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Electricians for Small Jobs – A List of 15 Electrical Tasks

Have you ever wondered when you should hire electricians for small jobs? Are there things that you can handle on your own? Should you always leave every electricity-related issue to the hands of an electrician like Hall Electrical Services? To help you answer these questions, we rounded up a list of 15 small electrical tasks that need the help of a professional electrician in New Zealand. 

1. Power and Lights Restoration

Sometimes isolated lights or power disruptions can happen due to faulty wirings or other factors. To help you restore everything back to normal, an electrician needs to trace the source of the problem. From there, he can carry out the required service.  

2. Heated Water System Repair  

Water heaters can sometimes go haywire and you end up with no hot water in your house. While it may seem like a job you can include in your DIY projects, you should definitely leave it to a professional. Otherwise, you might make the matters worse. 

3. Light Switch Repair or Replacement

Replacing or repairing light switches are among the simplest electrical tasks. However, if you don’t have the skills or safety tools needed for the job, it still pays to call in an electrician to do the job. 

4. Wiring in an Additional Light Fitting

The right lighting fixtures can add a different vibe to a house. It can also help you accentuate your home’s structure with lighting. You might need a few additions here and there, only to realise that you don’t have sockets. This situation certainly calls for the addition of new wirings to help you install whatever type of light fixtures you want. 

5. Kitchen Appliance Installation

Most of the time, kitchen renovations make homeowners realise that they need to rewire or upgrade their wirings. This is quite needed especially when you need to install additional kitchen appliances or change the layout of the room. If this sounds like you, then you can rely on us to help you add whatever wiring, socket, or other electrical requirements you need. 

6. Partial Rewiring

Partial rewiring may be a suitable solution if not every part of the house needs a rewire. It also comes in handy if you are looking to minimise the disruption in your home or have budget constraints. To know if this is an option for you, be sure to consult with your electrician. 

7. Quick Wiring Inspection for Selected Parts of the House

If you spot signs of wiring trouble. It’s best to have an electrician come in to do a quick check-up of your electrical system. This way, you get to determine which areas you need to prioritise in case you have to do a rewiring job.  

8. Power Plugs Installation

Don’t you just hate it when you don’t have enough power plugs for your appliances or electrical gadgets? By having new plugs installed, this won’t be a problem anymore. It’s a fairly quick process depending on how many power plugs you need. 

9. Phone Plug Installation


Phone line loss, telephone wiring trouble, and dated jack plugs are just among the many reasons why you might need a phone plug installation. If you’re having trouble with these things, a handy electrician can provide you with the appropriate service. 

10. Doorbell Replacement

Doorbells stop working if you have a defective doorbell button, transformer, wiring or chime box. Good thing, this is among the most common things that an electrician can quickly fix. 

11. Powerpoint or Socket Repair or Replacement


Got problems with your socket or powerpoint? Are you looking to switch to another type of electrical outlet? Both of these tasks are best done by an electrician.

12. Checking and Testing of New Electrical Installations

As mandated by the law, newly installed electrical wirings need to meet the requirements and standards set in the Electricity Regulations and the NZECP 51:2004. You will need to have an inspector or an electrician assess the new installation before you can get certified with a Certificate of Verification. 

13. Replacing a Circuit Breaker that Doesn’t Reset

Your home’s circuit breaker protects the entire system from damage in case of an overload or short circuit. In case of a problem, it interrupts the flow of electricity. As a result, you need to pay close attention to your circuit breaker especially if it frequently goes off. If you spot signs like a burning smell, visual changes or if it doesn’t reset, you will need to have it replaced by an electrician. 

14. Relocating Switchboards

Some renovation jobs require relocating the switchboards. This is quite a common trend especially in older homes or if you need to build a new room. Essentially, your switchboards act as a central distribution point of power. As a result, you may need to have it transferred to ensure better and smoother functionality.

15. Rewiring the Bathroom During a Revamp Project

Besides revamping kitchens, a lot of Kiwis are transforming their old bathrooms into something more modern and spacious. If you also plan on doing the same, make sure that you consider having your wirings checked and upgraded so you can get the best out of your bathroom, especially if you plan on adding new fixtures.

Request a Quote Today!

Which of the electrical jobs above do you need help with? If you would like to get a detailed and accurate cost estimate, you can request for a quote from our team at Hall Electrical Services today. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0800 422 973 or drop us a line using our general contact form.

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Repairs & Faults

  • Restoring power, lights & hot water
  • Light fitting, switch repairs & replacements
  • Faulty power point, outlet & socket repair
  • Electrical Certificate of Verification (COV)

New Installations

  • New wiring & rewiring for power, lighting & data
  • Switchboard upgrades, installations & relocations
  • Power plugs, TV outlets & phone outlets
  • Indoor & outdoor lighting installation

Additional Services

  • Home Heating
  • Kitchen Appliance Installation
  • Home Renovations, Alterations & Extensions
  • Security Systems, Lighting & Alarms
  • Home Automation
  • Home Theatre & Audio

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If you are in charge of organizing the office fit out, you’ve likely discovered that you will need to select a skilled office fit out master electrician to take care of the electrical aspects of the project.

Perhaps you have a few questions:

  • Which electrician/electrical service provider should I use?
  • When is the right time to get an electrician involved in this process?
  • What will be the cost of electrical work?

Typical Office Fit Out Challenges:

Whether you find yourself;

  • in the first time position of organizing part or all of an office fit, or
  • you’re involved in the profession (builder, designer) and a regular…

…either way, people tell us that one of the biggest challenges is the organization of the many parties that are required to complete a project.

So, you need professional service providers that can quickly, and accurately, assess your individual needs and determine your project requirements in their area of expertise, and work well with all other partners and providers in the office fit out project. This includes electricians/electrical service providers.

Electrical Service Provider Solution & Benefits:

At Hall Electrical Services we have a very clear and solid methodology to make sure you get what you want. We follow a process;

  • Onsite Evaluation; – You likely have either an exact idea and design plan you want us to follow, or your open to suggestions and looking for an electrician to support your needs to make your office fit out project a success. Where possible we will look to meet you onsite to evaluate the premises, ask you clarifying questions of any initial designs, plans and requirements.
  • Proposal & Quote; we understand that your decision-making process can be challenging and filled with questions and possible alternatives. To help make the decision as easy, and to give you confidence in your decisions, we take great care to present proposals and quotes that reflect your individual objectives that were discovered in the Initial (Onsite) Evaluation.For simple & urgent office fit out projects we ensure we get you a concise proposal for you to approve and get underway quickly. In many other situations, the proposal stage is far more a consultative partnership with you involving a number of meetings to get the details just right for you and your requirements.
  • Design Project Plan; at this stage we design and electrical plan for your specific office fit out project. In a world of ever increasing dependence on power and electrical goods, we believe that a great design for your electrical plan can have a profound effect on the success of your business (or your clients business). The work environment matters, from lighting to power point access and placement, it’s the small things that when designed well and carefully thought out will produce a vastly superior office environment.
  • Schedule Project; careful consideration is required to accurately schedule any project. Not only do we schedule our own electrical project, we understand we will be working with you and other people involved in the project in stages and fixes. We are very experienced in working with multiple providers at the same time all working towards the ultimate goal of your complete project. We detest any situation in with you find other providers blaming each other for delays or mix-ups in the schedule so to avoid this happening we seek to be more proactive in our communication right from the start.
  • Project Fulfillment; getting your office fit out (electrical needs) completed on time and on budget is about four critical factors;
    • accurate planning & scheduling – the last thing you want is a surprise midway through the project, careful planning goes a long way to ensure your project runs smoothly.
    • diligent project management – regular project meetings with our internal team keep us on track and signal any potential areas of concern that might come up, allowing us to take proactive steps to keep everything on track for you.
    • a professional team – at Hall Electrical we have very high levels of staff retention, we hire the best and keep the best. Professionalism is a combination of experience, highly skilled, and integrity. Somehow our customers always remark on our team’s ability to be both very professional and friendly, our team are our main strength for your benefit.
    • flexibility & comprehensive communication – sometimes that an expected happens and to deliver the project we need to be flexible, our size allows us to do this well. But the most important aspect is communication with you and other parties to get clear on the next steps and not let the project get bogged down by any surprise.
  • Project Completion & Review; all projects finish with completion and your sign off. On large projects we always review the entire project from start to finish looking for opportunity where we can improve for our next customer or project. This means all customers benefit from our 25 years’ experience and desire for constant improvement.

Who We Help and Work With:

  • Directly with Business Owners & Managers
  • Builders & Building Companies
  • Commercial Interior Fit Out Designers & Architects
  • Procurement Managers & Administrators
  • Developers
  • Commercial Property Owners & Investors
  • Commercial Sales & Leasing Agents
  • Other trades; plumbers, etc

Why Hall Electrical for Your Office Fit Out:

We connect people and power, and pride ourselves on our professional service. Our stated vision is to;

”Be widely recognised as the preferred provider of Electrical Services Auckland wide through professionalism, honesty & understanding the customer’s needs”

We are one of Auckland’s largest independent electricians which means we have the team, experience, knowledge, tools and resources to make your office fit out project a success. We would love to talk to you about your project and perhaps someday soon you’ll be one of our featured customer testimonials…

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Next Steps:

Call us for a friendly chat with our professional team on 09 379 9198

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