The Difference between Commercial and Domestic Electricians

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

Choosing the right electrician is always a difficult task to undertake. With so many fraudsters populating the phone book, simply knowing who to trust is tricky enough, and with the host of other inherently complicated factors to consider, how do you know the electrician you’ve chosen is going to get the job done properly? Naturally, it’s imperative your electrical work is completed to the highest standards, as an outage or a wiring problem can have a huge knock on effect in the home and concerning daily life. Here at First Strike Electrical, we’re professional electricians in North London, proud of the comprehensive service we deliver – here’s the difference between domestic electricians and commercial electricians and why we’re the people to pick no matter what your electrical requirements entail!

Commercial Electrician and Domestic Electrician Differences

You may see many advertisements for electricians that specialise in domestic situations, and others that deal solely with electrical tasks on commercial premises, and you may wonder what exactly defines the two separate entities, surely electrical work is electrical work? Not so. When it comes to understanding the true difference between domestic electricians and commercial ones, the answers become deeply technical.

Naturally, domestic involves working with households, whereas commercial work can take place on anything from shops to factories, and public buildings etc. Essentially though, each involves very specific and varying wiring regulations. As well as this, the type of work carried out is often different, for example PAT testing and electrical reports would only generally happen in commercial buildings, whereas garden lighting wiring and telephone point installation may only occur in homes.

Here at First Strike Electrical, we’re dedicated to becoming the comprehensive electrical service no matter what type of premises you own and need work carrying out on. Our team of experienced professional electricians are fully qualified and certified in their respective areas of expertise, so whether you require maintenance in the home, or are a commercial company (our client list includes many major brands including Pizza Express, Selfridges and Converse) we have everything you need under one roof.

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We pride ourselves on the unbeatable quality we deliver throughout our service and our commitment to unrivalled customer care. For more information on the difference between commercial and domestic electrical services, or to make an enquiry, please call 0203 503 0755 or fill out our online contact form today!


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