When the time comes to either undergo a process of all UK local exhaust ventilation systems testing or to have a new system of any kind installed, chances are any business will be looking for that perfect balance of quality and great value for money. They won’t want to spend over the odds, but at the same time they’ll need a system that’s able to do its job to 100% efficiency for the long term – an elusive balance that’s tricky at the best of times.
There is however one sure-fire way of making sure you take home neither of these benefits – do business with a middleman. The long and short of it is that when it comes to doing anything at all on the subject of LEV and dust extraction, there are basically two types of providers you can speak to – those that actually do the job and those that outsource help off their own bat. The trouble here is that no matter what it is you’re in need of, there’s absolutely nothing to gain from the latter. Even if the result is ok, you’ll spend more on getting it done, you cannot expect the best level of customer care and there’s every chance the overall quality will just not be up to par.
Which begs the obvious question – what can be done to spot and ideally avoid the LEV middlemen at all costs?
1 – Company Details
Well, first of all it’s a good idea to look a little closer at the details of the company itself. The reason being that it’s actually pretty easy and cheap for anyone wishing to do so to set up a website, give themselves a flashy title and claim to be a specialist LEV service. Then it’s just a case of taking your orders, passing them on to the actual providers and bumping up the price – easy money for them. However, you can usually catch them out by taking a look at things like their company address, phone numbers, email addresses and so on – is this a genuine business with its own address and contact details? Or are you instead looking at some shady back bedroom operation? In the case of the latter, you know what to do.
2 – On-Site Information
In the case of the genuine LEV specialist, it’s more than likely that you’ll find a website that’s packed to the rafters with all manner of information on the subject – much of it being far too complex and detailed to have been scripted by an amateur. These days, it’s just the standard way of doing things to share plenty of information and resources with your current and prospective clients alike. By contrast, when and where a middleman has set up shop to try and make a bit of easy money for doing little to nothing at all, chances are the site as a whole will be disconcertingly vague and non-committal. Instead of offering any real advice on the subject at hand or what’s on offer, it’ll be more of a communication portal via which to make queries. Once again, all such sites are best avoided.
3 – The Question Test
One of the simplest and most effective methods of all when it comes to finding the middlemen is to go directly to them and ask a few questions. The simple fact of the matter here is that if you are dealing with the real deal, you should in theory be able to ask them anything at all about the subject at hand and have them not only answer, but answer in a manner that’s easy to understand and not overly complicated. By contrast, if they’re just a middleman with the intention of passing your questions onto another party, there will be inevitable delays in the process and they will be unable to offer any immediate answers. Feel free to test their knowledge – you’re perfectly within your rights to do so!
4 – Where’s the Evidence?
Last but not least, every quality LEV testing and installation service on the web today will stop at nothing to demonstrate just what it is capable of and how wonderful they are considered in the eyes of their clients and customers. From case studies to reviews to testimonials to brand affiliations and so on, anything you could ever need to gain confidence in their ability should be right there in front of you. And if it isn’t, chances are you’re either dealing with a middleman or some other kind of shady operator – both of which you might want to avoid.