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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Bay Area electricians
Makiko H.
Electrician was punctual and fixed the issue quickly. Thank you!
Handyman JHandyman J
Mitch G.
Responsive and professional. Will absolutely be calling Jesus for any future electrician needs.
Vega Electric incVega Electric inc
Thumbtack Customer
great job Matias - corrected a prior electrician's poor judgement. super responsive.
Ipowersfelectric.Ipowersfelectric.
Larkin B.
He was fabulous. Professional, timely, efficient, just what I hope for in an electrician.
Gudiel electricGudiel electric
Ann R.
Prompt and efficient. Kenny was very professional and his electrician work is high quality. Would definitely hire him again.
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Bill R.
James is a highly competent electrician. He devised solutions for several intricate electrical problems in our old SF house, and saw to it that each task was completed to perfection. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and recommend him highly without reservation. FYI, he was the second electrician we hired for the same work. Enough said!
EMCE ServicesEMCE Services
Rory M.
Had a small outlet replacement job. Organized a time quickly, and had a friendly electrician come do a great job in just a couple of hours.
MC2 Electric Inc.MC2 Electric Inc.
Lauren P.
I had a great experience with Davis Electric. The electrician was professional, efficient, and helped me with a complicated lighting installation. I would definitely hire again.
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Albert D.
Keian is, as I rated him, excellent. He is fast, reasonably priced and a true professional. In short, Keian is the best electrician I have ever hired.
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Ruben S.
Mohsen is always punctual. He does great work, is open to suggestions and feedback and is a very skilled electrician. I highly recommend Mohsen for your next project!
Remodel chiefRemodel chief
Thumbtack Customer
Petre gave an accurate quote on my project, showed up on time and did a very competent job. I would use him again if I need an electrician.
Petre Gueorguiev ElectricPetre Gueorguiev Electric
Melissa M.
Peter was a thorough and respectful professional, he was enormously helpful and did an excellent job for a fair price. I will definitely reach out to him for future electrician or handyman needs!
Peter NguyenPeter Nguyen
Jeremy G.
THE ONLY ELECTRICIAN YOU SHOULD WORK WITH IN SF. Full stop. He has succeeded where many others have failed. Highly recommend. Kind smart and effective professional.
Ipowersfelectric.Ipowersfelectric.
Michael P.
He did a great job! Very good at his craft. Very detailed and spent the whole day working on my project. I found my electrician for all future projects.
Alpha Electric and MoreAlpha Electric and More
Suzanne C.
The electrician responded to our request on short notice. He kept in touch with us before arriving, came on time, completed the job efficiently, and charged a very fair rate. Completely satisfied!
Electric ManElectric Man
Cale S.
I really enjoyed working with Franklin Electric—responsive, fast, and a great value. I needed to choose an electrician who could ease my landlord‘a concerns, and Franklin did just that.
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
Michael D.
Hugo came same day and was able to replace my doorbell transformer without disrupting our condos electricity! Really great electrician I can’t wait to hire him again.
Hugo César rinconHugo César rincon
Cheryl M.
Kenny is a fantastic electrician, kind & conversive. He was prompt & completed the lighting in an efficient timely manner. His rate is very competitive & his written communication is excellent. I highly recommend his services.
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Jan S.
Mohammed was super easy to communicate with, punctual and did great work installing my bathroom lamp. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional electrician / plumbing expert. Thanks Mohammed!
Gulf PillarsGulf Pillars
Richard F.
Juan is a superb electrician who really knows his stuff and is a pleasure to work with He also did us several favors which he provided at no charge. I cannot speak highly enough of this company
Ballast Electrical Service and RepairBallast Electrical Service and Repair
Angela S.
Juan came out and fixed problems in our businesses' warehouse QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY at a GREAT price, same day! Thank you so much for the great service! Ballast will be our go-to electricians from now on!
Ballast Electrical Service and RepairBallast Electrical Service and Repair
Ruben S.
Hugo did an excellent job fixing my circuit breaker. He was knowledgeable, quick and was able to fix my issue without a problem. I highly recommend Hugo if you would like a quality electrician at a very affordable price!
Hugo César rinconHugo César rincon
Jason C.
German is an amazing businessman and electrician. He has helped me two times now with some electrical issues at my home. I would hire him without question. He is friendly, prompt and a pro. Thank you, German!
Ipowersfelectric.Ipowersfelectric.
Thumbtack Customer
Fixed problem very quickly, like in 10 - 15 minutes y which was a plus, however he charged us a little excessive. He charged what some other electricians quoted us for 2 - 3 hours worth of work.
Ipowersfelectric.Ipowersfelectric.
Doug c.
Pros: Work was solid and electrician was competent and informative. Installed more outlets than spec'd. Cons: They rescheduled our first appointment, then flaked on the appointment day of. Thumbtack project description was for 5 outlets, but electrician did not arrive with them, and charged me full rate to go to the hardware store to get supplies. Did not provide receipt for expenses or labor, despite being asked to do so twice. Extremely high markup on parts purchased. Attempted to charge me for parts they didn't use. Conclusion: The work was fine, but my overall experience was very poor, and I would not use them again.
MC2 Electric Inc.MC2 Electric Inc.
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