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When you’re living in such a large and busy city as Leeds, it might sometimes just seem easier to dig out the toolbox when you’re confronted with an electrical problem and get it sorted yourself. But once you start fiddling about with wires and electrical units you don’t quite understand you can be left with much larger, more expensive problems to deal with. So unless you are proficient in DIY and have the necessary tools and skills to get the repairs done yourself, you are better off leaving the job to a professional. After all, you don’t want to be responsible for somebody ending up with a nasty electrical shock.
In a thriving urban environment like Leeds finding an electrician shouldn’t be too much trouble, and fortunately there a number of advantages in doing so, as a qualified electrician will be able to:
- Provide a number of different services depending on the nature of your problem, including: circuit board, fuse box and/or plug socket replacement, oven, shower and underfloor heating repair, the rewiring of outdated cables or even an overhaul of your complete electrical wiring system.
- Utilise their skills and expertise in electrical wiring and maintenance to get the job done safely and on time – in milder cases often in a matter of hours – allowing you and your family access to electricity almost immediately.
- Try to find a permanent solution to the problem rather than apply ineffective quick-fix solutions that don’t address the underlying problem affecting your electricity output and efficiency.
- Recommend cost-effective materials or methods in the replacement or repair of your electrical wiring and corresponding appliances; even directing you to local Leeds retailers in whom they have complete trust.
- Use modern and high-tech equipment designed to repair the problem at a much higher quality than your old, outdated tools.
- Provide post-installation support for the work they have completed (although this will depend on the nature of the contract and/or guarantee), and make sure things are still running smoothly months down the line. If they’re not, many electricians will fix them once again, usually free of charge.
- Comply with the appropriate recommendations and guidelines on electrical installation, maintenance and repair set out in chapter 13 of the British Standards of Building Regulations.
If you are unsure about what sort of electrical service is most appropriate for your problem, or if you own a council house or rented property, then you can always contact Leeds City Council or an electrician for information and advice regarding the issue. When hiring your own electrician, however, be sure to shop around for the best deal and make sure they are fully certified with the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Instillation Contracting) – an independent body that helps you separate the better guys from the ‘cowboy builders’ who can leave you with a bigger mess than you had to begin with. Check references too just to be on the safe side and once you’re happy with a clearly defined contract, budget and guarantee, work can usually commence right away.
How much does it cost to hire an electrician in Leeds?
The cost of hiring an electrician in Leeds will vary, depending on the exact nature and extent of your problem, as well as the size and age of the property. By hiring locally, however, you are almost always saving on additional travel costs to begin with, so if you live in one of Leeds suburbs such as Otley or Wetherby, you’re best off starting there.
An average call-out charge for an electrician is usually around £20 to £40 per hour; although for emergency calls this will be a little higher, reaching up to £60 or even – in more extreme cases – £100 per hour. It can often be expensive, but most Leeds homeowners find that hiring a fully qualified and expertly trained electrician definitely proves the wiser choice in the long run.