Do you need to hire an electrician?

Listed below are five question that you should ask the electricians in Nantwich before you hire them.

Are you licensed?

It is vitally important that you check that the electrician that you’re thinking of engaging is fully licensed to practice in the UK. Electricity can be life threatening if installed incorrectly. It is easy to check if an electrician is licensed by using the Electrical Safety Register. You can search online via the ESC website and search by postcode of name of the firm or electrician. You can also the Competent Person Schemes (CPS) and the Competent Person Register online to find licensed tradesmen.

Are you insured?

It is also of utmost importance that any electrician you are interested in engaging with has appropriate insurance. Because of the potentially high liability for this type of work, it’s also important that the insurance is comprehensive. Comprehensive insurance provides the electrician, you and your property with protection from a variety of potential issues. Because of the nature of the work, an uninsured electrician could leave you with mountainous financial liabilities. Remember, an insured electrician is a safe electrician.

How much experience do you have?

While it’s never a bad idea to ask an electrician (or any tradesman for that matter) the extent of their experience, it is particularly important if the work you’re commissioning requires specialist knowledge or expertise. Knowing an electrician’s experience can also help inform his suitability for the particular job. For example, if an their past projects have all been repair and maintenance work, they may not be suitable if your current project is a new installation. It’s all about finding the right electrician in Nantwich for the right job.

Do you guarantee the work?

In an ideal world, this question wouldn’t be necessary, but unfortunately, malfunctions do happen. There can be a number of reasons for this, from faulty parts to negligent contractors and more or less in between. So, to prepare for this eventuality, it’s important to know what warranties/guaranties your potential electrician makes. By asking this question, you will know who is responsible for costs should any problems arise. If an electrician offers minimal or no warranties/guaranties it is worth considering how suitable they are to perform the job. Remember, this information can indicate how much they stand behind their work.

Will you provide references for past jobs similar to mine?

It can be hard to judge the quality of an electricians work before hiring them, as they have no tangible product to show. However, I’m sure you’ll agree that nothing speaks louder than a satisfied customer. Past customer recommendations can provide one of the clearest indicators of electrician quality as nobody will speak kindly of shoddy jobs or con men. If the electrician in question seems unwilling or doesn’t provide a reference, it may be wise to take a step back and ask yourself why this might be.

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