How To Get The Most From Your Electrician

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by admin No Comments

It’s easy to hire an electrician – but hiring the best for the job takes a little more planning, research and question-asking to ensure you get nothing less than a reliable and qualified professional. Both safety and quality of work are essential when it comes to electrical jobs, as poor quality work could put your home, your belongings and your family all at risk.

In our latest article, we run through exactly what you should be looking at when it comes to choosing your electrician, and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of their expertise and services.

1. Ensure They Have Appropriate Qualifications & Accreditations

Electrician accreditations are not just a great extra bit of paper to have – they’re essential for giving you the peace of mind that the person you’re hiring is competent, trained, safe and is capable of carrying out work to a recognised standard.

In the UK, the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) is responsible for approving and accrediting electricians. By choosing an accredited electrician, you’re able to guarantee safe work completed to a high quality standard.

Our electricians are approved by the NICEIC, and we also comply with IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) for your added peace of mind – particularly for a commercial property.

2. Ask About Previous Work Completed – Especially For Businesses

This is the same for any kind of contractor who will be working on your home or business, but is particularly true for electricians. If you’re having them carry out complete rewiring or bathroom work in your home, or electrical inspections and PAT testing in your business then you need to know that they’re able to do this task and have done so before.

This is particularly true for businesses, as the work carried out is often a little more advanced and time consuming so experience is even more valuable in these situations. Previous projects, customers and clients can also be an indication of the level that they’re working at.

3. Be Sure To Take Price Into Consideration

The best balance to strike is great value for money, and you should question suspiciously cheap or expensive work; affordability is the key word here. You do get what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean you should let dishonest tradesmen overcharge you.

Here at First Strike Electrical, we always open and honest about our prices and will discuss the overall costs with you upfront to ensure that you’re happy.

Whether it’s simple rewiring in your home, electrical emergencies, or PAT testing for your business, our experience and expertise means we here at First Strike Electrical can tackle any job with ease. For more information on any of our services simply call us today on 0203 503 0755 or get in touch using our website’s online contact form.


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