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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 Hayward electricians
Stacey W.
This electrician was on time and professional. He explained some things to me and was pleasant to work. My service call was minor but I am going to his this electrician for another project.
Hornet ElectricHornet Electric
Eldren J.
The electrician was punctual, transparent about the scope of work and went above and beyond.
2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises
Kelly B.
Responded quickly, excellent service. Trustworthy and reasonable rate. She will be my go to electrician moving forward.
Shakayla HicksShakayla Hicks
Ankit P.
I hired Ali for ceiling fan installation and he did an amazing job at a great price. Will absolutely hire him again and refer to others looking for a licensed electrician.
Beta electric (Aria)Beta electric (Aria)
Shyam S.
Michael is hands down the best professional I've worked with on thumbtack. He was on time, knew what he was doing and explained everything i needed to know in detail. Would recommend to everyone who needs an electrician.
Michael SedainMichael Sedain
Sherita N.
Mo is an excellent electrician. He installed two flush mounts for me and did so expertly and quickly. He is responsive and very punctual. Will certainly use his services again for other lighting needs. Highly recommend!
Precise Home RenovationPrecise Home Renovation
Michele O.
Nick was super responsive and sent his electrician right over to help us with our outdoor security system install. He was professional, covid cautious and did excellent work on our old wiring. It was a pleasure and he stuck around to make sure everything was perfect. Thank you Fred!
Golden Wire Electric IncGolden Wire Electric Inc
Ryan D.
Ahmad is great to work with. He is very quick to response from the night i sent inquiry in the app & the following morning he immediately responded & scheduled an inspection. Ahmad will also with what you have & achieve the same output you want. He will definitely my personal electrician. Definitely will refer him to people. Thumbs up & great work!!
Shokran electricShokran electric
George M.
Extremely unsatisfied with this handyman’s work! He responded with a request to add a new outlet in my stairwell. First off, he is not an electrician, which I did not realize when I agreed to hire him, so I’m not sure why he even responded. He arrived almost an hour after the time we scheduled then proceeded to tear up my wall in order to take off my existing switch cover. Turns out, he did not cut the hole in the right place. The outlet he installed never worked. He did not take the time secure the new outlet to a stud inside the wall because of the misplaced hole. After he left, I realized that the outlet was not working and the quality of his work was poor. He even scraped paint off my wall. I reached to him to address the situation and allow him the chance to fix his errors. He promised to take care of the issue then proceeded to ghost me by not returning calls or text messages for days. I actually had to hire a real electrician to correct all of his mistakes, which cost me triple what I paid him. The electrician was appalled when he opened the new outlet and my switch. He did not even take the time to properly screw the existing screws back into the wall, he just slapped my switch cover back on and cracked it to boot. Steer clear of this guy. He is very unprofessional and a novice at best parading around doing “handy work”.
Traci’s Trusted HandymanTraci’s Trusted Handyman
Jen G.
I had 2 outdoor ring security cameras/flood lights installed and an outlet replacement. Nick was very quick to respond, came out and reviewed the project, told me what he was going to do, sent over an estimate the next day, started work on the following Tuesday, where he had an opening. Him and his partner did really clean work, it looks great, it all works great, very professional. I've had a hard time finding a good responsive electrician, Nick will be my go-to guy from now on.
Golden Wire Electric IncGolden Wire Electric Inc
Kevi G.
We hired Al in April 2017 to fix 2 light switches and install a new ceiling fan. He arrived right away. He installed one light switch. Could not install the other. And tried to repair the old fan, rather than install the new. He did not charge very much and promised to return if there were problems. Neither the light switch nor the fan worked. I've messaged Al several times but he's never returned. Over 3 months have passed and we've been more than patient. We are done with this company and are finding a new electrician.
Easy Quick ElectricEasy Quick Electric
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