5 Methods to find an Electrician

Choosing an electrician is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to jobs around the home. You cannot afford to play any guessing games when it comes to this decision, as you might compromise your safety. When choosing an electrician you should ensure that you are hiring someone that is highly competent, professional and trustworthy. But how do you go about doing that? Below are some tips that will help you in finding an electrician.

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Electrical Safety Council

One of the easiest ways of finding an electrician is by visiting the Electrical Safety Council’s website (www.esc.org.uk). Entering your post code will bring up a list of all the registered electricians in your area as well as their contact information.

Recommendations

Getting recommendations from persons who have used the electrical services of an electrician in the past is a sure fire way of finding an electrician. Family and friends who have used the services of an electrician in the past, will give you their honest opinion of the work done. If the tradesman was shabby and incompetent, they will tell you. If they were professional and reliable, they will rave about him.

My Builder.com

This website offers the services of builders and tradesmen. People who have used their services offer honest reviews of the work done. The reviews from these people can help you make an informed decision on which electrician to choose.

The Electric Contractors Association

This company offers the services of qualified, professional electrical contractors. Each ECA member undergoes rigorous and regular technical assessments to ensure that they carry out work that is up to industry standards and practice. To find an ECA member in your area, you can visit the company’s website at www.eca.com.

The Yellow Pages

The Yellow pages provides a listing of the electrical contractors in your area. The disadvantage to using this method of finding an electrician is that you don’t know what you are getting. If you opt to use this method, you can check the Competent Persons Register to see if the chosen contractor has been assessed as being competent by the government. You can find this information by visiting www.competentperson.co.uk.

Finding an electrician can be hard but these tips can take the stress out of finding a competent and professional one. Explore your options and see which one of these tips work best for you. Always put your safety first and never enter into a contract with an electrical contractor without first finding out if they are competent professionals.

About Author

Andy Porter has over 20 years experience as commercial and domestic electricians.

Juan is a Design & Tech Blogger with strong interest in digital art, human computer interaction, enterprise system and system automation.

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