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PAT testing is a really useful service to help make sure the appliances you rely on every day are safe and functional. If you’re in need of PAT testing, whether it’s for a single appliances or a house full, we can help. For a top notch PAT testing service in London, just give us a call.
What is PAT testing?
You may have seen PAT testing being referred to in places, but not everyone knows what it means. PAT stands for ‘portable appliance testing’, and refers to the electrical testing of appliances that are not part of an electrical installation. Despite the name, these don’t necessarily need to be small appliances, as long as they are technically portable. Therefore, this can include everything from kettles to washing machines.
The goal of PAT testing is to make sure that appliances that are quite old or worn are still in working order and safe to use. Most modern appliances will last for many years, but it’s always best to be safe and make sure items that you’ve had for a while won’t break down on you.
PAT testing can be carried out simply by looking with a trained eye, or via electrical testing. Either way, this should be done by a qualified technician who has the experience and expertise to know what to look out for. Electricity, after all, can be dangerous!
Do I need PAT testing?
Whether you’d benefit from a PAT testing service depends on a number of things. Mostly importantly, if you have appliances in your home, or in your commercial property, that you’ve had for a long time, you probably want to know they are in good condition. PAT testing can help you find out.
It’s also applicable for appliances that you use a lot. Some appliances receive much heavier use than others, sometimes even daily. Appliances that are used a lot are more liable to be worn down, and so getting these tested will help you keep them in good condition.
PAT testing is not a requirement by law, but it is a legal necessity to make sure that electrical appliances in use by yourself and others are safe. Of course, if you’re not sure if you need PAT testing or not, just get in touch. We’ll be happy to advise you.
Our PAT testing service
At Energy Performance Certificate Ltd, we really take pride in our work. We’re passionate about energy efficiency, but also about providing a great service, every single time.
Our fully qualified, expert technicians can carry out PAT testing quickly and effectively, giving you a full explanation of the condition your appliances are in and advice on what to do if anything is not up to scratch. We can carry out testing for just one item, but we offer different rates for multiple appliances.
To find out more about PAT testing, and if you need a PAT testing service, just get in touch. We can even provide you with a free estimate.