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Helpful Tips When Choosing an Electrician For You

On April 29, 2016, Posted by , In Default, With Comments Off on Helpful Tips When Choosing an Electrician For You

When it comes to your electrical system in your house, you need to find a reliable and qualified residential electrician Brisbane and this should be the main priority above anything else.  It is important that your electrician prioritize on doing the job done right instead of cutting corners especially they dealing with your electricity and wiring.   Improperly done wiring installation is not only expensive to fix but it can have potentially hazardous consequences for you, your family and your property.

Here are some tips to help find a qualified electrician:


  1. Credentials

You should always ask your electrician if they are licensed and have insurance. These two criteria are important since these offers you further protection. Once the electrician is license, this automatically means that they have the essential required amount of experience to work in that specific field. They should be able to show their ID card and license issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. This should have their name, registration number and also the expiry date. Furthermore, you need to check their background before you sign any contract and even before they start working on their property. Through background checks, you will be able to know their quality of work and their professionalism. You will be able to know certain red flags that can warn you if they are worth hiring or not. If their work is sub-standard or if they have any violations when it comes to electrical codes and conduct, you will be able to see any complains. At the same time, you will be able to file a complaint. You also need to make sure that their license number is real and valid. Having an insurance also means that the electrician is covered under their own insurance company in case of any accidents occurring during working.


  1. Reference

It is important to ask for reference from their previous or current clients. This will also give you an idea on the quality of their work and also their professionalism. At the same time, you can also ask your family or friends if they can recommend you any electrician that they worked with before. They have first hand experience with the electrician and can give you unbiased feedback on the electrician.


  1. Itemized quotes

You should have at least three itemized quotes. It is not best to just hire the first person that offers you the lowest price. The quotes should also include the labor and material costs. This will give you an idea of the entire figure that you need to prepare, especially if there are several changes that needs to be made as you move forward. You will also get an idea of the extra costs or perhaps any discounts.


  1. Experience

You can also ask the electrician of how long they’ve been on the industry and their experience. This will give you an idea of their exact scope of work duties and details. Make sure that they are updated with the popular trends and designs.


A word of advice, it is best to not hire any electrician who are not willing to answer your questions or anyone you are not comfortable with.

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