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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 Brentwood electricians
Cooper M.
David is a very nice and professional electrician helped me to install 6 ceiling fans on time, all of this working properly without issues for now.
Le's Handy Pro.Le's Handy Pro.
Lee N.
Felipe was exceptional. He came to the house within 20 minutes after I called him for an estimate and showed up the next day to do the job. He was thorough and courteous. I will recommend Felipe to anyone who needs an electrician.
Felipe Electrical ServicesFelipe Electrical Services
Thumbtack Customer
Noel and his helper are incredible to say the least. Noel is truly a MASTER electrician. There is nothing that he can't solve or fix. We had a 2 story addition on our home and Noel had to literally troubleshoot every outlet and switch to get them to work. I was worried that we would have to rip out drywall to fix the electrical wiring...wHicham we did not have to do. Noel always stayed calm and was able to correct all the electrical issues we had. By the time he left, we had all switches and outlets working. He also works incredibly fast and effiecient. He never takes a break, or slows down while he's on the job. He also comes prepared with everything he needs and he and his assistant are both incredibly polite. After watching his magic, I am convinced that there isn't any electrical issue that he can't solve...he is truly a MASTER electrician!
California Electrical SolutionsCalifornia Electrical Solutions
Mike J.
I live in a really old house and had what I thought was a major problem electrical problem. I had appliances that didn’t work, lights that would dim, appliances that would turn off when I would turn other ones on, etc. It was a complete mess. I had seen about 4 other electricians before Homero. They all recommended or insisted that I needed to rewire half of my house which would have cost me close to $5k. After testing everything he possibly could, he did one more test and came to the conclusion that PGE was the culprit. PGE came over a few hours and just like that they told me there was a loose neutral on their line just like Homero said. This dude knows his stuff. In hindsight I should have called PGE to begin with but if it was not for Homero I would have spent $5k on a project that would have been useless. He will now be my go to electrician on all projects by being thorough, extremely knowledgeable and honest. Thank you Homero!
Suarez Electrical serviceSuarez Electrical service
Sathiya T.
Willy troubleshooted and fixed the challenging power outage issue in my garage with a high degree of professionalism and perseverance. I rarely write reviews but this one I owe to Willy. I had others try to diagnose the issue and suggest solutions which was very costly but failed to detect the root cause. Willy was friendly as well, spent almost two hours to detect the root cause of power outage in the garage which others looked into lightly by just checking basics and suggest alternates to address the issue, also required city permit 😩. Eventually he traced down the issue to a wrong wiring in one of the power outlets and rewired multiple outlets and mapped correctly to GFCI outlets to get it working 👌. Also note his rates are fairly cheaper than other quotes I received. I am happy to have found a honest and expert electrician for all my electrical needs going forward. 👏👏
Wj electricWj electric
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