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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 Aliso Viejo electricians
R.P. B.
He solved an issue created by one of my previous electrician and handyman. Great professional!
Josh Brown ElectricJosh Brown Electric
Niki R.
I was very happy with the service . The electrician who came showed up on time and completed the work quickly.
Prudential ElectricPrudential Electric
Ashlee B.
Where do I start….I had three jobs (2 ceiling fan installations, and a chandelier). After 6 hours and 4 holes in my ceiling (that I had to try and patch and paint myself), ONE ceiling fan was installed, and I’m a little concerned if it was even installed correctly at this point. It does work and doesn’t make any crazy noises or anything though. Meanwhile I was trying to be upsold on other projects, etc. the entire time. I hired another electrician to install the other ceiling fan and chandelier and he was in and out in less than 2 hours without a single hole or anything to fix or clean up. While R Bros was very punctual and competitive with their pricing I would not recommend them as I know there are better people out there who will do less damage during installation projects.
R Bros Electrical.R Bros Electrical.
Mark S.
First, he wanted $125 to install a fan that was almost entirely installed already. I made him a lower offer because of that, which he excepted! I only needed the wiring checked and the remote added and finish mounting the fan to the ceiling. This was NOT a from scratch install. he did not show up himself, he sent one of his guys that obviously didn't know how to install the fan. In fact the guy said he was not an electrician and mostly does wood working. Made no sense. When that guy was here he had to call the main guy Rob, 3 to 4 times while installing it. Pretty much tells me he was clueless. And when he left, the fan turned but ONLY at the highest speed, but now the remote didn't work, even though it worked while his guy was installing it. I called the main guy Rob and he spent almost 45 minutes arguing with me and tried to do everything but take care of the issue. Basic customer service 101 ! All he did was complain about how little he was making because of the price he accepted. Not my problem frankly. Don't take the job then complain when you don't do the job correctly! He said he could not come back to correct it unless I would pay for his time. I paid what I was supposed initially but he just wanted to blame the issue on me or the fan. When I finally convinced him it was the right thing to do, it took him nearly a week to come back. When he got here he blamed everything on me and the fan itself and even took the fan down saying the motor was bad. At his suggestion, I ended up getting it replaced at Home Depot. Even though he promised to take care of it I personally installed the brand new fan about 90% of the way. Mostly because I knew he wouldn’t be back anytime soon. He had promised when he left the last time he would come back to finish this install. He said “just text me when you get the new fan” I chased him for over a week and a half and all he did was make excuse after excuse as to why he could not show up because he was working on much bigger jobs. Typical contractor BS, everyone else waits when they have a bigger job and you’re only a customer service issue and they got paid already. ! I was extremely fair and understanding but yet he kept promising to show up and never did. I gave him a week to get it done and still nothing. I even told him almost a week in advance that I was going out of town and he assured me it would get done before that, But no such luck. But the moment I told him I was done and was going to find someone else to install it, and that I was not giving him a favorable review he tried to back pedal on everything and tell me to calm down ! He kept sending these long texts basically trying to avoid the bad review. All he had to do was show up and finish the job liked he PROMISED, just Ridiculous. I’m sure he will try and say the fan was bad and I was not being fair. I assure you that is not even close to the truth. My advice find another person to handle your work!.
LGO HandymanLGO Handyman
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