If you’re looking for electrical repairs to be done in Auckland, then you’re going to want to hire a good electrician. However, bad electricians are just as common as good ones, so how do you know which kind you’ve got?
Unlike many other trades, electrical work is hidden and invisible to the client, who only gets to experience the results of the electrical work ‒ for better or for worse ‒ rather than personally visually assess the handiwork. In all honesty, even if the average client could assess the handiwork visually, most wouldn’t have a clue what they’re looking at anyway, never mind knowing how to judge its quality.
Bad electrical work could not only frustrate you, causing short circuits and other irritations, but it could be downright dangerous. At best, bad electrical work could cause damage to your property through surges or even fire. At worst, it could injure or kill someone.
Therefore, you must select a good electrician. Here are some qualities you might want to consider when assessing an electrician:
1) Is He Adequately Qualified?
Did your electrician learn the trade informally, or did he ensure that he acquired proper certification for the job? Ensure that your electrician is properly certified to do the specific kind of electrical work you need him to do. Be sure that he hasn’t been precluded from performing certain functions because some certifications carry restrictions. If possible, ask to see the certification before hiring him.
2) Do His References Check Out?
Nowadays, most service providers and tradesmen have websites and social media pages where they get reviewed. Does your electrician even have any of these things? If not, why not? Often an active online presence can indicate trustworthiness and accountability.
If they have an active online presence, then what are the reviews like? Do customers have complaints? What kinds of complaints? Were they happy with the work and with the service? Do the reviews seem genuine? Use your intuition, but it’s pretty easy to tell if it’s not genuine and it’s been faked to present a better image.
3) Is the Pricing Competitive?
Make sure you’re not overpaying for a simple task. Ask around for quotes to get an idea of the going rate and average market value of the job you want done before hiring someone. If your electrician is coming in way too high or way too low for a job, perhaps this indicates a lack of experience. Proceed with caution. Importantly, however, do not make your decision based on price alone. Cheaper is not always worth it. Always take quality and reputation into account when making your choice.
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