You’ll almost certainly be required to deal with a commercial or domestic electrician at some point, especially if you’re involved in running a business.
Needless to say, a great electrician will make your life easier. A bad one, well, not so much.
So how can you go about finding an electrician that’ll really make a positive difference to your business? Here’s our guide.
Check Your Which? Local
Which? is one of the biggest consumer watchdog organisations in the UK, and they offer a range of invaluable information in helping to find relevant information. You can find a big bank of independent reviews of local contractors in the Which? Local catalogue. It does cost money to join, but it’s not a lot and finding a great electrician will save you far more than the catalogue will cost!
Don’t Under-Estimate Word of Mouth
As ever, you can usually use social media to reach out and find out if anyone has any recommendations. We usually have plenty of ‘friend-of-a-friend’ type connections online, so it makes sense to tap into that network if you’re in a hurry to get the right electrician. If multiple people all recommend one electrician, your job becomes a lot easier.
Check the NICEIC
Because of the web and unbiased reviews, there do tend to be less ‘cowboys’ than there were twenty years ago – due to the fact they normally get exposed more quickly. However, it’s still essential to check the NICEIC website, which provides a full register of qualified and verified electricians in the UK. You can even use the list to find out about any electricians that claim to be verified but aren’t.
Check Out Feedback
There are a number of online directories that offer customers the chance to give full, comprehensive and – most importantly – unbiased reviews of any tradespeople. Checkatrade, for instance, is very popular amongst consumers. In order to be featured on the website, you have to provide 5 references from previous happy customers. This can be a very effective way of confirming whether or not your chosen electrician will be up to standard.
If you think you’ve decided on an electrician, always take the time to do a bit of online research. You might be surprised how much you can find out from them.
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If you’d like to hire skilled, experienced electricians with a record of keeping customers happy, get in touch with us today. We’d love to hear from you.