In Ti’s first poll of 2016 we asked participants to think ahead about the upcoming 12 months. The January question asked: “It’s the start of a new year. Do you plan to make regular savings to help you pay for essential electrical repairs and maintenance work throughout the year?”
The findings were pretty clear – proactively saving to pay for the work that an electrician may have to undertake throughout the year, is far from high on people’s agenda.
To a certain extent, with so many things for families and businesses to budget for throughout the year, it’s understandable that provisions aren’t made for electrical works. And there will be some people of course, who prefer to settle the cost of an electrical job as and when it is carried out.
But often, planning ahead can overcome the likelihood of any nasty surprises and costs, should something unexpected happen. So, here are some of our top tips:
- If you’re a homeowner, why not set up a savings account (or even start filling a piggy bank) that you pay a small amount into each week to cover any unexpected maintenance works around the home, e.g. electrical, plumbing, glazing and so on.
- Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, ensure you proactively schedule routine servicing and inspections of your key electrical appliances. Security systems should be checked annually for example, to prevent untimely and potentially very costly faults; electrical devices such as computers, printers and kettles should be regularly PAT tested; and fixed wires should be assessed at least every five years. It’s all about keeping things in perfect working order.
- Consider an ongoing maintenance agreement with your preferred electrician, to ensure you have constant access to their support and advice when you most need it. Such contracts result in manageable monthly payments too!
If you’d like to discuss some of these options with Ti’s team of Huddersfield electricians then please call us 01484 818180 and email@example.com. And if you enjoy our monthly poll why not take part in our February survey?