Residential Pre-Purchase Visual Inspections are essential and a legal requirement. Each year, electricity is responsible for triggering 20,000 accidental fires in UK homes – and a staggering 89% of these incidents are caused by electrical products. So, if you’re considering renting or purchasing a new home, having your electrics checked over by a specialist should be one of your top priorities.
It goes without saying that over time, electrics will deteriorate and in the same way a car needs to be serviced regularly for signs of danger or damage, so too does your home. This is where a Residential Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection comes in. The perfect service for potential new homeowners, it’s also great for those not wanting to invest in a full electrical service.
A visual electrical inspection is a straightforward procedure in which an expert Hexo engineer will take a look at your electrical system for signs of defects, deterioration or damage. This is the fasted and most cost-effective way to determine the general state of the electrical installation.
During our visit, we will consider the age, type and size of the installation, and look for signs of corrosion and power overloading, which could impact your personal safety. We will also identify any elements that need to be repaired, replaced or improved, providing you with a comprehensive breakdown of your home’s overall condition.
We offer Visual Inspection services to homeowners across London and the South East and cover the following areas:
- Light switches
- Kitchen safety
- Bathroom safety
- Signs of wear and tear
- Signs of burning or scorching
- RCD protection
- Circuit protection
For the inspection, we will require access to all parts of your property and on completion, will issue you with a report that will highlight the items checked and their condition. If any issues are identified, we will also be able to undertake quick and effective remedial works, in order to render your electrics safe and compliant with national standards.
There are numerous advantages to arranging a Visual Inspection. As well as being cost-effective, you’ll still receive expert advice and a general report on the condition of your electrical installations. The service also usually takes much less than two hours, making it low maintenance, quick and non-intrusive.
Our Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection service does not involve any circuit testing, so we will not need to switch off the electricity within your home during our visit. This service gives the client a good idea of the state of their electrics, but if a more detailed inspection is required, we recommend opting for a Residential Electrical Condition Report instead. This report will include circuit testing and offers a far greater insight into the condition of your home’s electrics.
At Hexo Services, we work around you. We can complete your Residential Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection at a time that suits you and your family. This includes weekend and evening appointments, so you can limit disruption to your day-to-day life.