There’s nothing more essential than an electrical contractor who provides full services including emergency repairs. The need is for a contractor who can deal with any situation affecting your premises, particularly with valuable commercial premises and residential buildings. The best commercial approach is to define exactly what you need, and match the electrical services to the requirements.
Defining your needs
Emergency work is for experts only. The difference between emergency services and regular service is one of the best ways of describing what’s required from an electrical contractor. The emergency services you need are based on your installations and systems.
If you’re in the business, industry or services sectors, the type and value of those systems are the defining issues. Because power and electrical systems are naturally integrated, you need electricians able to work with the whole installation suite of systems if required. Electrical problems can seriously damage commercial installations, and part of the emergency work is to prevent further damage, particularly on big systems.
Servicing these complex systems in an emergency can be a major, and sometimes dangerous, operation. Dealing with electrical hazards, fumes and power failures are other possible onsite issues. The need is for a company which has all these capabilities built in to its standard emergency response services.
Checklist for selecting an electrical contractor
It’s a good idea to research emergency electrical services contractors. You’re looking for guarantees of good service when you need it.
Emergency electrical services must:
Have guaranteed communication access to service personnel (not phone answering services)
Provide an all-areas service (This indicates a high service capacity, able to deal with emergencies as part of their basic operating structure)
Be absolutely reliable regarding immediate attendance
Demonstrate good quality of service and professional ethics
Have their emergency services managed by licensed master electricians
Demonstrate the ability to fully service your premises and the types of installation you have, including power systems and mains connections
This is a basic outline of a fully competent emergency electrical service which can meet all your needs. The best managed emergency electrical services will have no difficulty meeting all these criteria.
Making a decision
The most reliable way to make a decision about choosing the right contractor for your emergency services is consultation. You’ll be able to see how the contractor responds to the requirements of the job, and ask some questions.
The right contractor will:
Provide a full upfront statement of emergency services, contact information and fees, proving good business practices.
Want to carry out a full inspection of the installations and wiring. (Which any truly competent electrician will want to do as a contractual necessity, to familiarize themselves with the job.)
Advise you regarding any safety and upgrade requirements after inspection. (This is a very valuable service. Experts can see problems before they happen, and old wiring and installations can be real risks. Some fittings and installations may also not be compliant with safety regulations, another potential hazard.)
You can now be sure you’ve found the right electrical repairs contractor. You’ll find you’ll never regret your choice.
At Platinum Electrical, we specialise in electrical repairs, maintenance and installations across Sydney, Melbourne and more. For more information or to get a quote, visit Electricians.