Choosing a tradesman can be a daunting experience. We’ve compiled a few tips to consider when looking for a local electrician.

Customer References – 

It is really important to get reviews and testimonials from people who have previously used the tradesman. All too often, you see on television people who have been ripped off or work left incomplete by ‘cowboy’ traders. Just ask them to provide you with a couple of references, so that you can put your mind at ease. Current Electric is approved by Checkatrade and is also part of the Surrey Trading Standards scheme.

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Quotes – 

Never be afraid to ask for a quote from multiple people. This way, not only can you get the opinion on the work that needs carrying out and how, but the cost that will incur as a result of it! Quotes from Current Electric are obligation-free, so get in touch today!

Electrical Qualifications – 

As mentioned before, the result of using a ‘cowboy’ tradesman is not worth the money saved from a cheaper quote! It is always best to ask what relevant qualifications are held, so that you know that the skill set from your electrician will be adequate.

Governing Bodies – 

Checking the governing body that your electrician is registered with, is an easy way of seeing how professional they are. Most electricians are registered with either Elecsa, or NICEIC. By being with a governing body, electricians have to comply with certain regulations.

Friendly! – 

Last but not least, make sure that the electrician that you are considering to use is friendly and professional! This will help with you to build a strong working relationship with them, and help you to achieve the desired results from the work carried out.

Along with the above, it is always great to see examples of previous work. Check out the gallery to see previous electrical work.

Five Tips For Employing an Electrician