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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Boulder electricians
Jonathan C.
Martin is a very professional electrician with a lot of experience good value and a prompt service
M Electric ServicesM Electric Services
Jeffrey K.
What a wonderful surprise. We finally have an electrician! He was on time, diligent , careful, fun and hard working. You will be glad you made the choice!
Heathens Alley ElectricHeathens Alley Electric
Les S.
Second time using Fidum. Great job as before at a reasonable rate. Came in to correct a problem that a previous electrician made. Did an outstanding job on the lights and outlets. Highly recommended.
60 Hertz Electric60 Hertz Electric
Jackie W.
Richard was quick to come help me with my loss of power issue. He knew right away what the problem was and had it fixed in no time. I’ll definitely be hiring him again for future electrician jobs.
Richard HajekRichard Hajek
Charles S.
Larry did an amazing job installing my electric car charger. His initial communication was excellent, he provided a very fair price quote for the work, he worked quickly, cleaned up the workspace when he was done, and the quality of his work is fantastic. I highly recommend Larry to anyone looking for a reliable, high quality, professional electrician.
Heathens Alley ElectricHeathens Alley Electric
Ryan B.
Electrician cancelled 5 minutes after he was scheduled to show up. No reason give. Just a text saying “Please reschedule”. Called the owner and he was unaware of the situation, and said he would call me back. Never heard back (3+ hours later). Had blocked off our Saturday morning to have this project done. Very unprofessional and unreliable.
Birdie ElectricBirdie Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Martin was unprofessional and unreliable. We had several instances where he canceled a previously scheduled appointment the day of service. Additionally, he overcharged us on the first invoice and broke a light fixture without offering to take an estimated price off of the bill. Lastly, he took a short cut on a light he installed that is resulting in us having to call back a different electrician.
Moloney Electrical ServicesMoloney Electrical Services
Luize Z.
Robert was great! He is a good electrician and did everything we asked promptly and very well. He anticipated problems that we did not see and resolved the problems. He also was willing and able to do work that was not electrical, including mounting grab bars in our showers and also changing hardware in our kitchen. In addition to doing great work, he was pleasant and considerate. We will ask him back for additional assistance!
Robert Acker LLCRobert Acker LLC
Karen B.
I was very skeptical about hiring someone on Thumbtack especially an electrician. I had hired other handyman people before and they were okay from thumbtack. However, Dylan was fabulous very nice very professional and extremely honest he did a great job and half the cost of the other companies quote. He found a way to do a very difficult move of a light fixture. I highly recommend him.
wire nutswire nuts
David K.
- Agreed to come in the morning, rescheduled to 1-2pm, then arrived at 3:30pm, 1.5h late still. - Left non-removable stains on ceiling and lamps from dirty hands (see images) - One of the electricians was cursing and yelling loudly, presumably out of frustration because he had problems with one of the lamps. Because they were late, I had told them I needed to be on a phone call while they were working, which made the swearing and yelling more disrepectful.
Lrt ElectricLrt Electric
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