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A licensed electrician can maintain and install electrical and power systems around your home. Choosing an electrician is important as they ensure that your space is safe to live to in. Continue Reading...

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Service Today

    Service Today · includes 18 listings

    4.2 from 3,378 reviews

    Featured review: Showed up on time - finished on time and didn’t charge a dollar more then what was quoted. Service was incredible as well - I’ll promote your business to other. Attentive as well, felt like everyone involved in the process wanted to make sure we were being taken care of.

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    • Customer Service
      4.4 (587)
    • Timeliness
      4.5 (573)
    • Job Satisfaction
      4.3 (543)
    • Rates and Fees
      3.6 (560)
    Jim's Electrical
    • Award Winner 2021
    • 2020

    Jim's Electrical

    4.8 from 417 reviews

    Latest review: Not happy with the service. The tradesman was not familiar with what had to be done. He should not have attempted to do the job if he didn’t know the correct way to fit this item. I will not use this

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      4.8 (133)
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      4.9 (126)
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      4.6 (131)
    ElecFirst Electricians
    • Award Winner 2021

    ElecFirst Electricians

    4.7 from 1,055 reviews

    If you're seeking a polite electrician who will arrive at your Melbourne property in a timely manner, ElectFirst Electricians are a highly-rated and reliable service.

    • Outstanding customer service

    • Contactable 24/7

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      4.8 (96)
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      4.7 (95)
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      4.2 (92)
    Expert Electrical

    Expert Electrical

    4.9 from 111 reviews

    Latest review: From the sales to the post installation processes, Expert Electrical were professional and helpful. They provided a quality system at a competitive price. We would gladly recommend Expert Electrical

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      5.0 (104)
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      5.0 (101)
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      4.9 (98)
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      4.8 (89)
    Local Ontime Electrician
    • Award Winner 2021

    Local Ontime Electrician

    4.8 from 139 reviews

    As you might've guessed from the name, Ontime won't leave you waiting. Electricians are committed to providing service that is prompt and 'on time'.

    • Consistently 'Ontime'

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      4.9 (127)
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      4.8 (126)
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      4.9 (117)
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      4.5 (114)
    Inline Plumbing & Electrical

    Inline Plumbing & Electrical

    4.7 from 228 reviews

    Latest review: The technician's efficiency, courtesy and willingness to assist and inform us was second to none. We are and elderly couple who were coming from a very bad and unpleasant experience with another

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      4.9 (87)
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    Service Today

      Service Today · includes 18 listings

      4.2 from 3,378 reviews

      Featured review: Showed up on time - finished on time and didn’t charge a dollar more then what was quoted. Service was incredible as well - I’ll promote your business to other. Attentive as well, felt like everyone involved in the process wanted to make sure we were being taken care of.

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      • Customer Service
        4.4 (587)
      • Timeliness
        4.5 (573)
      • Job Satisfaction
        4.3 (543)
      • Rates and Fees
        3.6 (560)
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      What do electricians do?

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      Electricians undertake a range of tasks, including diagnosing faults, practical tasks, and restoring electrical connections. Read on to find out more about the different types of specialised services provided by electricians - that cater to different needs.

      Lighting

      Electricians can install anything from a humble lightbulb to fancier, more complicated light fixtures such as LED lights, downlights and sensor lights. Changing a lightbulb is as simple as taking the old light bulb out of the socket and replacing it with a new one. Alternatively, light installations need to be hard-wired into the ceiling and connected to a light switch.

      Alarm installation

      If you’re often away from home and worried about potential break-ins, employing a licensed electrician to install a safety system can bring about peace of mind. Electricians are also able to install hard-wired smoke detectors, which are twice as reliable as battery-only detectors as they have two sources of power. Hard-wired smoke detectors are connected directly to the power mains in the house and also have a back-up battery source.

      Rewiring

      Sparking outlets, buzzing sounds coming from the walls, and constant blown fuses are all signs that your house may need rewiring. Additionally, if your house hasn’t been rewired for the past few decades, an inspection by a licensed electrician can ensure your electric connection is safe and working as it should be.

      Cabling

      If you prefer to do things old school, hiring an electrician to install cabling can take the burden off your shoulders. From installing telephone and data cabling to broadband and Foxtel cabling, electricians can turn a complex job into a breeze.

      Emergency electrical services

      You can hire an emergency electrician to assist with services such as attending to a power outage or exposed wiring. In emergency situations, it’s best not to wait. Although there may be an added emergency fee, the damage could far increase and in the long run, result in further costs. For example, not attending to exposed or damaged electrical wiring could result in a fire being started.

      DIY electrical work: what can I do without a license?

      Saving some cash with DIY electrical work might sound appealing but in reality, there’s limited work you can do without a license. If it’s anything other than changing a lightbulb, assume that it’s not safe to attempt - especially if it involves handling wiring.

      Doing electrical work without a license, such as changing an outlet or a light fixture is also dangerous and illegal. Worst case scenario, you’ll be hit with a hefty fine or even imprisonment if your work results in the harm or death of others.

      If you’ve previously worked as an electrician and feel you have the knowledge to do DIY work in your home, then you could possibly do your minor electrical work around the house - but this comes with the disclaimer that there may be safety regulations and insurance issues around doing so.

      How does an electrician become qualified?

      Ultimately, hiring a local electrician will benefit you more than your non-qualified but well-intentioned uncle who offers to help will.

      Becoming a licensed electrician usually involves completing a TAFE course, plus years of on the job training - which is in the form of a four-year apprenticeship.

      After a fledgling electrician has completed an apprenticeship there are different levels that electricians work up to - meaning they become qualified to do different types of work. A level 1 is an electrician who has completed an apprenticeship and has a limited amount of experience.

      A level 2 electrician has more experience than a level 1 electrician and can be trusted to complete a variety of tasks, including meter installation, and disconnecting and connecting a power supply. A level 3 electrician is the most advanced type of electrician and is also referred to as a master electrician.

      How do I choose an electrician?

      Seek referrals from friends and family and read through reviews to ensure that your electrician is qualified, experienced and insured. Shop around a little and seek quotes from various companies to get an idea of electricians prices and rates - but be aware that to get a proper grasp of how much a job will cost, some companies will need to send out electricians to assess the situation first before to provide a thorough quote.

      There are also different types of electrical companies and types of electricians. For your electrical repairs to your home, you’ll be seeking a residential electrician. You might come across other types of electricians called commercial electricians, but this type of electrician isn’t suitable for the home.

      A commercial electrician is pretty similar to a residential electrician, similar tasks are carried out except in a commercial setting (offices, shopping centres), instead of homes.

      How much do electricians charge per hour?

      The cost varies depending on the service and the area that you live in. On average, you can expect to be charged around $60-$100 an hour. The price will be bumped up for emergency and after-hours call-outs.

      Emergency call-out fees can reach up to double the amount of a standard call-out fee and if an electrician advertises a $0 emergency fee, it usually means there’s a higher hourly rate.

      Commonly asked questions:

      Why are electricians so expensive?

      Electricians charge prices that many may find to be expensive because they do dangerous work that not just anyone can do, and they receive wages to reflect the fact that they provided a skilled service. Even for the most qualified electricians, there is still the potential for harm.

      For example, there is always a risk of electrocution. Electricians go through risks so that you don’t have to. Essentially, being an electrician is dangerous, and the price they charge reflects this.

      What tools do electricians use?

      Electricians come with an arsenal of tools so that they are prepared for whatever job they encounter. Same basic tools that an electrician will carry around with them include wire strippers, wrench set, hammer, and tape set.