London is a huge city comprised of many small towns spread out from the core. Many of these are big in their own right. London suburbs include Twickenham, Harrow, Edgware, Finchley, and many more. When you are in need of an electrician, make sure you find out which ones will visit your area. In fact, there could be a qualified team of electricians established right down the street.
Look for clear pricing and see if pricing includes VAT. Do costs differ depending on the type of job, or are they related directly to an hourly rate? What services does a company provide? What sort of work do you need done?
Some firms, for instance, only go into residential properties to service breakers, fix appliances, re-wire lighting, or renovate to modernize. They perform maintenance work, appraise the electrical wiring in homes prior to sale, or add sockets for an office extension or attic bedroom. Meanwhile, another firm will deal only with commercial clients — even specifically, industrial or factory machinery. Their electricians are skilled with high-voltage equipment. The company might even be signed up for regular, on-site contract work.
Then there are the firms which will tackle specific types of projects in either industrial or residential settings. These professionals will be interested in renovating wiring in old homes, restoration of antique items, or even installing solar PV panels to home and business properties.
Companies might be particular in this way, but clients should also be fussy about whom they hire. Start by seeking references from companies operating in your district of Greater London. If you cannot find one operating in your vicinity, then reach out a bit further. Always look for reviews and testimonials, especially the kind your neighbours and co-workers provide. Since these are independent, they are also reliable reviews. Companies generally post only positive comments and leave out the negatives on their websites, naturally, so you do not get a rounded picture.
Expect an electrical company to show evidence of insurance, provide warranties for workmanship and parts, and to be affiliated with the appropriate agencies which regulate electrical work. Find out more about an electrician in London which makes an effort to recycle pieces, reduce waste, and who will not remove copper from wires to put in his own pockets. Insist on working only with screened and highly trained individuals. Before getting a quote, make sure you will not be charged for the privilege. A quote should cost you nothing since the electrical company in question wants to secure your business.