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Guide On Selecting A HDB Approved Electrician In Singapore

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HDB electricians are professionals licensed to perform electrical works by the Singapore Housing Development Board (HDB). Services which these electricians provide include light switch servicing, power socket/power point installations, electrical troubleshooting services, and many others. Therefore, if you are residing in an HDB flat and are currently facing issues such as a power trip, you can ask an HDB electrician to resolve them for you.

HDB electricians are divided into three classes namely:

  1. Electricians authorized to conduct electrical installations and repairs with a maximum scale of 45 kVA.
  2. Electrical technicians authorized to conduct electrical work with a maximum scale of 150 kVA in design and 500 kVA in operation.
  3. Electrical engineers authorized to conduct electrical repairs and replacements and other works with no scale limit.

To confirm if the professional you are hiring is licensed, check if they have the proper HDB license card. This should include their name, photo, license number, identity card number, date of issuance, and period of validity. Doing this will help ensure that the HDB or emergency electrician you have engaged with is indeed qualified to conduct various forms of electrical works.

If you are still unsure about the qualifications of the electrician you are hiring, you can try doing the following:


  • Check Their Company’s Reviews and Ratings

Thanks to the Internet, many electrical maintenance companies in Singapore today are subjected to more inspection. As a result, most have reviews and ratings about them listed online. Therefore, when verifying your electrician’s eligibility to conduct electrical servicing, try reading the reviews about their company online. That way, you will have a much better idea of the quality of their work.


  • Seek Recommendations


Another way to find a properly licensed electrician is by asking for recommendations from friends, relatives, and associates. This is likely to help you get a properly qualified professional since most people in Singapore tend to engage electrical services.

One advantage of seeking recommendations is that people tend to be more honest offline. Therefore you are likely to get a more accurate idea of a particular electrician’s prices, professionalism, quality of work, and many other vital information.


  • Conduct A Background Check

Another thing you can do when hiring an HDB electrician for maintenance work is performing a background check on the company they are supposedly employed with. This includes verifying their profile, the number of employees they have, their certifications, and portfolio of electrical works. You can also try to check if they have conducted proper screening of their employees. By doing so, you will be able to confirm the eligibility of the electrician you are about to hire.


  • Review Their Prices

Before engaging with an HDB electrician’s electrical services, make sure to compare their quotes with those of other electricians and contractors. It is important that the prices of the electrician in consideration does not heavily exceed those of other professionals. Furthermore, prices for minor work such as light driver replacement should be fairly reasonable.

The electrician or electrical contractor you intend to engage with should also provide a rough pricing for the work that you require, as well as a time frame for its completion. This will help you see whether they are capable of drafting an estimate.




If you are in search of a reliable electrician to solve your HDB electrical issues, feel free to hire one from Daylight Electrician Singapore. We make sure that our electricians are properly licensed and well-trained to perform various electrical works. See our price list to get an overview of their servicing costs.


Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including emergency electrician service in Singapore. Our network of electrical workers and EMA licensed electricians are specially trained to execute all kinds of electrical repairs and works including electrical installation such as light installation, ceiling fan installation, power failure recovery as well as electrical wiring and rewiring, power socket, electrical switches, light switches and DB Box replacement . We have over 10 years of electrician experience and have done thousands of electrical works for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB electrician) and commercial electrician. We are the highly recommended electrician in Singapore with many happy customers and positive reviews over the years both on Google and Facebook. WhatsApp us at +65 8241 0032 for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your electrical needs or Call us at +65 6909 9921. We offer a fast and efficient service to serve any of your electrical needs!

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