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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 Jose electricians
Jim R.
The electrician found the problem and fixed it in almost no time.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
Castrol G.
Highly recommendable electrician. Preps the site and cleans up after. Give reasonable pricing , including options and helps us owners to make a practical decision. I highly recommend ben as your next contract electrician.
Prestige home improvementPrestige home improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Very responsive electrician who did excellent work. Polite, pleasant and on time. I would highly recommend him.
All SparkAll Spark
Aniruddh K.
The electrician came and opened the fixture said there was some size issue and required more work, so they will come back the next day. They never showed up
Nine2 maintenanceNine2 maintenance
Ryan P.
Mike is a highly experienced electrician who works with great speed and quality. Also a really nice guy. I would highly recommend his services.
Michael NoallMichael Noall
Jacqueline B.
Mr electric of palo alto team helped with so many electric jobs at my place. They work really nice, electricians are super friendly and easy to work with. Highly eecom
Mr. Electric of Palo Alto, CAMr. Electric of Palo Alto, CA
Mike C.
Electrician came in to solve our problem at unbelievable price. He was done in less than an hour. Very friendly, knows what he is doing, and professional. Could not ask for more.
Michael NoallMichael Noall
Am K.
I called Nicholas for humidity issues in my house. However, i knew that he was an electrician, but i wanted to get an opinion about changing the bathroom fans. He was very clear in his communication and came on time. He was very honest and told me to contact HVAC company as he didn’t think upgrading the bathroom fans will help. I really liked his honesty and if i ever decide to hire an electrician, it will be Nicholas. Thanks.
Nicholas VinsonNicholas Vinson
Justin H.
Excellent experience! Moin diagnosed the problem with my outdoor outlet, fixed it, and he purchased and replaced the outlet to the latest standards, all in less than an hour! Highly recommend Moin as a professional electrician!
Precise ElectricPrecise Electric
Nina T.
Mike installed my new light, checked my timers, gave me a few suggestions for quick fixes and didn’t charge me a dime! Whenever I really need an electrician again, THIS IS MY GUY!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Michael NoallMichael Noall
Aurianne D.
Sasoon and his partner were courteous, prompt, and did excellent work. They cleaned the work area afterwards as well. Their fee was also very good compared to an electrician I hired through Yelp previously.I give them my highest recommendation
SM ElectricalSM Electrical
Cynthia W.
There panel upgrade was horrible.... they almost burnt down our house by the shotty work they did. Had other electrician inspect work and they were appalled and we’re surprised that my house did not catch fire.... never solved the initial problem and they ruined our new roof and concrete.
ARC Lighting & ElectricARC Lighting & Electric
Alon M.
Kenny was amazing! Came here within the same day as I had some very urgent time frame. Did an outstanding job with installation and helped with a few smaller items without asking for payment on these! I would HIGHLY recommend Kenny to anyone looking for an honest professional electrician.
Kenny ChauKenny Chau
Hanh D.
They did such a great job at our home, very on time, fast and efficient. They listened and double checked with us before placing the outdoor cameras and made the wires running nicely hidden along the edges. We really love their works and definitely call them next time when we need electricians.
Electrical/remodelservices.Electrical/remodelservices.
Suchita D.
Needed to replace my current switch with a smart switch, he installed it within no time! The work was clean and up to the mark. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable electrician. He explained all the doubts I had patiently. In a nutshell, I found him very knowledgeable and professional.
Ballast Electrical Service and RepairBallast Electrical Service and Repair
Jon L.
I had a very pleasant experience with the electrician, Nicholas Vinson. He came to fix a burnt electric outlet and I could tell, he was knowledgeable and certainly knew what he was doing. Don't be deceived by his youthful look, since he accumulated many years of experience working as an electrician. Surprisingly, he was able to come out the same exact day I contacted him. It was jiffy, to say the least. I asked him if he does other projects and he stated the estimate is always free, so I would highly recommend anyone needing electric work to consult him because his rates are below other contractors, but best of all, he did the work perfectly. Two thumbs up!!!
Nicholas VinsonNicholas Vinson
Robert V.
Michael arrived on time with all the tools and equipment needed to do the job. I was able to verify his electrician's license which came in handy when he found some existing wiring that was not up to code and posed a safety hazard. Michael quickly fixed the problem and completed the rest of the work at no additional charge. I am very satisfied with his work.
Michael NoallMichael Noall
Michael A.
I needed an electrician to repair two in-ceiling light fixtures. I looked on Thumbtack, and chose Hugo Lopez (831-205-9992) to fix the problems. He’s local in San Jose where I live. Hugo coordinated his arrival by text message and was right on time. He put on shoe covers before entering and put on a COVID mask. The problems were rather subtle. Hugo was able to check all the wiring and fixtures, including the wiring in the crawl space in my attic. Wire connections had to be tightened and one light switch had to be replaced. Once again I have working fixtures. Hugo is an experienced electrician, and did a great job. He has a very easy going and pleasant personality. His charge for the house call and repair work was very fair. I will absolutely call Hugo again for any future electrical work.
Hugo LopezHugo Lopez
Robert b.
I've been looking for a great electrician for a while now who would come right away, do quality work at a reasonable price. Gerardo was all of these. He talked me through the process and suggested lights for me to use. He was on time and very responsive to my needs. Even came out at the last minute on a Saturday to keep my project on schedule. I highly recommend Gerardo and his team!
Electrical/remodelservices.Electrical/remodelservices.
HezronBrenda M.
The project includes installation of 14 new 6" recessed lights, 2 new holes ready to install for center lights in our living room and guest bedroom, and installed new dimmer switches. Chris is very professional. He works fast with quality. Very punctual. He give advice and suggestions for a better result of the project. He is the electrician guy that you can proudly recommend to anyone who needs his service. Two thumbs up. 👍👍 Thank you for making our house bright! 😊
CMC ElectricCMC Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I had a previous electrician come a week prior to calling Craig, that individual could not figure out the problem and didnt even bother to give me an estmate or relate to me what I could do to resolve my problem. Craig came out gave me a quote. He explained to me what issues he was facing (not an easy task) and he said he could fix my electrical disaster. He was fantastic! He had the job done in a few hours and the cost was very reasonable. I will recommend him to everyone and hire him for all future projects that may arise. Thank you Craig, you are awesome!!
Alpha Electric and MoreAlpha Electric and More
Forrest X.
First time with Thumbtack, my experience with Hessam is pleasantly positive. I live in a rented old house, need to charge my new PHEV at home, garage gives 2-prong outlet, charger refuses to work when it doesn't detect the ground line. Communication with Hessam is excellent, he understands the job and knows what he's doing. More importantly when the initial plan doesn't work as I imaged, his experience and willing-to-try attitude greatly helped and saved me hundred of bucks potentially. Truly appreciate what Hessam done for me last Saturday morning. Now Hessam becomes my go-to electrician, highly recommended to everyone !!
Hessam NikfarjamHessam Nikfarjam
Srinivas h.
A lot of electricians out there will just follow directions given by clients but Sassoon was very involved in our project right from the get go offering suggestions and improving on our design choices. He offered us a very good price and we are very happy with his work. He’s always willing to accommodate our requests and will do whatever it takes to make his clients happy. Me and my wife are very satisfied overall after hiring him for our recess lighting and light fixtures project. We had a couple of accidents midway during the project but he took ownership of the project and made sure we were happy as customers. Highly recommend.
SM ElectricalSM Electrical
Nik P.
I am a picky reviewer. But I found Juan systematic, punctual and professional. Juan is willing to work with you and understands your preferences and provides best advices and options accordingly. He didn’t come in with “I get it all, will do it my way” attitude unlike others. I used to prefer another good Electrician but working with Juan is better. Juan worked around my schedule and did a job better than I had wished. Also I landed up having a car problem and he gave me a ride to my work as courtesy. 👍🏼 Juan guarantees his work for 1-2 years and plans to change my fuses as courtesy whenever I will need that.
Ballast Electrical Service and RepairBallast Electrical Service and Repair
Maria S.
The work was quoted without seeing the project and only used the info I provided - number of lights and product info. Concerned upon arrival, as they attempted to requote. I selected them based on pricing and the only ones who didn’t require to make holes to run lines, patch and paint. The electricians were friendly, professional and punctual. I was concerned the one in attic didn’t have protective wear for insulation but found a garbage bag for him to use or footies so the insulation was all over the work and surrounding areas. They were open to return to add an additional light to a blind spot but again left light on in the attic and didn’t clean up. I only gave a 4 star based on the experience but my lights look great and work perfect. I would hire them again and will have a vacuum handy next time.
AR-15 ElectricAR-15 Electric
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