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Tips on Hiring an Affordable Electrician in Singapore

(Last Updated On: November 5, 2020)

In Singapore, most homes and properties have many electrical appliances installed such as lights, air conditioners, and water heaters. Despite their benefits, these products can also bring many inconveniences when they malfunction and are in need of repair. In such cases, it is necessary to hire professional electrical installation services to repair or replace them immediately.  But if you have a limited budget then hiring a cheap electrical contractor who can complete your electrical repairs or installation work at the lowest price might be your best option. 

There are many risks involved with hiring a cheap electrician. An electrician that is not experienced may make mistakes which will be expensive to repair in the long term.  They might also use cheap materials which are not of good quality might only cause further electrical damage. To help you avoid substandard servicing, here are some electrical maintenance tips for when you want to hire cheap electric contractors.

 

Check If They Have The Proper License 

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One of the most important things you should remember when engaging any electrical services is to hire a licensed electrician. Fortunately, Singapore has three categories of licensed electrical workers based on their training, education, and type of work. 

There are many risks involved with hiring an unlicensed electrician. They may diagnose or fix your issues incorrectly as well as perform unsatisfactory quality work. To avoid such risks, it is recommended that you hire an electrician who is HDB-approved.

 

See If They Have The Necessary Permits

It is also important to ensure that the electrician you hire has the permits required for doing electrical repairs/installations. Although minor electrical troubleshooting services do not require permission from the local electricity board, major services such as distribution board replacements do.  Your electrician should also apply to the relevant bodies for permission so that the work they do can be inspected after their work is completed. Without a permit, it might be difficult to sell or lease your property in the future.

 

List Down All Your Required Electrical Works

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Most people require major electrical repair or installation work such as electrical wiring installation, and minor ones such as power socket replacement. But Instead of contacting an electrician repeatedly for each electrical problem you face, it is better to compile a list of all your required electrical works when requesting a quote. Take note also that Transportation fees are often a major part of the service charges, so the rates for the first hour of work are usually higher. Most electricians will charge less for the remaining time required for repairs.

 

Finalize Your Job Scope And Budget

To avoid increased expenses later, it is always advisable to finalize your job scope and budget when planning the electrical works that you require. You should also get a quote from multiple electrical contractors to compare their prices so that you can get a good deal. Before finalizing your order, the electrician you hire should also clearly specify the electrical components and materials which he will need. He must also specify his charges for the time spent doing repairs so that he can be compensated properly in case he goes overtime.  

 

Check Reviews And Recommendations

Hiring cheap electrical contractors who conduct poor quality work can lead to many problems. Therefore, you should check their reviews online to check the quality of their electrical services. Another option you can take when finding reliable electricians is to ask your contacts for recommendations.  There are many affordable electricians in Singapore who offer quality electrician services at affordable prices and are highly commended by many customers.

 

Conclusion

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With the factors mentioned above, you can now hire a licensed electrician to conduct high-quality works rather than hiring a cheap electrician without much experience. If you are looking for an electrician who can provide high-quality services that are also affordable, you can contact Daylight Electrician Singapore. We have many well-trained electricians who can render various electrical works at low costs. 

 

Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including emergency electrician service in Singapore. Our EMA Licensed electrician and electrical workers are EMA/BCA/IDA certified and 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 6653 6261. We offer a fast and efficient service to serve any of your electrical needs!

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