An electrical contractor is generally a company that deals with electrical installation contracts either from large entities like councils or from private clients whether that is a domestic customer or a commercial client. 

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

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.

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. 

Has your small job electrician gone AWOL?

The answer is no! 

I've been a bit slow with correspondence and not answering phone calls as swiftly as I should but there's good reason! I'm not on paternity leave after my first baby came 3 weeks early. 

Fear not! Your small jobs such as fuseboard upgrades, and replacement lights are still being carried out by our other electrician, Josh. He's been holding the fort whilst I've been catching up on sleep. 

5 Tips for choosing an electrician in Corsham

Are you looking for tips for hiring an electrician? How do you find a high quality electrician with so many out there?

In this article, explore what to look for when hiring an electrician.

Tip 1 - Local recommendations

As an electrician a lot of my work comes from word of mouth and it does for a lot of other trades too. Ask around for recommendations so you have a few local electricians to pick from.

The problem with cheap electrical installation condition reports.

I've been tied about what I should create a blog about and I had a couple of options lined up, one on LED lighting where I was going to talk about the benefits on replacing halogens for LED and talk a bit about how LED lights work with an LED driver, another idea was to talk about RCD protection and why upgrading your fuseboard to include RCBOs and possibly a surge protective device is a great thing to do.

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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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