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When an electrical work is concerned, most of the home and business owners are more comfortable when choosing local electrician. “Looking for electrician near me” is a preferred method of searching for the best electrical contractor in the area. Let’s check the best practices to do that and what will potentially provide good result.
Search online for “electrician near me”
It is indeed, perhaps the most obvious way of searching for new things nowadays. Nevertheless, search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and many others, usually provide good results for this specific keyword or key phrase. Moreover, the major search engines are adapting their algorithm quite often. This why they make sure that the most relevant result is displayed. In addition to this, you can also see some adverts, or paid positions, usually the top ones, where the companies pay to position their website and business there. Furthermore, there also might be some map listings displayed with in the search results, showing local companies. This type of searching the world wide web in majority of the cases would give you most relevant result indeed. This websites in fact, could provide really good electrician service. However these websites may not represent local electricians.
Search online on Maps
One of the main and perhaps most accurate method of finding local electrical contractor is online map search. many businesses register themselves on the map platforms such as Google Maps, Bing Maps, etc., so customers nearby, could find the closest electrician near by. It is worth to mention that a popular search you can try is the key phrase “electrician near me” in the maps as well. Ones again, this would most certainly, show you the closest listings, referring to your search. Moreover it will show the most local electricians. Nevertheless, there might be very good electrician near you, the Best electrician may not be among the local tradesman, living in your neighbourhood.
Check Electrician Rating & Reviews
First things first, you would need to shortlist few (or several) results that you’ve found on the map, or on the google search, while looking for “electrician near me”. Once this is done, you have to make sure that the ones you’ve chosen are good enough to successfully carry out the required electrical work. At the end of the day, the main goal is to find the local electrician, who is experienced, trained & certified. Also the local electrician should be able to complete any electrical works to the high quality standards. Nevertheless, some electrical works will require appropriate certification upon completion.
Important to remember is that most of the results in the map or natural online search, do show star rating score for the displayed listings. Furthermore, you can also try to check if they have a reviews and ratings in other specialised platforms such as Trustplot, Reviews, as well as many others and see if they rating score there. Also important to understand is that, the specialised review websites are usually paid platforms. This means that the companies, or individuals pay for listing/advert to be displayed there. This in my opinion could put a question mark on how genuine the reviews displayed there are indeed. In addition, you have to consider the fact that, not all of the companies (or sole traders) would have profile there. Some may simply do not like the hustle or the additional expense for paid reviews websites.
Of coarse, there could be always a doubt if any reviews are purpose made or left by genuine clients. However we’ll rather discuss this in another topic.
Search for “electrician near me” in business directories
Important to understand is that in the internet space there are many kinds of websites. Some have a purpose to gather information for trades people and present this to the customer. This websites are known as Business Directories. Indeed some of the popular ones includes websites such as: Yell, My Builder, Rated People, Check a Trade, etc. In fact due to the information in them, most of those would appear in your online initial search anyway. To repeat, all of this websites contain vast information with details of various traders which cover certain areas. Moreover, they usually are going to display the ones which do cover your area. Remember ones again, that it is not necessary for the company to be physically located there.
Also important is that all of this web directories, offer paid positions. In addition, some would only have information of companies and/or individuals, which have subscribed to their services. While this could display relevant results to your search for “electrician near me”, it does not make it an objective search. Nonetheless, it would only (or mostly) display electrical contractors, which are paying to be positioned there. There simply might be experienced and local electrician, that do not pay for the services of the above websites. This means that you would not be able to find this professionals in the above directories.
Search in Social media platforms.
There is an extensive usage of Social media platforms nowadays for individuals and professionals. Peaty much all reputable electrical companies, as well as sole trading electricians would have profiles in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Remember that, it might not give you a relevant result if you search for “electrician near me” in those websites/platforms. However, once you shortlist some electrical contractors, you can easily check their social presence there. You will be able to see some pictures of their projects. Also you can check any relevant reviews left by other customers. Ones again, you have to take into account that, these platforms would only display profiles that has been registered by someone. Some old school electricians, may not be have profile there. Although any tradesman, or company needs some sort of advertisement and exposure, so they can find new jobs and business for themselves.
Ask local people
Another good way to look for local electrician, is local recommendations. You can ask your neighbours that has recently done house re-wiring, to share their experience and recommend you an electrician. You can also ask local community for recommendation, or advise. One easy way to do that is by using the social media. Most users contributing in particular local group would be quite happy to share their thoughts and experience. Moreover they would perhaps be very happy to recommend someone they know.
Check Local News Paper
While the printed newspapers are far less commonly used, in comparison to the online ones, most of the local papers would have their online equivalent. Some offer free basic listings to local tradesman, including local electricians. While other would display paid advert of those who are willing to advertise there. Occasionally both printed and online newspapers could be handy if you search for “electrician near me”
NOTE: When you are doing an online search for “electrician near me” from your PC, Laptop or mobile device you must allow the device to get access to your location (GPS). Some devices could get your location using the mobile or broadband network. However the most relevant result would only be displayed if the search engine knows where exactly you are.
Look for the Best Electrician
There are number of ways to look for “electrician near me”, as described above. In most of the cases this will give you relevant results to what you are looking for. Either via paid or organic searches and positions. It is always good idea to do few different types of search when you do that. While supporting the local tradesman is indeed good for the community you are living in, sometimes the best electricians are not necessarily local to you. Moreover, there are many companies, as well as individuals, which are happy to travel to your area, even though they are not physically located there.
This also applies to Elsys Electrical Ltd. We do provide high quality, electrical service in local customers in Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Berkhamsted, St Albans & North West London, as well as surrounding areas. Even thought we might not be actually located near you, at the time of the search, most of our work is done at the location of our customers. By all means, we are flexible and we can work in any location, where Professional Electrical Work is required.
Since you are looking for “Electrician near me”, why not get a quote from Professional Electrical Company, such as Elsys Electrical Ltd. Our approved and qualified electrical engineers, would complete the complete the electrical installation work of any type. This would include:
- Domestic & Commercial Electrical Wiring
- Full or Partial House Rewire
- Fault Finding & Electrical Repairs
- Bathroom Electrical Wiring
- TV Installation & Wall Mounting
- Kitchen Electrical Wiring
- Fuse Board Replacement & Earthing
- Security & Garden Lighting
- CCTV Installation & Maintenance
- Reactive & Planned Electrical Maintenance
- Outdoor Socket Installation
- External lightning & fuse boards
- Ventilation power and electrical heating
- Fire Alarm Installation
- Power & Lighting Design
- Data Cabling Installations
- Electrical Consultancy
- EV Electric Vehicles Charging Point Installation
- Electrical Emergency Call Out
- Home Automation Installation