Electrical work is complicated and, to the untrained eye, dangerous. It is vital that any DIY jobs that involve high voltages and current are passed onto a capable professional. Hopefully, this is common sense, but it’s also important that when we pay for a job that we ask for a full guarantee on it.
Customers may ask why? If the electrician is trained and proves it, surely they know what they’re doing? The honest answer is that they only know what they see. Generally, electrical work is concealed behind panels, bricks and plaster.
The electrician is able to assess a job once they have uncovered the required workings. Everything is ideally built to a certain standard and given protocols are laid out for when building electrical systems. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world and even a well meaning, hard working and skilled electrician cannot know if there is something that has previously been inadequately made or if some of the materials they have provided are faulty. It is always a possibility that a brand new piece of wire or device is broken or made improperly. An electrical professional in Westcliff or anywhere else cannot know this – until it fails. Unless they see a fault and it is made clear to them, it is usually assumed everything is at required standard.
Their own impeccable work is always at risk of another’s mistake or lack of communication. It would be impractical for a workman to remove all walls and kitchen cupboards to fix in some spot lights, they would only work in the area they were to be placed. If a faulty connection lays three meters away but nevertheless directly affects the lights, this will not be discovered until it fails. This may take weeks or months to materialise. Unless we are prepared to let the electrician stay with us for a while, in the spare room, a full guarantee is the next best thing.
Asking for a full guarantee on electrical work is not a slight on the skill of the accredited electrician, but an acceptance in the possibility of there being something greater at work – which may need attention. We are only human, after all, and mistakes can be made. Anyone who claims to be immune to making mistakes is not being honest with you.
Having a full guarantee to back up all work is vital, as not only does it ensure the job is done properly, but it also means that if something does need fixing that a new electrician will not need to spend a long time working out what had been done on the previous occasion. The same trader can recall their efforts and they will have better clues as to why something is faulty. Saving money and time for the client, adding peace of mind and doing the right thing, a full guarantee is an essential part of the service. Whether it is an electrician in Westcliff or anywhere in the UK, the same rules apply.
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Here at Powerlec Electrical & Testing Ltd, every piece of work we carry it out is fully guaranteed, insured and Part P approved. Call us today on 01702 952 951 or fill out our handy contact form for a call back in minutes.