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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 Riverside electricians
Lilibeth V.
He figured out the problem in 1 visit after another electrician failed in 3 visits. He is responsive and punctual. His rates are reasonable. He would be my first choice in any future electrician needs.
Mora-Data & Telecom ServicesMora-Data & Telecom Services
Elizabeth S.
Bradley was very professional and honest about the work that needed to be done. A previous “electrician “ quoted me 4x more to fix the same issue. Bradley also took the time to explain an affordable long term solution to the electrical challenges of my older home, where a previous “electrician “ quoted me 6x times as much to fix. Thank you Bradley! I will absolutely hire Bradley for my next electrical repair job and recommend him without hesitation.
B_Smith ElectricalB_Smith Electrical
Jayme F.
Flaky and overpriced. Kept scheduling and rescheduling not respecting our time. Justin Didn’t diagnose our problem correctly. We hired an electrician that charged us $80 for what Justin was going to charge $300+ for
Freddy G.
Hi my name is Freddy, was new to this app wasn’t sure what to expect or how it work. Give it a try and the results was outstanding. Was looking for a professional electrician to do a 240V installation, spoke with couple’s electrician, but they wasn’t responding or accurate. Came across with Jesse profile, and he responded so fast , explained to him what I wanting to do he gave me a estimate more less how much it was going to be . Didn’t hesitated at all when with him. We set up the appointment for the day, he surprise me ,with his work ethic, his experience, he guide me on what he was going to do step by step , overall very professional, I will definitely recommend him to everyone when it to come electrician. Will definitely hire him again if I ever need another project, hire Jesse you won’t regret it.
Full scope ElectricalFull scope Electrical
Miao G.
Lief from Stada Energy is really professional electrician. He installed ERMA 22 50 outlet in our garage with a reasonable price. Leif is really easy to communicate with, and he coordinated with City of get the permit.
Stada EnergyStada Energy
Nicole w.
Very professional. Came on time. Did a few extra things I noticed needed would highly recommend and hire again! I found my new electrician!!! Thank you very much. Can’t say enough about how happy I am
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Christy c.
we had a different thumbtack electrician give an estimate and was told that new wire had to be run from the panel, which would include cutting into the drywall..... i decided to get another opinion and jesse went and found and fixed the issue in 45 minutes. no drywall had to be cut.. thank you again jesse! you are the man!
Full scope ElectricalFull scope Electrical
Cory H.
One of the best electrician experiences I have ever had. I bought a new home and I feel like the customer service and the work product were superb! Not only were the main items on my list handled, I was given advice crucial advice on other important items around my home. Can’t rave about this Pro enough. Will be calling them soon for future projects. Top Notch!
Mora-Data & Telecom ServicesMora-Data & Telecom Services
Dan L.
Good man and eager to help out. Price is fair. Belongs to a union of electricians, and does good quality work. Willing to work his best for both his reputation and customer satisfaction. I had put a 3 star previously because he seemed to have become too busy to come back to finish the job; but now I am changing that rating because he wants to complete the job he had started. He contacted me via text several times to do right what was not finished. Kudos!
Torres ElectricTorres Electric
Jesse came out to look at some problems that we were having with the electricity going out when it rained in one of the bedrooms. He took his time and tested everything to try and isolate the issue. Unfortunately it couldn’t be fixed the day of but we’re having him come back out with a larger window of time to fix it. He was super nice, conversed with us the entire time of what he was doing and he was super polite and respectful. We have a couple of other things that we’re going to have him come out for. Jesse is definitely our new electrician. Thank you Jesse!!
Full scope ElectricalFull scope Electrical
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