Depending on your project, electrical services can be a significant investment. That’s why it’s essential to know you are choosing a qualified electrician, and partnering with an electrical company that is professional, trustworthy, experienced, licensed, and therefore qualified. Here are our top tips on how to choose an electrician and what to look for to ensure you will get the service you deserve.
Get only licensed and qualified electricians
When electricity is concerned, it is one of humankind’s greatest helpers. But electricity can also be dangerous when not handled correctly and can cause harm and fires. So, the first question you always need to ask should be, “Is the electrician licensed?”
Although different Australian states and territories have different rules in obtaining qualifications, a licensed electrician should have these two basics:
- Electrician’s license – confirms that the individual has completed all training, 4-year apprenticeship, and 12 months on-site experience.
- Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) license – confirms that the individual is fit to carry out electrical work in a compliant and ethical manner.
After each completed job, whether for residential or commercial, electricians must issue certificates of electrical compliance, indicating that the completed job follows all laws and regulations under the state and country.
They need to have insurance
Because an electrician’s job is hazardous, they need liability insurance. This means said electrician is protecting him/herself but also the business or home in which they work. Always ask for verification for their coverage if you are unsure.
Look at their customer reviews and testimonials
A genuinely professional electrician will always be conscious of his/her reputation, and this will come out in customer reviews and testimonials on review websites, social media platforms, Google and the like.
Word of mouth is also invaluable when choosing a service provider. Ask family and friends to recommend professional electricians they have hired in the past. If any one of them is a tradesperson – such as painters or builders – chances are they know a professional electrician and can steer you in the right direction.
They communicate well
Even professional electricians should know how to talk with their clients. They prioritise communicating with clients by answering and returning calls promptly. They provide accurate quotes through email or other means with no hidden fees. The electrician will talk with you beforehand and properly inform you of the work to be performed.
Definitive Electrical Services
How to choose an electrician? In Brisbane, always choose Definitive Electrical Services. With our knowledge of all things electrical, new construction, townhouse developments, home automation, and audiovisual, our professional, experienced, and qualified team deliver the best possible solutions for your requirements using only the best products and electricians. Have a Brisbane electrical project? Get in touch with our friendly team today.