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Why You Should Always Use a Licensed Electrician


Using a licensed electrician for all electrical work is essential for safety reasons. We are a nation of ‘DIYers’ but when it comes to electricity it’s time to call in the professionals. Electricity should never be taken lightly – electrocution can kill you. According to Master Electricians Australia, many people in Australia have died in preventable electrical accidents each year, with hundreds more treated for a range of electricity-related incidents.

It’s The Law

In NSW all electrical work must be carried out by a licensed electrician, whether it’s a commercial, domestic or industrial job. To check if an electrician is licensed, go to the NSW Online Licence Check form and enter their licence number. When an electrician approaches Build Local to advertise with us we check their licence details and encourage home owners to conduct their own checks with Fair Trading . It is a requirement for all contractors to display their licence information on all advertising so you will find the licence numbers listed on advertising material and websites.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

The risks of working with electricity cannot be overstated. Electricity does not discriminate. Doing electrical work yourself or employing someone who is unlicensed and inexperienced can put you and your family at risk of injury or even death. A licensed electrician will ensure they meet relevant safety standards and use all appropriate safety measures.

Protect Your Home

Dodgy electrical work is not only dangerous, it could actually create more problems and worsen an existing situation. Your home is probably your most valuable possession – don’t take risks with it. House fires can be caused by shoddy electrical wiring. In addition, if your home has illegal wiring your may find you are not covered by your home building insurance policy. It’s not worth the risk.

Get Good Advice

A good licensed electrician will be able to advise you on the latest energy efficient strategies to help you save money on future power bills. Choosing a cheap, unlicensed electrician can be a false economy, possibly costing you money further down the track. Good advice can save you money on future repairs.

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October 31, 2014 |

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