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Honorable4u
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Honorable4u
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Exceptional 5.0

(36)

Exceptional 5.0

(36)

Electrical and Wiring Repair, Switch and Outlet Installation, Fan Installation

Offers remote services
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Alameda, CA
Carol S. says, "I hired Honorable4u to help me with a large number of "home fixups" since I am unable to understand how to even begin to repair these items. He was on time (even called ahead to ensure he would arrive on time) and had ALL the tools and expertise necessary to fix my condominium misaligned sink faucets, commodes, ceiling lights, outdoor lighting issues and other electrical items (unresponsive plugs, switches, et.al). He even took the time to drive to the Home Depot to get the exact parts I needed for my home. He is now my fixit person to call when these issues arise! Thank you for reading...if you need the most experienced person and not all the hassle that comes with "home repair" companies, CALL HIM!"See more

$90/on-site estimate

(waived if hired)

$90/on-site estimate

(waived if hired)

Carol S. says, "I hired Honorable4u to help me with a large number of "home fixups" since I am unable to understand how to even begin to repair these items. He was on time (even called ahead to ensure he would arrive on time) and had ALL the tools and expertise necessary to fix my condominium misaligned sink faucets, commodes, ceiling lights, outdoor lighting issues and other electrical items (unresponsive plugs, switches, et.al). He even took the time to drive to the Home Depot to get the exact parts I needed for my home. He is now my fixit person to call when these issues arise! Thank you for reading...if you need the most experienced person and not all the hassle that comes with "home repair" companies, CALL HIM!"

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a licensed electrician cost per hour?

An electrician’s average hourly rate is $75, but this price can range from $45-$120, depending on the complexity of the job and the materials needed. The total cost will also vary depending on how long your job takes and if the electrician charges for travel time.

Your location may also be a factor in determining the hourly rate of performing electrical work on your home. To get an accurate estimate of how much electrical work will cost you, contact the best electricians near you to receive free quotes.

What do I need an electrician for?

Electricians can help with a variety of electricity-related jobs around your home. If you have a new home, they can install new wiring throughout. Or if you have an old home, they can help with wiring repair. 

If your lights keep flickering, circuit breakers seem to be faulty, or outlets don’t have any power, electricians can assist in sorting out the problem. Your house is full of electrical circuits, wiring and sockets that may need repair or updating. These tasks can be safely completed by electricians in your area.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project(s).

Do electricians do free estimates?

Yes, they do. Whether you’re looking for new electrical work or wiring repair, the electrician should offer you a free estimate. 

Go online to find the best electricians near you. After researching and finding a few pros who seem qualified for your job, go ahead and request a quote to find out how much those electricians will charge you.

How do I hire an electrician?

Go online to find a list of the best electricians in your area. View each individual electrician’s profile and learn more about their services and expertise. Then, read reviews from satisfied customers as well as any issues they may have encountered. This will help you find one with the right experience to work safely in your home.

You should also spend some time researching what qualifications and credentials they have. You might find information about their license on their profile, or you might need to check your local and state government’s website to verify their license. 

Once you’ve done a bit of research, ask to receive free estimates from several electricians in your area. Ultimately, hire the most qualified electrician who can complete your project at a reasonable price.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure that you are performing as much of the process digitally as possible. The best way to begin is by conducting an online search for local electricians. Ask if they can perform consultations over a phone or video call to comply with social distancing mandates. You should also discuss a strategy for how to complete the project during social distancing or whether the project should be completed once the pandemic has ended.

Is it worth it to hire an electrician?

Yes, it's usually worth it to hire an electrician instead of doing the work yourself.

Electrical work can be very dangerous. The pros spend many years working and studying before they become licensed and certified. That knowledge and training can help them work safely and perform the job without harming themselves or your home. 

Even a small wiring repair job can be unsafe if not done correctly. Hiring someone that has specialized training on how to do each specific job is the safest choice.

Get free estimates from the best electricians near you today.

What questions should I ask an electrician?

Here are a few questions you should ask any electrician you’re considering hiring:

  • Are you licensed or certified? A professional electrician should have this information ready and up to date. 
  • Do you have any references? Ask for references to learn about their work history from previous customers. You may be able to look online at reviews, but it’s also good to speak to someone to find out their experience with this electrician. 
  • What types of services do you offer? Whether you need repairs or installation services, make sure the electrician can perform the work you need.
  • How long will the job take? This will help you set expectations and rearrange your schedule (if needed).
  • Can you send me free estimates? Request a job quote or estimate. This will help with comparing different electricians. The numbers may vary, but be sure to factor in the experience of each person, as well as the scope of electrical work you’re asking about.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project.

How can I find out if an electrician is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Guidelines are available from both local and federal government agencies to clarify which services qualify as essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. To determine whether an electrician is considered an essential service provider in your area, check your city or state’s government websites.

For federal guidelines, consult CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 page, which outlines 16 critical infrastructure sectors. But not that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an electrician when social distancing?

If you decide to hire an electrician, choose virtual platforms for consultations like calling or video chats. Avoid any physical contact with the electrician, wave instead of shaking hands, stay 6 feet away, sanitize shared surfaces and use digital payment apps instead of cash.

Can I use digital payments to pay for electrical and wiring repair?

These days, many electricians will accept digital payments for electrical work and wiring repair instead of traditional cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped speed up the adoption of platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and others as a means of complying with social distancing guidelines.

As you search for electricians online, ask whether they’ll accept digital payment and set up a strategy for staying safe. 

Reviews for Alameda electricians
Yael E.
Berto was great! He went above and beyond for us and got everything we needed done. He was very communicative, responsive and knowledgeable. I would truly recommend him to anyone that needs an electrician!
Five Star ElectricFive Star Electric
Debbie B.
My 82 yr old mom had a couple of light switches in her kitchen that weren’t working properly. I contacted Dunright and made an appointment. It turned out that they had a last minute change to their schedule and were able to show up that day. He was on time and replaced both switches. My mom said he had a great personality and even though I have his contact info she wanted it as well and wants to use him whenever she needs an electrician. Thank you so much for being so quick and efficient! We will definitely contact you again if either of us needs an electrician!!
Dunright ElectricDunright Electric
Alice n.
We had some outlets that stopped working. I had called another electrician to look at the issue the day before and they were terrible! I called Marlon and was able to schedule him to visit the next morning. Marlon quickly diagnosed the issue and fixed it. He also took the time to explain how the issue could be prevented, which was very much appreciated. I will definitely hire him again!!
2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises
Michelle P.
Kenny responded to my request for a ceiling fan installation right away. He and his partner were able to come within days of our fan arriving and did every step- fan assembly, rewiring the electrical connections in the room, and installing the fan, all in just 1 hour. The price was very good for all this and we were very happy with the results. We will definitely be using Kenny for any electrician jobs in the future!
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Erika J.
I will never use another electrician. Isaac was great to work with. He was very responsive, punctual, and kind. He was very transparent when the job turned into something bigger than expected. He explained his process and gave me options. He ended up figuring out the problem quickly and fixed it faster than we both expected. I will 100% use him again and recommend to my friends and family.
Hot Wires ElectricHot Wires Electric
Lori A.
Kenny was excellent with communication, responding quickly to all of my texts. He arrived on time and did the job well. There was an issue with my ceiling fan that he installed (no fault of his) and I had to order another one. He came back a second time to install the replacement without an extra charge, which I thought was very nice of him. If I had any complaint at all, it was that there was a bit of a mess left on the floor and furniture when they were done, but nothing a bit of dusting and sweeping couldn't take care of. Kenny and his nice helpers (sister and brother in law) will be my new go-to electricians for future projects.
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
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