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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 Los Angeles electricians
Nathan S.
He's our new electrician.
Coast electric company. 6269237004 lic# 591562Coast electric company. 6269237004 lic# 591562
Justin k.
Great electrician, would gladly recommend to anyone
EJRZ INC.EJRZ INC.
Andrea K.
My #1 electrician jay! Look no further then him.
Jay DangJay Dang
JEFF D.
Solid professional Electrician- prompt, careful and cost effective.
NCA ConstructionNCA Construction
Brett W.
A very kind, resourceful, experienced, and fair electrician. Great work!
Coast electric company. 6269237004 lic# 591562Coast electric company. 6269237004 lic# 591562
Stephen B.
Came as requested. Competitive quote. Diligent hardworking electrician did a great job.
Kingdom Electric ServicesKingdom Electric Services
Marvin V.
The electrician and his assistant were professional and found the problem quickly. I would use this service again.
Black Bull ServicesBlack Bull Services
Thumbtack Customer
Rene was very professional and very flexible, would recommend for sure and we have found out electrician
All Services ElectricalAll Services Electrical
Nikolas R.
Gabriel was everything you want in an electrician: skilled, communicative and on-time. He’ll be my first call from now on.
Mayorga Electric & sonMayorga Electric & son
Kermit C.
Rami is a excellent electrician. I highly recommend his work. Prices are fair and quality of work and professional is wonderful!
Madan ElectricMadan Electric
Christian E.
Sam is a very honest electrician. He provided me with a detailed estimate of the work being done. He is very professional and I highly recommend him for any electrical service.i wouldn't hesitate to contact him again. Other electricians were not as thorough with there estimates. They wouldnt provide with any details of what services I was paying for. Thanks alot Sam,
SP Energy ServicesSP Energy Services
Sebastian t.
Wallace was a great electrician. He figured out what my lighting issues were and handled it with thoughtfulness and care. Two thumbs up!
Progressive Data & ElectricalProgressive Data & Electrical
Summer W.
Excellent job! The service was amazing and the guys were the sweetest. Very informational on/with the process of hanging my light fixture. If you need an electrician, this is the place to go!
Electrical 562Electrical 562
Mark M.
Hiring Madan Electric ended up being an excellent experience. The electrician was professional, hard-working, an excellent problem solver and charged a fair and reasonable price. I had him replace 25 electrical outlets/wall switches, install 2 light fixtures, repair 2 electrical outlets and install one complicated ceiling fan. I was looking for a good electrician for an ongoing relationship and hit the jackpot.
Madan ElectricMadan Electric
Brenda M.
Jay is very professional and timely. I have been needing a reliable and reasonable electrician for some time. I don’t have to look no further - thanks to Jay!
Jay DangJay Dang
Lisa W.
Ted responded right away to an immediate electrical concern I had. He was efficient and professional. I will definitely call him the next time I need an electrician.
Tesla ElectricTesla Electric
Tanner J.
I would highly recommend! Franco was quick, efficient, and took his time to troubleshoot my electrical problems. I will definitely use him again as my electrician.
FS. Electrical SolutionsFS. Electrical Solutions
Beatriz T.
I highly recommend this profesional Electrician, He did a wonderful job in my condominium, I was in need of a good, professional and honest Electrician to fix more than one issue, he was on time and would get back at me within 30 min max to answer and explain in a kind manner any question or concern I might have. I’m very happy with his Work!.. I defenitly give five stars.
Bental ElectricBental Electric
Jamal P.
Mark is far and away the best electrician I've experienced. He does everything. He is multi skilled. He's also hard working and a good person. I highly recommend him.
Loving It!Loving It!
Carter A.
The electrician was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. He investigated everything thoroughly and we feel like our whole electrical system is safer after his visit. Great work.
Black Bull ServicesBlack Bull Services
Barbara C.
I needed two outlets repaired at my house and two electricians came out the same day and fixed the issues in under 20min. Courteous, punctual, quick, tidy service. Thanks!
Watt ElectricWatt Electric
Alison K.
I needed an electrician on an emergency call over Labor Day Weekend. They sent someone out within the hour and fixed the issue right away and for a reasonable price! Couldn’t recommend more!
American B General ContractorAmerican B General Contractor
Helen P.
Edward did an incredible job with our switches. He is professional and knows his job very well. I will 💯 be contacting Edward for any more electrician work that’s needed.
EC ElectricEC Electric
Artem K.
Hands down the most professional and nicest electrician I’ve had the pleasure of hiring. The challenging wiring job was completed quickly, efficiently and aesthetically. I would absolutely recommend Rami for any relevant project!
Madan ElectricMadan Electric
Bill C.
Alex knew exactly how to to do what I needed done. Not only that his recommendation saved me money! I would gladly contract him to to do any of my future electrician needs. :-)
AR Electric ⚡️AR Electric ⚡️
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