How to Choose an Electrical Services Provider

A selection of different electrical cables

Choosing the right electrician or electrical services provider is important. You are best off hiring someone with an excellent reputation, who ensures the job is finished, who guarantees their work and is highly flexible. You don’t want to have the hassle of having to call someone else to finish a dodgy job, or finding out down the line that the person you contracted installed substandard components that put you at risk. Ideally a contractor that can help you with everything from an electrical plan for a new building to installing it and installing the solar panels to power it. In this article we will cover some of the important things to consider when you are making choices about your electrical provider.

Investigate Their Reputation

This should be the first point of call before hiring any contractor or tradesperson. Recall how you found out about the company and if it was word-of-mouth, get in touch with the person who shared the information with you and ask for a follow-up report. Next review the company’s website, see if they have a testimonials section and make sure they offer the service you require. Chances are, if a company offers a considerable range of different services they are well equipped to handle simple and complex tasks. Finally, search online to see if you can find company reviews. Google offers a point of call for people to review businesses and so does Facebook.

What Services do They Provide?

It is important to hire someone who will meet all of your needs in one go. Whether you are just having one light installed or an entire house built, employing a service that can cover all the bases. You might not even think of all of the questions you want to ask until they are at your house but here are a few you can use.

  • Can you install light fittings and power sockets with USB plugs?
  • Can you check my fuse box to make sure everything is setup correctly?
  • Can you install hot water systems, air conditioners or solar panels?
  • Are you available for 24/7 callout in emergencies and if so what is your usual response time?
  • Can you develop a lighting plan?
  • Can you run fluke tests or perform thermographic fault prevention imaging?

Do They Operate According to Best Practices?

Some electricians can put you and your property at risk with less than ideal practices and cheap components. Thankfully Australia has stringent community safety standards and Occupation Health and Safety (OH & S) standards but these are updated regularly and it is important to make sure your electrical services provider keeps up to date. A high quality contractor will make sure their staff are regularly retrained in OH & S and will only ever use expert quality trusted brand components.

Dr Sparky Electrical are Perth’s Expert Electrical Services Provider

If you are looking for an electrical services provider that meets all of the above criteria and goes further, you should look no further than Dr Sparky Electrical. With a team of experts on call 24/7 for emergencies and capable of installing all manner of electrical appliances including air conditioners and solar panel systems. What’s more, we are available for domestic, commercial and industrial clients so no job is too big or too small. Call today on 1800 377 727 or contact us online.

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