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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.

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.

Does an electrician need to enter my home?

Whether an electrician needs to enter your home depends on the type of work that needs to be completed. Any work on receptacles, lights and more located on the inside or outside of your house will likely require an electrician to enter your home.

Ask electricians in your area to perform a video consultation instead of a traditional walk-through to assess the project. During the consultation, they should be able to tell you if they’ll need to enter your home or not. 

Reviews for Elk Grove electricians
Marilyn J.
Expert electrician
Barnhart ElectricBarnhart Electric
Zara F.
Very quick and professional. I have found my to go electrician.
Electrician CallElectrician Call
Randle T.
The electrician Matt was fantastic. He was extremely nice and very professional in handling the job. He went the extra mile to make sure I was happy. Thanks to him and Louis
EMCE ServicesEMCE Services
Jaysen T.
Tony was the second electrician who I had come out to do the free estimate. He was the only one to be rapidly responsive, explain things clearly of what I needed, and what I didn't need. He came in got the job done and job done right the first time. His rates are fantastic, his advice saved me tons of money and his experience speaks for itself. I have found the only electrician I want working on my house now. Thank you Tony
TNY electricTNY electric
June G.
You can trust Sam to complete the job as you've agreed. When the unexpected happens he's right there to fix the problem on short notice. I have utilized this Electrician several times now. Very satisfied with his work.
Mitchell Family ElectricMitchell Family Electric
Eileen G.
Sam was professional, knowledgeable and thorough. I have an older home and the wiring was causing the problem. Sam repaired it quickly and at a very reasonable rate. Also punctual and very polite. I would give 5 stars across the board and will definitely call him again if I need an electrician
Mitchell Family ElectricMitchell Family Electric
Karen B.
Kevin was so respectful. He came in said hello to everyone. He so meticulous with his work. He did a great job at a great price. Now, I've found my electrician for all of my electrical needs. Here is a photo of my fan going at full speed and so quiet.
Sunshine State Handyman and Remodeling CompanySunshine State Handyman and Remodeling Company
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew is a professional electrician. He responded promptly, came and addressed my problems. He even went and got the light bulbs for me after he took care of the problems with light fixtures! I will be using Matthew in the future, as he gets the work done! Thank you, Matthew. Dee in Elk Grove
Matthew LaybournMatthew Laybourn
Graham S.
Anthony came to fix a problem that another electrician made in installing an outlet. Luckily the first guy was so incompetent that the outlet didn't work, because if it did, I would have fried a very expensive EV plug because the panel was not wired correctly to the new outlet. Or my electric box would have caught fire. FUN!! Anthony showed up and fixed everything. He is awesome!
Electric Brothers Electrical ServiceElectric Brothers Electrical Service
Scott J.
I was contacted by Mr. Mitchell in response to A job to hang a light in my entry area. I informed him that I hung all my own lights but this one was higher then the others and I could not reach it with my ladders. He accepted the job with a quote of $150. I agreed to that price and we had set a date for the end if the week since we were close to the 4th of July holiday. When the day had arrived he did not show up. I called to see what had happened and he told me that he needed to pick up his ladder for the job from another site and asked if he could come later. I said this was fine but when the time came he still did not show up. I texted ho the next day asking "if there was any sign when he could hang the pendant" light? He told me that his crew had left his tall ladder at another work site and that he had to locate it. I said this was still okay and we set another day for him to come. That day came and left and he was still a no-show. He did not call to tell me he would not arrive he just did not show up. I called him back a few days after so I could cool myself and remain calm and asked again if he was going to hang the light? Ho told that he was going to have to rent a ladder for the job and would call me that night to set an appointment to hang it. When he did not call me back I called him the next day and he set a time again. When the time came he was still a no-show. I called him back ( now 3 weeks later) to ask what happened end why he did not show up. He told me that it was hard for him to rent a ladder for the job and asked if I could rent it for him and would hang it for the price of $50. Like I said at the beginning of this review I could hang the light if I could reach it. I did not need him if I could get my own ladder. All I got from this transaction was a lot of stress and a month delay. This is not the man to go to if a serious about a project. He does not seem to want the work and he does not take all of his jobs seriously. He not at all professional and will avoid you if there is a problem rather then inform you of the problem. He just doesn't show up to jobs and does not call to explain. If you are serious about your project go to another electrician. this is not your guy. This company seems more reminiscent of a children playing then a serious man trying to promote his business. Stay Away!!!!
Mitchell Family ElectricMitchell Family Electric
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