When it comes to electrical work, whatever you do, don’t cut corners and to always hire a qualified electrician. Faulty wiring can cause a fires as well as damage appliances. Wiring a plug might be a simple proposition, but your home’s electrics are a vast interdependent network.
What might seem safe can in fact be dangerous it is poorly designed, take for instant circuits which can damages the appliances’ motors and electronic gear; especially if they are on the wrong amperage. If lights are on an over-loaded circuit, they can flicker when use, or the fuse might blow making the whole circuit shut down entirely.
Hiring a qualified electrician can help you avoid these problems, so here is a quick guide to help you know what to look for when making a call.
An electrician’s aptitude is easier to guarantee than other servicemen such as carpenters or floor fitters, as you can be assured that the electrician has certain level of competence when showing their ID card. Here’s a list of UK organisations that runs registered schemes for electrician.
• British Standards Institution (BSI) a scheme for electrical installers.
• ELECSA – a Scheme for electricians.
• National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) a person scheme registers of electricians.
• NICEIC Certification Services a register of qualified and competent electricians.
The range of jobs that an electrician specialises in depends on the individual, as some work on commercial premises or concentrate on new construction; while others repair faulty domestic fixtures.
When looking into hiring an electrician ask to see their register card and check whether it is in date, if it isn’t but you still want to hire them then don’t be afraid to check references and past jobs.
When judging an electrician Bromley work, you can often tell how experienced they are based on how neat they are, as a rule of thumb if a job isn’t neat then is most likely isn’t safe.
This is because if cables are merged at the service panel in an orderly way it’s then easier for the electrician to match the cable with the correct circuit breaker.
When hiring an electrician it’s your money and your budget and you can spend it to how you want to. If you are doing a home remodelling job and are choosing fixtures and fittings and counting the cost of lightbulbs etc, don’t try to save a few pounds by getting in unqualified cheap labour. This way you can avoid any nasty expensive surprises down the line.