Faulty electrics can be fatal, so make sure you hire a qualified and insured electrician to carry out electrical work in your Sheffield property.

An electrician working on an electrical breaker panel.  Model is an actual electrician - all work is being performed according to industry codes and safety standards.

An electrician working on an electrical breaker panel. Model is an actual electrician – all work is being performed according to industry codes and safety standards.

Whilst the likes of you or I could quite happily change a light bulb, other electrical work should really be left to the professionals – not only because faulty electrics can be lethal, but also because trying to fix many electrical installations is actually illegal unless you are a trained electrician.

How do I find an electrician in Sheffield?

As long as it is not an emergency then take a bit of time over deciding who to hire. This should mean contacting a few local electricians in Sheffield to get a range of quotes. Never compromise quality for a bargain; it’s advisable to make sure your electrician is registered with a reputable association like the Electrical Contactors’ Association (ECA) or the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). Members of these associations are properly trained and insured to carry out electrical work. You can avoid hiring unqualified electricians by asking family members and friends for tried and tested recommendations or asking your electrician for references. As long as the electrician is proud of their work then they should be happy to oblige. Make sure you do contact the references once you have them to find out if previous clients were satisfied with the work.

What questions should I ask potential electricians in Sheffield?

1.Are you a registered electrician?
2.Are you fully insured?
3.Does the quote cover all costs including VAT?
4.What measures do you take to guarantee the job?
5.Does the quote include all materials and labour?

How do I know if the electrician in Sheffield is qualified?elerctricians-contractors

You will know if the electrician is qualified by asking if they are registered with a government approved body, such as the Electrical Safety Council, the ECA or NICEIC. If they do belong to one of these bodies then they will have been vetted and should have a good knowledge of the national safety standard. It really is worth making sure you hire a fully qualified electrician in Sheffield, electrical safety is not something you should compromise on.

How much does it cost to hire an electrician in Sheffield?

It depends on the scale of the job you want doing as well as what area of Sheffield you live in (prices tend to decrease the further out of the city you are). To get a more localised idea of prices it would be best to get quotes from at least three local electricians in Sheffield to compare prices. However, as a rough guide you can expect to pay anywhere between £15 and £30 an hour, and a call-out charge may cost around £10 to £30. If you are after an electrical inspection then you will have to shell out a lot more, prices start at around £100.

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