Everest Electrical recently offered guidelines for choosing a certified electrician to address household electrical needs and keep families safe from annoyances or safety hazards.
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Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) December 28, 2012
Everest Electrical, domestic electrician specialists based in Sydney with over 12 years of experience, recently released a news post on its website offering tips to help Australian locals in finding the right home electrician for their specific needs. The news entry aims to guide consumers in choosing a qualified electrical expert so safety hazards and inconveniences in the home can be prevented.
Fire and Rescue NSW reported attending to 4,545 house fires in the period from 2008 to 2009. Out of this number, 1,054 were caused by unattended heat sources like foodstuffs on stoves while another 651 were caused by electrical short circuits. Without regular electrical maintenance schedules in place, or when an inexperienced homeowner or an unqualified electrician attempts to fix the household's faulty electrical system, further damages can be caused and the risk of putting family members' safety and health can significantly increase.
"Fortunately, there are many qualified people who do a great job and won’t charge the earth or pressure you into getting unnecessary electrical work done," says Everest Electrical's electricity experts in the news post. "Of course, the first step is finding a good electrician."
Here are Everest Electrical's guidelines for choosing a certified electrician to address household electrical needs and keep families safe from annoyances or safety hazards:
- Inspect the electrician's qualifications. "There are several operators out there who aren’t fully licensed electricians and who are offering their services for a cut rate price," explains the company's spokesperson. "While there’s no way to prove that such people are always bad at what they do, there’s just no point in taking a risk where electrical work is concerned."
(Consumers can check if their electrician is properly licensed by asking to see their electrical contractor’s licence, doing a licence check, or by calling NSW Fair Trading, an agency that safeguards consumers' rights and advises businesses on fair and ethical practice.)
- Homeowners should determine whether they are fully comfortable with their maintenance electrician. Sydney lists a number of contractors and finding a reputable one can be a challenge. "Many people distrust their own instincts, but instincts are there for a reason," the spokesperson points out in the news post. "If you feel that someone isn’t on the right level, then don’t hire them—it’s as simple as that. You need to trust your electrician to have your best interests in mind, and this means doing the job well, charging the right price (not too much or too little), and being respectful of your time."
- Observe regular electrical maintenance. Households should hire licenced electricians to periodically and consistently check whether all electrical wirings, appliances, fittings, switchboards, and other connections are in good working order.
- Ask for recommendations from trusted people. Close friends and family members will have their own experiences (both good and bad) with electricians and can pass on valuable information about the right electrical professionals to seek out.
Everest Electrical's electrician team services the Northern Beaches in Sydney as well as the North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, and all the way to Hornsby. Their domestic services include electrical repairs, smoke alarm installations, safety inspections, fault finding and rectification, and switchboard upgrades and relocations—all of which can ensure the prompt prevention of substantial inconveniences and serious safety hazards that may be present in a client's home.
"We take pride in every job we undertake, from changing a light globe to rewiring a house," assures Everest Electrical's representative. "We ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail, and service-minded attitudes."