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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).

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.

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.

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 Vista electricians
John B.
Rick was on time,fair priced,professional and very customer orientated. Will use again if I need an electrician.
Richard Olinger ElectricRichard Olinger Electric
Joe F.
Having a good electrician is one of life's necessities, I have found one with Mathews Electric. Harry was pleasant and did nice work. We were very pleased.
Mathews' ElectricMathews' Electric
Wayne S.
Found a great electrician for the job. Completed the work in a timely manner and he has a great attitude. I plan to have Josh perform all my electrical projects…
Josh SebastianJosh Sebastian
Robert V.
Dejan and his partner did a great job working on my small but complicated electrical project. I will recommend him to my friends and family that need any electrician services!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
David C.
Lee did an excellent job installing our Ring floodlight camera, spotlight camera and stick up camera. He is an excellent electrician and I would have him come back for future jobs
Electric CityElectric City
Lorraine F.
Anthony was absolutely great! I'm extremely satisfied with the work he performed this afternoon. He replaced a light and a light switch. I will be referring and using his services again. Very punctual, professional, and knowledgeable. Glad to have found an electrician that I can use in the future.
High Voltage ElectricalHigh Voltage Electrical
Jana R.
Dejan was responsive and knowledgeable. He wired my master bathroom during my complete remodel. He was thoughtful in making suggestions as we were figuring everything out. He was also open to some additional electrical work I needed! If you need a great electrician hire him!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Annette L.
Dejan was very professional, prompt, and polite. His price was reasonable. He cleaned up his work area nicely and even wiped his shoes on the mat before entering my home! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an electrician. Job well done!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Ashley S.
Corey is hands down the BEST electrician we’ve ever hired! We had 2 large projects and a handful of odds and ends that we wanted addressed. He provided us with a detailed and honest quote before the project started, and spent extra time helping us decide exactly what products we would need to complete our projects. He even found direct links to products for me from a store in my area to make ordering easy and foolproof. During our projects, he noticed a few issues with our electrical work and instead of charging us to fix them, he took time to explain to us how we could fix the problems safely ourselves. We felt like he was the most honest and genuinely helpful electrician we’ve ever hired. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your next project, you will get quality work at a fair and honest price, from a hard working and trustworthy person. Thanks again, Corey!
Coreys sparky electrical service and handymanCoreys sparky electrical service and handyman
Alice F.
We had a very challenging electrical need requiring an electrician who needed to think on his feet. The home needed wiring updates and installation of a new panel box. Frankie was dedicated to solving the problem and did a beautiful job. The cost was more than reasonable. He kept us in the loop on all decision making and was on site as scheduled. He has continued to do additional electrical work on our home and investment property. Excellent work and an outstanding person to do business with.
Cien electricalCien electrical
Donna K.
Dejan was the best find. I was impressed from the start with his response to my initial questions. He came to provide a quote for the work we wanted done and we scheduled it the next day for the following week, he checks back in to make sure we received all the light fixtures and show up each on time. We tried a few electricians when we moved here last month and no one was reliable or would return a call. Dejan has our future business and you will not regret hiring him.
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
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