When installing electrical installations at a business, most business owners want to hire a skilled expert, who will get the job done well and within budget. Opting for a commercial electrician is the best option, as often they have a better understanding of the requirements of business premises than residential electricians and can better meet your needs. Even then, there are a wealth of commercial electricians around, so how can you pick the right one for your company?
Choose The Right Specialism
While residential electrics are largely similar from premises to premises, businesses tend to be a bit more unique and have different requirements from their electrical systems. A clothes shop with tills, lighting and automatic doors will have vastly different requirements from their electricity than say a food production warehouse with heavy machinery and big consumers, for example. That’s why when it comes to hiring a commercial electrician, it is good practice to look for one that has a specialism closely related to your industry as they are more likely to complete the job to the correct standards.
Licences and Certifications
As your greatest asset, you want to ensure that your business remains operational, safe and within legal limits so that you can continue to trade. This should influence your decision when it comes to a commercial electrician and you should rigorously check any licences, certifications and insurance that they have so that you can rest assured your business is protected should something go wrong in the future. All high-quality electricians should have a record of these things and should display them proudly on their website.
Reviews & Testimonials
Good commercial electricians will have evidence of the quality of their work in the form of good reviews and testimonials on their website. Take a look at these and gauge whether or not any of the previous jobs were similar to what you require, industry-specific and overall if the clients seemed happy, or had any difficulties with the commercial electrician.