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Whether for domestic electrical installation or building electrical installation, you can hire an electrician from Airtasker. Wiring your home or property is a complicated task; your wiring installation must comply with state regulations and safety standards to avoid penalties, fire, or electrocution.

It’s safer and more convenient to hire an electrical installation expert with the skills, experience and equipment to install your electrical wiring. This service is especially handy when you’re having difficulty hiring commercial electrical services or can’t find a tradesman quick enough. Make a post on Airtasker. List all the crucial information, such as your location, budget, the size and nature of the structure to be wired, the number of rooms and how soon you want the job done.

Nearby Taskers will ask about the job and provide a free quote. You can view ratings and reviews on Taskers to choose the right one. They go to your location to do the job after accepting the offer, and you pay them afterwards. Yes, it can be that quick and convenient, so go ahead, use that pink button now!

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Top Electrical Installation related questions

Do I need to provide my own tools or equipment for my electrical installation service?

There’s no need to provide anything as your hired electrical installation expert usually has all the necessary tools and equipment for the job. Similar to hiring from electrician companies, the expert you hire already has the skills, experience and know-how apart from the right tools. You should only provide the spools of wires, junction boxes and brackets to install and secure the cables.

How long does it take to do electrical installation?

The time it takes to deliver this service depends on a couple of factors - the scope and complexity of the job. If it’s a commercial electrical service, which calls for wiring an entire office, making several connections in each room and cutting holes in ceilings and walls, this could take several days to finish. But if the service entails wiring for domestic purposes like a bathroom or guest room, this can take three to four hours at most to accomplish. 

Can a Tasker also help me with my electrical installation service?

Yes! If you provide electrical installation services as a business, you can definitely hire Taskers to help. You can employ Taskers for a variety of jobs and services, even unusual ones like servicing your appliances, solar panel installation and even gas fitters. The trick is to make a post with all the essential details, so you pique the interest of the right Taskers. 

Can I do the electrical installation myself?

If you’re an ordinary homeowner and plan to install the wiring in a room or for your entire home, the answer is no. State laws limit you to installing pond pumps, low-voltage garden lights, changing light bulbs, replacing the drive belt of your washing machine and a few other simple electrical tasks. Don’t attempt to install electrical wiring yourself as you can face stiff penalties and risk electrocution or fire. We recommend you hire an expert instead.

What are the differently-coloured wires and what do they mean?

Electric power lines that go into your home consist of three wires with differently-coloured insulating sleeves in red, black and green. Red is the “live” wire that carries the electric current. The green wire is the “earth” wire, and black is the “neutral” wire. Both the earth wire and neutral wire act as safety measures. The earth wire diverts excess current, such as those from a lightning strike. Neutral wires return currents to the power source to regulate voltage. 

What does it take to be a good electrician?

It’s not only about finishing a course in electrical engineering. Meticulous attention to detail, mechanical and mathematical aptitude, good eyesight (you need to be able to tell coloured wires apart!), patience and dedication to doing a good job are essential. It also helps to have a good grasp of the AS3000 wiring rules, which are established state and industry standards for electrical safety. These plus the right certification all add up to becoming a good - if not great - electrician. 

What do electrical installation services include?

Electrical installation services include all the tasks needed to install electrical wiring into your home or property. This service is indispensable to installing wiring during home construction, renovation, or even adding a new feature like a home theatre.  

The service includes following the wiring layout, installing junction boxes, making holes in walls or ceilings as needed, inserting and connecting wires, securing the wires and testing the connections.  

Following the wiring layout

Your electrician follows the wiring layout set by your electric service company and your commercial or residential electrical contractors. As this is approved and already complies with state regulations, building codes and safety standards, your hired expert follows this to the letter. They can use the layout to plan the installation and implement it in the fastest, safest and most efficient way possible. 

Installing junction boxes

Most rooms of your home or property require several electrical outlets. Installing junction boxes make it possible to multiply a single power conduit into several connections. Before the drywall panels are in place in the rooms, your electrician attaches the appropriate type of junction boxes. These can be installed on the wall’s timber frames at the prescribed height or in ceilings or rafters as indicated by the wiring layout. Your hired electrical expert can secure these boxes with their included screws or other fastening equipment.  

Cutting holes for wiring

With the wiring layout as a guide, your electrician cuts or drills holes to prepare for the wire installation and connection. This can be done throughout the structure or for a specified room or area, depending on the scope of the job.  

Inserting and connecting wires

Once the appropriate holes have been cut out or drilled on walls and ceilings, your electrical installation expert proceeds to connect and insert the wires. With the power turned off, they attach the live and neutral wires to the appropriate circuit breaker, main circuit breaker, earthing line and neutral line. 

They then plug the individual circuit breaker into the circuit bus and ensure that all connections are snug and secure. On the other end, the wires are pushed through the appropriate holes in the ceilings or walls, then connected to the corresponding junction boxes. These are done for all connections.  

Finishing up the wires

After the wires are connected to their corresponding junction boxes, your electrical expert may strip off some of the cable insulation to expose the coloured wires. They may install the wires with an excess of 12 centimetres or so for each wire, then strip off the insulation. This enables easier inspection, repairs and future connections. They finish the wire installation by placing connectors on the wires. Some experts may mark or label the wires to make it easier to tell them apart.