Find The Best Electrician

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How to find the best electrician in your area

It is quite a rare occurence to need an electrician – but when you need one, you want to find the best, but you might not be sure how to! If you want to save yourself the hassle of having to call someone else in to redo the work because of an incompetent job, follow these few simple steps to find the best electrical expert in your area:

find the best electricianAsk around (and online)

This might be a given but nowadays, every company is present online. Using a search engine is the easy first step towards finding whatever you are looking for. You can find local contractors either on Google, the Yellow Pages, Facebook or through their own websites.

You can also ask around whether anyone has had electrical work done and who they recommend. Many companies work on word-of-mouth. Neighbours, colleagues, friends and family can be more reliable and accurate than online reviews, so don’t hesitate to ask them! Try to narrow your research to your area: the closer the company is, the less you will have to pay in travel expenses.

Check reviews and background

Once you have found the nearest electrical expert, make sure you check reviews. Google usually has reviews, but you can also check other websites such as – Yelp and possibly the companies Facebook page (if they have one) as people like to leave comments there too.

At that stage, you should also consider checking whether they hold a license. Their license number can be found on their website. All contractors must hold a valid license to undertake electrical work. This means they have the necessary background (education and experience) to perform electrical jobs in an accurate and safe manner. In Australia, electrical workers must also comply with the state’s electricity regulator and with the Australian safety standards. They must be able to issue a certificate of electrical compliance once their work is done – and you can also ask them for a certificate of electrical safety.

Get in touch

Once you have narrowed it down to a few, you can start contacting them. As a rule of thumb, you should get at least three quotes before settling on a provider. Comparing quotes can really help you make a decision.

Make sure you describe exactly what your requirements are. Unless the work is very simple and straightforward, the contractor should come to visit your house to give you an accurate quote. This estimate should include a breakdown of prices for work, materials, travel expenses etc. Choosing the cheapest contractor is not always the best idea – sometimes, peace of mind is worth a little bit more money!

Use your judgement

When getting in touch with the company, you will get a clear idea of how they communicate and whether they appear to be professional and skillful. You can see whether they respond to your query in a timely manner, if they arrive for the quote on time, if they communicate clearly and efficiently etc. Professional behaviour can often reflect the experience as well as the quality of the work. Lastly, you need to ensure there is no miscommunication (which can often relate to hidden expenses). Once you have met with a few tradesmen, you certainly have a very good idea on who you found most trustworthy and suitable for the job.

Now that you know how to find the best electrician in your area, it is time to start enquiring so that your electrical issues can be sorted quickly, efficiently and safely!

If you’re looking for a Gold Coast electrician you can trust, contact MC Power today on 0432 022 294. We are great at what we do, and it shows! Call our team for anything electrical.