What questions should you ask before calling in the maintenance experts?

publication date: Mar 25, 2015
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author/source: Guest author - Dan Meakin

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Guest article from aspect.co.uk

Aspect.co.uk is a company we work with to help give you lots of advice about home maintenance. We work with them because they are award winning and abide by all the rules and regulations from gas safety to electrical and FENSA requirements. 

We asked Aspect to pull together some questions that are relevant for people needing home repairs.

These are the questions you should ask yourself before calling the experts.

For a quick summary read - Maintaining your property checklist

At aspect we have pulled together some questions that are relevant for people needing home repairs. These are the questions you should ask yourself before calling the experts.

Read - Maintaining your property checklist

Q - How urgent is the repair?

Q - Will this repair involve turning off electricity to the house?

  • A - Generally if live wires are involved and you haven’t had training then you should speak to an electrician

Q - Will you need a consultation before the work goes ahead?

  • A - If it’s a quick fix then either DIY or call aspect.co.uk
  • A - If it’s a bathroom installation or a new roof build then you can get a free estimate from companies like ours to make sure it’s planned as you would like to.

Q - How long should the work take?

  • A - There are still stories out there of people being taken advantage of by workmen who spend 4 hours changing a light bulb so be vigilant. Don’t be afraid to phone around to get multiple quotes and also to ask why things will take as long as they will. Reputable companies will be happy to answer your questions

Q - How many jobs do you need doing?

  • A - Get 5 jobs done at the same time with companies like aspect.co.uk. We can send a roofing team and some handymen around at the same time to save you time off work and to ensure it’s all completed to the same high standard

Have a look at our maintenance and renovation checklists:-

Also be sure to check out some of the instructional videos from aspect.co.uk below:-

How to wire a phone socket
Here is a great video from aspect.co.uk to show how to wire a socket. Do be careful though and make sure you turn off the electrics first!

How to wire a light fitting
And if you have bought a new light fitting and fancy having a go at fitting it yourself then checkout the video below from Aspect and they have plenty more available on their own site





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