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An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. You can check out the prices of normal electrical jobs in our home electrical works and repair cost guide.

Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. They specialize in construction primarily install wiring systems into factories, businesses and new homes.

Electrical jobs can be dangerous if not handled properly. Some small electrical jobs can be done easily via DIY methods, others require more complex repairing tools and experience. Consider the things that can go wrong, from fire to serious injury, hiring an electrical contractor seems like a wise investment.

Electricians may work in one of the following areas, depending on their niche: appliancescables, networks & telephoneslight wiringoutlets, panels, switches & wiringwater filtration, and water heaters.

What services do electricians provide?

An electrical contractor plans, installs and repairs wiring in structures.

The professional may work main contractors, sub-contractors, interior designers to architects to determine the specific electrical needs for the project. They also make sure the electrical works are adhered to the building code.

Most electricians offer services including:

  • Electrical wiring projects (buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment)
  • Circuit breaker installation and repair
  • Electrical repair and installation
  • Electrical inspection
  • Generator installation, exhaust fan installation
  • Electrical Outlet & Light Switch Installation
  • Installation of new electrical components or the maintenance
  • Repair of existing electrical infrastructure
  • Upgrade existing electrical systems and repair electrical equipment
  • Light installations
  • Outlet and socket installations
  • Ceiling fan installations
  • Commercial electrical installations of distribution boards, circuit breakers and other electrical works.

Electricians usually work with complementary partners in the home industries that can offer a complete solution for you, including interior designers, home theatre system, smart homes, and air-conditioning and cooling.

Tips on Hiring an Electrician

With hundreds of electricians to choose from, choosing the best one can take some effort. There are factors you want to consider, some of which are listed below:

  • Compare experience of electricians: A good electrician can save you time and effort, and though they may charge more, they may eventually save you money because they take lesser time and effort to fix the error. 
When in doubt, choose the more experienced electrician over the cheaper one. Electrical problems are a leading source of house fires, and that’s not something you want to take a chance with.
  • Compare at least three quotations: Three to five quotes is perfect. Compare prices, but remember to take experience into account.
  • What type of electrician are they: There are generally two types of electricians: those who do repair work and those who specialize in new construction. Be clear about the job so that the electrician you’re talking with knows what sort of work you need done.
  • Look at their portfolio and previous projects: You can view and ask about their past experience regarding your scope of work.

Questions to Ask Prospective Electrical Contractor

  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded? An insured and bonded contractor protects is the best, ensuring both parties get protected. If someone gets hurt at the worksite, insurance keeps you from being held liable.Likewise, if your property is damaged during the course of the work, you can be reasonably sure of being compensated for any loss. Being sure to use a licensed contractor means that you can expect things to be done up to code without having to tear everything out.

In Singapore, the regulating body is EMA. You can find out more about electrician licenses at https://www.ema.gov.sg/Licensees_Licensed_Workers_Installation_Licences.aspx.
  • Have you completed home projects similar to mine? You may want to view the results of your electrician’s work before committing to hiring. If possible, talk to their previous customers regarding their experience with the electrical contractor, how easy they were to communicate with, and whether or not they would use them again.
  • What certifications do you have? – Different electrical projects require different levels of expertise. Just because an electrician knows how to replace a breaker panel doesn’t mean that he also knows how to install a home automation system. 

Making sure their level of expertise and certification is at the level required can save trouble from arising during the process. Should they be using subcontractors, be sure that the person with the certification will be the one doing the job.
  • What is the start date, end date of the project, and possible obstacles during the electrical project? Is it best to have these details to ensure the project goes on smoothly.
  • Do you use subcontractors for the work? Some electrical projects are bigger and require subcontractors to work on the project. Importantly, make sure the subcontractors are insured too.
  • What’s included in the estimate? Clarifying this upfront clarifies and solves most of the potential problems. It’s not unusual for an electrician’s estimate not to include repairing drywall that had to be removed to get at the electrical system. Discuss every single detail, such as possible areas of extra charges to job clean-up and other complementary work.
  • Do you offer a guarantee or warranty? Good electricians usually stand behind their work, giving warranty for a period of time. With installing fixtures, some will offer a warranty on the fixture only if they bought it through their own accounts.

Common Electrical Repairs

All around the world, some electrical repairs are more common than the others. Below is a list of more common electrical repairs you may encounter at home:

  • Blown Circuits: Blown circuits typically happens when there is a surge of electrical usage, usually caused by having too many appliances plugged into one outlet. The wiring along that line can’t take the load and the breaker trips into the off position. A quick way to fix this is to unplug some of the appliances and reset the breaker switch.
  • Redundant Wiring: Some homeowners install their own electrical systems, making changes without removing old wiring. A light fixture that was moved may be wired correctly, but if the old wires weren’t removed they could be a fire hazard hiding within your walls or ceiling. Removing old wiring involves cutting through the drywall, locating the redundant systems, and physically removing the wire.In this case you may need to contact a home electrical inspector, and the repairing or removing of dangerous wires ranges depending on how big the project is.

Electrical Terms

It is best to familiarise yourself with some of the jargons electricians may use. Here are some common electrical terms to help you understand:

  • Amps or Amperage – Used to describe how large an electrical current, this is the strength of the flow of electricity. The higher the amps, the stronger the flow.
  • Main circuit breaker – Circuit breaker “breaks” the circuit whenever it detects a high surge in electrical usage. Also called a breaker box or electrical panel, it prevents fire at home by stopping the current whenever it is too high.
  • Current – This is the electricity coming into your home from the power company.
  • Voltage – This is a measure of the potential power provided from a source such as a battery or the power company. Various appliances will use step-down transformers or converters to allow only a certain amount of voltage through.
  • Watts – Watts are a measure of electrical power. The lower the watts an appliance consume, the less power it uses.

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