Tips for Choosing a DEWA Approved Electrical Installation Company
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the government agency responsible for maintaining the electrical infrastructure of Dubai. It does so by issuing a special license to companies that install and maintain residential, commercial, industrial and public utility electrical systems in the city.
Finding an electrical installation company that meets DEWA’s stringent standards can be challenging. Fortunately, we’ve pulled together some tips to help you choose an electronics company that is right for your needs.
Hire an Electrical Companies In Person
Electrical contractors should be hired through a licensed DEWA Approved Electrical Installation supplier. Hiring a contractor that works an informal route can put both you and the contractor at risk. The contractor may not have a valid license to work in Dubai and may attempt to charge you for services that are not required by law. If an electrical contractor comes to your residence or business unannounced, be extremely cautious.
Additionally, hiring an electrical company in person gives you the opportunity to get a better understanding of the company. Possible questions you might want to ask include: – What training, if any, did the company receive on working on your home’s electrical system? – What is the name and phone number of the electrical engineer who inspected your electrical system before the job started?
Research the Company Online
A good place to start your research on electrical companies is the Dubai government’s official website. Go to the website and search for electrical companies in Dubai. You will be able to see which companies hold a license to install and maintain Dubai’s electrical systems. Be sure to look at the company’s subscription rate. A good electrical installation company should have an industry average subscription rate. This rate is a good indicator of the company’s overall financial stability and ability to complete the job.
Ask Around for Recommendations
You can ask your friends and family members who have used electrical contractors in the past for recommendations. Additionally, you may want to take a look at the reviews posted online by people who have hired electrical companies. You may be surprised by what you find.
Avoid Predatory Electrical Contractors
Predatory electrical contractors are those that charge you a premium fee to get a license. The fee is extortion, not a fee for the license. What it is actually is a kickback paid to the individual or company that arranged for their license to be expedited through the government bureaucracy. Predatory electrical contractors are easy to spot. They may charge you a premium fee to get a license and then claim that DEWA does not authorise them to work in Dubai.
They also may charge a premium fee to get a DEWA license. If a contractor claims that they do not have a DEWA license but are licensed to work in Dubai, walk away. Predatory electrical contractors are also easy to spot if they provide substandard service or if they are late on delivering services or if they are unable to provide an accurate estimate of the work.