Unfortunately, a lot of people have had a bad experience with a tradie, even possibly an electrician. We hear about it every day from our customers who have had negative experiences with other local electricians. Finding a good, reliable, trustworthy local electrician can be tough, despite there being many professional providers available.
So, how do you avoid picking the wrong one and selecting the right one? Here are our top tips on finding a trustworthy local electrician.
Research is key when looking for a local electrician
Source online reviews that aren’t listed on their website, such as Facebook or Google reviews. Reputation to a good local electrician is everything. They should be upfront and honest about their work, pricing and what their customers think about their services. If you can’t find any reviews on the business in the last twelve months, then that’s a red flag. A nice, well-developed website and a good online presence doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a quality business.
The cheapest price does not necessarily mean the best price. It usually means the cheapest quality and poor finish. We can almost guarantee, that when you are looking for an electrician you are looking for good value. However, it’s important to remember that “value for money” should also mean finishing a high-quality job at a fair price.
If you have requested quotes from different electricians and they each come back with different prices, review each quote carefully. Go back to your selected local electrician and ask for clarification if required. A good electrician will walk you through the entire quote, to outline exactly what you are spending your money on.
The last thing you want is for an electrician to turn up to the job, do a quick fix and then 2 weeks later the work they did fails. All because you thought it was the best value for money at the time.
Warranties and insurances
Check their warranty statements, insurances and support networks. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that if something goes wrong you are dealing with a reputable company that is fully insured, values customer care and will fix any workmanship issues at their expense.
- To conclude on these tips, you must:
- Always, make sure that you do your research on the electrician before getting them to come out.
- Always, compare pricing and ask questions if you are not sure. Pro tip: get the electrician to walk you through the quote that they provided.
- Lastly, check the warranties and insurances of the company to give yourself peace of mind