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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.

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.

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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.

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 Fremont electricians
Nichole K.
Prompt, excellent service. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Would highly recommend this electrician!
Alpha Electric and MoreAlpha Electric and More
Vaibhav S.
Thanks Kenny, you and your team was awesome. I hired Kenny for the job which was left unfinished by another thumbtack PRO. My experience with Kenny is such that I am not going to look for any other electrician if Kenny can be available. Very reasonable, quick and he knows what needs to be done. Expert electrician.
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Moni S.
Michael, did a great job. He came on time and finished the job on time. Any time I need an electrician, I will be reaching out to Michael.
Michael SedainMichael Sedain
Murtaza D.
One of the best electricians I have worked with so far. He does good quality work and is punctual with time. I will continue to work with him in the future.
Beta electric (Aria)Beta electric (Aria)
Rita K.
Robert is a very professional and knowledgeable electrician. He was able to quickly access my outdoor electrical situation and upgraded it to exactly my requirements. I highly recommend him!
Messano's ElectricMessano's Electric
Ramesh S.
It was great! He figured out the issue with my wiring quickly and fixed the problem so the light operates properly. He also fixed some other minor issues that were left by previous electricians
Jams electricJams electric
Harish k.
Excellent Work.Resolved my problem free of cost on phone.my issue required hvac electrician. He told me what could possible be wrong and how to fix it myself. Will hire him anytime I have electrical work.
G&A ElectricG&A Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Craig is a really great electrician and I will hire him again. I had a problem with one of my electrical outlets and he tenaciously went about eliminating all probable causes till we found the right problem (a bad connector).
Alpha Electric and MoreAlpha Electric and More
Saurabh L.
Damon is fantastic electrician and handy man. He helped install 4 recessed lights and dimmer.. He was not just able to provide value and high quality service but also quickly changed his approach as challenges surfaced. Great pro.. will hire back in a snap next time I need help..
Gan Electric & Consulting Inc.Gan Electric & Consulting Inc.
Ryan D.
Great Electrician! Was punctual, responsive and did great work. Had 10 can lights installed total (8 in the kitchen and 2 in the bedroom) along with 3 pendant light in the kitchen and all work perfectly. Kenny charges reasonable prices and was really easy to work with. Would definitely use again and highly recommended
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Lemon S.
Chris helped installed 12 recessed lights for my place with minimum damage to the wall. He explains things super clearly so that I know what to think and do next. He showed up 15min early on the appointment day and finished everything within a day. Price is fair and work quality is high! I highly recommend Chris as an electrician!
CMC ElectricCMC Electric
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