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5 Things to Know Before Hiring an Electrician in Sutherland Shire

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Electricians perform a wide range of electrical tasks in your home, including repairs, installations, upgrades, and general maintenance. 

Selecting the right electrician is important, as choosing the wrong one could be costly at best and downright dangerous at worst. 

Here are five things you should check before hiring an electrician in Sutherland Shire.

Check their credentials 

You should ensure that the electrician is licensed and certified to carry out the project you want to hire them for – for example, a Level 1 electrician is not qualified to carry out the same range of tasks that a Level 2 electrician can. You can ask the electrician for their licence directly, and you can verify theory credentials with the relevant government department (in NSW, this is Service NSW). This will ensure that they are duly qualified to perform the requested electrical work.

Ask for references 

Before hiring an electrician, ask for references from the electrician and contact the referees. This will help you assess the electrician’s past performance and determine the quality of their work. Be sure to enquire about their experience with the electrician and their satisfaction level. You can also check Google and Facebook reviews for further information.

Get quotes in writing 

You should always get a quote in writing to avoid any disputes. You should ensure it includes details of the work that needs to be done, the estimated cost, and the time frame for completion. This will help you compare different electricians and their service offerings.

Ask about warranty 

Most electricians provide a workmanship warranty on their services. Ask your electrician about their warranty policy and what it covers. This will protect your investment if any issues arise in the future and will provide peace of mind.

Obtain any necessary approvals 

Some electrical works may require you to seek council approval before work can begin. Before starting the work, you should obtain any necessary approvals and/or confirm with the electrician that all the necessary permits have been obtained. In NSW, you should also confirm that the electrician has lodged an Electrical Certificate of Compliance once work has been completed. This will avoid costly fines and any other complications.

Bonus tip

It’s also a good idea to ask for a copy of the electrician’s insurance policy. This will provide assurance in case any damage is caused to your property during the work. 

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