Welcome to our new website which has been launched this week.
We’ll be updating the site with all of our services, latest news and installations and details of all the services we offer.
It has been an incredible 2.5 years so far and we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of our loyal customers and supporters.
Merlx has grown extensively since we started trading and providing local electrician services in Sheffield and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.
Please do take a look at our home page and check out the services we offer, we provide electrical services to both the domestic and commercial market, so please do refer us if you know of anyone who needs some work done.
We are hoping that this News section will be a useful source of information to you wherever you are in the UK.
Sometimes it can be hard to find a reputable and trusted electrician and its also useful to know a few facts so that you can make more informed decisions.
That’s what we will be aiming to do with these articles and how to guides.
So let’s kick off with what to look for when finding an electrician.
1. Take your time and do some research – when you find an electrician, take a bit of time to talk to them and check their credentials and insurance. All electricians must be qualified to perform work in your house or office. As with most things, the more experienced the better. So try and find someone who has been doing the type of work you need for a few years, they will be faster and more efficient.
Depending on the work you need doing there are also other types of research you can do.
For example if you need outdoor lighting on your house, before hiring an electrician, it might be worth doing a quick online search. Have a look at what different options there are, how much they cost and how long a typical installation should take.
You don’t need to know everything, but try to get an idea about the work involved, this way you will be more informed when speaking to electricians and will be able to make a better decision on who to use.
2. Get several quotes and check Recommendations – Most people recommend a minimum of 3 quotes, the more you get and the more electricians you speak to, the more likely it is that you will find a good, experienced electrician. Also, never feel obliged to book the first electrician or the friendliest one that you speak to. It is perfectly ok to tell them that you are simply getting quotes at the moment and you will book when you are ready. You should never feel pressured by any tradesman, if you do, this may be a red flag. Along with this, most electricians who have been working for a while, should have some written testimonials, or, even better, some previous customers that you can contact yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals, any reputable electrician should be happy to provide them.
3. Making a decision – It can be tempting to go with the cheapest quote, but be sure to consider other things as well. For example were they on time to your initial quote visit? Were they open about their experience and testimonials? Were they polite when you said you will be looking at other quotes?
If its a large job, you may need to pay a small amount as an initial deposit, but mostly you should be paying the electrician – or any tradesman – after the work has been completed and you are happy with it. Always check their terms before they start the work and make sure all milestones are agreed for larger projects.
If you are in the process of booking a local electrician and you are a bit unsure about whether you have been given a good price or that the work they’ve recommended is accurate, you are welcome to call us to discuss and we will help you to understand if everything sounds legit.