There’s no denying that some jobs around the house are best left to the experts. For example, if you need lighting installed, rewiring completed or a niggling electrical issue solved, a licensed electrician is likely to be much safer and efficient than a DIY effort.
That’s because it takes years of training and experience to carry out electrical work. A skilled electrician knows exactly how to avoid poorly executed electrical work that could put your home – and family – at risk.
But what qualities should you look for in an electrician, and where can you find the best in Canberra? Let’s find out.
What makes a great electrician?
We recommend keeping the following traits in mind when choosing an electrician.
- Relevant qualifications and licenses. In the ACT, all electrical contractors must be licensed. This give you the peace of mind that your electrician has the experience and training necessary to undertake both straightforward and complex electrical work.
- Knowledgeable. The best electricians know the ins and outs of the trade. From re-wiring to repairing light fixtures to electrical emergencies and everything in between, they should be confident in their expertise.
- Reliable. The best electricians turn up on time, every time. They don’t leave you waiting around. They arrive when they say they will and complete their work promptly.
- Transparent pricing. Your electrician should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected fees or charges.
- Reliable and respectful of your property. An electrician should arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – this means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum while being careful with your belongings.
The best electricians in Canberra – according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Complete Electrical Service is one of Canberra’s leading electrical service providers – and for good reason. Its team prides itself on using the highest quality products and materials, putting customer service first, and handling every project from start to finish.
Complete Electrical Service electricians are selected for their personality and electrical skills. They receive ongoing training in the latest techniques to ensure their work is safe, efficient and delivered to an outstanding standard.
Here’s what happy customer Paul had to say about his experience with Complete Electrical Service: “Excellent service. They were able to provide someone at short notice for a quote and at short notice again for repairs. The electricians were friendly, easy to talk to, did great work and unprompted offered some suggestions which I will be taking up to reduce my power bills. Gone in my phone as the go-to electricians.”
With two fully-qualified, licensed electricians on staff, Harrison’s Electrical Canberra can install, repair, and maintain the electrics in your home or commercial space.
Harrison’s Electrical guarantees superior customer service, and will always turn up on time to provide outstanding workmanship. Your safety is their number one concern, and they’ll do everything possible to keep your home in working order for as long as possible.
Mark Rawstorn is an experienced electrician providing electrical installation, maintenance, and repair to both homes and commercial spaces. Mark always strives to develop professional, friendly relationships with his clients, and provide them with top-quality electrical services.
Mark only uses brands such as Clipsal and HPM for new electrical equipment. Although these aren’t always the cheapest option, they are the best quality, and will continue functioning properly for years – rather than months.
Mark Rawstorn Electrical operates five days a week, plus Saturday by appointment, and on Sunday in emergency situations.
Family-owned and operated, JM Electrical Solutions offers 24-hour, 7-days electrical services to the Canberra region. In addition to their electrical services, their expert team offers air-conditioner supply and installation.
With no hidden fees, a friendly attitude, and years of experience, you can rest easy knowing JM Electrical Solutions will keep your home – and family – safe from electrical damage.