A guide to finding a good electrician | Right Trader
Yes, it's true there are some dodgy electricians out there. Some not qualified, some who have a long track record of poor service and some who have been or really should be on Watchdog!
But at Right Trader we believe that a personal recommendation is the best way of finding an electrician you can trust. Now, we know that sometimes you just don't know anyone to ask! And if you do, they might not know a good electrician.
In which case look for a broker site that can provide you with a transactional history. Have a look for electricians that have sound credentials and great feedback. This will be a good indicator of a proven track record.
When you've got in contact with an electrician, ask for some customer references. Especially if it's a large project such as replacing a fuseboard or house rewiring.
Be wary of an electrician who hesitates to put you in front of previous customers - maybe they have somethigng to hide?
Look for accreditations
NICEIC (National Inspection Council For Electrical Installation Contracting) regularly inspect their electriccal contractorsto ensure that they are adhering to safety standards. A member of this organization is a good sign that you have a qualified electrician.
However, not all good electricians are part of this association - there are two others worth looking at NAPIT and Elecsa.
One thing is for sure, never employ an electrician who calls at your house asking for work. This is no way to solicit business for a good electrician. Look for one of the brands. If you're in London companies like Pimlico Plumbers, Aspect Maintenance and Serviceteam are well recognized and while they may not be the cheapest, you can always get hold of them should something go wrong. They have good customer service.