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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 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.
ARCADIAARCADIA
Thumbtack Customer
Very responsive electrician who did excellent work. Polite, pleasant and on time. I would highly recommend him.
All SparkAll Spark
Glen S.
The electrician showed up on time, quickly diagnosed a bad breaker in my panel, and replaced the breaker to fix my power problems. Thank you!
Fuse HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & PlumbingFuse HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & Plumbing
Dominik W.
Yendy was as professional as they come. The quality of his work was bar none, nothing short of blue collar. I’ve found my electrician moving forward.
Cruz Electric and remodelingCruz Electric and remodeling
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
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
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
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
Jim R.
I would also include value and punctuality but they limit me to 3. Everything you want from an experienced electrician. I strongly recommend him. Couldn’t be more satisfied!
RAB ServicesRAB Services
Eugene W.
I was very happy with the work that was done. The electrician showed up on time. Was able to diagnose and fix my issues. I already have a few other projects for him to help with.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
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
Bill B.
Very rude unprofessional! He replies to install bathroom fan and then when I say electrical is already run and only needs the fan installed so how much is it now that the electrical is done? He says I’m an electrician. “I don’t install ducts, I’m an electrician”. Ok so how the hell do you install a bathroom fan properly without knowing how to install the ducts? Why do you even reply if you can’t read my details!?
Amped ElectricAmped Electric
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
Rishabh M.
Professional, great service and does everything to code. Best part he also teaches other aspiring electricians in an institute, so know the code well. Will hire again. Thanks a lot for all your help!
Honest ElectricHonest 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
Chisholm G.
Romaya was fantastic! I'm a Real Estate Broker and will be sharing his contact info with my clients. He came same day as I inquired, was professional (even wore booties), and very fairly priced. He checked my installation of my ceiling fan (98% correct but gave me a tip), found the underlying issue (previous electrician had messed up the wiring on three-way switch), and came back the next night to rewire the switches. All total was less than what some electricians wanted just to come diagnose the problem.
ROMAYA'S HOME SERVICE'SROMAYA'S HOME SERVICE'S
Sarah p.
I hired Jams electric to troubleshoot an issue with several lights/outlets on a specific switch. A previous electrician spent several hours and was not able to fix it. Jams fixed it within 90 minutes. Big thumbs up for superior troubleshooting skills.
Jams electricJams electric
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
Ankit S.
Chris installed recessed lightning throughout our home. He was very responsive, professional and worked very efficiently. I would hire him again for other projects and I highly recommend him to anyone needing the help of a skilled electrician.
CMC ElectricCMC Electric
Andy U.
Chris is truly amazing, every communication and job was perfect. We are very excited about the new recessed lighting Chris installed for us, beautiful work. You won't find a better electrician elsewhere, book in your project with him while you can!
CMC ElectricCMC Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Richard did a variety of projects for us (installed gfcis, ceiling fan, vanity light, dimmers). He was very thorough and made sure some of the bad wiring from the previous owners was taken care of. He is a fantastic electrician, and very honest and fair with his pricing.
RPA ElectricianRPA Electrician
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 Electrical ServicesARC Electrical Services
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
Vaibhav S.
Jesse is a professional electrician who knows how to deliver what his customers want. I had specific requirements for my EV Charger and he understood it and installed it in just 2 hours. His prices are very nominal. Save yourself from negotiations and just call him.
Valles ElectricValles Electric
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