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Martin Hopkins

Walsall, West Midlands

Do you need an Electrical Inspection (EiCR) ? Choose wisely, choose Advance Electrical Services. We will complete you an honest and accurate report on your properties electrical installation and will do our upmost to pass off the installation on the first visit. We are not like some electrical contractors who will do large volumes of very cheap EiCR's, fail the installation and then try to recoup their money by charging high prices for the remedial works. We work with you at every step of the way to get your property passed on the first visit. We are a family run electrical business serving the Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Tamworth and Birmingham areas. We cover all aspects of domestic and commercial electrical work, both indoors and out – so whether you need an electrician to install a new light, undertake a complete rewire, or solve an electrical problem, we can help. Advance Electrical Services is dedicated to providing a friendly, reliable and quality electrical service to customers in and around Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Proprietor Martin Hopkins is a NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) Domestic Installer and is Part P registered. Qualified to the current 18th Edition BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations you can be assured that all work is certificated and registered where necessary, thus complying with Part P of the Building Regulations. Martin is also the highest electrical grade possible of “Site Technician” under the J.I.B. Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (C.S.C.S). Advance Electrical Services are experts in under-taking electrical inspections (EiCR's) on any sort of property as well as Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing). The proprietor of the business is an apprentice trained tradesman with over 20 years’ experience in most areas of the electrical industry. We offer a wide range of services for the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors Use our services and we will provide you with… A high standard of workmanship The NICEIC regularly assess us to ensure that our work continues to meet the relevant technical and safety standards. Compliance with Wiring and Building Regulations All our work will meet the latest electrical installation standards and be accompanied by the appropriate certification. Certification On completion of the work you will receive: An Electrical Installation Certificate or Minor Works Certificate that confirms that the work meets BS 7671; Where required, a Building Regulations Part P Compliance Certificate that confirms the work meets the Building Regulations. Access to NICEIC Guarantee of Standards Scheme. All our electrical installation work will be covered by a six-year insurance backed NICEIC platinum promise warranty. Competitive Prices – We carry out all our work in the most cost-effective way, with transparent pricing and a competitive hourly rate.

Services

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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Customers Reviews

5.0/5
(60)

Quality 99.6%

Reliability 98.3%

Price 99.3%

Schedule 99.3%

Behaviour 99.3%

Cleanliness 99%

5/5
17-03-2020

Martin has done work for myself and a neighbour. He is always punctual, very professional and his work is to perfection. Thank you

Becky P.

5/5
25-03-2020

Martin is excellent at his job and has done electrical work for us several times, he is always prompt and efficient and has excellent aftercare too. I highly recommend Martin

Tracy A.

5/5
02-03-2020

A superb installation, mega clean and tidy. Very professional! Strongly recommended.

David F.

5/5
27-02-2020

Fast, friendly, fairly priced & excellent workmanship!! Martin did several jobs for us (fixing new bedroom & lounge lights, giving us outside electrics & adding sockets to a shed with a safety trip switch)....all of which we were really pleased with. Martin also competitively priced these jobs & beat other quotes that we had. I would definitely recommend this company to my family & friends.

Becky H.

5/5
27-07-2020

Very good, very professional... and very reasonable prices! Will be using Martin again.

Nick Y.

5/5
26-02-2020

extremely pleased with their service, reliable, efficient and patient. Problem resolved and very reasonable. Can highly recommend.

Sarah B.

5/5
30-03-2020

Thanks Martin for completing our new lighting installation. As previous reviews have stated we found your services to be professional and the finish to a high standard. We will definitely use again.

James S.

5/5
02-04-2020

I would definitely recommend Martin from Advance Electrical Services to my family & friends! Very reasonably priced, friendly, trustworthy & very efficient. We needed electrics in our shed to house our tumble dryer & fridge freezer. We also needed outdoor electrical sockets for our Christmas lights. Martin did an excellent job & was the cheapest of several quotes!! Many thanks Martin!! I feel like we have a regular 'go to' electrician now, that we know will do an excellent job!!

Mohamad J.

5/5
15-09-2020

No issues with Martin's work appears to be very thorough

Norma R.

5/5
22-01-2021

Martin was polite professional and phoned ahead to say he was on his way with an approximate arrival time which was much appreciated.

Kevin P.

5/5
16-11-2020

Excellent service with knowledge and experience too!

David L.

5/5
26-11-2020

Marketa P.

5/5
25-01-2021

excellent work and prompt will call him again to carry out some more work

Vikesh S.

5/5
12-10-2020

Brill. Booked online, Martin confirm appointment and turned up on the day and time arranged. Martin was very professional at all times. We barely noticed he was around doing his work. Would definitely recommend.

Marina B.

5/5
25-01-2021

Always a bit worried when testing a property like this in case the tradesman has a hidden agenda to make money out of the remediation work. I'm pleased to say this is not the case with Martin and in fact I am asking him to do some stuff that wasn't related to the EICR because of the positive experience. Fully recommended.

Alan W.

5/5
27-08-2020

William G.

5/5
21-09-2020

Colin P.

5/5
20-12-2020

Korakos R.

5/5
21-12-2020

Siobhan O.

5/5
16-10-2020

Very professional and efficient service. Honest report produced and made available very quickly. Would definitely recommend

Ranjit B.

5/5
12-07-2020

Joy R.

5/5
23-09-2020

Good service. No complaints. Thank you

Louise M.

5/5
09-12-2020

Great Communication, fair price Excellent service !

John H.

5/5
06-08-2020

Ian M.

5/5
10-12-2020

Very professional. Well mannered. Extremely knowledgeable. Gave good advice. Thorough work. Highly recommend.

Megan R.

5/5
07-08-2020

Professional who knows his stuff

Clifford H.

5/5
01-12-2020

Amazing service thanks

Matt B.

5/5
14-02-2021

Martin is a true professional. He is reliable, thorough, efficient and expert at his trade. During the current COVID pandemic he also operated safely. I endorse and recommend him without reservation.

David C.

5/5
30-01-2021

Great service and great price. Thanks

Daniel M.

5/5
30-01-2021

Great service and great price. Thanks

Daniel M.

5/5
30-01-2021

Great service and great price. Thanks

Daniel M.

5/5
30-01-2021

Great service and great price. Thanks

Daniel M.

5/5
30-01-2021

Great service from Martin. Hassle free and reliable

Colin D.

5/5
20-10-2020

Very Satisfied. Professional service without any issues. Thankyou

Adil K.

5/5
09-11-2020

Martin Hopkins we would rate him five stars plus . He was very kind and had did a high quality job . He did waited for us as we got stuck in traffic . Not all are very understanding . But he was very patient and had the willingness to wait .We will highly recommend his work and in future we will use his service :Thankyou .

Babitha B.

5/5
22-04-2020

Fast reliable service and reasonably priced. Just what we needed. Will definitely use this company again. Thank you again.

Lisa D.

5/5
18-01-2021

The feedback from my tenant was that Martin was very good, took care about COVID precautions. From my side the price was excellent and the report was emailed to me inside 2 hours of the work being done. I will use Martin again in the future.

Paul R.

5/5
23-11-2021

Easy to book online at a reasonable price, came out as promised, received the EICR report/certificate the same day, Thank you.

Kulsuma B.

5/5
10-11-2020

Arrived on time, smart polite and efficient...fully covid compliant. Good service and email report the same day.

Frederick P.

5/5
22-10-2020

Prompt, knowledgeable and efficient, i needed a landlord's EICR and PAT, i would recommend Martin and use his services in the future.

Peter D.

5/5
08-09-2020

I live abroad and was very pleased to be able to arrange for the EICR inspection to be done in the flat we rent out in Tamworth. It was easy to arrange online and the electrician was efficient, sending me the report by email very promptly. Very impressed with the excellent service.

Sue S.

5/5
22-07-2020

Ross M.

5/5
27-02-2021

Arrived on time, conducted the work in a timely, courteous & very professional manner. I will be using again for sure.

Richard C.

5/5
20-01-2021

Excellent service uce by Martin

Vikesh S.

5/5
03-02-2021

punctual, polite and professional

Linxue B.

5/5
23-03-2021

Two things would have improved the experience. Firstly, your contractor contacted me on the day of the inspections to say the tenants had no idea he was attending; I notified your office weeks before of the details of the agents who would give you phone numbers etc. The problems on the day should have been avoided. Secondly, the certificates had to be chased as we were sent two for the same flat instead of one for each of the two. I had to chase Jade before I got a reaction. Cost and completion of the job both fine.

Ian W.

5/5
23-03-2021

All done and dusted very smoothly, just what anyone would want. Thanks

Sunanda G.

5/5
25-07-2020

Excellent & professional service, will definitely use again.

Seamus C.

5/5
14-11-2020

Arrived on time. Polite & cracked on with the work.

Jamie M.

5/5
14-11-2020

Jo B.

5/5
03-02-2021

Excellent service. great job

Simon h.

5/5
06-04-2021

Great company, great team!

Mario D.

5/5
08-10-2020

Very professional. No problems at all ....

Ian V.

5/5
14-11-2020

Martin was very professional and we will using him again. We can only recommend. Thank you

Marketa P.

4.8/5
31-07-2020

Kimberly F.

4.8/5
13-10-2020

Jay P.

4.8/5
05-05-2021

John A.

4.8/5
11-11-2020

I asked Martin for a copy of his public liability insurance which my letting agent requested for their records but this has not been forthcoming.

Sue A.

4.1/5
22-02-2021

The contractor changed the original appointment from morning until afternoon but was suitable for my tenants It was just the extra contact i needed to do through the lettings agency i had to do even though i made the original appointment in December and the appointment was the 15th February. the contractor didn't let me know until the 12th February, but it was fine with my tenants and he agreed

TRACEY B.

4/5
28-09-2020

Excellent service and price

phil l.

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