What to Look for When Hiring a North Brisbane Electrician

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Must-have #1: A Licence

Maintaining your property’s electrical needs is not something you want to have to worry about. That’s why it’s always critical that you hire the right qualified electrician. Thanks to the inherent danger of the job, electricians have to complete rigorous training and an apprenticeship before they can be certified and licensed. 

That's why here at Fried Electrical one of the first things we recommend customers look for is the electrician's licence.

But how do you check an electrician's licence? A tradie's licence code is usually included in their proposal or quote. You should also keep in mind that there are different types of licences issued to electricians. Read about them here so you can tell the difference. 
We also recommend checking the validity of the North Brisbane electrician's licence online. Simply run the worker or contractor's licence on the WorkSafe Queensland website to check.

Must-Have #2: Insurance

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Another important requirement for a North Brisbane electrical contractor is their insurance coverage.

Installing and maintaining electrical wiring is an extremely risky job, and the risk it carries requires contractors and workers to purchase insurance. Being insured means that the property owner can be compensated if something goes wrong.

Accidents can also happen. This is the last thing any property owner or contractor would want to happen. But in case of mishaps on site, the good news is the cost of the worker's treatment can be covered by insurance if they have one.

Being covered by insurance also shows customers that the contractor is serious about safety at work.

Must-Have #3: Warranty

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Mistakes are bound to happen no matter how highly rated or experienced an electrician is.

A good contractor stands by their work. That's why you need to make sure that they offer a warranty within a set time period.

The contractor's warranty information is usually included in the proposal or contract. If it's not present, make sure to have it included in writing so you have something to fall back on when something goes wrong.

Must-Have #4: An Estimate

When shopping for a reputable contractor, make sure that they can provide an estimate. This allows you to narrow down contractors based on your budget. This also gives you a rough idea of how much money you need to allocate for wiring your property or having it fixed.

Must-Have #5: A Quote

Now that you've shortlisted your candidates and have a good list of qualified electrical contractors, you can now request a quote from them.

While an estimate gives you a rough idea of what you need to spend for the job, a quote gives you a clearer idea of the total cost.

So, before you choose an electrician, compare each individual quote first.

Looking for a reputable, experienced, and licensed electrician in North Brisbane? Fried's Electrical is the one to trust. We have over 50 years experience, and we specialise in air conditioning, hot water, and lighting installation. Simply reach out to us at 0447 369 855 to receive a free quote.

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