Finding the right commercial electrician for your business depends on asking the right questions and doing the right research.
There are a large number of unlicensed and inexperienced operators in the Sydney market so it’s important to be able to distinguish between them and the good operators.
At Rotric we have developed the following six questions to assist you in gathering the right information, so you can make the right decision when choosing a commercial electrician.
1. Understand your business’ needs first
It’s important to clearly define your business’ needs before looking into which is the right commercial electrical contractor to fill them. Are you undertaking a major remodelling of the office? Or is it only a minor renovation? Do you only need help with lighting or is it a wide range of commercial electrical services you are looking for?
Another important aspect is the timeframe. What is your timeframe for needing everything completed? Scheduling is important for both your business and the electrical contractor and this can also effect pricing, so try to allow plenty of time to complete the desired work.
2. The Right Commercial Electrical Contractor is Licensed and Insured
Never hire a commercial electrician that isn’t fully licensed and insured for the work they are doing.
This is essential because it demonstrates that the electricians working on your project have gone to the effort of receiving and maintaining their electrical certifications, are up-to-speed on the latest electrical codes and are competent to perform the work you need them to do.
The insurance is also critical in case accidents occur. These are absolute baseline requirements that your electrical contractor must meet for safety and quality reasons.
3. How Long has Your Electrical Contractor Been in the Business
This is another good indicator of whether or not you’re selecting a competent electrician. The longer an electrical contractor has been in business the better, for two very important reasons:
- They will have amassed a great deal of experience working in a wide range of environments and..
- Any company that has been in the business for a long time has kept their customers happy and done a considerable amount of repeat business, or they would have gone out of business long ago.
Rotric has been serving customers across Sydney for more than four decades, and we have a very long list of happy customers because we’ve put safety, high-quality work and our customers’ needs first on every job.
4. Always Get References
The best commercial electrical contractors will not hesitate to provide references for you to check so you can ask other clients about the quality of their work and their customer service. Avoid dealing with any contractor that doesn’t want to provide references.
When you receive references, make sure to call and ask questions about the contractor’s quality of work, professionalism, attention to detail and any other specifics that are similar to the job that you need to have done.
5. How Detailed is the Quote?
It’s important to get at a couple of quotes from different commercial electrical contractors, so you can see where the market sits on your particular scope of work. When you receive the quotes, make sure to look carefully at how detailed they are and how well they explain what each item is.
The right commercial electrical contractor will provide a highly detailed quote that outlines exactly what each expense is after having examined your needs in person. Ask all the questions you need to!
6. Check Online Resources
During this process, make sure to double check all the online references you can: The company’s website testimonials, online review sources like google review, social media accounts, Linkedin etc.to see if there is an active online trail
The above should provide you with a good base of knowledge for when you begin your search for a highly qualified commercial electrician in Sydney. It pays to be thorough initially because when a job is done poorly you will be up for more money in call backs or re-starts as well as putting your staff at risk.
If you have any further questions, contact us at Rotric for assistance 🙂
02 9958 1043