“AB Electric and communications are an innovative, local company in Eastlakes, New South Wales. Owned and operated by Adam, who has more than 10 years experience in the electric industry, we provide a wide range of services to both domestic and commercial sectors with an emphasis on the newest smart technology and environmental friendly solutions.” This was what I was recently told about the local electrician.
I went with my boyfriend to search for a qualified electrician in Eastlakes, New South Wales. He lives about 2 hours away, in Geelong, but decided to come down to help with some electrical issues in my home. While searching the internet for an emergency electrician in Eastlakes, we found about two pages of results. My boyfriend tried one of the sites and was disappointed that all they had to offer was a list of jobs that were posted by other electricians. The only job they had available was for residential oven installation.
My first question was why they didn’t include residential oven installation as an available option. My next question was why they wanted to charge $150 for a simple task, which I am sure most electricians could do. Finally, I asked them if they knew where I could find a qualified oven installation expert.
After about two minutes of searching, I noticed something. There were a lot of negative reviews listed under “residential electrician in Eastlakes”. I looked further into the reviews to see why they were so upset. Turns out, they had contacted the electrician to tell him that a job was available and then never heard back from them.
After about a day of searching, I located a suitable emergency electrician. The company had sent me a picture of the electrician’s truck and the location they said they would be at. So I contacted this electrician and set up an appointment to have a look. When I arrived, I saw that the office was actually a mess. My first thought was that perhaps this company had sent me the wrong electrician but after talking to him, I realized it was the real thing.
The electrician was very cordial with me while I was inspecting the equipment. He explained to me what he was doing and that it was nothing to worry about. He went on to tell me of all the benefits of solar energy and how everything could be so much cheaper if people adopted it. I was very impressed by his knowledge and that he seemed to genuinely care about the environment. After talking to him for a while, I asked him why he hadn’t called me earlier.
He told me that he was out of town on vacation and didn’t know where I could find a replacement electrician. I searched high and low but could not find any electricians in Eastlakes that were looking for work. This was driving me crazy, because I knew that the majority of the electricians in my area were being paid fairly good wages.
Finally, I decided that it wasn’t worth finding another electrician for me. So I started my own search. I began to ask people I knew who might have needed an electrician what their experience had been like. I was really surprised by how many people told me they had the same problem. It seemed that everyone had their own horror story to tell, which was reassuring to know.
I began to call the electrician’s companies that I was interested in hiring. I had my list of potential candidates and began calling each one. I made sure that each person was able to give me a professional impression. I called back the remaining potential electrician candidates. After each one of them talked with me, I contacted them individually asking them the same questions.
I now had a list of electrician in Eastlakes that were looking for work in Eastlakes. The next step of my search was to search for them online. I went to each of their web sites. I got the names and phone numbers of several people that I felt would be able to do the job right. Now all that remained was to contact them and make an appointment to come in.
I went in to see the newly hired electrician. I spoke with him for a few minutes and reviewed some of my concerns with him. He told me that he had taken some classes in how to be an electrician and that he felt comfortable with the equipment that he was using. We talked a few more times and before I knew it I was leaving that day with a great electrician that fit my needs perfectly. It was the best decision that I ever made when looking for a Local Eastern Suburbs Electrical.