Unit 23 Shaftesbury Centre, 85 Barlby Road, London W10 6BN

Opening Hours: 7.00 am – 8.00 pm

Call us anytime
020 7183 8583

We Make PAT Testing Easy at HomeReps

Portable Appliance Testing is one of the easiest ways to ensure the safety of the electrical appliances if you want to sell a furnished home or rent out your property. It can assure the new occupants that all electrical appliances are safe for use and no immediate repairs and replacements are necessary.

While it may be challenging to find a PAT Testing technician who can offer a professional service compared to the others, there are several professionals in this field who have done excellent jobs. Fast and reliable service is one of the things that they can offer at great prices.

Why Choose HomeReps for PAT test in London?

We are an experienced team that believe your safety is what matters the most. Our job is to provide electrical protection for your home on all levels, even for small electrical appliances. Because of that, we think portable appliance testing or PAT should be accessible to everyone. It prevents electrical hazards and fire accidents.

One of the significant reasons for postponing electrical checking is the PAT cost and worrying about extra hidden charges like labour bills and the cost of equipment. It would help if you didn’t worry about such issues with HomeReps; we understand our customers’ concerns. We are entirely transparent and confident about electrical testing prices for properties in London.

PAT Testing

Our team observe all testing regulations applicable in the UK while testing your portable appliances. Since they are registered electricians, they can issue a certificate of PAT safety for each inspected item. PAT testing should be carried out in routine intervals by a certified electrician. For rental properties, you are not mandated to carry out PAT testing. Still, it’s recommended to perform one with every change in tenancy or every five years to keep an inventory of your property and hold tenants responsible for damages to electrical appliances.

A PAT Test will include:

  • Visual assessment of appliances and connections and cables, outlets

  • Electrical testing of all included appliances, including earth continuity assessment, insulation tests and another request testing

  • Flagging failing items or appliances that require further inspection

  • Further inspection of flagged appliances and related wiring and carrying out required repairs or replacements

  • Issuing a PAT certificate with the details of the test and recommendations for further repair or maintenance

Why should electrical appliances be tested regularly?

  • Safety purposes, avoiding electrical hazards or an electrical fire

  • Provide documentation for Insurance coverage

  • Complying with private rental property safety guidelines

  • Observing the law such as in commercial properties, PAT is mandatory

  • Finding out what needs to be replaced in the renovation

  • Providing a safety assurance to tenants or potential buyers

Portable Appliance Test for Landlords and Homeowners

While homeowners have their own safety in mind, landlords are responsible for the electrical safety of their property and how it affects their tenants. While EICR tests are mandatory for private rental properties in the UK, PAT testing is still optional for such cases. But for the sake of your tenants’ safety and your property, PAT tests are a must-have. Some prospective tenants may not finalise their tenancy if you fail to provide PAT testing in furbished houses.

HomeReps Electricians are certified to issue PAT certificates in the UK

Professional testing of portable appliances, especially for some of the more advanced electrical appliances or those with a high voltage, is no task for uninitiated electricians. In addition, a PAT test without the signature of a registered electrician is not valid for insurance purposes either. Hiring a certified electrician for PAT testing not only ensures the quality of the test and safety of your property but makes your property more attractive for prospective tenants.

  • Class 1 – Stationary Appliances that are always plugged in or usually active, such as washing machines and servers and IT equipment. A full PAT test will guarantee they are installed properly and are functional.

  • Class 2 – portable appliances with a voltage of 50 or higher are in the second class of PAT test categories, which means an insulation test is the only PAT procedure they require for certification. Garden blowers, electric blow-dryers, electric drills, etc., are among Class 2 devices.

  • Class 3 – devices with low voltages, such as battery-powered devices or those charged or powered by an adapter fewer than 5v volts, are not deemed eligible for PAT testing since their electrical safety threats are minuscule. However, HomeReps offers additional electrical testing for clients for extra safety if they request it.