Helping you to choose the right electrician for you
As a home or business owner you will often find yourself needing to call on the services of all kinds of professionals for a variety of maintenance and improvement jobs, but how do you know who to choose?
While there may be some tasks that can be carried out by someone with good DIY skills this doesn’t apply when it comes to electrical work. When it comes to electricity, safety is paramount, and any work needs to be carried out by a competent professional.
So, how do you go about finding the right person for the job? The first thing is to make sure that you use a registered electrician. The reason for this is that electrical work should be carried out by people with the skills, knowledge, and experience to carry out the work safely. In the wrong hands electricity can be extremely dangerous and even kill. By using a registered electrician, you can be confident that all work will be completed properly and safely because they are required to meet strict qualification requirements.
There are other benefits too, registered electricians are insured giving you protection should anything go wrong, their work is regularly assessed, they work to the safety standard BS7671 and they are regulated by the government. You can find a list of registered electricians in the UK here.
When it comes to selecting a registered electrician, we suggest the following:
- Be clear about the work you need done, think this through beforehand and if possible, write the details down. This will make it easier for the electrician to understand exactly what work is required and therefore be able to give you an accurate quotation. For larger jobs it makes sense to obtain a quote from up to 3 electricians so that you can compare them.
- When meeting with the electrician, it is also worth discussing their normal working hours and asking about how many of their colleagues will also be working in your home or business. You will also want to understand any potential impact on your day if the power will need to be turned off at any point, particularly if you are working from home. If you are a business, discuss whether the electrician can carry out the work outside of your normal business hours to minimise disruption.
- Take your time to choose the right person for the job, this may not always be the cheapest, but the one that feels like the right fit for you and that you feel comfortable with. Poor quality work could not only cost you more to put right but could also put you and your home or business at risk.
We are registered electricians and a NICEIC approved electrical contractor so with us you know you are in safe hands. We provide a range of electrical services in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors and would be happy to discuss your project with you, get in touch here