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A property’s electrical system is one of those necessities in life that is not visible and often forgotten until suddenly it ceases to work, with the possibility of causing untold damage or inconvenience and potentially expensive emergency electrical repairs. Suddenly something that was invisible becomes an urgent problem as you must decide “Who do you call to fix it? What is a reasonable price to pay? How do you fund the unexpected cost?”
Such emergency measures can be avoided if the property’s electrical installation is periodically tested and inspected by a qualified electrician. In the UK, the requirements for testing and inspection of electrical installations are detailed under British Standard BS7671. Electrical Contractors registered with the NICEIC are audited to ensure they comply with these requirements. Many commercial properties and properties open to the public require regular electrical testing and certification in order to satisfy local authority regulations and to obtain insurance cover. However, domestic installations are often neglected, and are more likely not to be maintained or upgraded until a fault occurs.
An electrical maintenance contract with an NICEIC certified electrician or electrical contractor ensures a property receives the recommended or required periodic inspection & testing each year. In many cases a visual inspection by a qualified electrical engineer will identify potential problems that can be rectified before an incident occurs, e.g., hidden problems such as poor earthing or high resistance connections that are potentially dangerous. In addition, a valid NICEIC test certificate will be issued to the property owner documenting the results of the tests carried out by the NICEIC contractor.
The maintenance contract may also include 24/7 call-out service at a set price in the event of an emergency, so you won’t have to a) wait longer than expected for an electrician, and b) wonder if you’re being overcharged by a rogue call-out electrician. These services may also be offered for a fixed monthly price thus spreading the costs out over the year.
Damage to a property from not maintaining its electrical system can occur from many causes, the most direct cause being fire. This is particularly so with older properties and buildings which were constructed to what is now an outdated specification. Like most products, wiring has a shelf life and old wiring is often an accident waiting to happen unless it has been inspected and tested by a qualified electrician. When buying a home the purchaser will often obtain a valuation survey for mortgage purposes and save money by not purchasing a full survey and thus never realize the true condition of the wiring. Modern electrical systems have protective devices that will automatically trip the circuit and make it safe in the event of a fault. This protects against electric shock and also helps to avoid dangerous conditions which may cause a fire. Older properties may not have such protection.
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It was not all that long ago that I just finished a bathroom renovation that had gone bad from the very start.
These very nice people had there basement finished by a couple of friends that used to work for GM. OK it was cheaper but what a mess!
They stopped them before they finished the bathroom, that was the best thing they ever did.
When I went to to there home in Thorold Ontario I started to poke around. They said they stopped them before they went any farther because we thought they did not know what they where doing.
They mentioned that they had put drywall up and they did not even realize where the shut off valves were. I started to take the drywall down.
Let me start by say WOW!
After removing just a couple of sheets I noticed that the bathroom was framed with that new aluminum framing. OK that is not that bad but, I always use wood for framing, especially in bathrooms.
They ran all the wires through the framing without using any grommets. They also had copper pipe running through the framing just with a little duct tape around them no grommets either.
You could see the metal was already cutting through the wires and the copper. You might say this would have been a problem in the future!
Let me start by giving you an example of what could have happened. Sean the home owner or his wife might have went and took a nice long shower. The wires that had no grommets makes a connection making the whole bathroom become live.
Then you have a copper pipe start to leak Now you got electricity and water making a connection. What do you think would happen to the person in the standing shower. Instant ground dead by electrocution.
Good thing these people decided to give me a call. They already wasted enough money so I had them buy all the materials and I just charged them the Labor of around $4,000.
The rest of the bathroom was just as bad, 0% of the insulation was installed, all the copper pipes were on the outside walls. Not to mention they where running in from of 2 vents to the outside that where not even sealed.
No insulation in the headers. The upstairs window was leaking through the wall down the side right behind the drywall they already installed.
This might be starting to sound like a little to much but it is all true. I have witnessed many times people trying get there renovations cheaper ending up only paying more in the long run.
Maybe people that wish a cheaper renovation should just call me first or visit my website at http://www.homerenovationsniagara.webs.com. We do travel and we also just do labour jobs!
If you feel your renovation job has gone bad or you did not get what you payed for I would be more than willing to help.
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