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What Types of Jobs Can an Electrician Do?

June 23, 2023
What Types of Jobs Can an Electrician Do?

A qualified electrician has a crucial role in ensuring your home is secure, cosy, and functioning safely, especially when you discover defective wiring, a flickering light bulb, strobing LED fittings, or you want a complete rewire of the electrical system. There are other tasks an electrician can perform besides basic wiring and installs. We'll cover the various tasks an electrician can perform in this blog post, together with things to consider before hiring one.

What types of jobs can an electrician do?

1. Residential Electrical Services

Electricians are experts in residential electrical services because they can install, repair, and maintain a range of lighting and electrical systems. That includes indoor lighting, outdoor security lighting, electrical switchboard upgrades, home automation systems, and more. They also provide services for additions or renovations so new outlets can be added. They also repair faulty electrical circuits and troubleshoot electrical issues.

2. Commercial Electrical Services

Electricians are highly qualified professionals specialising in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. They handle a variety of projects including wiring, lighting, communications and more. The efficient installation of complex electrical systems on large scale commercial projects is a precision task best handled by qualified electricians. Their expertise allows them to work on a range of site-specific projects, such as schools, hospitals, office buildings and other commercial infrastructure.

3. Industrial Electrical Services

Industrial electrical jobs are part of the service offered by electricians. They can help businesses install heavy machinery properly, and provide guidance on how to maintain electrical safety standards. Electricians conduct routine audits to assess the state of equipment already in place, and provide recommendations on ways to increase company energy efficiency. These experts also assist with general electrical repair requirements, such as adding new outlets or changing out damaged wiring, relocating machines, conducting safety upgrades, and fault finding.

4. Emergencies and Repairs

Customers can feel secure knowing their house or place of business is always in good hands because many electricians are available 24/7 for emergencies and repairs. For instance, in an emergency, most electricians will act promptly to restore electricity and ensure the building is once again safe and functional. They will make certain that all repairs and installations are secure and that they comply with industry standards. All this is based on their extensive knowledge of electrical installations and safety procedures.

5. Special Projects

Electricians work on special projects such as design and construct developments , installing new electrical systems to meet specific needs. These custom projects might include home automation systems, custom lighting designs, and more. Electricians must stay up to date with industry safety regulations and best practice to protect workers and customers. They must also be adept at troubleshooting electrical problems and performing necessary repairs or replacements. In addition to their technical skills, electricians need strong communication skills to work effectively with customers and other tradespeople. Electricians commonly work hand-in-hand with carpenters, plumbers, wall and ceiling liners and joiners.

Things to remember before hiring an electrician

  • Always hire a licensed and insured electrician
  • Check their experience, credibility, and customer reviews
  • Get a detailed estimate or a fixed price quote upfront
  • Ensure the electrician provides a warranty on their work
  • Ensure the electrician provides an electrical Certificate of Compliance once work is complete

How much does it cost to hire an electrician?

Electricians offer a variety of services, including wiring for new building projects as well as installing and maintaining electrical systems in residences and businesses. The hourly fee for their labour normally ranges from $95 to $130 per hour, Most electrical businesses charge a call-out fee to cover travel, set-up and pack-up. It usually covers the first 30 minutes on-site for fault-finding jobs. It depends on the size of the job, the complexity of the project, and other elements that could affect the fee.

It’s therefore important to seek quotes from several electricians so you can compare costs and choose the company offering the best value. Factor in any additional expenditures, such as supplies, licenses, or any specialised equipment required when planning a budget for electrical services. Then you can be sure you stay within your spending limit and purchase the best possible service. Ensure you compare the scope of work within each quote as there can be hidden costs in the cheaper quotes.



Electricians are qualified to work on all electrical projects. That's why they can ensure your electrical installations are safe, secure, functional, and energy-efficient whether they are for home, commercial, or industrial applications. Contact us if you're searching for a qualified, reliable, and certified electrician.

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