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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.

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 Fort Lauderdale electricians
True P.
In and out and quite knowledgeable. My new Electrician for sure!
Tony Blessing @ Home Restoration ExchangeTony Blessing @ Home Restoration Exchange
Darnell L.
Excellent service. Will call them again whenever we need an electrician.
Volta Invention ServicesVolta Invention Services
Naomi C.
Great electrician highly recommended to anyone who needs electrical services.
FRANK VERAFRANK VERA
Olga D.
The electrician arrived on time. He was very professional and did great work
J &J Telecom & Electric, incJ &J Telecom & Electric, inc
Eric D.
As many know, it’s hard to find a honest, qualified and friendly electrician that will get the job done... well I found one...Tony! I would highly recommend. I am so happy that I found a great, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced electrician! We are having him come back for another project. It's so nice to have an electrician we can trust!
Tony Blessing @ Home Restoration ExchangeTony Blessing @ Home Restoration Exchange
Hilton J.
Very professional and knowledgeable. He’s our fan man and electrician from now on.
Unnamed BusinessUnnamed Business
Samuel R.
Amazing electrician and person! We certainly will engage him in future electrical projects.
Unnamed BusinessUnnamed Business
Maritza C.
Excellent and honest electrician. Highly recommend. Electricista excelente y honesto. Altamente recomendado.
Ángel Electric Fl CorpÁngel Electric Fl Corp
Doug D.
I would absolutely hire Jonathan and J&J again and recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, honest, reasonable and skilled electrician. I needed someone ASAP and Jonathan responded to my message quickly and offered to make me his next stop the same day we communicated. His is quality work, from a reliable electrician at a reasonable price. When I need an electrician in the future - I’ll be calling J&J!
J &J Telecom & Electric, incJ &J Telecom & Electric, inc
Sony f.
Resolved an issue two other electricians could not figure out. Saved me alot of heartache.
Electrical Solutions by BrianElectrical Solutions by Brian
Thumbtack Customer
Outlet died. Came the same day. Fixed and he is now my electrician. Good guy.
Triforce ElectricTriforce Electric
Regina A.
Chris was amazing! I own an interior design firm in South Florida for almost 20 years. As a result I’ve worked with hundreds of electricians. Chris was above and beyond one of the most efficient and proficient electricians I’ve had the pleasure to hire. I highly recommend him for any project.
Unnamed BusinessUnnamed Business
Regis M.
Excellent electrician, As a matter a fact, I will use him again in the near future to replace my panel.
Motor SinghMotor Singh
Richard l.
They did a perfect job, came with 2 electricians, charged as they promised, only $75 for an one hour job
Perfect Connection Electrical Service LLCPerfect Connection Electrical Service LLC
Richard D.
They showed up Exactly on time. Thorough and professional and cleaned up the work area. They are my new electrician.
PGL Holiday & Landscape Lighting LLCPGL Holiday & Landscape Lighting LLC
Black R.
Julian is truly an outstanding electrician. He arrived on time, promptly and correctly completed my job the first time…all for a very affordable low, low price. He is professional, courteous and obviously a highly skilled electrician. I highly recommend Julian to do your electrical work. Robert
SFL Lighting & Electrical Services, LLCSFL Lighting & Electrical Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hire Saul ! He is a good and honest electrician! You can call me at(305) 490-0244 Stephen Rothenberg
Triforce ElectricTriforce Electric
Emily Z.
Paulo is a reliable honest electrician. Great to work with and a very hard worker. If you are debating who to hire, choose him!!
PGL Holiday & Landscape Lighting LLCPGL Holiday & Landscape Lighting LLC
Nichole M.
My electrician was awesome and very helpful. Thank goodness he was able to find the problem and resolve it quickly. Definitely recommend!
R&S Facility Services LLCR&S Facility Services LLC
Joseph p.
If I could give less than one star I would. He misrepresented himself As an electrician. He is not a licensed Electrician. He could not diagnose A bad circuit breaker. I bought A new dryer on his recomendation But the breaker was bad after he said It was good. Don't use this guy, He's a shoemaker not an electrician. Plus his personal hygiene is less Than acceptable (BO) Thumdtack would not stand behind Their money back guarantee. DON'T USE HIM. DON'T USE THUMB TACK. THEY BOTH STINK!
Handy Dandy Pros LLCHandy Dandy Pros LLC
Corey D.
Electrician was great with checking to see if house electricity was safe and showed great empathy to a Veterans status. Great job mr paul!
Main Market  Industries Sales and Services Corp.Main Market Industries Sales and Services Corp.
Susan K.
This guy will now be my go-to Electrician and I am letting all my neighbors know. Efficiency & know-how plus !!
Tony Blessing @ Home Restoration ExchangeTony Blessing @ Home Restoration Exchange
John O.
Leo was very thorough and made sure our electrical issue was fully functional before leaving. I would recommend Leo as an honest electrician.
Leo's Electric  & More incLeo's Electric & More inc
Nadia C.
Terrence is easy to reach, it responds very quickly to your requests. Very high level electrician, he settles your problems with competitive prices.
T.L.C. ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONST.L.C. ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely happy with the service provided. The electrician was efficient and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend him and will use his services again when needed.
Triforce ElectricTriforce Electric
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