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Helpful tips to finding the right electrician in Bondi and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs!
If you need any electrical work done in your home, it is important that you hire a licensed electrician. In New South Wales, electricians are regulated by NSW Fair Trading and there are a couple of different types of licences available.
- An individual contractor licence
- A company/partnership licence
Additionally, there are certifications available.
- A Qualified Supervisor Certificate for Electrical Work
- Disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment
Individual licences have to be renewed every three years, and company/partnership licenses expire after one to three years, so it is important that you check the dates
If an apprentice performs any electrical work on your home, a licensed electrician with a Qualified Supervisor Certificate must supervise him or her.
As you can see, the requirements are for electricians in New South Wales are quite strict and it is important that anyone you hire have the appropriate documentation.
What an Electrician Does
Electricians can perform many jobs in the home including,
Rewiring – Rewiring is quite common in older buildings which were badly wired during construction. Brick buildings are often more expensive to rewire because of limited access.
Electrical repairs – Over time, the electrical outlets in your home may become damaged and need to be replaced. A licensed electrician can perform all electrical repairs including repairing wiring and replacing power points.
Safety Switches – Safety switches are extremely important as they protect you and your family from damaged wiring, faulty appliances and power surges. A safety switch monitors the flow of electricity through the circuit and trips when any electrical current escapes from the system.
Lighting – An electrician can install, repair, or replace lighting in your home or commercial property.
Wiring – If you are having a new home built, you will need a qualified electrician to wire the entire property and install all electrical outlets and elements.
Power points – It is illegal for anyone other than a qualified electrician to repair or replace power points. An electrician can also help you decide how many power points you need and where they should be located in a new construction.
Switchboards – Used to route electricity through all parts of a building and protect you from electrocution, switchboards should only be installed by a licensed electrician. When troubleshooting, switchboards can be used to help find faulty appliances and wiring.
Other things that electricians are qualified to do include, installing solar power systems, back up generators and uninterruptable power supplies.
If you are looking for a reliable electrician in Bondi, you can also try a listed member from the Tradebusters Connect Eastern Suburbs local business directory. The details of our pick of the Best 3 Electricians in Bondi Sydney are listed here and you can contact them directly.