Residential Electrical Remedial Work will be required after a periodic or pre-purchase condition report has been carried out. If entrusted to us, all reparation works will be carried out by a specialist electrical test engineer, in order to bring your installation back in line with the current regulations. Often, we will pick up on faults that other, less experienced testers may have overlooked.
Each year, more than half of all accidental household fires in the UK are caused by faulty electrics. Such a shocking statistic highlights why it is essential that the equipment within all residential properties is regularly examined and effectively maintained.
This is where we come in. At Hexo Services, we offer comprehensive testing and expert repairs to private homeowners or tenants, landlords and housing associations across London and the South East. Under the new government regulations, landlords have 28 days to arrange remedial works, but at Hexo, we complete repairs on the very same day, reducing the amount of bookings needed, minimising disruption for your tenants and limiting your costs.
Depending on the severity of the issues identified in the report, some faults will be given priority. Ranging in severity, there are four observation codes that highlight the condition of your property’s electrical system. In order to achieve compliance, you will be required to repair any C1, C2 and FI faults immediately, but rectifying all errors, even those considered low risk, is best practice.
Observation Code C1
The most severe observation code, C1 means danger is present, there is an immediate threat to safety and fast action is mandatory. In the event of a C1 code, our engineer will issue you with a “Danger Notice” and will quickly bring the installation back to a satisfactory state.
Observation Code C2
C2 means there is a potentially dangerous defect with your system and urgent corrective work is required. The issue probably is not an immediate concern, but it is likely to become dangerous if neglected.
Observation Code C3
Code 3 is a low-level code defined as ‘Improvement Recommended’, which means a non-regulatory issue has been identified or an element of the installation is recommended to be improved. There is no immediate danger and a certificate can have an overall satisfactory outcome if there is only C3 observation codes reported on it.
Observation Code FI
The FI observation code highlights that further investigation into the system is required. This generally means our engineer has found something that needs to be looked at in more depth. You will be given an overall unsatisfactory report, until the engineer can confirm whether the system is safe or not.
Our Remedial Works
No matter what the issue, we will undertake quick and effective modifications, in order to render your electrics compliant with BS 7671, the national standard for electrical installations. Once repair works have been carried out, the whole system will be examined again, to ensure the maintenance has been completed successfully.
Typical Residential Electrical Remedial Work might include:
- Replacement consumer units
- Electric shower safety works
- Repairs to damaged power cables
- Replacement light fittings
- External security lighting
- Repairs to sockets and switches
- Bathroom repairs: lights, shaver points
- RCD and RCBO protection
- Earthing and bonding
- Protection around enclosures
- General damage
With fast certificate turnaround times, you can sit back and let us take care of your home.