5 things to consider before hiring a potential electrician.

Choosing an electrician, or any tradesman for that matter can be quite a daunting task. You want someone who's going to do the work they quoted for and someone who will treat your home with respect and this ultimately all boils down to trust. You need to be able to trust your electrician so with that in mind, whether you're thinking about having some bathroom spotlights installed or you need new mains powered smoke alarms or even a fuseboard upgrade, here are 5 things you should check before hiring an electrician. 

Checking their registration

What is a Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) unit?

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is a mechanical ventilation system that works by bringing fresh, filtered air into your home via ducting. Often just the one vent on your landing.

One of the main benefits of PIV systems is that they improve indoor air quality. By constantly pumping fresh, filtered air in to your home from outside, your air quality will be much better. The fresh air will help to reduce the concentration of pollutants and allergens in the air, making it easier to breathe which is great if you have asthma!

How to choose an electrician,

If you're having some electrical work carried out at your home in Bath or West Wiltshire, it is generally a good idea to hire a professional, registered electrician to perform the work. Electrical work can be dangerous and should only be performed by trained and qualified individuals (In the wiring regulations these are called 'skilled' people). A professional electrician will have the appropriate knowledge through specific training, skills, and tools to safely complete the work.

Garden office electrical work

Today on a very cold Monday we've been installation new sockets and lights in a customers new garden office!
In this instance there was already power to the building because it was a shed. It's far more elegant now! We've extended the circuit and installed some new sockets including some USB sockets by the desk space and some indoor and outdoor lights. 

Fitting a new oven

If you've ever had to buy a new oven and need it installed you've probably considered paying the company you bought the oven from to install it for you only for them to turn up and say "Your installation is not what we expected in to be" perhaps they said it's unsafe. 

Type A vs Type AC RCD's

RCD protection in the form of RCD’s or RCBO’s has been commonplace in the home for well over 40 years now but as the technology we use evolves so must our safety devices. An RCD is an important piece of safety equipment which is designed to trip to protect you in the event of an electric shock.

Is your electrician actually registered for the work they carry out?

Who's ever used the electrical competent person website before?

It can be tricky choosing an electrician for your electrical work and you should always do your due diligence. The electrical competent person website is an easy place to check if your electrician is actually registered for the work they're carrying out. Things like fuseboard upgrades are notifiable work and you must use a registered electrician to carry out this work. 

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Take Care When Selecting an Electrician!!

Many Electricians in Bath and West Wiltshire are simply not interested in small electrical works. They want the choice jobs, and will drop you like a hot potato when a bigger, supposedly more lucrative, project comes in.

Others advertise as electricians having no qualifications.  They thrive on the basis that you don’t understand what they do and, as a result, overcharge for shoddy, and often dangerous, work.

I set up Watt & Co. Electrical in order to fill a gap in the domestic sector. I want to provide you with a quality service that provides you with exactly what you need from an electrician.

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