As a business, doing your research before committing to a new deal or project is key to ensuring that you know what to expect and can trust any other parties involved. The same is true of sourcing a commercial electrician, so that your company can be safe in the knowledge that whoever you’ve chosen is reliable, knowledgeable and most importantly qualified, but how can you tell these things about electricians during your research?
Look for Qualifications
If an electrician is qualified by suitable industry bodies, they should have their awards displayed clearly on their website. All electrical installers should have a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation and should be accredited by bodies such as NICEIC to prove that they are committed to upholding the highest standards in the industry. These are the minimum accreditations that should be held by any company you consider, and any other membership of professional bodies is an indicator of their reliability, as this shows their willingness to be held accountable and go above and beyond.
Look for Testimonials
Aside from qualifications, a good commercial electrician should have lots of experience and have worked on a range of projects. This can be evidenced by their testimonials, which should be displayed somewhere on their website. It’s also a good idea to check out Google reviews, social media pages and TrustMark reviews, to ensure you gather a holistic view of the company and whether or not they can meet your needs.
Consider the Quote
Every business likes to shop around and ensure they get the best price, but when it comes to electrical installations cutting costs often results in cutting corners by the contractor. That doesn’t mean to say you can’t get a good price however, but it is important to consider that a cheaper quote isn’t always the best option. Naturally, qualified electricians with years of experience are likely to do a better job, even if they do come a little pricier than the newly qualified apprentice. It’s important to consider cost-effectiveness rather than initial outlay when it comes to considering which price is the most competitive.