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How To Find A Qualified Electrician

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Why You Should Have Your Home Checked By A Qualified Electrician

With the shocking weather we have experienced lately, many homes and properties throughout South Wales are suffering severe damage.

Reputable Highly Qualified ElectricianAs well as structural damage, flooding and water leaks can end up killing you if your not careful.

As well as finding a reputable builder to repair your home you should have safety checks carried out on your electrics and gas appliances.

Water and electrics do not mix well.

Hundreds of people are killed each year from electric shocks caused by water leaks and storm damage to their homes.

This is why it is so important to have your electrics checked by a reputable and highly qualified electrician at regular intervals.

Choosing the wrong electrician or someone who claims to be an electrician is a mistake that could cost you your life. Cutting corners to save money when dealing with electrics is not a good idea. Better to be safe than sorry.

So What is the Best Way to Find a Qualified Electrician?

Did you know that Incompetent electrical work contributes for over 13,000 electrical fires a year so it is paramount that you hire the best electrician to carry out any electrical work needed in your home and of course not to attempt to carry out any electrical work yourself. In fact it is illegal to do so.

Below are 4 Points to Consider when Hiring A Qualified Electrician

1.            Ask For Proof Of their Qualifications. A qualified electrician should always be able to provide a certificate as proof that they have passed their city and guild examinations or…

2.            Ask your electrician if they are registered With Any Electrical Trade Associations

NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting)

Members of NICEIC are assessed before they join the Niceic and are then annually assessed and their work inspected to ensure that they meet all of the technical and safety standards.

The NICEIC also provide an insurance backed warranty for any work that does not meet building regulation standards.

National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT)
NAPIT also inspect and assess their electricians on an annual basis and have a work quality guarantee scheme.

Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)

Members of this association are always fully qualified electricians and must have been practicing for at least a year and have at least £2 million Public Liability Insurance Cover.

Choosing an electrician who is registered with any of the above organisations will not only provide you with piece of mind that they are competent but also in the event that a job does not comply with building regulations, you will be able to have the work rectified under their warrantee scheme.

Using a Cheap Qualified Electrician is not always the best solution

Appointing the cheapest electrician is not always the best option.

Quality, experience and professionalism are the key factors towards appointing the right electrician to carry out any electrical repairs or maintenance in your home.

Finding the right electrician is not as complicated as it may seem. Most electricians are highly reputable. 

Simply ensure that they are fully qualified and registered by one of the approved Associations. If not stay away from them.

Remember… You can’t see electricity …  and it can Kill!

If you need a reputable, highly qualified Electrician then feel free to contact us at any time. We have all of the above qualities, electrical qualifications and expertise to provide you with the service you deserve.

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How To Find a Qualified Electrician

Monday, March 11th, 2013

How to find a qualified electrician to carry out work in full compliance with regulations

You should always find a qualified electrician otherwise choosing the wrong electrician to carry out any type of electrical work could cost you your life, so beware.

Electrical Installation and Repair Services South Wales

What is the best way to find a qualified electrician?

Given that incompetent electrical work contributes for up to 12,500 electrical fires a year it is crucial to ensure that you select the best electrician to carry out any electrical work in your home. Here are points to consider when hiring an electrician.

Find a Qualifed Electrician – Ask For Proof Of Qualifications

Qualified electricians should be able to provide a certificate as proof that they have passed their city and guild examinations.  Ask to see proof of their qualifications.

Find a Qualified Electrician – Are They Registered With Any Trade Associations?

Check to see whether the electrician is registered with any of the following trade associations such as the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting).

Members of the NICEIHow to find a qualified electrician In South WalesC are assessed before they join and are also assessed annually thereafter to ensure that they work competently and that they meet all of the technical and safety standards. NICEIC also provide an insurance backed warranty for up to £25,000. Therefore any work that does not meet building or electricial regulations will be rectified within the cover.

National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT)

NAPIT also assess their electricians on an annual basis and have a work quality guarantee scheme.

Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). Members of this association are qualified, have been practicing for at least a year and have a minimum of £2 million Public Liability Insurance. ECA electricians also work to a code of fair training and practices; their work is backed by a guarantee and is regularly assessed.

Qualified Electricians Covering Cardiff and BridgendChoosing an electrician who is registered with any of the above organisations will not only provide piece of mind that they have been assessed to show that they are competent but also that, in the event that a job does not comply with building regulations, you will be able to have the work rectified under their warrantee schemes. Therefore take care to ask to see proof that the electrician is actually registered with one of the above associations.

Find a Qualified Electrcian – Less is not always best

When arranging to have any electrical work carried out at your property, it is better to arrange to have several quotes in order that you can compare not only the prices but also what each electrician has to say about the project in the same way you would when obtaining quotes for say a loft conversion or a new house extension 

Price is not the only factor to take into consideration.

Peace Of Mind With Derwood Homes Electrical ServicesIt is worth remembering that often low price can mean low quality. It is better to make your choice not merely on cost alone but also based on the expertise and professionalism of the electrician. 

Find a Qualified Electrcian

The last thing that you want to do is to choose the electrician that is the cheapest only to risk having to pay for extras, having faulty work rectified or worse still having a fire due to inferior work.

Therefore, it is wise to take all of the above points into consideration if are looking to find a qualified electrician so you can sleep at night !

Contact Derwood Electrcial Services  HERE

Warm Regards
ROY DERRICK

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