Hiring an electrical contractor in Cape Town can be a daunting task. With overall service delivery lacking; the quality of workmanship dropping and the fees charged for services ever-increasing, finding a trustworthy, affordable electrician just isn’t as easy as it was back in the day.
In this article, we’ll be outlining a few of the key criteria that we feel you should look for before hiring just any electrician in Cape Town.
Hiring an electrical contractor
- License and Registration (please)
It is extremely important to make sure that the electrical contractor you hire is registered with the Electrical Contracting Board (ECB). An ECB registered electrician will offer a high standard of workmanship, as well as comply to regulations and safety stipulations.
Zero Tolerance Electrical is an ECB registered company and complies with all governmental and ECB regulations.
- Electrical Certificate of Compliance (C.O.C)
Additionally, it is important to make sure that the electrical system and wiring in your home conforms to government & ECB standards.
Zero Tolerance Electrical offers an electrical system inspection service, where we will come in and assess your home’s electrical wiring. Following inspection, we will provide you with an Electrical Certificate of Compliance.
- Insurance / Workmanship Guarantee
When hiring an electrical contractor, make sure they are able to offer you some sort of electrical work guarantee.
The spare parts installed on your property should also have their own manufacturers’ guarantee.
Zero Tolerance Electrical offers a 1-year installation guarantee for all of the work that we carry out, as well as the manufacturers guarantee for all electrical parts we use.
- References / Word of Mouth
It is always best to use a contractor that has a great track record, one that you can follow up on. The internet is a great resource for finding out more information about the contractor you have in mind.
Check out their website, find out what services they offer, if they provide free consultations and quotes, and if they are available 24/7 – in case of an electrical emergency.
Request a quote today, and while you’re there have a look at a few of our references.