Electricity is potentially dangerous and it is always recommended that you hire an electrical services expert when you need any electrical work carried out.
Whether you need to mend a line, replace a socket, or rewire your house or premises you should contact an approved electrical services professional. However, identifying a good provider is easier said than done. The following are a few pointers that will make sure you hire a competent service or outdoor electric contractor:
- Ask the provider how long they have been in business. Generally, the longer they have been in business the better because this proves that they are not just starting out and you are not their guinea pig.
- Ask the provider whether they are approved. The most important certification as far as electricians are concerned is the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) certification. NICEIC is the UK's electrical contracting industry's independent regulatory body. They offer certification services as well as support to electrical contractors and numerous other trades within the construction industry. More than 25,000 contractors are registered with NICEIC.
- Ask the provider for any other credentials and references from past clients. This is common sense but surprisingly, many people fail to ask this question. Academic and professional credentials, as well as references, can help you learn a great deal about a provider.
- When looking for a provider, ask family, friends, and neighbors for contacts of reliable contractors they have worked with in the past.