I am sure many Professional Electricians have heard the story from a customer many times … A really low quote was accepted (without questioning why) from a DIY electrician but upon ‘completion’, the job was very amateur, many complaints were made but by then they were nowhere to be seen … and worse … no certificates issues.
But this is not something where lessons are learned, it is something that some people fall for twice or more! Obviously this makes them nervous when choosing ANY ‘tradesperson’ in future, but also this has an impact on us professional electricians, it reduces our income (if we keep losing out like this).
I suppose on the flip side, being called out to rectify these messes made by the origional ‘electrician’ allows us to demonstrate the difference to the customer.
But HOW do we break this cycle, and ensure that customers go straight to the professional electrician, and accept that you get what you pay for? (Which should not be extortionate either, but great value for the quality of work being done correctly).
Your comments on this would be great.
Simon Barker BSc (Hons), N Dip M
S Barker Electrical Ltd