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When should I seek the services of an electrician?

Whereas you can quickly fix some problems like replacing a broken or flickering lightbulb, others will require the services of a trained and licensed professional. Knowing when to seek professional assistance is important. Your security and that of your home and property depends on it. Therefore, if the problem at hand is out of the reach of your DIY prowess, you should call a licensed electrician.
Some common electrical situations that require an electrician include;

1. Installing or extending electrical connections in your home.
2. Installing & replacing electrical outlets.
3. Electrical panel upgrades.
4. Installing or repairing a ceiling fan.
5. Light fixture and replacement.

In short, whenever there is an electrical project in and around your home, call a certified electrician to be safe.

How to check if your local electrician is licensed?

Choosing the right electrician can be difficult but your first step can take into account their electrical license. If the service provider is licensed you can be assured that they will meet minimum safety and quality required by the state.

To check the validity of professional licence, you can use the following tools:

South Australia

Verify SA license


Verify TAS license

Australian Capital Territory

Verify ACT license

Northern Territory

Verify NT license

What are good traits of a local electrician?

Deciding to work with an electrician is just the first step; you have to work with a licensed electrician. Here is why;
1. Safety
Safety is arguably the most important reason to work with a licensed electrician. Just as handling electrical projects by yourself compromises your safety, working with an unqualified electrician will put you, your home and those in it in danger.
2. Excellent work
A professional electrician is experienced, well versed and well equipped to handle your project for the best possible results. Therefore, you are guaranteed to receive and enjoy an excellent job.
3. Up to standard job
The Australian government has stringent measures and codes covering all electrical activities carried out within its borders. A licensed electrician will ensure the project meets all the set standards when the local inspector comes calling.
4. Reliability
Working with a licensed electrician means you can rely on the installed or repaired electrical systems to run effectively for an extended period. Therefore, you won’t have to seek the services of another electrician soon.