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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.

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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 Ventura electricians
Beverly R.
He did an excellent job! If I ever need another electrician I’ll definately hire him again.
Laura R.
Very helpful, punctual, pleasant. Excellent advice. I am looking forward to having such an honest and skillful electrician to work with again.
Creative Power ElectricCreative Power Electric
Janet M.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND Mike. I contacted Mike on 7/6, he responded immediately and came out that afternoon to look at the job. Whole job finished by 7/9. He did a super job on new lighting and quad boxes for my quilting workshop. Good job, great price, nice guy. Call him, you'll be so pleased. Other electricians did not even return calls, no comparison.
Michael BrickerMichael Bricker
Beverly H.
Michael was very responsive and confirmed our appointment the day before so I knew exactly when to expect him. His prices were very reasonable and he did a great job installing a light and replacing a ceiling fan. He found some bad electrical work done previously and fixed it quickly to ensure safe connection. I appreciate the thorough work and will be reaching out again next time I have a need for an electrician!
Michael BrickerMichael Bricker
Jessica R.
Tim showed. Genuinely nice guy. Popped in his ear buds and did a day and a half of work here. Everything looked great and worked when he was done. He changed the outlets, switches, and light fixtures at about a third of the cost of the last Google electrician I hired with no problems. Highly recommend. Had Tim back to build a storage room in my home inclusive of framing/drywall, electrical/lighting, flooring and a unique door installation. Again, impressed with his work. He is smart and has creative solutions that worked well. Highly recommend him for any job needed.
Ideal Contracting ServicesIdeal Contracting Services
Shauna V.
We needed kitchen lighting really bad and were a little nervous in picking someone to replace it. We've had fluorescent tubes and wanted recessed lights. We found Johny here on Thumbtack and saw he is a licensed electrician which put our minds at ease. We had a lot of questions and were super impressed at his knowledge and responsiveness since we had no idea what goes into this kind of job. We are extremely happy with the value he has added to our home. We will be hiring him again since we have more projects up ahead. If you have been thinking about replacing or adding some lights hire Johny, you won't be sorry!
Olympic Electric IncOlympic Electric Inc
Ari A.
1st of all this company is a dispatch broker service that connects you with independent professionals (plumbers, electricians, handy men). Contracted them out for concrete repair work on my dock. They gave me an estimate that included repairing & removing the broken concrete. They rescheduled 3 times but bc the great quote was fair I stuck with them. They ended up just pouring new concrete over the existing areas. didn't even bother to smooth it out. Total hack job. Ended up charging me more for less work. Now I have uneven blob of concrete that will break again in weeks or months. When I called to complain they said that the pricing & service is always subject to change. Crooks... you are looking a broker service that does not guarantee then they will come, the quality of work, or the price they will charge you then go ahead. You have been warned.
LA HandymannLA Handymann
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