How to find a good electrician

How to find a good and trustworthy electrician

When you need a professional electrician to do a job in your home or at your business, it’s important to choose the right person or team. So, how can you be sure they have the right skills and integrity to do the job right, first time, and at a fair price? Finding an electrician in London and Kent can be difficult, with so many companies online how should you go about narrowing down your shortlist? Well, we’ve listed a few key points below to help you to find electricians near you that you can feel confident in hiring.

1. Look at their registrations
Trustworthy electricians will be registered with industry and government bodies, a pledge to adhere to certain quality standards. Check their registration with organisations like CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), Safe Contractor Approved, NIC EIC and City & Guilds qualified electricians. This will give you the peace of mind that the electricians are working to a high standard and have the necessary insurance.

2. Review their reviews
Many electricians are now signed up with online review companies such as and these sites are a great tool. Past performance is the biggest indicator of future results. If they have a high score with good feedback then you can be sure they’ll do your electrical job professionally, on time and at the agreed cost (all of these aspects are marked in the reviews).

3. The phone test
Give them a call and ask for a quote (they shouldn’t charge you) – plus you’ll learn a lot from the conversation you have with the company representative. If they are professional and polite, then you can expect that to transfer into your home or business when they are carrying out the electrical work.

4. Check the team
Ask the company to confirm that the professional doing the job for you is part of the company’s own team, and not sub-contracted. It’s better to give the job to a company with electricians that are directly employed by them. This means you’ll be getting the best electricians with a track record of providing a quality job.
If you’re looking for an electrician then we hope the above helps you to make a decision and get the right person for the job.

Current Direction provide electrical services and electricians in London and Kent. If you’d like to get in touch for a FREE quote then please call us on 01252 317343. We undertake all aspects of commercial and domestic electrical work.

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We hope you’ve found this post useful and wish you all the best with your electrician search.