It’s a hard decision when it comes to hiring an electrician, especially if you’ve never used one before, so I thought I'd help you out by giving you THREE things to ask before hiring an electrician… How do you know if you’ve picked the right guy? How do you know that he’s not going to leave a mess? And how do you know that all your electrics are going to be safe and that you’re not being ripped off? It’s a tricky situation, so I’ve written this short article to give you a helping hand. Check Qualifications first. This is the place to start. Without the proper qualifications, electricians shouldn’t be working, so make sure they’ve got the following…
- Part P – This means they’re electrically safe, and you can find out more by heading to this website: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/find-an-electrician/part-p/
- National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (usually called the NICEIC). This is a voluntary company that protects customers like you from un-safe and un-sound electrical work. Check your electrician is NICEIC registered.
- The Trust Mark. The Trust Mark means that your electrician is trustworthy, reliable and operates to government standards. Find out more on their website: http://www.trustmark.org.uk/