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Choosing A Professional Electrician

By Alexandra J Berry

There will be times when you require the services of a professional electrician, whether you are a home owner, commercial developer or business proprietor as they will be able to complete the electrical installation and maintenance work at your premises.

From the large projects such as rewiring an entire building or installing a completely new circuit, down to the small tasks like changing a broken light fitting or installing a new socket, it is always best to use a professional to make sure that work is carried out safely and efficiently.

There are several factors you need to consider before you pick up the phone and make enquiries about an electrician Farnham based or otherwise.

Firstly, you will need to consider the size of the job. If it is just a simple repair, there need not be too much research on your part as most electrical companies will be able to provide this service. However, if it is for a more complex job, such as a complete rewire or the installation of expensive equipment, you should explore the qualifications and experience of any potential professional electrician prior to hiring them.

It is important that only those with the necessary knowledge, skills and relevant experience carry out electrical work so you should check with an organisation such as ELECSA prior to hiring anyone.

ELECSA and other similar organisations run schemes for competent electricians to ensure that traders who sign up are fully qualified to do electrical work. They also provide a complaints procedure.

Another thing to consider when hiring a professional electrician is whether or not you are covered by insurances should any accidental damage arise during the course of your electrical work. All traders have to carry adequate levels of third party insurance but it is still worth asking to see if their insurance certificate covers your work – this is standard practice in commercial contracts.

Whether you are looking for an electrician Farnham based or from elsewhere in the UK, you will still need to consider these factors in order to satisfy yourself that the work will be carried out to the highest possible standards.

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