Yes, we know you can change your own bulb. But, unless you are an electrical engineer, you will probably need a professional for many electrical services, i.e. anything that requires wiring work – be it repair , replacement or installation.
To make your life easier, we have compiled a list of electricians in Singapore that you can hire. Keep this list handy – you never know when something can go wrong at home.
How much do electricians charge in Singapore?
Before hiring an electrician in Singapore, here is a rough estimate of the price of typical electrical services and the price you can expect to pay for each.
|Install the distribution board (DB)||$400 to $700 (depending on property size)|
|Replace DB / fuse box||$100 to $110|
|Install / replace power outlet||$50 to $90|
|Install a socket for the air conditioning/washing machine/heater||$120 to $150|
|Install a telephone terminal||$40 to $80|
|Install cable / data / LAN point||$100 to $120|
|Install light / lighting point||$45 to $80 (>$100 for chandeliers)|
|Replace light fixtures / bulbs / switch||$40 to $60|
|repair light||From $50|
|Install the fan||$60 to $120 (wall) / $80 to $200 (ceiling)|
|Install/replace water heater||$100 to $150|
DIY Services Singapore
DIY Services Singapore is an all-in-one repair place. They cover everything from electrics to air conditioning, plumbing, painting, general work (including the installation of kitchen hoods, kitchen accessories, wall paintings and hanging mirrors), locksmithing and furniture assembly.
They have so many services that you just need to keep one number handy to have all your home installations and repairs taken care of.
They’re not necessarily the cheapest, but at least they know how much they charge and how they charge. All prices include transport costs. See the price list here.
Contact: WhatsApp 8282 6888
daylight electrician is a popular outfit online. They have over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial projects, a team of trained and experienced EMA licensed electricians, and 24 hour service.
Their electrical service comes with a promise to use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for all electrical installations. There is also a 30-day service guarantee.
Their pricing is transparent, with no hidden or additional fees. In fact, you can get an estimate of the charges over the phone and when the electrician arrives you can sign off on the agreed prices before they start work.
Contact: WhatsApp 8241 0032, call 6909 9921
Licensed by EMA and IDA for telecommunications cabling, Electricity AVV is a 24-hour electrical service company that specializes in installation, maintenance and repair work for residences as well as commercial buildings.
Their team with more than 15 years of experience has completed some 500 projects. They are responsive and professional and also offer a 30 day guarantee on their services.
You can also contact them for emergency electrical services such as power outage, blackouts, circuit breaker replacement, and other electrical issues.
Contact: WhatsApp 9169 4893
If you couldn’t tell from its search engine optimized name, Electrician Singapore specializes in electrical work and their electricians are all certified.
Given their extensive capabilities that cover not only interior but also exterior electrical work, you can hire them for your renovations and subsequent minor repairs and installations.
If they can handle more complex commercial and industrial projects, your home electrical needs shouldn’t be a problem. See the full price list here.
Contact: Call 6631 8553
Although electrical work is their specialty, TK Electricians are also contractors, so they also do things like smart home automation and kitchen equipment installation.
This makes it easier if your electrical work requires hacking or concealment. You can hire them for all your electrical needs from start (renovation) to finish (repairs).
They have an accident-free safety record and the team are fast, friendly and reliable.
Contact: Call 9115 8246
1st electrical service
For electrical emergencies, 1st electrical service offers 24/7 services and they can be at your location within 30 minutes of receiving your distress call.
Their large team of EMA licensed vehicles and fleet of vehicles allows them to respond quickly to any calls.
Their electricians don’t just fix the problem, they also teach you how to avoid problems in the future, giving you advice on how to manage your electrical appliances and lighting.
Contact: Call 9848 0111
CWC Electrical Engineering Service
EMA/IDA/BCA license, 24 hour service, more than 20 years of experience – CWC Electrical Engineering Service ticks all the right boxes.
CWC’s reputation in the market is excellent. They count Siemens and Philips among their clients, and even work for the town halls of HDB.
The range of services is also extensive. Not only do they do the usual installation/repair of parts, they even do home lighting design, electrical safety inspections and motion detectors.
The cool thing about CWC is that their van is fully stocked with over 5,000 items, so they never have to waste time going back to their offices for parts or gear. , or delay work due to lack of parts.
Their electricians are also very thorough in their work and generous in advice to homeowners, and they have a seven-day guarantee for their services.
Contact: Call 9858 7555
24 hour electrician
As indicated by his name, 24 hour electrician provides 24-hour electrical services. It’s the one you’d want to keep on hand for power outages, short circuits, and the like.
Their team of electricians adhere to the Singapore Standard Code of Practice for Electrical Installations and have over 20 years of experience in domestic and commercial projects.
They are professional, knowledgeable and quick in troubleshooting due to their extensive experience.
Contact: Call 9133 3845
Subsidiary of the famous construction company ISOTeam, ISOHomeCare is a one-stop-shop for all your DIY needs (so you only need one emergency number.)
They have over 15 years of experience in home painting, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, flooring and coating and waterproofing services; and their electricians are licensed.
Pricing is readily available on their website and you can even get a free quote before deciding. Plus, everything can be done online, from booking their services to scheduling a visit.
Contact: Call 6745 0150, WhatsApp 8877 6176
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This article was first published in MoneySmart.