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What Should I Look For In A Commercial Electrician?

When you're hiring a commercial electrician, it's important to be discerning. You need to make sure that you can trust the person you're hiring to accurately diagnose faults, properly install electrical components, and price each job fairly.

The state of your business's electrics is incredibly important, both for your safety and the safety of guests and visitors you invite onto your premises. So what should you look for in a commercial electrician to ensure that the work being completed is consistently high quality?

Check Your Electrician's Licence

Always ask to see your electricians details before you allow them to work on your property's electrics. In Australia, all professional electricians must be registered and licensed, and these details prove that the professional you're hiring has adequate knowledge and experience to safely carry out work on your property's electrics.

You should also check the electrician you're hiring is fully insured, which means that you will be covered in the event that anything goes wrong while they are working on your property.

Ask For Recommendations

One of the best ways to get an accurate idea of the quality of someone's work is to ask around for opinions and recommendations. Ask your friends if they've worked with tradespeople before and you'll get real opinions on the work they carry out and the customer service they offer.

You can also look for reviews and testimonials online; and remember that electricians with no reviews and no online presence may not have been long established; this could simply mean that they are inexperienced, or it could be a red flag that they are not professionals.

Speak To Your Electrician One-on-one

Before confirming the work that needs doing, take some time to speak with your electrician one-on-one and feel free to ask any questions you need to about the work itself as well as their details. Questions to consider asking include:

  • What are your qualifications and how long have you been working as an electrician?
  • Can you tell me more about the work you're going to carry out - how does it work, and what is involved?
  • Have you worked on a project or issue similar to this before?
  • If something goes wrong after you're finished, what should I do?

You can use this time with your electrician to ensure that they know what they're talking about, and to get a feeling of whether you trust them or not. It's important to only hire contractors that you feel you can trust to work on your property.

Get In Touch

When you're looking for a commercial electrician, it's important to shop around for multiple quotes to ensure that you're getting the best prices and service that you can get. Ralph Ottmann Electrical is a friendly local electric contracting business on the Sunshine Coast.

If you're looking for experienced, honest, and transparent electricians who can quickly and accurately diagnose electrical faults and make recommendations for upgrades suitable for your property, call us today for a free quote and a friendly chat.

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Ralph Ottmann Electrical have been in the industry a long time and we are proud of the quality services we offer - from Pomona in the north throughout all areas of the Sunshine Coast and down to Brisbane. Look for our distinctive vans.


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