Electrical repairs come in all shapes and sizes. But one thing they all have in common is that you should have a licensed and insured electrician do the work for you. It’s illegal, not to mention unsafe, to do these repairs on your own no matter how minor they might seem. And sometimes, what seems like a quick fix can be the result of a much more complicated issue that a professional can identify and tackle with ease.
DYFA Electrical provides comprehensive, on-call electrical repair services on the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding areas. Whether you think there could be something faulty with an appliance or you’re experiencing a complete loss of power, our team is ready and able to help. We only staff licensed, insured, and police cleared Sunshine Coast electricians who are reliable and trustworthy so you’ll be satisfied and feel safe with the work done on your home or business.
This is an easy one. Anything from an electrical appliance not working to a complete loss of power is going to qualify as needing electrical service help from a qualified electrician. Many homeowners often think that smaller issues, like broken outlets or faulty electric stove tops, can be fixed with a run to the home improvement store. And while that might be the case, it’s unsafe and technically illegal.
Electricians are specifically trained to take care of anything that might be wrong or wonky with your electrical service. That includes outlets and power supplies as well as any fixtures that run off of electricity, like ceiling fans. If you’re experiencing trouble or an outage of any sort, you’ll want to call out for electrical repair.
Some other common reasons to call out for electrical repairs include:
Phone line and communication technology
Lighting and LED replacement and repair
Smoke alarm installation and maintenance
House wiring repair or rewiring services
Switchboard evaluation and maintenance
Ceiling fan and lighting installation or changes
Faulty outlets or inadequate power supply
Are electrical repairs expensive?
While essential, many home and business owners worry about the cost of having an electrical call out. And that makes sense. There are many fly-by-night electrical services that increase their rates, charge by the hour, and take their time to complete the repair for you. Thankfully not all electricians (and certainly not the team at DYFA Electrical) are like this.
On average, electricians charge $70-$90 an hour across the Sunshine Coast for a call out. These fees could be higher depending on whether you are making an emergency repair call during off hours (like weekends and late nights). When calling, don’t hesitate to ask how their pricing is structured and how long a repair like yours will typically take.
Better yet, only work with QLD companies that will put a quote in writing for you for the job at hand. That way, there will be no surprises. And while you might feel like you have an electrical crisis on your hands, there should be nothing happening in your home or business that an experienced electrician hasn’t already seen before. As such, you may find that the best electricians in Sunshine Coast will provide a flat rate estimate for the service that they’ll need to perform, taking into consideration the time and parts needed to do the job right.
How long do electrical repairs take?
This is going to be a factor of how extensive the work or damage is. Swapping out a faulty outlet can take less than an hour in total, including cutting and restoring power plus the repair itself. Appliance repairs will vary depending on exactly what is wrong with the particular unit and how accessible the electrics are. For something more robust like switchboard repair, you could be looking at repairs that take several hours.
In any and all cases, prepare yourself to have a bit of an outage (if you don’t have one already). The electrician will likely have to cut the power to the areas affected to safely be able to work on whatever needs fixing.
Does electrical work come with a warranty?
If you’re having new parts or fixtures installed, then those parts and fixtures should come with a manufacturer’s warranty that transfers to you once the work is done by a licensed electrician.
When it comes to workmanship, this is going to vary depending on who is doing the work and the assurances that they offer as a business. It’s best to work with a company that stands by their work with a satisfaction guarantee so you know that they’ll do what it takes to get the job right the first time. This is definitely something you can ask about during the vetting process when you are choosing a new electrician.
Then, how do I choose an electrician?
A great question, especially considering how saturated the market can be with new firms popping up seemingly overnight. The trick is to start with how much experience a company has in your area. Look for a company that has been established on the Sunshine Coast for a while, and which will have built up a reputation among the locals. From there, you can either ask for references or Google the company to find out what people think about their experience working with them for electrical repairs. The answers might just surprise you.
Of course, you will need more information than that to make a decision. Here are some key questions you can ask or research as you are trying to choose an electrician for your repair work?
Are all of your electrician’s licensed and insured?
Are your electricians police cleared?
Do you belong to any industry associations?
Do you outsource any of your repair work?
Can you share customer testimonials with me?
Do you offer 24/7 emergency assistance?
Are there additional fees for emergency call outs?
Are your rates hourly or fixed prices?
Do you offer estimates or free quotes for services?
DYFA Electrical: For all your repair and emergency needs
Electrical repairs might be tempting to tackle on your own, but it’s best to leave these to a licensed and insured electrician no matter how small the issue could seem. After all, you never know what else could be uncovered as part of the diagnostic process, and you can avoid additional expensive repairs by forgoing the effort yourself.
That’s where DYFA Electrical comes into the picture. We’re the premier electrical repair service provider for the Sunshine Coast and the surrounds, with a uniquely qualified team of expert electricians. All of our electricians are licensed, insured, and police cleared so that you can have peace of mind regarding who is doing the work on your home or business.
We’re also a tech savvy group that believes in full transparency from start to finish. We offer free quotes so you never have to wonder what an electrical repair will cost you. You can also track our electricians via GPS to see where they are and when they will arrive at your job – which will be on time and completed on budget, every time.
While you can head to the home improvement store and pick out a fixture to your liking, you’re going to want to leave the installation of the new fixture to professional electricians. Replacing a fixture can be a complex job that requires cutting the power, proper disconnection of wiring, correct connection for the new fixture, and testing to make sure everything is safely in place. This is not a task for a DIY project, no matter how confident you might be.
How can I tell if my repair is an actual emergency?Kara2022-11-10T20:39:25+08:00
A broken ceiling fan can certainly feel like an emergency during a sweltering summer, but it’s likely that you can wait until morning to call out for assistance. When it comes to determining if a repair is a true emergency, look for these signs:
Carbon monoxide detection
Loss of electricity
If any of these happen, call out for help ASAP.
Why Choose DYFA Electrical
We offer free quotes and a 100% Price Beat Guarantee. Save time and book online 24/7.
We offer a 100% quality and clean up guarantee from start to finish. That means we won’t leave your property unless you are 100% happy with our work.
We are always on time and within budget. If you book a schedule with us, we’ll let you know when we are on our way via SMS so you can track our arrival on Google Maps via GPS.
All our vans carry iPads with dedicated software, which means you will get accurate pricing, written quotes, or invoices on the spot with all details and photos recorded. Plus, you can make payment with a card on the spot.
Experience & Trust
Your tradesman will not only be experienced, qualified, and fully licenced but also police cleared. We are renowned for our honesty in providing you with all options and the most current advice.
Our company’s number one priority is you, the customer! No matter how big or little the electrical job is, our professional staff will always put you and your needs first.
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Our Google Reviews
April 18, 2022.
Had the electricians around to upgrade all fans, downlights, switches and sockets. All looks way more modern and very happy with the service and outcome. Would recommend for sure.
April 14, 2022.
Kevin and the team did a great job. Fast, neat, full of knowledge and great problem solving skills. Will always use Kev and his team. Thanks Kev.
April 14, 2022.
I have used DYFA Electrical multiple times and every time i have been greatly pleased with the service and quality of work. Great team of guys working there.
April 13, 2022.
What a fantastic bunch of guys at DYFA electrical.
There knowledge from Kevin and his team was exceptional.
Nothing was too hard and if there was an issue with something than there was always a solution which was cost effective, practical and aesthetically better.
Would highly recommend DYFA electrical for people wanting to renovate, build new or solar installations.
April 13, 2022.
Gaz was on time and very quick and efficient with moving my phone line to another room and installing another power point. Would thoroughly recommend DYFA Electrical for all electrical works.
March 12, 2022.
Had Gaz come to our house and replace all fans and switches and sockets to modern version. Very fast and efficient so we were very happy!