Fast, Reliable EICR Certificates

There are many reasons for booking an EICR – but whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or business owner requiring an EICR inspection, we can help.

The team here at CapitalVolt Electrical Services is available for EICR checks in the Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife area.  When you book us, you can expect a fast, friendly and fairly priced service. Choose us for your next EICR inspection.

What is an EICR Certificate?

EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a periodical inspection of the electrical installation in a property. Once you’ve had the electrical installation checked, the electrician will issue a certificate which will:

  • Record the results of the inspection and make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection.
  • Record any damage, wear and tear that might affect safety.
  • Provide a record of the inspection.
  • Report any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the Wiring Regulations (the national standard to which all domestic and industrial wiring must conform).

Who Needs an EICR?

The main reason to book an EICR is for safety. You cannot see electricity and most cables are hidden inside walls. Without an inspection, there could be issues that you do not notice until there is an emergency.

Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire if you regularly book an EICR conducted by a qualified electrician.

It is highly recommended you have an EICR inspection carried out every 10 years for your home. When selling your home, most buyers will ask for a recent EICR to ensure the property is safe.

Landlords must have an EICR report carried out every 5 years for all properties they rent to tenants. If you are a landlord, book us to complete an electrical inspection and issue the paperwork you require. 

How Long Does An EICR Take?

On average, an EICR inspection takes one to four hours. The length of the test depends on the size of the property, the accessibility of electrical systems and the amount of electrical equipment in the property.

Additional investigation may be required, depending on the electrician’s findings.

Book Us for Your EICR Certificate

Book our services to ensure the electrical installation in your home or business is safe. Our team of electricians is qualified and experienced – and we promise to offer quick appointments and a five-star service. We complete EICR inspections across the Edinburgh area, including The Lothians and Fife.