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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).

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 Escondido electricians
Glenn B.
Awesome guy, fixed what other couldnt in minutes. Finally forgot nd a really great electrician
Perez ElectricPerez Electric
Giovanna B.
Great electrician! He was kind and did a good job. I will be hiring him again to install more ceiling fans. I recommend.
Xtreme AV Integration LLCXtreme AV Integration LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a room in the house that did not have power and needed troubleshooting. Point Loma Electric quoted me a $29 trip charge to have an electrician take a look. They would not give any further rates. When the electrician showed up I told him the same thing I filled out and he immediately quoted me $249 for level 1 diagnostic. Just know that this is the minimum price for troubleshooting (I feel they should have provided me this price from the beginning). The electrician looked though the breaker box, all my outlets and determined another one on the side of the house was the culprit and restored power to the room.
Point Loma Electric & PlumbingPoint Loma Electric & Plumbing
Kenny A.
Gerardo is a very professional electrician. He replied quickly and the quote is very reasonable. He adjusted the appointment time based on my schedule and finished the repair with high quality. Definitely will hire him again whenever have electricity issues.
Perez ElectricPerez Electric
Rachel G.
Sam was a lifesaver! He responded right away and was able to FIND and FIX a problem that 2 other electricians had not been able to! In under an hour! He also came down from LA to Escondido. I would highly recommend him for any electrical needs!
Wired-4-Sound & ElectricWired-4-Sound & Electric
Christopher B.
Eduardo was straight forward and honest with what I needed. He not only fixed my initial issue but went above and beyond to check out the rest of my system to insure that we are safe moving forward. Your search for an honest electrician with integrity can end here
3E Electrical Services LLC3E Electrical Services LLC
Perri H.
Mark is great! He is very prompt and his quality of work is very good. He is very honest and fair. We got a quote from another electrician, and Mark helped us wade through it, and did the projects for a fraction of the price. He is a good guy, and we will call him again.
Mark Nguyen ElectricianMark Nguyen Electrician
Luis H.
Dejan was great! Always kept me in the loop of what work needed to be done and all the details of the job. Dejan provided multiple options for the job needed and he ensured that we felt comfortable with wvery option. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an electrician and to do future jobs for me.
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Kelly T.
Mark was extremely responsive and incredibly helpful! I found Mark on Thumbtack and he responded within minutes and scheduled the work for the next day. I appreciated his prompt reply because it helped me to cross this “to-do” off the list quickly! I highly recommend Mark. He is a qualified, skilled electrician and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be calling on him again!
Mark Nguyen ElectricianMark Nguyen Electrician
Ryan J.
I gotta tell ya, my Aunt n Uncle recently passed and I needed some or should I say alot of work done. MYLES went above and beyond, not only with his service, but his prices are unmatched in the state of California. Just down to earth trustworthy guy. Very personable. If you're looking for a great electrician and someone who will do it right. MYLES IS YOUR MAN. 100% DONT LOOK ANY FURTHER!!
Myles RodriguezMyles Rodriguez
Tara Z.
Mark was extremely communicative and prompt in scheduling this project. He showed up on time, and prepared with everything needed to troubleshoot my issue. I had another issue that needed addressing and he took the time to repair some wiring issues, even though it was outside our initial scope of work. If you hire Mark for any of your electrical needs, you will not be dissappointed. I will definitely keep his number handy to refer him out to anyone looking for a quality electrician.
Mark Nguyen ElectricianMark Nguyen Electrician
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