Separating the Expert Local Electricians from the Unreliable Ones
According to various surveys electricians were considered to be the most honest tradespeople mainly due to their manners, punctuality and overall appearance. However, in reality those three traits aren’t always enough to separate a dodgy electrician from a true expert. Below are some ways that you can identify a dodgy electrician when searching for reliable local electricians.
Preventing a Mishap:-
There are countless examples of people having bad experiences with different tradespeople. Such incidences are enough to make anyone nervous when inviting tradespeople when work needs to be done in their home. In fact, a survey was conducted with 2,000 UK residents among which almost 40% claimed to have had a bad experience with a trades person on the past. When selecting an electrician to work in your home it is recommended to invite at least three local electricians with quotations before finalising. You should be comfortable with the electrician working in your home and you should also clearly understand what it is they are doing.
Going for Government Approved Electricians Only:-
You can find any number of electricians eager to work in your home. Of course, their quality of work may not be impressive. However, if you go for only local electricians who guarantee to work according to the Government endorsed electrical standards you can be sure to get top quality services. Therefore you should look for electricians who are listed in Government backed schemes.
Quotations should be Written:-
Make sure you get a written quotations from at least three electricians. This will give a good idea of the expense of work carried out as well as include a full breakdown of the costs so you see where your money is going. Quotations also allow you to fully monitor the progress of work carried out. Never work with electricians who don’t give you a written quotation and also beware of electricians who seem to be the cheapest amongst the rest.
Have Contracts in Place:-
Never hire electricians who avoid signing a contract with you to confirm the work that will be done. Small companies may not use them and work on trust alone. Nonetheless, it is still better to have a contract in place. If needed create one yourself and have the electrician sign it. Furthermore, the electricians you employ should very happily answer any questions that you direct towards them and show relevant documents when prompted. This includes documents related to qualifications, registration and previous work.
With so much to consider, finding proper trained electricians seems challenging. However, if you are looking for expert local electricians who are fully qualified and adequately experienced you are more than welcome to contact our team at Positive Electrical.