Top 5 factors to consider when choosing an electrician

At some point, most people require the services of a skilled electrician to carry out work within their home or business premises. Electrical problems are common, and it’s vital that they’re dealt with quickly for both safety and practical reasons. However, don’t simply hire the first company you come across online. You should take the time to choose an East Grinstead electrician who provides a high-quality service at a fair price. Here are the top five factors to consider when choosing an electrician.

Qualifications and experience

In some trades, tradesmen may have acquired many years of experience in their field but without gaining about formal qualifications. However, when hiring an electrician, there are industry standards that you need to look out for. We strongly recommend hiring a registered electrician, as this will reassure you that work will be carried out safely and to the UK national standard, BS 7671. At Ability, our East Grinstead electricians are fully qualified and have years of on-the-job experience.

Good reviews

More and more people are becoming accustomed to leaving online reviews after using a service in the UK. This can benefit you greatly when choosing an electrician in East Grinstead, allowing you to select a company which others in your area can recommend. Trustpilot is a great website for checking the reviews of local electrical services. Take a look to see what our customers are saying about us. If you can’t find any online reviews for a company, ask them if they can provide any references.


All electricians require specialist insurance, whether they’re working in people’s homes or within commercial premises. If you hire an electrician who’s covered by insurance, any accidental damage to your property will be covered, potentially saving you a great deal of money. Knowing that an electrician is fully insured can provide you with peace of mind and reassure you that you’re dealing with a reputable and trustworthy company.

Value for money

Don’t risk paying over the odds when hiring an East Grinstead electrician. Take some time to get a few quotes. This will help you to select a company that offers a real value for money service. Some companies will try to add on extra fees at the end of the job, making the final cost much more. At Ability, the price we quote will be the price you pay, with all costs communicated to you before work is carried out. We also have regular special offers, making our electrical services even more affordable.

Attitude and communication

You might not assume that an electrician’s attitude has much to do with the quality of work they carry out, however, it’s more important that you think. A tradesman who displays a bad attitude may let this spill over to their work, resulting in sloppy workmanship and mistakes being made. Did they arrive to provide a quote on time? Were they friendly or somewhat rude? A good attitude and communication skills are essential attributes for electricians.

If you’re looking for a reliable East Grinstead electrician, don’t hesitate to contact Ability. Call us on 01342 301 711to talk to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, email and we’ll get back to you right away.

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