Are you looking for the best electrician in Warrington?
What to consider when choosing an electrician
You want the best electrician Warrington, Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire or Manchester can offer. Of course you do. So how do you go about ensuring that’s what you get? Personal recommendations are ideal to most people but only if the job you want completed is comparable to the one that the recommender had done. If they had a plug socket fitted and you’re renovating an entire premises, you could do with a little more to go on.
Here at Causeway Home Improvement group we get lots of our work through word of mouth recommendations, so we’re not knocking them. But we also maintain a number of professional accreditations and associations that assure the standard of our work meets national and international standards.
We want to make sure you end up with the best electrician Warrington, Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire or Manchester has to offer as well. You could just call us, and we hope that you will, but even if you plan to it’s a good idea to read these guidance notes on how to select a good and reputable electrician. Only by familiarising yourself with this information will you know the standard of work that you can and should expect.
Many of the following points can be applied across other trades as well.
Choosing the best electrician Warrington, or your local area, can offer
- Ensure compliance. Every trade has trade bodies and accreditations to opt into, as well as health and safety standards that must be met. Before you hire an electrician, find out what credentials they have. For example, all of the electricians at Causeway Home Improvement Group are registered with the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), with Qualification Full Scope Part P Registered Installers and with Registered Competent Persons (Electrical).
- Discuss payment methods. All reputable electricians should be happy to take card and/or bank transfer payments. If they ask for cash only, be suspicious. Cash leaves no trail, so it can be difficult to keep track of how much you have paid and for what when dealing in cash.
- Talk timescales. No matter how big or small the job, agree a timescale for completion in advance, including milestone stages for more complex works. A schedule of works should be drawn up, covering everything. This should be agreed and signed by both parties before work commences. This is a tool to help both you and the electrician and drawing it up is an important part of the job, which the best electricians will be comfortable and familiar with. As the work progresses, don’t feel shy about asking questions. A reputable electrician should have no problem with providing you with an update at any time.
- Agree a payment schedule. It’s normal for materials to be paid for in advance – every payment should be confirmed in writing and signed off by your electrician. In addition to that, it’s also reasonable for milestone payments to be requested for bigger jobs. This is what we do here at Causeway. When doing this, the payment schedule should marry up with the schedule of works and every payment should be confirmed in writing, so that you know what you’ve paid for and when.
We would suggest that you proceed with caution if you come across an electrician that isn’t comfortable with aspects of the above list.
Of course, if you want the best electrician Warrington can offer, you could just call us here at Causeway Home Improvement Group!