MHPS Property Maintenance
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West Lothian, United Kingdom
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PAT (Portable Electrical Appliance Testing)
Is an inspection of an electrical appliances (i.e. microwave, fridge, iron, vaccum cleaner...) to assess it is in good working order and safe to be used.
A recent independent survey established around 58% of households have never had any form of electrical inspection and were unaware such an inspection existed.
PAT testing will highlight any potential faults and shock risks in an appliance and it's wiring before it becomes a real risk. Heavy usage appliances such as kettles, irons and vaccum cleaners frequently fail testing due to cut or frayed cables however these are easily remedied and can often be fixed at the same time as testing is carried out.
Other potential risks come from broken or worn electrical switches or sockets, these pose a real hazzard particualry where 'little fingers' are concerned.
How of often should a PAT test be carried out?
PAT testing is typically carried out every 12 months, however for Let/rented properties this may need to be carried out more frequently depending on turnover of tenants.
After each inspection a Certificate is issued and a report provided on the condition of each appliance tested.
- Installing a washing machine/diswasher
- Leaking taps/new taps
- Replacing ball valves
- Water leaks
- A new kitchen sink
- Install toilet/basins
- Complete bathroom suite
- Install an outside tap
PIR (Periodical Inspection Reports)
A (PIR) Periodic Inspection Report is an inspection on the condition of the existing electrical installation. It's aim is to identify any potential failings and to prevent potential risks associated with an electrical installation.
Like everything else, electrical installations deteriorate through time and with use, so it is important regular checks are carried out to ensure continued safety and the installation meets current safety standards. This is particularly relevant for Let/Rented properties.
The (PIR) will:
- Highlight if any of the existing circuits or equipment is overloaded or faulty
- Find any potential shock or fire risks within the electrical installation
- Identify potential defective diy work that may have been carried out in the past
- Identify a lack of Bonding or Earthing
Further tests are carried out on the wiring and the fixed electrical equipment to ensure it is safe to use. A detailed schedule of circuits at the consumer unit is also provided to ensure each circuit is clearly marked.
At the end of each inspection a detailed report is provided stating the condition of the existing installation. It includes recommendations that may be required to ensure the installation is brought up to standard or that may help improve the current installation.
PIR testing may be recommended every 1, 3, 5 or 10 years depending upon age, usage, condition of the premise and the condition of the existing installation
Landlords & Letting Agents
Whenever there is a change in tenants it's vital the property looks it's best, smells fresh and looks to potential tenants as if they're the first to stay there - remember 1st impressions really do count.
MHPS already serve several established Lettings Agencies and Private Landlords throughout Edinburgh & West Lothian. We provide a service to suit their individual needs on an ad-hoc basis and on a regular tenancy changeover basis.
Working in partnership we can offer a full property cleaning service which can be tailored to your own specific requirements. This can include full cleaning services, carpet cleaning, floor sanding and cosmetic repairs.
Safety of tenants and their guests is vital, so we offer a full (PAT) Portable Appliance Testing to ensure all appliances are safe and ready to use before new tenants move in. Each appliance is thoroughly tested and labelled to show it meets stringent safety checks and a Certificate is provided after each inspection.
We will also install an Approved Fire Blanket in the kitchen, CO2 Detectors for properties with a Gas supply and Smoke Alarms if required.
For the Home
- Painting & Decoration, from a single room to complete property
- Build Flat pack furniture & Installation
- Create storage
- Blinds & Curtain Rails
- Kitchen/Bathroom Tiling
- Re seal bath/showers
- Loft insulation
- Window & Door Lock replacement
- Outside Decking
- EPC - Energy Performance Inspection
Energy Performance Reports/Certification (EPC)
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) have recently been introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of home and buildings.
If you are buying or selling a home you will now need a certificate by law. From 4th January 2009 EPC's will be required whenever a new building is built, sold or rented out. The Certificate provides an 'A' to 'G' rating for the home/building, with an 'A' rating being the most energy efficient and a 'G' rating being the least efficient. The average rating up to now being 'D'.
Our accredited energy assessors produce EPC's alongside an associated report which suggests improvements to make a building more energy efficient and the most cost effective way to do this.
What is an energy efficiency rating?
The "energy efficiency" rating is a measure of the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the more energy efficient the home is and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.
The "environmental impact" rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The higher the rating the less impact it has on the environment and ultimately the more energy efficient it is thus keeping your fuel costs down.
- Replacing lights, switches & sockets
- Interior & Exterior lighting
- Bathroom Showers
- Smoke & House Alarms
- Extractor Fans & Ventilation
- Electric Heating
- Replacement Consumer Units & House wiring
- Additional Power outlets
- Outdoor power supply
- PIR - Periodical Inspection Reports
- PAT - Portable Appliance Testing