If you’re not an expert on electrical matters then you’re not alone, in fact no electrician would expect you to fully understand the full electrical workings and systems in your commercial building. That is why it is important to hire a contracted electrician that can take care of all of your electrical concerns and maintenance. It is also important to know what questions to ask your electricians and have a good understanding of what you need to expect from them when protecting the electrical running and maintenance of your business. In this post we will be detailing the 5 questions you should ask your contracted electrician before hiring them.
ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH ANY GOVERNMENT APPROVED SCHEMES?
First of all you should be checking out what approved schemes and accreditation’s your potential contracted electrician are involved in and have completed. You should benefit from additional protection if your contractor is registered and accredited correctly. You can also contact schemes and bodies to double check they are definitely registered and approved.
CAN I SEE YOUR PAPERWORK?
You may feel uncomfortable confronting your contractor about registered schemes and accreditation, if that is the case, simply ask your potential electrician to see their paperwork. Understand that you are more than within your rights to ask for this when working with any electrical contractor, and any electrician should be willing to show you this without questions asked. Anyone unwilling, will likely to be untrustworthy and should set alarm bells ringing.
CAN I SEE SOME REFERENCES?
Another important question to ask is for references. This will ultimately give you peace of mind if they have worked well with other clients and have outstanding feedback from customers. If you do obtain references ask them about the work they carried out, their efficiency and their reliability.
HOW DO YOU ESTIMATE THE COST?
Making sure you have all the costs covered and understood mutually will save you from some nasty shocks in your invoices. Make sure all areas of work have been priced up and make sure that includes out of hours and emergencies.
DO YOU OFFER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE WITH YOUR WORK?
Finding out how confident a contractor is willing to be when it comes to their professionalism and their quality of work is another important question to ask. Can they offer you a warranty or guarantee on their work?
Making sure you ask all of these questions will help you get a better understanding of what you’re being offered by your contractor and how they react to these questions offers so much more weight in their confidence in their abilities and their commitment to their craft. UK Electricals would happily answer any of these questions and provide evidence with ease, so if you’re still on the look out for the right contracted electrician – we could be the answer to all of your electrical needs.