Having work done in your home or commercial property can be a challenging process. Not only must you ascertain what needs doing and why you must find the right person or company to do it. Then the work needs to be physically completed, it needs to be done right, certified, and maintained going forward.
This is particularly important for complicated areas of a building such as the electrics. Necessary for the running of a property including for lighting, heating, and internet access, it’s also a potential hazard if there are issues with it. Electrical faults, poor wiring, damaged wiring, and other issues with electricity supply are some of the key causes of fires so it’s essential any work is completed to the highest standard. So who do you trust to do this for you? You need to have confidence that the electrician you choose meets the following criteria:
- They are fully trained
- They are qualified in the right areas and can prove this with the right certification (e.g. Part P certification if they are carrying out installation work)
- They are insured
- They are registered
- The prices they quote are not wildly high or even too low (make sure you get several quotes to check validity of pricing)
- They are professional, available when you need the work doing and they can be trusted to do a good job
In order to find an electrician who ticks all these boxes, you need to know where to look. So take a look at these top tips to help you get the right one:
Do your research
A simple internet search will yield a lot of results so you’ll need to get a bit more information before you can proceed. Take a close look at the companies you find and ascertain whether all their employees have the right training and qualifications – in some bigger companies, it may be the case only certain people have the right level. You need to ensure they are the ones who complete your work. You can usually check insurances etc online too. Look out for an organization that can service all your electrical needs. They also provide digital certifications so you can receive yours quickly and store it safely.
Word of mouth
Personal recommendations from those you trust can be one of the most effective ways of finding a suitable tradesperson. If you hear a first-hand account of what they did, how they operate, and what to charge, then you know it is real. And if the company or person in question markets themselves on this basis, then it is likely they will continue to do a good job so they keep getting recommended.
There are certain sites that aggregate all listing of local trade services into the same place and invite previous customers to leave reviews. If you browse these sites you should find someone in your area and see some honest feedback and appraisals too.
When it comes to your electrics, you need to know you’re getting the right person for the job so spend a bit of time looking and you’ll get the service you need.