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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 San Diego electricians
Vernal J.
Electrician was friendly efficient and quick.
Trilogy Electric inc.Trilogy Electric inc.
Portia A.
He is now my go to electrician!
Electric CityElectric City
Greg S.
Full package Electrician - showed up on time. Great communication. Takes pride in his work. I’m a GC and have worked with a lot of electricians, David is top notch.
Circle Connect Electric INCCircle Connect Electric INC
Fabian K.
My electrician when work is needed. Thanks again
Finner ElectricFinner Electric
Dwayne S.
I will use as my electrician from here on out.
Electric CityElectric City
Shawn A.
Eric quickly did the troubleshooting and found the previous electrician mistake.
Eric's Electrical & Handyman ServiceEric's Electrical & Handyman Service
Rick G.
Steve responded to my request quickly with a reasonable quote. He is a very skilled electrician and did an amazing job. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again or recommend his services to anyone looking for an electrician.
Omega Power Systems IncOmega Power Systems Inc
Daniel B.
The best electrician I’ve ever met. Professional, knowledgeable, affordable and punctual.
Omega Power Systems IncOmega Power Systems Inc
Kim B.
Alex was an amazing electrician! He responded to our job request with a great quote. He arrived on time and was friendly and professional. He provided exceptional service as he diagnosed the problem and promptly completed repairs all while respecting our home. I highly recommend this outstanding electrician for all your electrical needs! We will definitely work with his company for all of our electrician needs.
American electrical solutionAmerican electrical solution
Bertha L.
Awesome experience! I have found my electrician for all my projects!
Omega Power Systems IncOmega Power Systems Inc
Sweety V.
I love this guys work,price the way they talk with us this guys are best electrician in work and price
Trilogy Electric inc.Trilogy Electric inc.
Shanika W.
I called on a Sunday and got a immediate response. Danny was very professional. I will be using the electricians again
Trilogy Electric inc.Trilogy Electric inc.
Lyndsey B.
Mike and his team were great. They fixed some work from another electrician and provided excellent service.
Finner ElectricFinner Electric
Amy S.
Thanks so much! Service w this electrician was easy, quick, and def worth hiring. Price was right for the job!
Electric CityElectric City
Sara M.
He was punctual and very responsive and did a great job! I will definitely hire him again if I need an electrician!
Adept ElectricAdept Electric
Tim C.
Professional, kind, informative, and fair. I really enjoyed working with Corey and would recommend him as a trustworthy electrician referral!
Coreys sparky electrical service and handymanCoreys sparky electrical service and handyman
Liam B.
Really appreciate the work these guys did! Wouldn’t hesitate to call again next time I need an electrician! Thanks guys!!!
Trilogy Electric inc.Trilogy Electric inc.
Zachary W.
I had an amazing experience with The Electricians. They literally came out less than 2 hours after I reached out and did a great job replacing 20+ switches and fixing a bathroom fan. They were also very friendly, reasonably priced, and quick. I will not use anyone else in the future for any electrician needs I have.
Trilogy Electric inc.Trilogy Electric inc.
Krunal p.
Excellent job so far. He is very efficient. I would hire him again whenever I have a need for electrician.
Adept ElectricAdept Electric
Bruna D.
Personable, efficient, and caring electrician and humanitarian, committed to customer satisfaction, plus reducing our overall carbon footprint. Dimmer works perfectly; good suggestions.
Massella ElectricMassella Electric
Imad A.
He identified the problem, and quickly repaired it. I will use his services again, because he is a good electrician and can be trusted to get the job done.
Finner ElectricFinner Electric
Desirad G.
Mark is the best electrician hands down. He helped me promptly and relieved all of my stress. Not only is he amazing he truly cares!! Thanks Mark!!
Mark Nguyen ElectricianMark Nguyen Electrician
Seata B.
Amazing experience, best prices in the South Bay He’s a honest and understanding. With very clean work! Thank you so much! Now our family has a electrician
Ideal ElectricIdeal Electric
Anirudh r.
Thank you for the swift response and refund. I appreciate it! I contacted Finner electric for a remote replacement for my fan. The wires inside remote were broken. I was told that the remote will be ordered and I’ll have to pay $200 for labor and material. I agreed to the terms. When the electrician came home, he told us that the kit that goes in the fan is missing and is needed for the remote to work. For temp fix, my husband managed to connect the wire and asked the electrician to change the battery. It worked. However this was something that electrician should have done? We were charged $170 for basically changing battery. Also, I was promised a call for a new remote and kit which never happened. I do not recommend this company.
Finner ElectricFinner Electric
Jim M.
Had 3 bathroom fans replaced and Christian was excellent. I finally have a good electrician for future projects . Incredibly hard worker and very easy to deal with . Thanks Christian .
CL ElectricCL Electric
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