1 – Licences and qualifications.
It is absolutely essential to use a qualified and licenced electrician to carry out any electrical work. Not only is it a legal requirement in all Australian states and territories, it is also vital to ensuring the safety of you and your family.
A certificate of electrical safety should be issued when any electrical work has been completed, this states that the work complies fully with the state or territory’s applicable electrical legislation as well as the Wiring Rules (Australian Standard AS/NZS 3000:2007) and has been installed and tested correctly.
2 – Insurances
Always confirm that the electrician you engage in carrying out work is fully insured. Insurance is used to protect not only the electrician doing the installation but also the homeowner, other people living in the house, and any damaged incurred to the property itself.
Making sure that your electrician is insured is vitally important to protect your family and your property.
3 – Experience and References.
A great way to find out about the quality and experience of an electrician is to ask for customer references. This will help determine if the electrician’s workmanship, attitude and commitment are what you have been looking for.
Online reviews are also a great way to get gauge the level of customer satisfaction prior to engaging an electrician.
4 – Attitude and Communication.
Strong communication between the electrician and customer is essential to achieve a great outcome for your electrical project. Look for an electrician with a can-do customer focused attitude who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure the customer is satisfied with the job.
Creating a friendly, professional relationship between the electrician and customer will make the whole process easier and more enjoyable.
5 – Value for money.
Value for money doesn’t mean that cheapest is best. Value for money means providing the customer with quality workmanship and the best materials for the job, that will last the test of time. We believe in the old saying “Do it once, do it right”. For small jobs, an electrician is likely to charge a call out fee and an hourly rate, for larger jobs it is recommended to ask for a detailed quote. Having a job quoted is a great way to avoid unexpected costs and shows the job costings upfront.