Tips for finding a good local electrician after a move
Moving into a new home is an exciting experience for almost every one of us. It’s a new beginning and a new adventure!
That said, it can also be a hefty undertaking; especially when you need to make your new space ready to live and make happy memories in, given that almost any home you move into is likely to have certain flaws—electrical problems included.
Along with running water, electricity is the first thing you need to sort out, and this is where a good local electrician comes in. The challenge is that this is not always the most straightforward thing to do after you’ve just moved.
Wiring a house or fixing its electrical problems is a delicate task, and you will want someone with proven skills and qualifications—a shoddy electrician can cause more problems than they can fix.
Ask around for good recommendations
Being the new family in your neighbourhood means you’ll have to get to know your new neighbours. You can kill two birds with one stone by using this opportunity to enquire about a good electrician!
Not only do you get the inside scoop on how to make your new life much more comfortable (and safe), but you also build rapport with the people in your area. Once you get the information you need, it’s time to do further digging!
The internet is your friend
Google is a godsend when it comes to looking for what you want.
Now we’re not saying word of mouth isn’t reliable—Google is just more convenient! A quick pro tip when Googling is to include your postcode so the search returns relevant results.
Based on the recommendations you get, use Google to do a little more research on who you may be hiring to fix your home up.
You can also look for electricians on your local online directory for businesses, where most electricians are likely to have their services listed. You may also find useful reviews there!
Check your electricians’ websites
Once you’ve shortlisted your top choices, visit your electricians’ websites and check their registration status. As per Australian law, electricians need to be registered to provide electrical services.
In addition to registration requirements, electricians also need to have proof of electrical compliance for the work they do and this comes in the form of a certificate. This certificate proves that the work the electrician does complies with your state’s electrical legislation and wiring rules (AS/NZS 3000:2018 AMD 2:2021).
While on their website, look for customer testimonials or any proof of their past work since any service provider worth their salt will display their previous work for potential customers to see.
Get a few price quotes
Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to get a few quotes.
After moving to a new home, you’ve probably spent a lot of money not just on the house, but the move too. At this point, you and your family will want to save as much money as you can!
After you’ve picked a few electricians based on your research, get in touch with them and ask for a quote. Naturally, a reputable local electrician may ask for a considerable sum depending on the amount of work to be done. Consider your options carefully and decide which electrician’s fee is the most affordable for you.
A good local electrician will light up your new home—literally and metaphorically!
Moving to a new home can be tough, but a good electrician can help get you settled in and enjoy your new space.
If you’re looking to get your new home’s electrical infrastructure ready for everyday living, find out more about high-quality electrical services in Port Macquarie.