How To Choose An Electrician

How To Choose An Electrician

It can be tempting to choose the cheapest electrician. However, Benjamin Franklin stated that “the bitterness and poor quality remain long after the sweetness is forgotten.”

What else should you look for in an electrician when hiring them to do your electrical work?

Reputation, recommendations

If possible, consider using electricians who have been recommended to you by others. Ask family, friends and colleagues for recommendations. Also, check out online reviews to make sure that the company you’re considering is qualified to do the work you need.

It is important to communicate well with the business. You want to establish a rapport with the business from the beginning. It will be easier to communicate with the business and avoid problems later in the project.

Appropriate qualifications

It is important to ensure that the electrician you hire is licensed to perform the work. A current practising license is required for registered electrician in north shore auckland. There are several classes of registration. Each class is restricted to a particular type of work.

  • All installation work can be done by an electrician
  • Apprentice or trainee electrician — can perform installation work under supervision
  • An electrician can service your appliances
  • An electrical inspector can inspect work by electricians

A Master Electrician is a registered professional who will guarantee that your job will be done to the highest standards.

You might not be covered for any damage done by poor workmanship if your electrician isn’t qualified and licensed. It is possible that you won’t be able get the necessary certificates to obtain consents or council approvals. This could cause problems when selling your house. Worst, the work could be dangerous and can cause fires or electrocution as well as injury or death.

Everyone should be clear about the job requirements

You and the electrician you choose must be on the same page. Before you hire someone, ensure they are open with you about the details of the job. Ask questions to clarify this:

  • Realistic time frames and budgets are important.
  • You can have the house you desire
  • They’ve done similar projects in the past — ask for references
  • They are able to start and finish when they say they will — find out what other jobs they have.
  • Who will do the work? The worker or an apprentice, subcontractor or subcontractor.
Keep track of the most important details

It is important to record the essential details of your job before you begin work. This will allow everyone to refer to the information during the project and to update the document if necessary.

Make sure your brief includes the requirements for quality and finish, who is responsible for what, as well as any contractual terms.

Professional electricians should be able to provide sufficient detail from the beginning. You will need to specify where the lights and powerpoints are located, list all appliances and confirm the cost of each component, and describe any additional contractors needed to complete the job.

Before work begins, all details must be confirmed. Anything that is very important or involves a lot money should also be discussed and confirmed in writing.


French Electrical, with over 40 years of experience in providing electrical services to the Auckland region has a history of providing high-quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service.