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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 Stockton electricians
Michael J.
Absolutely the best electrician and business man I have had the pleasure of working with.
AllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLCAllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLC
Jose R.
Professional job, he installed my ceiling fan the same day I reach him very friendly he tells you what’s best for the job to be done. I really recommend who ever need an electrician
CL appliances installationCL appliances installation
Seth S.
Excellent electrician. Response time and value for money gets 5-star rating. The only inconvenience was (at the time of my service call) he did not accept credit cards or Venmo (only cash or check). This policy may have changed since my service. If electronic payments are important to you, I would ask first and not assume.
J.H. Repair & RemodelJ.H. Repair & Remodel
Donald D.
He responded to me within the hour once I posted I needed someone, and was very engaging asking questions about the service I needed response time was good. he didn't rush in trying to sell me his services. Very nice and approachable. He picked up the parts I wanted and arrived on time. Will definitely be keeping him as my electrician. He really knows his craft.
SparX ElectricSparX Electric
Annalisia P.
Didn’t show up on original agreed date so I followed up to find out he was booked and my project wasnt worth his time if its free unless he’s 100% not busy. There was confusion on what quote really meant because when I saw “$0 on site estimate” on his profile I thought it meant he would come to my house to tell me what the problem is for free and how much it would cost to fix the problem. Apparently that would be considered troubleshooting and “no electricians trouble shoot for free.” He explained a quote would be telling someone how much it costs to fix a light switch, panel, etc. Since my power has been out a week I found an electrician that does offer free troubleshooting so it worked out for me. My advice for this company is to make sure you understand what a quote really entails so you don’t waste your time.
Felipe Electrical ServicesFelipe Electrical Services
Jean S.
The electrician called when he was on his way to my residence which I really appreciated. He arrived earlier than originally scheduled which was great. I didn't have to spend all afternoon waiting for him to arrive. He assembled my new light fixture and installed it all within an hour or so and cleaned up the work area when he was finished. I am very satisfied with his work and what I was charged. I will definitely call Barnhart Electric if I need any electrical repairs made in the future.
Barnhart ElectricBarnhart Electric
Russell K.
Better than I ever could have expected since I had no prior experience with this contractor. I looked them up on the internet and saw they we're licensed and bonded. That's a must for me. But above all that, Kevin the electrician was on time, professional, courteous, clean, knowledgeable in his craft and successfully completed all the diagnostics and repairs in an acceptable amount of time. Kevin also cleaned up each of several work areas and the billing process was painless. The hourly rate was fair market. I give a 5 star and for me, that is very rare. Thank you Kevin and Burnhart Electric.
Barnhart ElectricBarnhart Electric
Shelli S.
Jesse is great! Will definitely use him again in the future. Needed two new ceiling fans installed and one was not as easy. Jesse had to go up in the attic on a day that is headed to 109 temperature mind you, and then had to have an electrician come out to double check what was going on up there. It is an old house and heaven knows what has been done. Needless to say they got it figured out quickly and were able to get the fan installed and the light works too (last one was just a fan)! Very happy with the service. Highly recommend Jesse. Fair, honest, reasonable....what more could you ask for!
Home Heart ConstructionHome Heart Construction
Elizabeth D.
I just purchased a house(house was built in 1961) and was cooking my first meal when I lost all power to the west side of my house. I immediately went on thumbtack to find an electrician and found Felipe. I sent a message to Felipe around 9:00pm on a Friday night requesting his services, Felipe got back to me almost immediately and we made an arrangement for Felipe to come to my new house. Felipe arrived the next morning just to find I had tripped a breaker, well that crisis was averted but it was a wake up call that I needed to replace some wiring and change my largely 2 prong outlets housewide to grounded, dedicated lines(3 prong outlets). Felipe walked through what he thought needed done and I told Felipe what I wanted in relation to the kitchen(more outlets, can there be too many in a kitchen?). The price to replace the wiring throughout the entire house was very pricey and above my budget, but Felipe told me what we needed to do right now and what could wait. The items that we decided I could wait on saved me $2400, which was great. Felipe gave me a final bid, he offers a 10 year guarantee, and could have his guys at my house Monday morning with a deposit of 10% towards updates. He and his guys arrived promptly Monday morning and began working. They did an excellent job! They protected the area around each area and cleaned up every bit of any mess they made. After they left it was if they had never been there except that I had new outlets! I have found my go to electrician in Felipe. Excellent work guys!
Felipe Electrical ServicesFelipe Electrical Services
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