Electrical safety at home

Maintaining your home electricity system

The electricity system or electrical installation which belongs to the customer starts after the connection point, and the owner is responsible for making sure that it complies with standards and is safe. You do not have to have domestic electrical installations inspected, but we recommend you inspect your home electrical installation regularly for safety to guarantee that your electrical appliances are working properly.

 

You must inspect:

  • electrical installations with main fuse ratings of up to 35A at least once every ten years;
  • electrical installations with main fuse ratings of over 35A at least once every five years;
  • shared electrical installations such as corridors and cellars in buildings with more than one apartment at least once every five years.

When should you inspect your home electrical installation?

We recommend you inspect your home electrical installation if:

  • the light bulbs flicker or you can hear a sizzling sound in the sockets; this can be very dangerous and you should immediately switch off the light or the power circuit and contact an electrical company.
  • thermal fuses or circuit breakers are not working or are not present;
  • the electrical installation has suffered fire or water damage;
  • the electrical installation has been repaired or modified at different times but not inspected afterwards;
  • the wattage of the electrical appliances used at home increases noticeably and the fuse block has been increased.
  • the electrical installation has never been inspected or the inspection was done a long time ago.

How can I inspect my home electrical installation?

  • By law, Elektrilevi only has the right to maintain and repair the external electrical networks that it owns. If you need to inspect your domestic electrical installations, we recommend you call an electrical company that is registered in the Register of Economic Activities and that specialises in the regular technical inspection of type 3 electrical installations. Electrical companies and technical inspectors who have the right equipment can also do the inspection.
  • The inspector will inspect the condition of the electrical installation visually, review the documentation and measuring results, and take control measurements if necessary. The inspector will use this information to decide whether the installation is functioning properly or not and will issue a certificate to say that the installation meets the standards.