipment in the electrical installation in your home include the following.

  • Fixed cables coated in black rubber (which stopped being used in the 1960s).
  • Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric (used before the 1960s).
  • A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s).
  • Older round pin sockets, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or on skirting boards (used before the 1960s).

if over 40 years old  it may need rewiring completely. If not, your home (or the home that you are planning to buy) is probably wired with cables insulated in pvc (used in installations since the 1960s), so it is unlikely that it will need completely rewiring.

 

 

However old your electrical installation is, it may get damaged and will suffer from wear and tear. So you should get an electrician to check its condition at least every 10 years or when you move into a new property.

 

 

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Testing Services

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A Coole Electrical  carries out range of Testing Services.

 

We carry out Periodic Inspections on Domestic and Commercial Installations and issue full NICEIC Certificates.

 

PAT Testing is also carried out by our dedicated pat test team  to our customers requirements.

 

All contracts carried out by A Coole Electrical are fully tested and certificates are issued.

 

feel free to give us a call on 01226 296425

 

or contact us on line and someone will contact you right back

 

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Testing & Inspections in South Yorkshire

Testing & Inspections in South Yorkshire

 

Regular electrical testing and inspections can help prevent fire in your home or workplace and can potentially save lives.

A Coole Electrical can carry out an inspection of your electrical installation and provide you with an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

If you are a landlord we can provide you with a landlord certificate confirming that the property for which you are responsible is safe for habitation.

For commercial properties and properties with public access it is mandatory that a periodic EICR is obtained.

 

 

Visual inspections:

A Coole Electrical will carry out a survey of the electrical installation prior to commencing any electrical testing. This visual inspection will highlight any defects including cracked devices, incorrect installations, faulty wiring etc.

 

 

PAT testing:

PAT (portable appliance testing) is a vital part of health & safety in the workplace. This  is electrical equipment such as kettles, fans and computers which may be used in the workplace.

HSE guidance notes advise “regular testing” – generally regarded as annual testing.

If you rent out a property then PAT testing is mandatory to ensure that your property is safe for habitation

A Coole Electrical will be pleased to carry out this testing for you and provide a landlord certificate.

Contact one of our team today on 01226 296425 or contact us on line here to discuss your testing needs

 

Construction Line

 

Great News for us here at  A Coole Electrical

We are proud to announce we are now registered with Construction Line

what is construction line?

It is a national online data base the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants

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Constructionline is a Public-Private Partnership between Capita and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Periodic Electrical Testing on Domestic Rented Property

Calling all Landlords    

 

It has been highlighted recently and causing serious concerns amongst electrical contractors over the safety of domestic electrical installations

 

Prompting calls from communities and local government for regular electrical safety inspections in rented properties

 

This is causing a real concern as electrical accidents cause more than 350,000 serious injuries each year and causes more than half of all accidental house fires.

 

However, tenants are most at risk – they are more likely to experience a serious electric shock than home owners and more likely to experience a house fire  there is concerned that unless landlords take action, the situation will further deteriorate.

 

The problem arises from a lack of understanding over who is responsible for the electrical safety of a private rented property.

 

Ideally your properties should be checked every 5 years or on change of tenant.

 

Most properties have wiring over 20 years out of date

 

If this sounds like your property and you have concerns about your tenant’s safety

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us on line here to discuss and arrange to have your property tested

 

Social Housing Contracts

Did you know that A Coole Electrical have one of the largest on-going Social Housing Refurbishment Contracts in the UK and have held this since 2010?

 

We have carried out:

  • Over 6000 Periodic test a year
  • Full rewires in a day, both void and tenanted properties
  • Kitchen and bathroom adaptations
  • The most competitive pricing in 2011 and 2012

 

Call one of our team today for a free no obligation quotation for your electrical needs on 01226 296425

Electrical Installation Condition Report

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and time, compromising the safety of the installation. One of the main causes of electrical fires in the home is faulty and old wiring, you can reduce the risk and protect your home and family by having an electrical inspection condition report carried out.

 

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

A condition report will check all the electrics in an installation to ensure they are up-to-date with current regulations and are in a safe working order. It covers all the hard wiring and items such as fuseboards, sockets lighting, air conditioning systems and any other fixed wiring system. The report will address if the installation is satisfactory and safe or if further works are required.

 

When are Electrical Installation Condition Reports required?

Electrical installation condition reports are recommended

  • when buying or selling a house,
  • before renting out a property,
  • Every 10 years in domestic properties,
  • Every 5 years in commercial properties,
  • after flood damage,
  • after fire damage,

Call one of our team today on 01226 296425 for a free no obligation quote or contact us online here

A Coole Electrical – Trusted Electrical Contractors

 

 

WHO IS A COOLE ELECTRICAL?

  

We are an NICEIC Approved contractors based in Barnsley & serve the whole of the Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

We specialise in Testing of all properties and to ensure we are always competitive, we research into our competitors’ prices routinely and revise our prices accordingly.

Our testers are fully qualified to 2391 standards and have vast knowledge of the work they are carrying out.

On completion we will provide you with all the relevant documentation and certification for each appliance so that so that you will be able to prove that you have fulfilled your obligations as a responsible employer.

 

Below are just a few of the services we offer:

 

  • New Electrical Installations
  • Lighting
  • Quick Response Maintenance
  • Portable appliance testing
  • Fixed Wire testing
  • Energy Saving Surveys
  • Data Cabling

 

Our PAT Testing starts from as little as 64p per item.

 

All PAT is Inclusive of Minor Repairs and for a limited time
Free Microwave Emissions Testing.

All Prices Exclude VAT

 

Pat Testing made easier:

Our Pat Testing this will be carried out on the latest METREL PAT Testing Equipment; this will enable us to provide you with the Information gathered and certification in Email format.
The time taken to perform the testing will also be reduced which means less disturbance.
A Coole Electrical Ltd are PAT testing specialists serving many commercial settings i.e. schools and Hotels within Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds and other Yorkshire Areas.

 

Electrical Maintenance

Whether you are a landlord, school or hotel a sudden electrical fault can be an emergency and an inconvenience for your business, it can also be very costly.

Our reactive maintenance services are quick, reliable and cost effective.  It is always useful to have a Company to rely upon, contact us today to discuss your need
If you would like any further information or to book a suitable date, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 296425 or Click HERE for an online enquiry.

Plumbing & Heating specialists: http://www.nugasgroup.co.uk/services/plumbers-sheffield/

Periodic (5 yearly) Inspection & Test – Condition Report – NICEIC Approved Contractor

Is Your Business Insurance Valid?

 

When was your last Installation Condition Report/Periodic Inspection & Test?

 

  • Did you know that your health & safety and Business Insurance terms are not been adhered to if your testing is not up to date? This could mean that your business insurance is void.

Periodic Inspection and Test is due 5 yearly (most installations – Click here for more details)

Don’t Take the risk, Contact A Coole Electrical Here today for peace of mind. 

Barnsley Electrician – Rewires – New Installations – Safety Checks

You’ve landed on the right page if your looking for an electrician to rewire your property

 

A Coole Electrical can provide a house rewire and rewiring services to properties throughout Yorkshire & Humberside, and other areas across the North of England. If it is a property that you need rewiring whether it’s a house, office, or a commercial property then A Coole Electrical are the company for your rewire.

 

We offer affordable prices and a service that is second to none.

 

A Coole Electricals electricians are fully insured and certified to carry out house rewires in a safe and reliable manner. The key to our success has been our ability in the planning, preparation, and customer consideration, this is why you should choose A Coole Electrical

 

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our Facebook page and see what our customers think of us for yourself.

 

A Coole Electrical work quickly and efficiently and can supply a team of electricians to complete the rewiring project as quickly as possible – thereby minimizing the disruption to your premises. For more information please contact us via the online form or telephone A Coole Electrical directly on 01226 296 425

 

What signs should I look out for?

 

Problem Wiring Example

A house rewire would be required if the electrical wiring in your house is old or inadequate; otherwise over time this could cause an urgent safety matter. The first sign to check is the colour of the cables – if you find black coloured / black sheathed cables entering the consumer unit then this is an immediate sign that the wiring needs checking professionally.

Modern electrical cables are either grey or white and are insulated by a coating of PVC – the old black cables were insulated with rubber which perishes and decays with age.

These black rubber coated wires could be up to 40 years old, over the time the deterioration allows the conductors inside the cable to meet. This can manifest itself as a blown fuse, but if you replace the fuse it will simply blow again. The only solution is to replace the wiring, contact us for a free electrical survey or read on for other signs to watch out for.

Other items to look out for include metal conduits running to the sockets or lights, aluminium cable (in use primarily from the 1950s to the 1970s), lead sheathed cables (common in the 1930s) for socket circuits, sockets on skirting boards,and an old fuse board.

 

It’s not just about being on the safe side.. Are you looking to sell or rent soon?

 

 

Modern houses place a much higher demand on the electrical system than in years past, so if you have antiquate wiring it is an accident waiting to happen. Even if the safety issues aren’t enough to convince you, you will have to get your electrics updated before you sell your house or rent it out, a basic electrical periodic inspection report will reveal any inadequate or defective electrical systems and prove if a building or home is electrically safe. No mortgage lender will lend money on a house that could be a potential fire hazard.
If you have concerns about the electrical systems in your property then contact A Coole Electrical using our simple contact form or by telephoning us directly on 01226 296 425. Just let us know the  type of work required.