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Licensed Electricians in Your Area

By Jason Edwards

Feb 9, 2020


Struggling to find local electricians in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or maybe you’re looking to call a 24-hour electrician in Cape Town or the Eastern Cape?

It wasn’t until Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm that electricity became a powerful force to mankind. All you need to do is think of the last time you had load-shedding. Everything went dead. You had no lights, no internet, no fridge, and no Netflix or ShowMax.

So, what will you do when there’s an emergency or damage to your property, and you need urgent electrical repairs? 

Don't DIY if You Don't Know What You are Doing

Will you do a DIY with the help from Google, call a cousin of a friend-of-a-friend, or will you call a local electrician? Simply put, you wouldn’t visit a heart surgeon if you had a broken arm, a BMW service centre if you had a Tesla, or a divorce attorney if you were buying property. Well, the same goes for your electrics.

Sure, while Google can make repairing electrical damage or setting up circuit boards and home wiring look as easy as your ABCs—electricity can be fatal if you don’t know what you’re doing.

When the circuit board malfunctions, and the lights go out—unless you want a 911 situation, it’s best to call an Electric Engineer. 

The Value of Your Investment Depends Upon Proper Electrical Functioning

​Whether you’re renovating, building a new property, or selling a property, the short- and long-term value of your investment depends upon proper electrical functioning.

Electrical work is a serious business—and the only way to do it accurately is with a serious, master electrician. An electrician plans electrical systems for homes and buildings, interprets blueprints, and installs wiring, lighting, control systems, switches, and circuit breaker panels - the infrastructure that gives a property momentum.

However, a property’s infrastructure will deteriorate over decades, demanding repairs, replacements, and upgrades of faulty or outdated fixtures and wiring. Therefore, you will need a master electrician on your side—especially if you’re looking to put your property on the market.

You Cannot Sell Property Without an Electric Clearance Certificate

In South Africa, you cannot renovate, build or sell any property without an Electric Clearance Certificate (ECC), validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Before a transfer can take place, the seller must provide an Electric Clearance Certificate. To safeguard both the seller and the buyer, the ECOC proves that the property electrics and electrical circuits function correctly; the property is correctly earthed and bonded, and the property is free from defective electrical work that could cause electric shock risks and fire hazards.

Licensed Electricians Are ECC and ECB Certified

When dealing with electricity—do you want to put your investment in cheap, questionable hands?

While there are plenty of electrical companies in Cape Town, Gauteng, Port Elizabeth and surrounds, for most electrical work, it may seem that any emergency electrician is as good as the next one. But it’s not true.

Performing installations, maintenance, and electrical repairs to keep structures and processes in good working order can lead you to need a qualified, skilled, and licensed electrician validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Working with Electricity Requires Serious Credentials

Electrical work requires serious credentials that include a Wireman’s Licence, a DOL Registration Certificate, and an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). These certificates and licenses confirm that the electrician has gone through all the required training, trade tests and that they have the experience and skills to get the job done accurately.

If you’re tempted to do a DIY or ask a friend-of-a-friend who knows his way around wires and circuit boards—stop to consider the long-term costs you can avoid.

Never cut corners on electrical work—leave it to the professionals.

Your electrician has a lot of responsibility in his hands, which is why you must choose a master electrician with expertise, skill, and experience. Not only will a credited electrician provide an on-budget, speedy, and proficient service, but a qualified electrician will help you avoid having to call another local electrical technician down the line.

Partner with Respected, Experienced Electricians throughout South Africa

To avoid one headache after the other, type in “24-hour electrician near me or an emergency electrician in Johannesburg”, or give Electrical Compliance Certificate a call.

Specialists in electric compliance requirements, we provide 24/7 electrical support to residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout South Africa.

Complying with Occupational Health and Safety standards and SABS standards, our qualified industrial electricians, residential electricians, commercial electricians, maintenance electricians, and repair electricians provide inspections, accurate advice, detailed quotes, installations, maintenance, repairs and upgrades done according to the latest SANS 10143 wiring code, book of practice.

Whether you’re looking to call a residential electrician in the Western Cape or Eastern Cape, a team of electrical contractors in Pretoria, you urgently require an Electric Certificate of Compliance, or you urgently require electrical maintenance, repairs or advice—we’ve got your area covered.

Jason Edwards

About the author

I enjoy writing informational articles that cover a wide range of topics. I’ve worked on projects for leading brands, agencies, startup's and charities.

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