Needs differ from home to home as well as homeowners. Whether you want to install a new plug point, change the lighting in your home, or wiring a new home, you need to hire a reliable electrician. You always want to be sure that you are hiring a trustworthy professional.
Normal Hours : Call Out Fee (Covers the first hour)
R820 ex vat
After Hour Working Hours
R1020 ex vat
Then R820 for every hour after.r
* If the fault is deemed to be the City of Cape Town Electricity Department or Eskom our call out fee will be reduced to R420 plus Vat
Terms : COD on payment (Debit/Credit Card, EFT, or cash)
What you need to know about Electrician Costs
The cost of hiring an electrician depends on various circumstances. Here are a few factors you need to consider. There are generally two ways that electricians might bill. One is an hourly rate or a call out. This will only include the labour costs involved in completing the job. The electricians will charge additional line items and materials separately. Some electricians add the labour costs into the line items and charge as a whole.
Three things you that might effect the hourly rate
The job – How simple or complex the electrical job is.
The materials needed to execute the job as well as the time and labour needed to complete the job. Smaller jobs that can be completed in the first hour of the call out using the tools an electrician has on them, the less the job will cost.
The more intricate electrical jobs such as rewiring of houses or installations of smart homes the higher the price as it involves more labour as well as materials.
On projects a full quotation will be issued.
Experience – The more experience an electrician has, the more they are likely to charge. Their skill, expertise, and knowledge are worth more than someone who only has half the experience. An apprentice electrician will be able to handle the smaller tasks such as installing light switches and dimmers, or connecting elements for geysers.
Complicated jobs require electricians with expertise and knowledge. That is why these types of tasks cost more.
The Distance – The transport costs are usually worked into the electrician hourly rate. The distance from the electrician to the job could affect the electrician call out fee. This is why it is always recommending searching for electricians in your area.
What to verify when hiring an Electrician
Credentials: Make sure the electrician that you hire has all of the necessary credentials and qualifications. There are various certificates electricians need to be able to practice. You are well within your rights to ask for these.
Expertise: Make sure the electrician has the experience needed to complete the job you have hired them for. If it is a simple job then you can most likely hire a junior electrician and a senior one for more complicated jobs.