May 20, 2021

Are you about to have electrical work done on your house for the first time? Will it be your first time hiring an electrician and you aren’t sure how to hire a good one?

We understand that it’s not only about the work experience, but also about letting people, virtually strangers, into your home. How do you know who to trust?

To help you, we’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask before hiring an electrician. We hope they will help guide you through the process so you receive excellent service, as well as a go-to electrician you can now call for future needs.

1. How do I know an electrician is licensed?

A licensed electrician has proven, under strict Australian Standards, that they know how to do the job. They have undergone the necessary training and apprenticeship so that when you hire them, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that they know what they’re doing.

You can ask potential hires for their license name and number, or search for ones near you on license websites where they should be listed. Most of the time, electricians will advertise their license on their website so if you have one already in mind, you should be able to find it there.

Never try to hire an unlicensed electrician, especially to save money. You may end up spending more in the long run if they do a poor job. Or worse, hurting yourself or causing extra damage to your home.

2. What kind of experience do electricians have?

Electricians do wiring and rewiring work, repairs, and installations of safety switches, lighting, power points, switchboards, and solar power.

Aside from general electrical work, experienced and licensed electricians are also capable of hooking up your satellite and TV antenna, wiring your Smart Home, audio-visual installations, and more.

To know if an electrician is capable of doing the work you require, check their websites or other advertised credentials.

3. Do electricians leave a huge mess after?

Sometimes customers weigh out the options between the need for electrical work versus the mess it’s going to leave behind. Are electricians even responsible for clean-up after? Yes, as should be expected from true professionals!

You don’t have to sacrifice your electrical work just so you won’t have to deal with a messy house afterwards. When picking your electrician, make sure they understand and respect that their work also means coming into someone’s home. Don’t be afraid to set your expectations of them leaving the work area spotless after, and anything else you require of them while they’re under your roof.

4. Should I hire a family-run business?

Hiring a team that’s literally a family can make the entire experience easier and smoother. From booking to completion, you’re assured that everyone’s on the same page. You also don’t have to talk to too many different people for every single thing you require.

Family-run businesses like Astley Electrical also have that personal touch that you just can’t get from bigger enterprises. We focus solely on the client’s needs and satisfaction. You’ll get what you want without feeling like you’re stepping on any toes. And if you don’t know what you want, we’ll help guide you through the process.

5. Who should I hire?

Now you know that you’ll need a licensed, experienced, professional, and client-focused electrician from a family-owned business, where are you gonna find one?

Astley Electrical is all that and more. We’ve been operating for 38 years and are one of the leading electrical installation and service providers in Sydney. We have a reputation of putting our clients first, always. Our team is fully trained and qualified, not just in electrical work, but in making sure the work site is left clean and tidy after.

You can read about our list of services, or you can give us a call today so we can talk about your electrical needs!