22 Dec How to Choose an Electrician for your Business in Leeds
Running a business is about ensuring that not only do things get done, but they get done properly. It’s matter of managing countless moving parts and ensuring that no task gets left behind in the endless daily rush. Whilst we’d prefer to have our staff handle these tasks, there’s some things which need specialist attention. Your electrical systems are one such thing, and any responsible business owner will tell you that attempting to do electrical repairs yourself is a recipe for disaster.
Choosing an electrician though can be something of a headache. We’re constantly being bombarded by stories of ‘cowboy’ electricians who perform substandard jobs and leave homes and businesses with a bill and a huge headache. The problem gets compounded further still in big cities like Leeds, with thousands of electricians vying for your attention. So, how do you choose an electrician for your business?
Always go for qualified electricians.
In something of a bizarre quirk of UK law, there’s no statutory requirement for electrical contractors to be qualified for the task at hand. As such, you need to make sure that you always employ somebody who is fully qualified to tackle the task at hand. Opting for an unqualified electrician might save you a little money in the short term, but with the danger of fire, system failure or the cost of a failed Electrical Installations Condition Report, there’s the potential to pay a lot more down the line.
The NICEIC is the nation’s leading charitable organisation dedicated to protecting the public from unscrupulous electricians. They also offer a certification service which ensures that electricians are not only qualified, but maintain consistently high standards. Always keep an eye out for the NICEIC logo when choosing an electrician.
Consult with local businesses.
One of your greatest assets is always the help and advice of other local businesses. When it comes to electricians, there’s a strong chance that your neighbours have had experiences and can either recommend or warn you off certain contractors. It’s a simple tip, but one that can save you a huge amount of time.
Don’t be fooled by fancy websites.
Gone are the days that getting a glossy, high quality website meant spending lots of money. These days, just about anybody can have an impressive website, so don’t judge a book by its cover. If you’re considering a plumber you’ve found online, don’t be afraid to call them and ask them for proof of their qualifications and any certifications they might have. It’s better to be safe than sorry, after all.