Electricity plays a huge role in our everyday lives… to the point where it’s become something we can’t live without!
And when our electricity fails, we must enlist the help of an electrician.
That’s why when you have any residential or commercial electrical work coming up on the horizon, you’ll need to make sure you’re working with a professional.
We’ve put together this list of important questions you should always ask first.
1. Are you a licensed electrician?
The answer to this question must always be a big fat “YES”!
While it might sound like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised how many people simply assume their sparkie has all the necessary qualifications.
And we’re not just talking about their Electrician’s License either! What about their other qualifications?
At Briggs, we ensure that all the tradespeople who work for us are fully qualified and are electrician license holders. We’re also a proud member of the National Electrical and Communications Association.
Apart from the years of training and hands on experience, we’re constantly keeping up with the latest safety changes in the industry through Energy Safe Victoria.
Speaking of experience…
2. How many years of experience do you have?
Of course, every business has to start somewhere.
But as a family-run business based in Bayside, we are happy to say that we have been in the electrical business for quite some time now!
With more than 10 years in the industry, we have worked on a variety of domestic, commercial and industrial works and will continue to do so for many years to come!
3. Are you insured?
When it comes to us electrical contractors, it’s important to know that your electrician is accountable for the services they offer their clients.
That’s why our trade name is insured by Alliance Insurance for $25m. No matter what happens, you can be confident you won’t be left out-of-pocket for it!
4. Do you have a service warranty?
On a related note, you’ll want to make sure that if something is installed incorrectly that your electrician will be back to fix it.
And if they don’t, you run the risk of paying for problems yourself!
At Briggs Electrical, we know the value of good quality work. But in the event that something does not go the way it should, we have a five-year tradesman warranty to cover all of our work.
5. What type of domestic services do you offer?
When it comes to your domestic electrical needs, we are proud to cover the following and so much more:
- New wiring installations
- Safety switches
- Security system installation
- Lighting and power
- Alterations, additions, and repairs
After all, there’s nothing worse than jumping through all the hoops before realising that your sparkie can’t do what you need of them!
Do you need a domestic electrician in Richmond? Check out our list of residential services.
6. What commercial electrical services do you offer?
Similarly to domestic electrical jobs, you’ll want to ensure your commercial electrician is up to the task.
Unlike your run-of-the-mill domestic electrical work however, most commercial projects tend to be larger in scale. In fact, depending on your requirements, it can be many, many magnitudes larger!
Briggs offer a huge range of commercial electrical services, including:
- Lighting design and installation
- Security lights and sensors
- Data and telephone points
- CCTV / security camera installation
- 3 phase outlets
- Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
- Smoke detectors
- Repairs and troubleshooting
And that’s just the beginning. Whether you need a neon sign installed or a hi-capacity circuit for a piece of heavy machinery, we can do it for you.
7. Do you have any references or testimonials?
When you hire a new employee for your business, you’ll want references to prove they’re as good as they claim to be.
And the same goes for your electrician!
If you want to be sure that you’ve got the right person for the job, ask them what their past clients have said about our work. Alternatively, check their site or WOMO pages for reviews and testimonials. For example, you can check out our testimonials here.
8. What areas or suburbs do you service?
Immediately understanding your electrician’s service area will save you both time: there’s not point looking for an electrician in Geelong by searching “Melbourne”.
Briggs Electrical is proud of its sweeping service area that covers the entirety of Melbourne’s CBD and its south-east suburbs.
Though we are based primarily in Bayside, if you live anywhere in these areas, we’d be happy to provide residential and commercial electrical services!
9. Do you offer an emergency electrician service?
Electrical emergencies don’t clock-off at 5pm!
It’s difficult to live without power. So much of our lives revolve around electricity: our work, our entertainment and even our food to an extent all come to a dead stop when electrical emergencies strike.
If you’re looking for a sparkie, be sure to ask whether they offer out-of-hours emergency service. You never know when you might need it!
Do you have more questions for your local Richmond electrician?
Briggs Electrical has the answers!
If you have more questions for us or would like to learn more about our services, give us a call on 1300 300 222.
Alternatively, leave us a message and we’ll get back to you soon!