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Good quality electrician in the UK

5 qualities to look for in a good electrician in the UK

Electricity can be dangerous. Because of this, most property owners prefer to stay away from the electrics on their premises and instead hire a professional. However, not all electricians are the same and some will not do as good a quality job as others. But don’t worry, it’s quite easy to make sure that you’re hiring a good quality electrician. Here is a list of five qualities to look out for to help ensure you pick the right one.

Safety and competence

Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when looking for a good Electrician. Electricity is dangerous if not handled correctly; the current running through the average household’s sockets is enough to cause damage and when you’re dealing with commercial premises the danger multiplies. NICEIC connections – who provide assessment and certification for those in the building sector – put safety and competence at the top of their list; the importance of which cannot be stressed enough.

Proper Education and Training

Electrical services are a skill, and as such a good quality electrician will have trained to do their job. This not only ensures safety for both them and you, but that the job they do will last for longer. Make sure to hire an accredited electrician. The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is a good UK standard.

Practical and Knowledgeable

The Electrical Contractor’s Association (ECA) note that only one-quarter of homeowners will attempt to fix an electrical problem themselves. This can be because problems come in all shapes and sizes. Whilst some might be small and manageable, others might be behind walls or under the floorboards. Using an experienced electrician can make a big difference in how it looks once the service has been complete. An experienced electrician will know how to solve unique problems and will overall supply a more succinct service.

Direct and Honest

The NICEIC has suggested that many potential customers are worried that they will be “ripped-off” by electricians. A good electrician can quell these worries and ensure that their customer feels safe and secure. Ensuring that you have a registered electrician can mean that they are likely to follow uniform standards widely held across the industry. This also means that they will ensure they get the job done for the best price and in the shortest time, meaning you pay less and get the job done quicker.

Current and Compliant

Regulations and standards exist in order to make sure that everyone is safe. Especially in commercial premises, it is important that you follow these regulations and stay compliant. Having an electrician who is knowledgeable and in-the-know can mean that you aren’t stuck with a problem you have to go back and fix at a later date – and at an additional cost.

When you’re looking for an excellent quality electrician, ensure you follow these five guidelines and you’re sure to end up pleased with the service you receive. A good tip is to make sure to research the credentials your electrician provides. Good quality and respectable accreditors will make sure to only accredit good electricians and this assurance of quality is then passed on to you as a customer.

PME electricians are required to have all the above qualities to provide the best customer service for their clients. Contact us on 0203 105 3337 or to book your electrician today!


About pmelimited

We are established mechanical and electrical engineers and have been growing bigger and stronger every year since we first started in 1995. Well established in London and Cardiff and operating nationally, we provide expert electrical engineering and intelligent home technology services to both residential and commercial clients.