Whether you’re adding a granny flat to your Perth area home, or just need your electrical system inspected for safety, you’ll need to find a trusted electrician. Going it alone here is never a good idea – a professional electrician in Perth is fully trained to work with electricity and avoid dangerous, even life-threatening situations. Of course, not all electricians are created equal, and you will need to ensure that you choose the right one. How do you do that?
First, make sure that any electrician you choose is licensed – all states and territories require that professional electricians hold a government-issued license. In most instances, they must also be registered electrical contractors. Ask to see proof of an electrician’s licensure and if they cannot or will not provide proof, go elsewhere.
Second, make sure that the electrician will issue a certificate of electrical compliance for any work they complete in your home. This guarantees that the work done was performed in compliance with government regulations and is up to current Wiring Rules standards. It also proves that the work has been fully tested for safety.
Once you’ve found several electricians who fit this bill, you will need to compare costs. Get a quote from each electrician in Perth you’re considering. The quote should be free of charge, but they should come to your home to provide it. You should find that the rates are at least similar.
Finally, you need to check the electrician’s reputation. This can be done relatively easily online. Google reviews, Facebook reviews, and many other platforms can give you insight into how the electrician works, whether they are professional, if they complete their work on time and on budget, and what their past customers have to say about their experience working with the electrician.
If you are in need of a residential electrician in Perth, we invite you to get in touch with us at Hilton Electrical. We are licensed to operate in Perth, and we stand behind our work. Whether you have a large job or a small one, we can help.