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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Bakersfield electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service!! Kind electrician that knows what he is doing. Very professional. I highly recommend him! Will use again when the need arises.
D Squared Electrical ServicesD Squared Electrical Services
Kimberly H.
I will call Steve in the future. He was responsive, his electrician installed the fan and light perfectly, and was very fair with the price. Professionalism was top-rate. I am very pleased.
American ElectricAmerican Electric
Thumbtack Customer
D Squared not only performed beyond expected, but was friendly, approachable, and came with lots of knowledge without the huge price tag you normally get with this caliber of electrician. I would hire D Squared again.
D Squared Electrical ServicesD Squared Electrical Services
Roy O.
David is a licensed electrician and is very knowledgeable. He is punctual and even came half hour early. He asks basic questions before he comes to make sure that he has all the equipment he needs to do the work. His work quality is excellent and is very clean. Will definitely hire again in the future.
David ShepardDavid Shepard
Thumbtack Customer
David responded very quickly. His rate is comparable to other licensed electricians. He's professional, offers ideas and suggestions but isn't pushy. If you are looking for lowest quote he's probably not your guy but his knowledge, experience and expertise made me feel confident the job was done well. I would call him again :)
D Squared Electrical ServicesD Squared Electrical Services
Theresa F.
David is awesome!!! He was very patient with me , answered all my questions and he educated me on how to quick fix my electrical issue if it goes out again. This young man was honest, fair and very knowledgeable . I will definitely use David for future projects and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a honest electrician out there. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼.
David ShepardDavid Shepard
Sharon F.
took him way too long and cost me a lot of money.. he was not an electrician as I wanted but a jr. electriciann or journeyman, he was talking to other customers and had to ask his father for advise.. I overpaid..by $150 at least and could not ,fix it.. as it needed a new compressor and not all the other stuff.. he did fix the electrical part of the disposal but too much time all day on the air cond and still was not fixed when he left.
American ElectricAmerican Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I placed an inquiry, on Thumbtack and got an immediate response from two electricians. I hired Tommy's Interior Lighting only because they were the first to respond. We set an appointment for the weekend since that was a more convenient time for me. The technician arrived on time and began to trouble shoot my problem, an outlet that had stopped working. I thought that it would be a simple fix. Due to the age of my house and the fact that the previous owner had cut corners to install the outlets it took quite a bit of effort and time to locate and fix the problem. I am very pleased with the whole experience, and do not believe I was over charged. I would recommend them with an excellent rating.
American ElectricAmerican Electric
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