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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 Newark electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Ali is a nice guy with good character, and a masterful electrician. He's earned our exclusive business in the future.
Beta electric (Aria)Beta electric (Aria)
Ameya J.
Arisel did a great job fixing an electrical issue that had stumped another electrician before. He is friendly and great to work with. Would recommend.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
Marco T.
Juan is an amazing trouble shooter when it comes to electrical issues. A part of my parents old house was without power and a previous electrician spent literally days trouble shooting and could not find the source of the problem. We eventually brought in Juan for a second opinion and he found the source of the problem literally in a matter of minutes! He is EXCELLENT at problem solving. I have learned not all electrical repair professionals are competent and comfortable with electrical repairs. He was professional, efficient and reliable. If you have a problem that no one else can figure out call Juan!
Ballast Electrical Service and RepairBallast Electrical Service and Repair
Prashanth S.
Darin did the recessed lightning in my entire apartment and it looks great. Given that we live in the middle level of a multi story building, he had makes holes in ceiling at multiple places. It was expected and Darin is one those few who patches those wall holes to perfection. Remember, most electricians would not do the patch work and you have to call a handyman, which is expensive and time consuming. He also helped fix many other small things including baseboards and exhaust fans in bathroom. I recommend his services to my network without any hesitation.
Easley DoneEasley Done
Ritu P.
I got 5 lights installed in my bedroom (4 pendant and 1 ceiling light). They installed all the lights on one connection instead of separate connections. We already had the pre-wiring for 2 separate connections. We had explicitly asked them to connect the lights on separate connections. After they connected it on single connection they told us that they had to (and gave some technical reason) and we couldn't argue considering them as experts. Later we had another electrician come over and he explained that this job is not done completely and there's no issues putting the lights on separate connections. I again tried to contact BookerBoys and asked them to fix it and they told me that they will charge extra for fixing this!! This doesn't make any sense to me. If they did not complete the job to our satisfaction in the first place - they should be the ones to fix it later. I honestly think that they lack experience because this issue should not have happened in the first place because we already had all the pre-wiring in place. Not going to call them again, not happy.
Bookerboyz ElectricBookerboyz Electric
Jimmy M.
Excellent service from Raja. He is so good and dedicated for his work. I needed to install TESLA charger and also needed to fix my transformer for my Doorbell. As soon as I ask for quote, Raja called me and said he will come over for quick look and can give me estimation. He came to my place within an hour, around 6 in evening. He gave me very reasonable estimate (which is better than all the other electrician I contacted), I asked "When can you come over to do this" , and he replied , I can do it now also which shows how dedicated he is towards his work. We decided to do it in weekend , he came over and he was on time. He finished work in time and with quality. Then he worked on my door bell which was hard to figure out as I tried with diff people , and no one was able to figure that out , he did try to fix with new transformer (which he got it from home depot) , and it worked. I highly recommend R&J service to anyone. Raja is excellent and committed.
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