Getting the best from your electrician
Finding a reliable and trustworthy electrician isn’t always the easiest of jobs and many people get caught out by electricians who claim they know what they’re doing and then charge the world for it. Recognising how to distinguish the good from the bad is a skill that anyone can acquire and this article aims to show you how. Hiring an electrician that has no regard for your safety or how well he does the job can be downright dangerous so it’s up to you to hire someone that will never put you at risk. If you’re unsure of how to find someone that can do an honest job, take a look at some of the tips below.
How to find a good electrician
- Ask the people you know! Your family and friends should be able to give you the name of a good electrician, not just a cheap one. An electrician that does a good job will be given good references and, therefore, his reputation will be built up via word of mouth. Chances are that if an electrician has done a good job elsewhere, he’s likely to do a good job for you too.
- Don’t just hire from the first advert you see. It’s not a good idea to ring and book an appointment with the first electrician you come across. Of course, ring them if the advert presents itself to you but ask questions first. For example, can you provide me with references or have you got a portfolio I can view? Any electrician worth hiring will be able to give you both.
- Expect to pay for what you want. Getting the cheapest electrician you can find is just asking for trouble (unless you’re lucky enough to get family rates). If you want a good job done, you should be prepared to pay a reasonable price for it.
- If you’re particularly worried because of a bad experience you may have had before and want to double check before hiring someone, ask the electrician to provide you with details of a past customer. Talking directly to a past customer and even going to view the work could put you at ease before going ahead.
When you’re looking for a company in Melbourne that can provide you with all of the above, Braetex are second to none. Their staff are fully trained and equipped to provide a number of different services in domestic homes, commercial properties or industrial companies. You will be given a top class experience, and communication lines will remain open throughout it all. Their work meets all of the Australian health and safety standards so you know you’re in safe hands.
Each electrician that works for Braetex is trained to the highest standard and takes pride in what they do. If you happen to run into a problem at any time, Braetex electricians will always be happy to advise you on the best way to fix it. The costs of the job will be laid out for you so you never have to fear hidden costs and can be prepared if you have to budget. Their range of services includes installing, upgrading and repairing so there’s nothing we haven’t done or couldn’t do again. To arrange a consultation or find out more information, you can contact us on 0402 045 182. Give us a call today, and you’ll never worry about contacting an electrician again!