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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 Sunnyvale electricians
Harin D.
After trying calling multiple electrician over the years , Michael was first who fixed the issue. Very knowledgeable and provides valuable suggestion.
Michael NoallMichael Noall
Pong E.
David was very responsive and it was easy to communicate with him about any changes. He's also very fast in finishing the project. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for an electrician.
Gudiel electricGudiel electric
Robert I.
This is the electrician you are looking for. He installed my at home chargepoint charger through the wall. The installation was at a great price. I have saved his contact information for future electric issues.
Emily H.
We had a power outage and John came quickly. He is very courteous and knowledgeable. He changed the power cord of the dryer and carefully taped it to avoid the problems in future. We are very satisfied with the quality his work. Highly recommend him as an electrician.
Electrician JohnElectrician John
Sam W.
Azu was amazing - we had a lot of scheduling challenges and he was super responsive and flexible. He discovered some code violations AFTER inspections were done and passed, and he was thoughtful and creative. Next time I need an electrician he is my first call.
Honest ElectricHonest Electric
Armand b.
I am often very suspicious of 5 star reviews as often what you read is not what you get. Working for the Government for many many years assessments of people and situations becomes second nature. Sasoon is that rare one where what you read is actually what you get. Initially I had two projects (upgraded lighting and a new security system) that needed attention. I was so pleased with Sasoon’s work that the two projects became four. And the price was lower then so many other electricians. How great is that! While he was finishing his work I was actually texting people to see if they needed a great electrician and that is not something I normally do. I am very happy and pleased with his professionalism and quality of service.
SM ElectricalSM Electrical
Thumbtack Customer
Richard is THE BEST electrician I've ever seen. He's extremely knowledgeable with what he does as well as electrical code. The most important part, he's very HONEST and patient. He really stands behind his work and we're 100% confident in all the electrical that he touches. I know that our house will be safe after his electrical work. When he came to work on our house, he ended up spending more time on our outlets than what was originally planned because of the poor work the previous owner did. I paid him an additional hour but I later felt that's probably not enough. Richard never asked for additional pay for his extra work. Richard is trustworthy, honest, knowledgeable and the best electrician you can find around the area. We'll for sure come back to him if we have more electrical work and I would highly recommend him to any friends and family.
RPA ElectricianRPA Electrician
Chelsy B.
We contacted a few other electricians for a lighting installation but they were the only ones to respond quickly and inquired about all the ins and outs of what we needed. They were incredibly professional and helped us determine the best route for a new light installation. It was great to communicate with a business that truly cared about the project and what they could do to help our vision come to life. Definitely would contact again for another project if needed!
Vishal K.
Worst electrician. Please don’t go with this guy. I needed to replace the whole main panel. He came over, charged 600$ to just replace breakers and did not replace the electric panel as we needed permit. He asked me to schedule inspection and PGE to shutdown power and he would replace the panel later. After I co-ordinated with so many people and scheduled the work he did it show up. And doesn’t care to lift phone calls too. Both inspector and PGE guys were pissed off and we re-scheduled to later day. He promised to show up for sure this time. I pinged him on the previous day and he promised me again that he’s all set. In the morning he did not show up and doesn’t even bother to respond to my calls. I look like a fool in front of PGE team and inspector.
Lopez ElectricalLopez Electrical
John B.
Customer service is very important to me - especially with remodel / upgrade work. While our home was built in 1976, it does come with its own quirks. Working with these unexpected finds requires good communication skills, creative solutions, along with finishing in a reasonable time and at an affordable cost. Chris embodies ALL OF THESE and more!! Our project consisted of adding overhead recessed lights to four bedrooms and our living room. Before the day of the install, we agreed on the project scope (22 cans), the type of product used (lights and switches) and cost. The day of the install, Chris arrived on time, double checked to ensure we were all on the same page and confirmed the price quoted was the price we’d be charged. Chris also reminded us he doesn’t do the patch work but had three skilled and trusted referrals. Again, staying true to what was originally discussed and scoped. He was patient with the lighting layout too - discussing the pros and cons of the different patterns. As we have a two story house, access to the electrical wires led to some unexpected issues with our install. While four of the five rooms went quickly, we had one that had some unexpected structural and access issues. Chris did his best to resolve the problem to our satisfaction with minimal holes. He clearly communicated the issue and worked with us to find a reasonable solution. Not only was his work excellent, he was very clean - leaving minimal drywall dust- and honored his price - even with the issues he encountered. I can see why he received 5 stars. He does the quality of work and is easy to work with, hence the well-deserved 5 star rating. He is now our preferred electrician! And, his drywall referral was excellent too!! Easy to communicate with. Competitive pricing. Honors his bid. Excellent workmanship. Reliable.
CMC ElectricCMC Electric
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