If you are an avid DIY enthusiast chances are that you have tried your hand at all kinds of different chores around the house. But please take my advice when it comes to electrical work hire a Brisbane electrician. If you have a sudden urge to retile the bathroom, great I can probably recommend several websites and books with instructions on how to correctly lay tile so it does not look like a small child was let loose with a box of post it notes. Rerouting the fuse box is a different story and really should be left to a professional.
Electrician in Brisbane have to go through several years of school plus 4 or 5 years of training as apprentices before they are allowed to receive a license to mess around with the potential danger of your electrical wiring. Consider for a moment that the current wandering around the walls in your home can easily kill an elephant if it touched the wrong spot and you may begin to understand why a DIYer with a lick of sense calls in the experts when sparks fly.
Brisbane Electricians have to have a current license renewed every year, solid insurance and the best ones are even bonded. All of this adds up to a guarantee your house will not burn down around your ears because of a novice mistake. Or at least if it does it will be paid for anyway.
Just like with any contractor you need to be diligent when choosing an electrician to do a job for you. For most electrical jobs a permit must be filed and the work inspected so getting an electrician with the right paperwork is not just for your own peace of mind.
A good place to look for an electrician is the local union hall. The members of the local union will often need to keep up on new trends and certifications that some who are not in a union may miss out on.
Ask around your friends and co workers for recommendations as well. Chances are if someone you know was happy with a job well done then you will be also. But do not hire your sister’s friend’s cousin to do the work unless he has great references and current licenses.
The best way to handle an electrical job is to choose 3 or 4 Brisbane electricians and have them bid on the job. You have already made sure they all are licensed; bonded and insured this is a good way to also ensure the lowest price.
Never attempt an electrical job as a DIY project. Electrical jobs are dangerous and should be done by a professional Brisbane electrician.