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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 Decatur electricians
Peter H.
Overall very good experience from a very professional electrician.
Julio’s solution LLCJulio’s solution LLC
Christopher P.
Dex was an amazing electrician. He was polite and educational. I would hire him again in a heart beat!
Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.
Moses w.
I would recommend Young residential services to anyone seeking a electrician,Very professional, Quality work and integrity,
Young Res ServicesYoung Res Services
Thumbtack Customer
Julio is an outstanding & professional electrician. He took the time to show me details about my electrical problems that other electricians could not resolve. His thorough service increased my confidence to do business with JM Carter again if needed. I am an absolute raving customer for the service provided by Julio. THANK YOU!
Julio’s solution LLCJulio’s solution LLC
Christopher L.
Amazing! Will use again for all electrician needs. I brought him in to troubleshoot a loss of power in a bedroom and bathroom, let's just say it's never been brighter! Thanks!
DaSilva's Electrical ServicesDaSilva's Electrical Services
Brian T.
Mike did excellent work for us. We needed a good electrician to identify and fix issues caused by another electrician that we booked off Thumbtack. We are preparing to list our house and he responded and came next day. He went above and beyond and took the time to explain exactly why our outlets and lights were not working (and what needed to be fixed). Will hire him again for any electrical work and would serve as a reference.
M3 ElectricM3 Electric
James M.
What a great experience. They went out of their way to help us with our electrical problem, even working into the night. I will definitely be calling again if I ever need another electrician!
Mikro Electrical SystemsMikro Electrical Systems
Azia S.
Really awesome electrician! Very responsive, thorough and kept me updated every step of the way. Also went out of his way when a complicated part of the job came up. Would work with him again!
TopknotchatlTopknotchatl
Brian W.
We had multiple electricians out to troubleshoot 3 plugs we could not get power to and all quotes came in very high. Dexter was able to troubleshot and complete the project within an hour at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommend!
Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.
Bill s.
Bill came a couple of days after I reached out which was way sooner than any other electrician I contacted. He was very professional. I had confidence in his work. And he explained everything that he was doing.
B&S Electrical LLCB&S Electrical LLC
Mrs. C.
Nothing I can say, but… just Awesome Services! He installed a light switch and three new exterior wall fixtures and it didn’t take long at all. I am thrilled to know a great electrician to callI for other projects. I also enjoyed getting to know him.
Martin Jones electric LLCMartin Jones electric LLC
Kim D.
Soteria Electric is very professional and reliable electrical company in Atlanta. I needed 2 chandeliers to be install. They showed up on time and completed the job without any mess. If you are looking for a experience electrician and wanted the job to be done right, you may want to call Jay @ Soteria Electric."
Marks Home InspectionsMarks Home Inspections
Kate R.
Outstanding work. Matt came to install some additional outlets in our kitchen. I thought there would be no way he'd be able to install them where I wanted them due to the wiring but he made it work not a problem. Everythiny was left in pristine condition. He'll definitely be our go-to electrician!
MM ElectricalMM Electrical
Alanna M.
I needed an electrician to correct some wiring issues in my rental property. Scottie was super responsive to my questions via Thumbtack and was even able to come out the same day. He was very kind, patient, and quick with the repair. And even explained some other things I found. I will definitely hire him again for future needs.
Your friendly neighborhood ElectricianYour friendly neighborhood Electrician
Mashay D.
Just recently purchased a townhome with my husband and it was suggested that we find an electrician to take a look at our breaker box. I am happy that I found this company. Terrius was very professional and responded quickly to my issue. He easily replaced my breaker box and also gave us additional information regarding the need to seek a HVAC technician. I will definitely use his services again if needed and will refer his business to others.
Glori Electrical ServicesGlori Electrical Services
Kate R.
Fantastic experience- couldn't be happier and would definitely use again. Lost power to part of the house after trying to change a light fixture (1950s wiring). Messaged Mister Sparky at 8pm the day before Easter (and thought we'd have to wait a few days). Not only did a they respond within minutes, the electrician was finished by 10am the day after Christmas. Incredibly fair pricing too. The gentleman who came was extremely professional and very pleasant. Highly recommend.
Mister SparkyMister Sparky
Nneka O.
I want to first say a big “THANK YOU” again to Diodes Llc for the electrical work job at my house and as well as installing new fight fixture and ceiling fan! The tech was on time and, honest, professional and provided an OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!! I’m happy I chose Diodes Llc and TOTALLY will recommend them to anyone looking to hire an electrician for any electrical work.. I look forward to hiring Diodes Llc for any future electrical work.. YES!! I’m a happy. Satisfied customer.. ( Two thumbs up!)
Diodes LlcDiodes Llc
Thumbtack Customer
Torrence's Electrical Services installed/replaced LED recessed lights in my kitchen, hallway and bedroom. I am very happy with the results and the price was great. I would definitely recommend Torrence's Electrical Services for the job. They were very professional and helpful with the entire experience. Torrence's Electrical Services got the job done and I'm well impressed with the time frame of service and quality of work all at a great price. I couldn't ask for a better electrician. I will be calling you back to assist me with my outdoor flood lights repair. Thank you for a great experience.
Torrence's Electrical servicesTorrence's Electrical services
Nazlah H.
Beverly Lightning Solutions did a phenomenal job with the project that I requested via thumbtack for my mom. Jacob completed the replacement of several items including outside motion lights, ceiling fans, and several outside lights. When I reached out to Beverly lightning Solutions, Jacob got back to me within 5 minutes and set a time to complete the work desired within the hour. Their white glove service was simply put outstanding. From professionalism, promptness, to wide knowledge base I am beyond satisfied with the work product and value I received. Beverly Lightning Solutions will be my forever electricians. Thank
Beverly Lightning SolutionsBeverly Lightning Solutions
Byron H.
Tore up linoleum in kitchen floor moving fridge. Tech unable to complete refrigerator hookup, as detailed in request. Poor cleanup, trash left multiple places in floor. They were kind enough to put microwave that wouldn't fit (our mistake) in SUV for return. New sconce not level. Unable to put lighting switch for new sconce at either end of wall for new light, said it couldn't be done, had to middle of wall, so it's in the middle of the wall where guests sit. We have another electrician coming to fix it all, including light switch, who said of course it can be relocated where light switches normally are found and he will do so. They have offered to have their tech come back to look at floor and fix light, etc, but we are undecided. Would rather pay to have it done right. Overall Cost: $675. Would have been fine price for a decent job. Disappointing first hire from Thumbtack.
Aria Electrical CoAria Electrical Co
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