How to choose an electrical contractor for emergency repair

Just because the work you need is urgent doesn’t mean it’s wise to go with the first electrical contractor you find. Many firms out there offer 24hr call out services – the thing is to take a little time to find the right one for you. It could save you a great deal of trouble in the long run.

Electrical breakdown can be a stressful occurrence, and whether you’re a homeowner, or have a commercial or industrial operation, the quicker things get fixed the better.

Remember – electrical services are there to deal with urgent situations, if someone’s life is in danger for any reason, you should call the emergency services straight away.

So when you are looking for the right contractor to solve your electrical problem don’t forget to check for:

  • NICEIC accreditation: this UK wide scheme ensures a standard of qualification and competency of its members and is a good start.
  • Local affiliations to organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce offer further assurance as to the character and reputation of the firm.
  • Check that an electrician is actually available on call out – there’s no use waiting hours if you need someone ASAP.
  • Get quotes: not all emergency call out rates are the same and it’s helpful to have this information when making a decision – and make sure the charging structure is transparent and open to questioning if needs be.

Getting back to normal

Once you’ve found a good electrical contractor to deal with your electrical emergency you can feel reassured and know that your urgent problem will be resolved by professionals very soon.

Here at SES we know the stress that interruption to your electrical systems or appliances can cause, and whether you’re at home or at work, we can deliver quality work at a fair price, 24hrs a day.