Finding a reliable electrician in Brisbane (or the surrounding South East Queensland areas such as Gold Coast including Yatala and Logan) means doing your research before picking up the phone and hiring the first local electrician you come across. Simply asking Google to find an ‘electrician near me’ will only list those who are good at SEO and marketing, not necessarily reputable. At Sunshine State Electrical, we want you to find the best electrician to meet your needs, so we’ve compiled a list of ways to help you make the right decision. After all, the cheapest quotes or those at the top of the search results online, doesn’t always mean the best electrical work. And when we’re talking about power, wouldn’t you know that your home or business is the safest hands? It’s time to become a super sleuth, here’s what you should be looking for before hiring any electrician in Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
- Are they licensed?
In Australia, whether your local electrician is installing powerpoints or RCD testing and tagging, electricians are required to be licensed. You wouldn’t want a residential electrician with no industrial experience carrying out industrial switchboard schematics. And even the most basic electrical jobs are not designed to be undertaken by your Uncle Bob because once upon a time he was an electrical apprentice.
- What do other Brisbane locals say about their electrical services?
Ask your friends and family about reliable electricians in Brisbane. Most of the work we get here at Sunshine State Electrical we undertake is because of recommendations via word of mouth. We may be called out to an electrical emergency or rewire a house and the customers end up being thrilled with the appliance wiring or switchboard upgrades they want to tell everyone. And that’s how we get most of our business, satisfied customers tell friends, or leave recommendations and reviews on social media.
If you’re a manager of South East Queensland business, talk to building contractors, tradies or work colleagues to find out who they used. Most people love to be seen as solution providers, so will be happy to recall the details of reliable electricians they’ve used.
- What are people saying about local electricians on Google?
Google is the world’s most popular search engine so if anyone is reviewing or rating your local Brisbane electrician, you’ll be able to find it when you carry out an internet search. Whether you’re looking for an electrician to repair storm damage or troubleshoot power surges, if you ask Google to find a reliable electrician near me, you will be presented with a list of electricians in your area—in no particular order. Here you can access their websites if they have one, get contact details and even see what their Google rating is.
Please note: Electricians that don’t have star ratings maybe because they didn’t realise the power of star-ratings and how much it influences consumer decisions.
The more 5-star reviews a company has, the higher their star-rating. This is a quick way to determine an electrician’s overall performance and how happy their customers are. To delve even deeper, read what people are saying.
- Do they offer fixed pricing?
There’s nothing more disappointing than hiring a tradesperson to carry out a job, getting an estimate and then finding out they forgot to mention you had to pay extra for parts, or it took longer than they estimated and suddenly you’re scrambling for finances. At Sunshine State Electrical. We pride ourselves on providing transparent quotes and if we give you a fixed price, we’ll stick to it! If something needs to be carried out that comes as a surprise to us, we’ll always discuss it with you before carrying out any unauthorised work.
- How does the quote pricing compare to others?
Always get in contact with a few Brisbane Electricians close to where you live and ask for quotes. For example; if you live in the North Gold Coast area, reach out to an electrician in Yatala (or a company that services a wider area such as South East Queensland), because you don’t want to pay extra for travel, no matter how good they claim to be.
Compare quotes, but don’t just go for the cheapest. If all quotes are fairly similar, then weigh up the points we’ve discussed above. If there’s one super cheap quote and the others are around the same price point, you need to ask questions. Find out if everything is included in the quote, check their online presence, ask what people are saying about them. Cheapest doesn’t always mean the best.
- Do they guarantee their work?
A reliable electrician will always warranty their work. There’s nothing worse than hiring an electrician who claims to have fixed a household appliance and two minutes after they’ve left, it stops working. At Sunshine State Electrical, we are so sure that our work is of the highest standards, that in the unlikely case anything goes wrong after we’ve left, we’ll come back and fix it for free.
- Are they on social media?
Always take a quick look at any electrician’s social presence, the behind the scenes photos and comments from customers will give you some insight into the type of company you’re dealing with.
We have provided this information on finding a reliable electrician because we want to make sure that when you hire a company, you’re getting the best possible service available. At Sunshine State Electrical, we service a wide area from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. We are fully licensed and insured and highly skilled in residential, commercial and industrial work. So whether it’s emergency repairs, fibre optics installation or anything in between, you’ll get genuine pricing and service with a smile.
Contact Sunshine State Electrical today for a quote for your next electrical project.