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Choosing the Right Electrician

22 November 2019

Choosing the Right Electrician

Not every electrician does the same thing. Some specialise in industrial work on factories and equipment, some on civic jobs, installing infrastructure for new building sites, and then there are commercial jobs installing electrical capabilities for new buildings and renovations.

Even with the electrical businesses specialising in domestic work you have your options. There are those businesses who specialise in solar power, other who focus on data, creating connectivity throughout your home between your audio systems, lighting and security. And there are those who generalise, know a little about everything and having a network of knowledge to call upon among their staff members.

As a domestic customer, we tend to only call an electrician when something goes wrong, but not every electrical job has to be an emergency. And by planning your electrical work, you can choose the right electrician for the job.

If you’re planning a renovation or a job that requires specialist tools, take the time to research your local electricians to find out what they do. Check out their websites and if they have any Google, Yelp or Facebook reviews. If they have a Facebook profile, you can also see how involved in your community they are and get to know them.

If you have an emergency, you may feel more restricted as to who you can use. You need their help now.

Electricians that work in construction are less likely to do emergency call outs compared to those working in the domestic market. They may not even answer their phones if you are calling on the weekend or after hours, and if you do reach them, and they do come out, chances are they will be more expensive simply because this may not be the work that they want and their business isn’t set up for it cost wise.

However, an electrician in the domestic market will often have staff on call to assist and an after-hours contact number. If you have used the electrician before, and have built a relationship, they may know the problem even before they walk through the front door.

Because they work with domestic electrical problems every day, they will have the equipment on hand to assess the issue and should be able to tell you within 30 minutes. Depending on the issue, they will be able to give you the option to fixing it then and there or maybe placing a temporary fix and coming back in normal hours, where you won’t be charged the higher hourly rates that come when you have to call someone at night or on weekends.

And, with our family’s safety always a priority, its always comforting to know that many electricians also now hold Police checks as well as Working with Children.

Because of the jobs they do, the team at O’Brien Electrical Narre Warren hold current Police Checks and Working with Children Checks. This means that no matter what the time is, and who’s home, you know you’re in good hands.


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