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Gurd Ubhi

Birmingham, West Midlands

Electrical Maintenance, Electrical Installation, Testing to NICEIC standards, CCTV, Fire and Intruder Alarm Systems We are passionate about helping our clients to operate safely and securely which minimises risk of electrical problems or accidents and helps them to maintain a safe environment. We're a family business with over 25 years experience. We are NICEIC & Safe Contractor registered and approved to carry out all aspects of Commercial, Industrial and larger residential electrical and security installations and maintenance. We're a friendly team of electricians who are happy to help clients in the Birmingham area and further afield. We very much have a 'can do' attitude.

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Appointment details


An EICR is a detailed electrical inspection of a property’s electrical installation where an in-depth report detailing any necessary remedial work is produced. During the appointment, your electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and are safe to use. Please note that the electrical engineer will need to disconnect the installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection. Please note, it is your responsibility to plug appliances back in after your electrics have been tested (this includes your fridge/freezer). The entire onsite process will typically take up to two hours depending on the number of circuits on the property. Following the assessment, the Electrical Safety Certificate is emailed within 2-5 business days. 


As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


The frequency with which EICRs should be obtained varies depending on the kind of property. For rental properties, an EICR Testing is typically done every five years or at the start of a new tenancy. An EICR should only be done by a qualified electrician.



What does the inspection include?


  • The inspection includes the below checks if earthing and bonding is adequate
  • Whether light switches, fittings, sockets, and controls are suitable, serviceable, and protected -  replacement will be recommended if necessary
  • If earthing and bonding is adequate
  • If the wiring system is adequate and its current condition
  • If adequate identification and safety notices are available
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or deterioration
  • Whether there are any changes in the use of the premises which have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions

Appointment details


A Non-Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report is, as it states, a report rather than a certificate. It provides an assessment of the in-service condition of a commercial electrical installation against current requirements. During the appointment, the electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and safe to use. All lighting and lighting circuits will be assessed and a report on the findings will be logged. Typically a commercial EICR is a lot more in depth than a standard domestic report. For commercial properties, there may be operational limitations that the engineer will discuss with you first, such as shutting down any servers or phone lines that would impact a business. The engineer may ask for a sample rate which would detail what percent of sockets would be tested to begin with, and then should any faults occur with the sample size, the engineer may choose to increase the sample size (i.e, from 25% to 50%) to check for further faults. 

The entire onsite process can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the size of the property, especially for some larger commercial or industrial installations. Following the completion of the assessment, the Electrical Installation Condition Report is emailed within 2-5 business days. It is a legal requirement commercial properties are tested every 5 years and installations at industrial premises are tested at least every 3 years

As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


What you will need to do prior/during the appointment?


  • If you are not sure about the type and the quantity of the circuits please contact the engineer

  • Give permission to engineer to disconnect installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection

Appointment details


Portable appliance testing, or PAT, involved the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. During the appointment, your selected professional electrical engineer will visit the property and complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical appliances on the property are in working order and are safe to use. All electrical appliances supplied by a flexible cable with either a plug and socket or a spur box to connect it to the fixed electrical installation are considered portable appliances or portable electrical equipment (PEE) and need to be tested, regardless of their size. Typical examples of PEE include kitchen equipment, including toasters, food mixers, kettles, refrigerators, microwave ovens and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and any  Extension leads are also regarded as portable appliances. The entire onsite process will typically take up to one hour depending on the number of appliances on the property. 


Although the law does not specifically state how often PAT testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least have an inspection yearly. PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to minimize electric risks from faulty appliances.




What does the inspection include?


PAT testing includes visual checks for:

  • Damages to the flexible cable such as cuts, abrasions, trapped cables etc.
  • Damages to the plug, such as cracked case or bent pins
  • Illegal joints in the cable, such as taped joint
  • Any equipment being used in unsuitable conditions, such as wet or dusty environment
  • Any signs of overheating, such as stains or burns

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Working hours

  • Monday: 08:00-17:30
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 08:00-17:30
  • Friday: 08:00-17:30
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Customers Reviews

4.7/5
(13)

Quality 93.8%

Reliability 93.8%

Price 93.8%

Schedule 93.8%

Behaviour 93.8%

Cleanliness 93.8%

5/5
26-02-2020

I have used the services of Ubitec both personally and for our business. The standard or work is exceptional! The quality of the work and products is excellent and also reasonably priced. The work at home was completed on time with little or no mess. The electrical work at the business premises was completed on time with little or minimal amounts of disruption and that was only when they needed to briefly turn off the power which was co-ordinated so this was don "out of hours".. Well done team Ubitec.. I would strongly recommend you to clients and contacts alike.

Matthew S.

5/5
17-03-2020

Ubitec offer a top quality service with competitive rates and brilliant responsiveness to emails and calls made. We had a fuse spur fitted at our centre a few weeks ago and the quote was exactly what we were looking for in terms of price. The electrician fitted as quoted punctually and on time. Further correspondence with Ubitec proved to be very helpful and we would definitely not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who requires their electrical services in future.

Sam C.

5/5
18-03-2020

We have recommended Ubitec to a few of clients now and the work has been first class. Great prices to reflect great work.

Barry F.

5/5
24-03-2020

Used Ubitec many times, for general electrical maintenance and also for alarms. Excellent to deal with and have never let us down. Highly recommended.

William W.

5/5
30-03-2020

I have employed these guys to carry out work for me on numerous occasions. They always do a first class job. Polite, tidy and thorough. I can highly recommend them

Brad F.

5/5
26-03-2020

Would highly recommend, outstanding service from the moment you pick up the phone. No job is to much, the team at Ubitec go out of their way to deliver on service. Quick response and very reasonable prices.

Helen G.

5/5
15-03-2020

Friendly & helpful. I have used united three times & they are always prompt to complete the work. The work carried out is always to a high standard.

Victoria M.

5/5
06-04-2020

Highly recommended! Have used multiple times and wouldn't use anyone else

Emma L.

5/5
14-04-2020

Great service. Would definitely recommend.

Stephen E.

5/5
21-04-2020

Super fast response and great service.

P J E.

5/5
29-04-2020

Clear, concise, on the button service

John C.

5/5
03-05-2020

Very good service. Arrived in time slot given. Changed my light switch, will use them in future

Radka K.

1/5
31-01-2022

Failed to show up for appointment

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