How to ensure you use a Good Electrician

How to ensure you use a Good Electrician

When a person is in need of an electrical repair for either their home or their business, it is important to make sure that they choose a good electrician. The reason for this is that there have been home and business fires in Australia that were found to be caused by electrical issues, so using the right person could be lifesaving. Choosing a electrician based on price is not necessarily the best practices as it could end up costing the home or business owner more. Here are some things to consider when determining the finest electrical contractors to use.

References, Contracts, and Licences

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when choosing an electrician is what certification they have. When searching for electrical contractors make sure to ask to see their licence. Additionally, ask for references from the electrician. He or she should be able to provide you with a list of customers who were satisfied with them.

It is also possible to go to the government’s webpage and look up the electricians who hold licenses in the area where you live. This can be done very quickly and will help you shorten your list of prospective electricians. It is also a good idea to ask some of your friends and relatives if they have used an electrician before. Sometimes the best references for a electrician will come from your friends.


If the proposed job is a large one, an electrician may require an upfront deposit in order to purchase materials. This is common practice and is typically fine. However, if an electrician asks for the full payment up front, this could be significant of other issues. The electrician may be in trouble financially, and they could also leave the job before completing it. This is one reason it is important to always have a contract in place when an electrician is hired. Make sure the contract includes a date and time that the project should be completed by and also a payment plan if necessary. Furthermore, if the electrician gives you a physical address, which they should, you should check it out.

The best way to find a good electrician is to do your research. Taking the time to make sure the electrician is certified and licensed and comes with quality references will pay off in the end. Remember, electric work is difficult and extremely important. Paying for a quality electrician in can save you money in the long run.


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    Comment by electrician liverpool: Aug 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    as an electrician in the trade, i found this to be very helpful


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    Comment by electrician liverpool: Aug 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    a good sign of an electrician, is one whom takes pride. We take pride and we do a good job everytime

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    Comment by Leo@CPA Salary: Aug 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Thanks for this advice because we are looking for an electrician to fix the power outlet for out dishwasher. I’d also like to recommend look at electricians at review websites such as Angie’s List.

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    Comment by Electrician Hendersonville NC: Sep 16, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Costumers are really important to all electricians so they should give their utmost. Your post will be very resourceful to all costumers out there who are finding electricians to solve their problems and to avoid more problems after hiring an electrician. You are right an electrician should have license because all good electricians are required to have it if the electrician does not have it, therefore he is breaking the rules and regulations of the law. We should consider other things aside from that the electrician should be a master electrician or has more experience and has undergone more qualification requirements than a journeyman. AJC Electrical Service Pty Ltd is one of the highly recommended electricians. One time I am in my friend’s house I am wandering why their house is too dark but there is power connection she told me that there was problem in their wiring’s so I told her to call an electrician but they already called electrician in Hendersonville NC just a minute ago that was her reply, so we wait for the electrician to come and just a few second the electrician came.  

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