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Our electricians can amplify your electrical job
Our expert electrical home pros are available to help you with any electrical issues you might have at home. Whether it’s new wiring, emergency repairs, issuing a 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 we handle:
- New wiring
- Emergency repairs
- Inspections – issue COCs
- Geyser repairs
- Custom projects
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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 home pro? Here are a few tips and pointers to help steer you in the right direction.
Hire a recommended electrician
To the uninitiated a problem with electricity requires an electrician. This is true. But 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 specialises in electrical installations on construction sites. You will have solar experts and people who specialise in making service calls. Recognise your need and ask accordingly.
Vetting for electrician hire
When you are preparing to engage a home pro 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 organisations like us at Fix Forward, who specialise in vetting home pros 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 specialise in vetting and checking skills.
Electrical home pro hire summary
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 home pro to come back and finish the work properly.
How we work
How does Fix Forward work?
- Complete a quick online form with your job request.
- We connect you to multiple home pros to quote.
- Choose which home pro to work with and pay them directly.
- Review your home pro at the end of the job.
What clients say about our home pros
Moffat, the painter we used from Fix Forward, did a great job. He was good natured and punctual and his labourers even helped me out with my guttering.
This was a great way to find a professional, reliable tradesman. Herbet communicated well and arrived on time as arranged. I can really suggest him and his team as good painters. Thank you!
It was very easy to use the Fix Forward platform and both contractors were great. They did what they said they would, when they would and demonstrated loads of initiative.
I contacted Fix Forward between Christmas and New Year, right in the middle of the builder's holiday but they had someone available to assist a couple of days later. The quote was very reasonable and the gate is standing as it should once again.