What to Look for When Choosing a Local Electrician

Searching for electrical contractors in London?

We’ll not only help you know what to look for when choosing between electricians and electrical contracting companies, but also how to find them when you need them. For example, unless you have a personal recommendation from a friend who has used a particular firm of electrical contractors before, and rates them, you’ll be relying on conducting a ‘cold’ online search, probably on Google.

When searching Google, be specific with the keywords you enter, so you don’t end up with results for electricians based miles away from your location of need. Searching for London Electricians will result in dozens of results being returned, who may or may not be able to get to you quickly in an emergency — especially if they’re based at the oposite end of Greater London from your location. This is particularly important given how long it can can take to travel from one end of the capital to the other end, in rush hour.

Electricians are probably the one trade where it’s vital they can get to you fast, in the event of an electrical emergency, any time of the day or night. More so even than a plumber. Water spillage can always be cleaned up – no matter how inconvenient or messy – but an electrical emergency can have life-treatening consequences, and be even more expensive to fix if your property burns to the ground due to an undiagnosed electrical fault that is not attended to swiftly.

So, if you’re a London homeowner or business owner, in need of electrical help, refine your search to include geographic keywords, such as electrician south east London or south west London. If you need commercial electrical work as part of a larger project you’ll probably need to search for an electrical contractor who undertakes sub-contract work rather than a ‘one-man-band’.

This also raises the question of what level of customer service they offer. For example, Building Vision London are an established player with over experienced, qualified 15 tradesmen, including time-served electricians experienced in a wide range of electrical work, including commercial electrics, so are able to provide a full electrical contractor service 24/7.

If you need an emergency electrician in London in any of the following SW London Boroughs / areas: Barnes, Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Pimlico, Putney, Wandsworth and Wimbledon, our qualified local electricians can often be with you in under an hour. And, with NO CALL-OUT FEES, why not save our numbers for future use now:
0203 302 6361 or mobile 07871 647667

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Whilst many homeowners will complete numerous DIY jobs around the house nowadays, it is fair to say that there are some jobs you should never attempt unless you’re an experienced professional. More often than not, the jobs that shouldn’t be DIY’d involve your electrics and this is because they are amongst the most dangerous you can undertake. So, it is always beneficial to have a reliable electrician’s contact details — ideally both their fixed office line and their mobile phone number saved somewhere handy.

When searching for a reliable local electrician near me in London, you’ll find that there are lots of ‘professionals’ to choose from and it can be incredibly difficult to decide who would be best for the job. With an increasing number of ‘cowboy’ electrical contractors to sieve through these days too, it is essential that you know what to look for when deciding who you’re going to trust with the electrical equipment and systems in your home. Below we’ve put together a list of essentials to look for before hiring someone.

Well-trained and Highly Experienced

It is essential that you look for an electrician that is not only experienced and able to complete the type of electrical work that you need, but that is also well-trained and fully qualified too. Asking about an electrician’s certifications is one of the best ways to check that they have undertaken all of the necessary training courses. to be able to complete the job safely and correctly. You should also always look to see if their work is carried out to British standards too.

Honest and Transparent Quotes

It is important that you find an electrician who will provide you with an honest and transparent quote for the job you need their assistance with. Being provided with their rates up-front will help to prevent any nasty surprises when you’re given their final bill. Ideally, an electrician should give you a complete breakdown of the work required and the costs associated with this work, so you can evaluate this before deciding whether to go ahead with the job.

Positive References, Testimonials and Reviews

The best way to get to know an electrician and the standard of the services they provide is by reading references, testimonials and or reviews. Never be afraid to ask for written references, all electricians will be more than happy to provide them and if they’re not, this is a clear red flag so you know not to use their services. Of course, remember that electrical work doesn’t always go smoothly, so use the references to learn how the electrician overcomes any problems they faced, this can be vital.

Fully Insured and Satisfaction Guaranteed

Not only should you ensure that an electrician has the required training to complete the job, but you should also check that they’re fully insured too. This insurance will be a security blanket and provide you with peace of mind that if anything was to go wrong, they will have the required insurance to be able to put things right. It is also beneficial to find an electrician whose work comes with a satisfaction guarantee too, this way you won’t have to worry about the job at all.

Impressive Customer Service

Whilst an electrician may be able to provide all of the electrical services you’re looking for, it is important to ensure that they provide exemplary customer service too. Ideally, you should at least speak to an electrician over the phone before hiring them to get a feel for their attitude and communication skills. It is likely that their level of customer service will reflect the quality of their work as a whole, so it’s worthwhile getting to know an electrician before booking them.

Trying to Find a Reliable Electrician in South West or South East London?

Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial when you’re searching for an electrician that you can trust to provide you with the range of electrical services you need. It goes without saying that you will always thank yourself for making sure that you choose the best electrician or electrical contractor to help. When looking for an experienced electrician in south east London, be sure to contact our team here at Building Vision London

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We have a brilliant team of highly-skilled professional electricians that can assist you with a number of different electrical jobs around the home. With extensive experience, we can confidently say that you will be in the best possible hands with our electricians and you will never be disappointed with the electrical services they provide. If you have any questions at all or you’d like to discuss your electrical requirements in more detail, please our team today. They will happily provide you with a free no-obligation quotation for the job.