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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for San Diego electricians
Ashley S.
Great electricians and fair price
United Electric Inc.United Electric Inc.
Portia A.
He is now my go to electrician!
Electric CityElectric City
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
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
Bertha L.
Awesome experience! I have found my electrician for all my projects!
Omega Power Systems IncOmega Power Systems Inc
Simeon U.
Absolutely perfect to work with. Extremely professional, the work quality was A+. I think I found my electrician!
United Electric Inc.United 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.
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.
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
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
Laura M.
We had to find other electricians to finish the work United Electric Inc started because the way their work was executed was very disappointing.
United Electric Inc.United Electric Inc.
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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Danny is a hard worker and a competent electrician. He installed 2 ceiling fans for me. My only issue is that as part of the quoted service, he painted and textured over damage he did to the ceilings and walls while installing the fans. This part of the job was done very poorly. The patch and paint work will have to be redone. He charged me extra to do that work and it was not worth the additional money. However, his work as an electrician was fine.
Danny's Ultimate Electrical ServicesDanny's Ultimate Electrical Services
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
Joe C.
Mike does excellent work. Impeccable customer service. Respectful of client’s property. Cleans up when work is done. Highly recommended. He will be my go to electrician for future work
ARRIA ServicesARRIA Services
Alex D.
was extremely quick to respond and had a very good price for the amount of work asked. i was in escrow for a new house and ultimately seller went with another electrician. would've liked to hire for other services.
JL Expert HelpersJL Expert Helpers
Rob W.
Showed up on time, quoted a fair price, and completed the work with zero issues. We will absolutely recommend Tormenta D Electrician to friends and fam and will be using him for any electrical needs in the future!
Tormenta D ElctricianTormenta D Elctrician
Thumbtack Customer
Installed 4 outdoor lights for us on a short timeframe after another electrician botched the project. I only wish we found and hired Aaron the first time!! This guy is the real deal!
Massella ElectricMassella Electric
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