This post departs somewhat from what you would expect to read on this blog. I make this point, in the sense that the post is not written on a poetic, political, or topical issue and as summer gathers pace I am going to be posting on a more diverse range of subjects to give tartantights a fresh feel more in tune with every day aspects of my life .
In this instance my post will be highlighting the work of a local business. That said my opinions on this business are my own and have not been influenced in any way by either the business concerned or by any third party acting on behalf of that business.
As some of you who know me on more personal level will be aware Smith and Marshall mansions has been needing a few renovations in recent years as due to wear, tare, and overuse appliances began to need replacing. This was especially true with regards to our domestic lighting. Now it’s fair to say that I am very much a girly girl in this respect and I don’t have the appropriate skills let alone manual dexterity to even consider tackling such tricky tasks so that ruled me out of undertaking the work on the grounds of health and safety.
As a former equality trainer I also thought there was a duty of care issue to consider. You see I happen to like my neighbours so I couldn’t put there health at risk by trying the work myself as I could potentially have blown them in to a million little pieces. This would not have been good and I would probably electrocuted myself and met my maker much sooner than I intended.
With my flatmate also unwilling to risk her life and that of others we realised it was time to call in the professionals so as soon as we received a payment from an outstanding financial settlement that was exactly what decided to do.
After a couple of weeks of procrastination my flatmate went for a chat with local businessman Kenneth O’Neill who is himself a qualified electrician, has a local electrical services business just yards from our home and Kenny being the good guy he is gave Janette the contact details of a friend and fellow tradesman Frank Graham.
Originally, Janette’s plan was to wait till next week and then phone Mr Graham to carry out our much needed repairs. This however is Janette and she can change plans quicker than a poet can change their mind on what to perform at a slam and believe me I’m speaking from experience on that issue.
So rather than wait for a week or so as she had intended to do, my flatmate phoned Mr Graham early yesterday afternoon and was surprised when rather than wait for a week, Mr Graham said he could come up to our home and undertake the work within half an hour.
Naturally we were delighted at his prompt response and even more delighted at the quality of both his work and his customer care. Mr Graham was professional, polite , courteous and did everything we asked of him and completed the job within an hour. He also chatted with both myself and my flatmate with good humour though his suggestion that we need a man in the house raised a chuckle as I reminded him we didn’t need one we needed two, as this was one area where I don’t do sharing.
At the end of his shift he was paid for his Labour and before moving on he left us his business card should we need any more electrical repairs. Now I can say that all the lights are on and I am happy at home because of it. Indeed if I’m being completely honest and believe me I certainly am, this would I think have to be classed as an understatement. Mr Graham who has over 40 years experience was a credit to his trade and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Love And Best Wishes