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We source and empower expert electrical contractors to help you with any electrical issues you with any electrical issues you might have at home. Whether it’s new wiring, emergency repairs, issuing a Certificate of Compliance (COC) after an inspection or repairing a faulty geyser – we’ve got you covered. Need an electrical service not on this list? Give us a call and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Electrical projects they handle:

  • New wiring
  • Emergency repairs
  • Inspections – issue Certificate of Compliance (COCs)
  • Geyser repairs
  • Custom projects

 

Need an electrical service not on this list? Give us a call and we’ll see what we can do to help.

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Complete a quick online form with your job request.

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We connect you to up to 3 independent contractors to quote.

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Choose which contractor to work with and pay securely online.

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We provide tips and ask you to review your contractor at the end of the job!

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How to find the right electrician for your job

Along with the plumbing, the electrics of your house or building are without a doubt the most critical utilities that you need to manage. As much as we are begrudgingly getting familiar with the disappointment and inevitability of load shedding, so too are we realizing how important a reliable and safe supply of electricity is. To the extent that many people are investing in solar solutions and trying to get their homes and businesses off the grid. But in order to do this you need to partner with a good electrician, and finding such a person can be tricky. Because, while there are many people who might be able to do the job, how do you make sure that you hire the right person and not a fly-by-night contractor? Here are a few tips and pointers to help steer you in the right direction.

Talk to friends and family

Almost everyone has an electrician that they can vouch for. Ask around and get a few recommendations. What you are looking for is somebody that you trust and respect to say, “Let me introduce you to my electrician…” When somebody uses a possessive pronoun in front of their contractor’s name, you know that you are onto a winning solution.

What you are looking for is somebody who is neat and tidy. Somebody who arrives when they say they will. A person who can do the job at a competitive price. Somebody who does not cut corners and who leaves you feeling confident when the job is done. Electricians like this are not as easy to find as you might think, which is why, when people find good contractors they tend to save their numbers and use them for all their electrical issues. Make use of this fact and draw on the positive experiences of your network of friends and family.

Get the right person for the job

To the uninitiated a problem with electricity requires an electrician. This is true. But in the same way that a sick human needs a doctor, you need to know when a specialist is preferred. You would not ask a dentist to look at your sore throat or a psychiatrist to assess your broken leg. In just such a way it is important to recognize that the spectrum of electrical work is varied. A faulty appliance will almost certainly not be fixed by a person who specializes in electrical installations on construction sites. You will have solar experts and people who specialize in making service calls. The important thing is to recognize your need and ask accordingly.

But to continue the analogy with doctors, many issues in the human body start with a first port of call as the General Practitioner. If you have a guy you trust for service calls he may well be a good starting point for all other electrical issues – ask him for advice and to steer you in eth right direction if he is not able to help you.

Ask about paperwork and credentials

When you are preparing to engage a contractor do not be afraid to ask the awkward questions. It is much easier to ask in advance what qualifications they have, how long they have been in business for and what insurance cover they have in place. Find out up front. It is much too late when the job goes awry and your electrics are fried to suddenly hope that they are covered for such disasters.

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions. You can find excellent electricians who are only recently qualified, but in asking the question you will get a feel for who and what you are engaging with. You can also draw on the insights and processes of organizations like us at Fix Forward who specialise in vetting contractors and matching them with the right jobs. It is a service that takes some of the pressure off you as a person looking to hire somebody as we know what to look for and we specialize in vetting and checking skills.

Check them out online

If it is a small job or you need somebody in an emergency then maybe you don’t want to bother with a deep dive into their credentials, but if you are looking to get somebody in for a sizeable job then you probably do want to make sure that they are not arriving with baggage. Type their name or company name into Google and see what comes up. You will very quickly get an idea if there are a lot of bad reviews and upset former clients in their past.

Be smart with your money

Get more than one quote for the work that you are doing so that you can have idea of the ballpark you should be paying. If the quotes are similar then you can pick from the person who feels like the best fit. If the spread is significant then you need to find out why one is very cheap and the other is at the opposite end of the spectrum. It could be many things: guarantee period, the quality of the products and tools used, the time it takes to do the job. Cheapest is not always best, but similarly expensive does not necessarily ensure equality.

Whatever you do, make sure that you do not pay the whole fee until the job is done to your satisfaction. It is completely appropriate to pay some sort of deposit up front to secure the work – after all your electrician will almost certainly have to purchase some materials for the job and that is for your account – but make sure that you hold a reasonable portion of the labour fee back until the job is complete. If you pay the full amount before you are happy with the finished product then there really is no incentive for the contractor to come back and finish the work properly.