When is the best time to get an electrician?

When is the best time to get an electrician?

So, there are definitely quite a few things you can get underway before engaging an electrician. When you’re renovating and you’re trying to work out what you can get done yourself, your safety is the biggest concern.

The other concern though, is actually the legality. The Electrical Safety Office QLD has standards that electrical work needs to be completed to, to ensure it’s safe and compliant.

The electrical works that fall under this are:

• Manufacturing
• Installing
• Testing
• Maintaining
• Repairing
• Altering
• Removing or replacing any of electrical equipment

For all of these kinds of jobs, you’ll need a licensed and qualified electrical contractor to help you out.

Below are some examples of things you’ll definitely need an electrician for:

• Replacing light switches or power points
• Replacing light fittings or ceiling fans
• Touching electrical wiring of any kind

When you should engage an electrician for your renovation

You should engage an electrician as soon as you decide to make electrical upgrades or changes of any kind. Devise a plan, shop around, and book your electrician ahead of time.

Here’s why engaging an electrical contractor is your very best bet:

We’re licensed electricians

Everything we do is compliant with relevant legislation, all your installations will be consistently safe, and you can avoid electrical damage, mishaps, or unnecessary repairs.

We’re insured

We come with all the insurances we need to confidently complete your electrical works in your home. So, if something goes wrong, we can cover it. It means we’re covered, you’re covered, and your house is covered.

We know exactly what we’re doing

We’re a team of qualified, experienced electricians. We’ve seen a range of electrical issues and we’ve learned how to solve them.

It means when we’re helping you out with your home renovations, we’re the agile team that can solve problems as they arise and make recommendations to you, based on the hundreds of other renovations we’ve worked on.

Electrical considerations for your home renovation

We’re a team of qualified, experienced electricians. We’ve seen a range of electrical issues and we’ve learned how to solve them.

It means when we’re helping you out with your home renovations, we’re the agile team that can solve problems as they arise and make recommendations to you, based on the hundreds of other renovations we’ve worked on.

Plan ahead

You’ll save money in the long run by planning. That goes for nearly every aspect of your renovation, but especially the electrical side.

Know exactly what you want to get done with your electrician and make a plan. This way your electrician will be able to book all the installations or upgrades you need and we can avoid additional callout fees.

Be prepared for outages

If you’re making some bigger renovations in your home, like changing power outlets or large appliances, it’s likely the power will need to be switched off for a period of time.

Plan ahead. You can ask your electrician what to expect or do some research to give yourself a ballpark idea and then plan accordingly.

Make sure your fridge is cleaned out, your devices are charged, and you have a friend or family member’s place to stay for a night, just in case.

Our Electrical Safety Tips

Find a safe spot for children and pets during the renovation process

Exposed wires, exposed electrical outlets, and tools do not mix with children or animals.

Whether you’re doing a DIY renovation or your electrician is on their way, be sure to find a safe spot away for your kids and pets.

Don’t take any risks

In a nutshell, if in doubt: don’t. We recommend engaging an electrician early on so they can take care of those big electrical jobs, but also so you have someone you can rely on for expert advice.

Chat to your electrician about how you can keep costs down ahead of their visit.

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