Hiring the best of the best takes more than simply searching online and clicking on the first result you find.
The online world is overflowing with frauds, luring unsuspecting homeowners with flashy branding and big promises for ‘specialist’ home services!
To avoid falling into the same trap, here are some crucial considerations to help you hire the best electrician for home services online in Townsville.
Are They Licensed And Insured?
Unlicensed electrical work is straight-up illegal in QLD, with hefty fines being handed out to homeowners and individuals alike!
But, forget penalties for a moment.
Would you be comfortable having surgery performed by a surgeon without a license to practice? Probably not.
The same thinking should apply to home electrical services. Otherwise, how do you know they’ve received training? Who checks the quality of their work?
The risk just isn’t worth the battle with your insurance company when they find out that the faulty work was done without a license.
To make matters worse, without a license, they won’t be able to get decent insurance themselves. You could be sued for any injuries on site!
Pro tip: ask for their licensee name and number to background check them here.
Who Will Do The Work?
Imagine doing all this work to find the best electrician online, only to have an amateur apprentice show up alone to get the job done (hopefully)!
Well, pinch yourself because it’s very possible.
It’s important to find out exactly who will do your electrical work, their level of training, and whether they are legally allowed to.
What Are Their Online Reviews Like?
Don’t take it from them; take it from their past and present customers!
Do some digging online and read over their reviews for an unbiased opinion of the level of their customer service and workmanship. These insights will help you make an informed decision.
You’d be surprised at what you may find!
Pro tip: check out their Google and Facebook reviews, Yelp, and any community forums.
Get It In Writing
A quote does not a contract make, as Aristotle would say!
So, you must get a contract written up and put the price on paper before agreeing to anything!
Your contract should include:
- The date
- The electrician’s name
- Their ABN or business license number
- Their Contact details
- Itemised list of materials and labour costs
Pro tip: if no precise price can be given, your contract should include their hourly rates and exactly why they can’t put a price on it!
As you can see, finding the best electrician online for home services in Townsville is no walk in the park.
Unless you come straight to your local leading (and loved) electrician, Bellingers Electrical Contracting!
With continually updated training, licenses, insurance, and competitive guarantees and pricing, you’ll enjoy the highest quality workmanship, products, and customer-first solutions with us.
Visit our website to see the plethora of home services available to you!