With so many different local electricians out there, working out which local electrician company is going to give you the best service at a price that’s right can be difficult. To help customers make the best tradie choice for their individual circumstances, we’ve put together a guide to some of the signs an electrician is going to be right for your project. Read on to discover what you can do to help you make the right decision when hiring a local residential electrician in Brisbane Southside. Do They Have Experience In The Work That You Need To Complete? Whilst most electricians can install a fresh electric socket or install a light fixture, they may not have the expertise you need for a less commonly performed electrical repair or installation. If you’re planning a major project (such as an entire rewire, or data cabling, for example), it’s important to be aware of whether the electrician you’ve chosen has the necessary experience to make the project a success. Ask to see examples of previous projects of a similar nature that the company has completed – most companies will have a gallery of completed projects or will have testimonials regarding the quality of previous jobs they’ve completed. Make sure to ask questions regarding how they plan to complete your project, how they will overcome any problems, and how they will add value to the project by being the company to complete it. Do They Provide An Emergency Service? If you’re looking for an electrician that you can use on an ongoing basis for all your electrical requirements, it’s vital they can provide the emergency cover you might need 24/7/365. A local electrician is essential for emergency work; not only are they likely to arrive quickly, as they’re nearby, but they’re also likely to know the area so that they can get to you quickly. Even if you currently only need scheduled work completed, having an experienced, skilled electrician available just in case you need them in an emergency is always a wise precaution. Do They Have A Few Online Reviews? One of the benefits of the Internet is that access to online reviews for all businesses is only a few clicks away. Most established electricians will have a good number of reviews, which will give you a fair idea of what to expect when you use them. If you’re considering using an electrician for the first time, taking a few minutes to read through their reviews will provide you with information on variables such as the type of projects they regularly complete, pricing, work quality, and the level of customer care they appear to offer. Are They Members Of A Trade Association? If your electrician is a Master Electrician, you know you’re contracting with a tradie that’s had additional education and training in their field of expertise. This is a good indicator that the work they complete is safe and accurate. They will also likely have additional skills such as project management, excellent knowledge of safety regulations in different environments. For anyone that wants the services of a time-served professional, selecting a local electrician that’s also a Master Electrician is a good option. Do They Provide Transparent Pricing And Quotes? When you enquire about the cost of work, you should get a free, no-obligation quote that confirms what work is going to be carried out and how much it’s going to cost you. In addition, the quote process should be transparent, so that it’s clear what you’re paying for as well as additional costs that may arise from the work to be undertaken. If an unexpected problem arises during the work, your electrician should give you all the information needed to make the decision that is right for you. Are They A Well-established Company? It’s unlikely that an electrician will stay in business unless they’re capable of delivering a top-quality service. If you have an electrician recommended to you by local friends or family, chances are it will be an established name with a significant track record in successfully delivering projects in your neighbourhood. You’ll usually find details of how long a company has been established on their website. If you discover the company has been operating for several decades in your area, then chances are you’re dealing with competent, professional tradies that understand the importance of good workmanship and an exceptional level of customer care. Our electricians at O'Brien Electrical & Plumbing Coopers Plains are ready to assist you with quality services and expert advice for your residential electrical needs in Brisbane Southside. So why not give us a call today to discuss your needs and decide if we are the right electricians for the job.