At Blackout Electric we have had years of experience in the industry and can provide valuable tips to help save you money and keep your household safe from electrical hazards. So, before you attempt a DIY lighting upgrade or delay having those flickering lights fixed, here are some things to take on board.
1. Don't DIY
A seasoned DIYer might be tempted to think because they’ve plumbed their own kitchen tap that carrying out their own electrical is within their DIY capabilities. However, we suggest asking yourself; is saving a bit of money really worth the extra time, stress and safety? Electrical work can be dangerous if you are not trained on the specifics, and a simple mistake can lead to electrocution or cause an electrical fire.
2. Call an electrician before buying an old home
If you are looking to buy an old home, you should be aware of the risk involved in terms of your electrical safety. If the home is more than 30 years old, it is likely it will need a complete re-wire. This is because the old wiring can be dangerous. Calling an electrician to help assess the quality of the home’s current electrical before your buy can help provide clarity in regards to how much electrical work will need to be done to ensure the home is safe.
3. Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean the best
When you are looking to hire an electrician for the first time, it is important you understand cheap isn't always best. A quality electrician will charge you a fair price and will make an effort to recommend suggestions to improve the electricity efficiency of your home. Reviews are an excellent indicator as to whether the electrician delivers a quality service, as they come from the perspective of real customers. Check out our reviews on Google and No Cowboys.
4. We offer a warranty on our work
As electricians, we have undergone years of supervised training and education to be able to work in our industry. The tasks are often dangerous and can leave an untrained individual at risk of electrocution. An electrician who has been working in the industry for years has the experience to be able to get the job done without compromising on quality. Therefore, for your reassurance, Blackout will offer a warranty on our work.
5. We’re here to help
When you book an electrician, we have a lot of responsibility to ensure we leave your home as safely as possible. As a result, sometimes, what may seem like a simple job from the outset, can end up taking longer than expected. This is because additional work is required to ensure your home is safe and your family is protected from electrical hazards.
If you're looking for an electrician who has your best interests at heart and offers a quality service give Blackout Electric a call.