Finding the right electrician should require a little bit of work and research as opposed to simply finding the easiest contractor that can come over and complete the job. You want to find someone that you know will get the job done well and there won’t be any recurring problems as a result.
There are a lot of things to consider but one of the most important is the type of work that needs to be carried out. This is going to play a notable role in determining who you employ based on price, experience and recommendations.
Firstly, understand what you need an electrician for. Australia has some pretty tight rules when it comes to electricity and any electrical installation or adjustments. This means that beyond changing lightbulbs and making changes to your electrical appliances, you are going to need to hire a professional.
Once you get a good overview of the work that needs to be done, it is about finding the best electrician for the job. Below, is a list of the things to consider.
All states and territories in Australia require electricians to have a licence to be able to carry out their work. The majority also require them to be registered contractors prior to being able to run a business or carry out their work for a profit.
It is important to ask for this prior to accepting the electrician to work for you to ensure that they will complete all the work to a high and legal standard.
Asking friends and family is a good idea when looking for an electrician. Additionally, if you’ve ever had a builder or other contractor that you were pleased with, ask them for advice on whom to hire.
Get multiple quotes
Done just settle on the first electrician you talk to, get multiple quotes from around the area so that you can get the best price. This will also give a good indication as to the quality and what you will be charged for.
After the job
Following the completion of the job, they should provide you with a certificate of electrical compliance. This outlines that the work they have done ensures that your home or office is safe and will function as it should. It also means that the work that has been completed is in line with the state and territory rules outlined by the governments.