testing & fault finding

Why Test?

electrician testing a fuse board

Inspection and Testing is vital to validate the safety of any electrical work. It is also required under both the Wiring Regulations and Building Regulations in order to certificate any work undertaken. Any new circuit or consumer unit must be tested and an Electrical Installation Certificate issued. Whether you are requesting a report on the condition of your electrical installation or have work undertaken that requires a certificate, we use specific Inspection and Testing software to compile our reports and certificates to offer you a professional presentation. We also recognise that much of the information provided is technical and only meaningful to other competent electricians; therefore, where possible, we ensure we give you a description or interpretation of the Inspection and Test that is meaningful to you.

Test equipment costs hundreds of pound but no competent and registered electrician will be without it. All testing is carried out in accordance with the 17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, BS7671.

electrician testing a row of electrics

What needs testing?

Maybe you are having a new socket added, possibly some new lights, a new consumer unit, an extension built or even a rewire; perhaps you need to know the condition of the wiring because you are a Landlord, a new homeowner or responsible for electrical maintenance at your place of work – all of these examples require Inspection and Testing and most probably Electrical certification.

There is a range of inspection and test procedures which must be undertaken and we pride ourselves on having both the qualifications and experience to carry out this vital work to the highest standard. The process requires that the power is turned off for some tests to be carried out and to facilitate inspection. We understand this can have ramifications, particularly for businesses therefore we will discuss with you the best method to undertake.

electrician testing some electrical circuits

Finding faults

Any fault in an electrical installation must not be ignored. Even a socket with a crack in it can be dangerous. Any flickering lights or power, smells, fizzing noises or ultimately smoke are symptoms that there is a fault. These should be investigated without delay.

Expertise in tracing electrical faults is a combination of experience, knowledge and logic. Experience will often lead us to making a reasoned assessment of the location of a fault. A logical and thorough methodology means we are always successful at finding faults.

We understand that our lives are dependent on electrical equipment and that a business or homeowner will need a fault rectified quickly. Therefore we will usually respond the same day in the event of a fault being reported.

Bailey Pollock have electricians in these areas: Brighton Electrician | Hove Electrician | Worthing Electrician | Lewes Electrician | Haywards Heath Electrician

Any new circuit or consumer unit must be tested and an Electrical Installation Certificate issued.

What they are saying...

five stars in gold

After having electrics for a new extension, outside lighting and a new consumer unit poorly installed by a previous contractor, Mark identified and corrected an extensive number of faults, bringing our electrics up to building regulations standard quickly and professionally. He communicated complex problems in an easy to understand way, allowing us to discuss the most cost effective and least disruptive solutions at every stage. Reliable, professional and trustworthy. Also, a nice guy to chat to - and leaves things as he finds them (clean and tidy).

Martha Robinson - Brighton
five stars in gold

had 2 sockets moved to new location with additional socket and connection for cooker hood installed, also installed a new fusebox which Mark clearly marked up what each circuit was for and tested, Mark is very efficent, friendly and arrived on the time arranged and reasonably priced, can certainly recommend.

S Lloyd - Brighton
five stars in gold

Having recently moved to Hove, finding a tradesman is both tricky and risky. Thankfully, we found Mark. Mark is professional, punctual, methodical and meticulous and always finds a solution when there appears to be none. He also always makes good and leaves your home neat and tidy. Mark also has a tradesman's parking permit which means no "Do you have a resident's vistor permit?" or "Oh! I just have to run out and check the parking on the van!' conversations. His toolbox is an Aladdin's cave of enticing goodies, all organised with military precision and very pleasing if you like that kind of thing (and, apparently, a good way to check the professionalism of a trader). Be warned though: He is very particular about how he drinks his tea! Thanks for all your help and hard work to date, Mark. I only wish you were a plumber too....

Susan Constantinou - Hove
five stars in gold

Mark Pollock, from Bailey Pollock Electrical Services, put up 3 new light fittings, (and gave me the necessary hooks needed to fit them). He also fitted a dimmer switch and checked some light sockets. Mark is extremely professional, punctual, knowledgeable and courteous. This is the second time I have used the services of Bailey Pollock Electrical Services, having chosen them originally as they are vetted by Trading Standards to help people find trusted and reputable tradespeople. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jackie Duncan - Hove
five stars in gold

I would never consider using anyone else since we Mark was recommended to us. You will get someone who does things properly within all guidelines and regulations and fairly priced.

Ish Veli - Lancing
five stars in gold

Mark Pollock was recommended to us by neighbours who were very pleased with the quality of his work. Our work involved the supply and installation of electrical supply to our summerhouse and garden shed. Mark provided exceptional service. He arrived when he said he would, the job took the two days that he said it would and the quality of workmanship was of the very high order we were led to expect. Mark is someone who gets on with the job without fuss and in a quiet and efficient manner. He did everything he could do to fit in with our busy lives, took great care to carry out a neat and efficient installation and ensured everything worked satisfactorily before leaving us. We contacted him the next day with a query. He responded immediately with advice and we were able to resolve the matter quickly and simply. We are more than happy to recommend Mark Pollock to anyone considering electrical work.

Cherry Taylor - Shoreham-by-Sea
five stars in gold

Mark Pollock installed an external power point in the garden area. Very impressed with high standard of work. Professional and totally reliable. Can strongly recommend.

Malcolm Rees - Brighton
five stars in gold

A new lighting system was needed in our church and Mark took on the job. He sourced hand made lights and shelves for us, he communicated with the craftsman and took delivery of the goods. He fitted the lights and has done a great job. He undertook the job with enthusiasm and we are so pleased with the final result.

Sarah Brown - Hassocks
five stars in gold

Bailey Pollock provided a number of electrical services for us - including fitting of underfloor heating in two rooms, replacement of electrical sockets and light switches and repairs to downlighting. They carried out the work when they said they would, to time and with a high degree of professional expertise. This was a satisfying and trouble-free experience.

Derek Foreman - Hove
five stars in gold

Mark added a new circuit to my ground floor to give me several more sockets and a new switch. He did an excellent job and I plan to ask him to do further electrical work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

Claire Longrigg- Hove
five stars in gold

I would definitely recommend Mark. He did a full re-wire of my house, and did an excellent job. Everything was done to my specification, on time, and to budget.

D. Roker - Brighton
five stars in gold

Mark replaced a bathroom fan, changed light switches and replaced a light fitting. His work was to a high standard and he gave us some good advice. He worked quickly, efficiently and tidily. We would recommend him.

Janet Pike - Hassocks
five stars in gold

Excellent service and highly recommend professional!

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