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Electrician in Covent Garden : KO Electricals
If you’re looking for an Electrician in Covent Garden then look no further. Ko Electrical specialise in electrical testing and installation within London including Covent Garden area. KO Electrical’s team of electricians and engineers are fully qualified and work to the British Standard BS7671- Amendment 1 2011.
We have very competitive prices with all workmanship Guaranteed. To find out more about us and the electrical services that we offer, take a look through our website or call us on our local telephone number to speak with one of our friendly, fully trained staff.
They will be able to provide advice on the electrical work needed, and arrange a dedicated time slot for an electrician to attend. Alternatively, you can request a call back and one of our team will contact you.
We can provide a 1 hour emergency electrician service to Covent Garden, or for less urgent jobs we can provide a same day service. Simply call our local, 24 hour phone number and we can arrange an electrician to be with you in a one hour response time.
Why do I need to have my wiring tested?
Electricity will always find the easiest path to earth. Any faults or weaknesses within your electrical installation or portable appliances can go undetected. In the event of another fault developing, this could lead to serious risk of fire, electrocution or death.For example, a 13-amp ring-main without earth continuity could render all metal parts of appliances plugged into it “LIVE” if one item on the ring developed a fault to earth.
Is electrical installation testing a legal requirement?
In HMO (Homes of Multiple Occupancy) Periodic Inspections are legally required every 5 years. In other circumstances the law requires that you keep your entire electrical system safe at all times. The only effective means is to have periodic testing and inspection carried out, together with action to remedy any faults found as a result of testing. If an accident or fire does occur where electricity is suspected to have been the cause, then the duty is yours to prove that you did your best to avoid that accident (offence). Test data results together with preventative maintenance records will provide your best proof and defence.
At what voltage does electricity become dangerous?
Any shock over 50 volts can cause direct injury, but smaller voltages can be dangerous too. Car batteries can catch fire if shorted, and even a low voltage domestic battery can cause a spark serious enough to present a fire or explosion risk in the right environment.
Is electrical testing a requirement of my insurance company?
Increasingly, insurers are insisting that inspection and testing be carried out on a regular basis. If you suffer an avoidable accident, then under law if found guilty you will be deemed to have committed a criminal offence. Insurers will not pay fines or compensation suffered resulting from a criminal offence. Check the small print in your insurance documents too, it may say they will want to see proof that you’ve Maintained by your electrics before they pay out in a claim.
As a landlord, what responsibility do I have in relation to the electrics in a property that I intend to let?
You have a duty of care to your tenant and must ensure that the installation is safe when they enter the property and is Maintained by throughout their tenure.The Landlords and Tenants Act (1985) requires that the electrical installation in a rented property is: 1. Safe when a tenancy begins and 2. Maintained by in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. 3. We recommend that in order to comply with this Act, you get a registered electrician to carry out an Electrical Condition Report (EICR) on any property you intend to let before getting tenants in. This will certify whether the electrics are safe and tell you if anything needs upgrading.
What will happen if I don't have testing carried out?
Unless and until you suffer an accident then probably nothing will happen. However, remember that maintenance of a safe electrical system is a legal requirement. Therefore a preventable accident could lead to prosecution, for which there will be no insurance cover.