Ability Electrical Engineers
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Electricians in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and East Grinstead.
Here at Ability, we pride ourselves on a fast efficient and friendly service. We answer the phone, there is no voicemail. We provide you with a time slot, you do not wait weeks for our Electrician. We get your job done. Our qualified electricians and experienced electrical engineers will solve your problems, just make that call today.
Electrics Q&A: Everything You Need to Know
Nobody wishes to dwell on it, but there will come a time when you’ll require the services of an electrician. It’s largely unavoidable, much like death and taxes; yet nowhere near as gloomy, obviously. Therefore it’s imperative that you have a rough idea of what constitutes an excellent electrical service and moreover, what qualifies a good electrician; concerning being considered a good electrician that is. And not just certification; although that’s hugely important.
Always Seek Out a Reputable Electrician
More often than not the general public will reach for a local directory, or alternatively type the search term, ‘local electricians’ into Google, and away they’ll go. And inevitably if the developing situation with their faulty sockets, or lighting on the blink, is pressing enough, they’ll get in touch with the first electrician service they see. Of course, if you key in ‘emergency electrician Sevenoaks’ or ‘electrical repair Sevenoaks, then there’s a good chance that alphabetically, Ability would appear pretty much near the top of your search.
Keep the Number of a Good Electrician to Hand
But you don’t want to take a chance on that, and instead have our number already on speed dial or pinned to the notice board in your kitchen. Seeking out a dependable electrician poses the same pitfalls as finding any other trades service in your locality, and opt for the wrong firm and it might just end up being the start of your problems, rather than the end. It’s not unheard of for some disreputable electricians to make matters worse and add further woes by not completing the job properly.
Because no matter how good you think your DIY skills are (or those of a general handyman), anything electrical-related should always be tackled by experts in the field like ourselves. What might seem like a simple fix of a light switch at the start of an undertaking, might quickly turn into a nightmare, and a nightmare that involves a lot of faulty sockets and your fixtures and fittings blown. Plus there’s the insurance issue if things do go pear-shaped. Would a general handyman be totally covered for all electrical eventualities like we are? You see, at the end of the day Ability aren’t a jack of all trades, but are a master of one.
Who says a certain electrician is a good electrician? Who can vouch for Ability for example?
Everyone’s heard at least a couple of horror stories about tradespeople who have either been a no-show on a job, left half-finished work, created a huge mess or simply couldn’t rectify the problem they were supposed to resolve. So how do you know whether an electrician is a good one or not? Aside from word of mouth and recommendations, always look for electricians who are first and foremost qualified and registered, and crucially who are listed on trade association websites and/or display the trade association logos on their website or adverts like we are.
We’re talking about the likes of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Contracting (NICEIC) for example, who work with the government, councils, trade unions and consumer organisations to ensure their members comply with specific standards. And the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), which boasts over 10,000 members, and which habitually raises standards across the industry. Electrician listed with these organisations aren’t likely to compromise their reputation by way of bad practices. In terms of Ability, you can also check out our customer reviews, references and testimonials via our website for more peace of mind.
Why should I choose local electricians in Sevenoaks like Ability, rather than a well-known multi-national outfit?
For a number of reasons, the price being one. Electricians in Sevenoaks, Kent, much like local electricians elsewhere in the UK, will always be more competitively priced compared to the big boys. And we’ll be more willing to entertain all the intricacies of the job too. Whereas larger, multi-national electrical firms tend to work off a pre-determined rate card; and subsequently are less likely to budge over quotes.
They won’t want to risk tarnishing it, as with an abundance of customer review websites such as ‘Rated People’ and ‘Checkatrade’, it’s never been as easy for unhappy customers to register their discontent online. Plus, it’s good to support local business. Local business often equal family business too, much like the team here at Kent electrical, Ability. While a lot of companies claim that they’re a family-based one which has passed down through the generations, we really are and continue to be. And experience counts and we have almost four decade’s worth in our case!
About pricing, how much does an electrician like Ability charge?
Now that’s the million dollar question. Although we can assure you we don’t charge anywhere near as much as that. Not even for an electrical boiler replacement! Thing is this. Prices are subject to change, however, ours remain highly competitive, plus we get 95% of our jobs completed within an hour and a half. That said, if you do receive a cheaper quote elsewhere, we’ll try our best to match it. Understandably, expect to pay more for emergency call outs than pre-booked electrical jobs, especially outside of regular hours. But based on hours spent repairing an electrical issue, then it’s always better to have an expert resolve a problem in 20 minutes than a cowboy who could take a couple of hours and then still not have rectified it!
How easy is it to receive a quote for an electrical job I’m thinking of having done?
Where once an electrician might have scribbled a price on the back of an envelope when called out to price a job, these days forward-thinking electricians like Ability offer customers a variety of modern means of quotation; including via email and app. In terms of the nitty gritty of a quote, it should always confirm a customer’s needs, explain how the electrician will meet said needs (itemising the goods and services required to complete the job), highlight the costs and timeline of when they’d be expected to pay for the job, along with setting out relevant T’s & C’s.
Are your electrical and heating services offered around the clock?
It’s vital to learn whether or not an electrical service affords potential customers a 24/7 service, as there’s no knowing when a serious problem can crop up, day or night. While more often than not desperate customers can only make contact with an answerphone, here at Ability we advocate a policy of ‘voice at the end of the phone.’ Which means we’re get-at-able whenever and wherever you need emergency electricians in Sevenoaks, or for that matter, an electrical certificate in Sevenoaks. For any rewire, sockets, light fittings or electrical emergencies, we are the electricians and electrical engineers for the job. When you contact us with an emergency, we will aim to have one of our professional tradesmen out to you within 1 to 3 hours as part of our same day service.
Apart from the general public, who else do you work with locally?
From local councils and nursing homes to schools and charities, Ability’s team of electrical engineer contractors are here to serve the needs of the local community all day, every day and have been for nearly 40 years now.
Can you give me a quick overview of the electrical services you carry out in Sevenoaks, Kent?
Of course. In a nutshell, Ability cover the full spectrum of electrical jobs, such as light switch problems, socket repairs, electric shower installations plus those small odd jobs like fixing a light fitting! As NICEIC registered engineers and electricians we also install commercial appliances such as electrical glasswashers, dishwashers, washing machines, fridge-freezers, espresso machines and electric water fountains among other appliances. We also work in collaboration with landlords to install appliances in tenanted properties too.
Where Exactly is Sevenoaks?
You can find the town of Sevenoaks located in the south-east of London and specifically in Western Kent. This is a relatively small town and civil parish and has a population of just under 30,000 people.
What Areas of The South East Do Ability Cover?
At Ability, while we are based in Sevenoaks, we also cover the wider South East area, so please do get in contact if you would like to know if we can help you with any of your electrical issues.
As part of the Sevenoaks branch, we have electrical engineers and electricians local to Westerham, Sundridge, Seal, Otford, Brasted, Kemsing, Dunton Green, Chipstead, Ightham, Borough Green and, of course, Sevenoaks.
We also provide electric boiler installation in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area. This includes Rusthall, Speldhurst, Hawkenbury, Langton Green, Frant, Penshurst, Groombridge, Uckfield, Crowborough, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Eridge, Cranbrook, Wadhurst, Goudhurst, Robertsbridge, Maresfield and Tenterden.
Looking for an electrical engineer in Tonbridge? You can contact us for our services in Plaxtol, Shipbourne, Hildenborough, Paddock Wood, West Malling, Kings Hill, Horsmonden, Hadlow, Matfield, Horsmonden, East Peckham and Staplehurst.
Need an electrical repair service in East Grinstead? We also provide boiler repair services in Felbridge, Hartfield, Forest Row, Sharpthorne, Lingfield, Copthorne, Turners Hill, Crawley, Crawley Down, Oxted, Horley, Edenbridge and Godstone.
We have worked across these areas for many years and you will not find another electrical service who knows these areas as well as we do. We pride ourselves on hiring electricians who live locally to these areas and so there is always someone on hand should you run into an electrical emergency.
Outside Our Regular Patch?
Are you a little further out than the areas we cover? Don’t worry, as we are more than happy to accommodate you and you can send us an enquiry.
What Other Services Do We Offer?
Ability Electrical Engineers offer:
- Electric fire repair
- Electric cooker installation
- Electric Boilers
- Electric plug socket replacement
- Plug Sockets and Light Fittings
- New lights in bathrooms
- Wiring Heating system upgrades
No matter what your requirement is, we can help. All work that will be over £300 comes with a free estimate, so contact us today to find out more.
We have a Sevenoaks electrician local to Sevenoaks, Westerham, Brasted, Sundridge, Otford, Seal, Knockholt, Halstead, Borough Green, Kemsing, Ightham, Chipstead, Dunton Green and the surrounding areas
Electrician Sevenoaks, Ability has an electrician in your area now.
We have contracts with local councils, nursing homes, schools, and charities, as well as emergency electrical engineers on call 24/7 and provide a genuine service to the public as well as contractors. We aim to provide quality services at a right price that are carried out in the best standards to ensure the efficiency of your home or property.