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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.

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 Decatur electricians
Heidi O.
Knowledgeable electrician who worked efficiently and does quality work!
Absolute Electrical-Top Rated Pro Serving Atlanta!Absolute Electrical-Top Rated Pro Serving Atlanta!
Moses w.
I would recommend Young residential services to anyone seeking a electrician,Very professional, Quality work and integrity,
Young Res ServicesYoung Res Services
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 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 and Services.Dexworks Repairs and Services.
Tony H.
Eric is a very skilled, professional electrician. He offered quality, timely, affordable work. And he's a very nice guy , too. I appreciate his work. And, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or use his services in the future.
Absolute Electrical-Top Rated Pro Serving Atlanta!Absolute Electrical-Top Rated Pro Serving Atlanta!
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.
Bills ElectricBills Electric
Maritza W.
I needed a electrician because three rooms lost power on Saturday. I put the request in Sunday morning and within three hours the power was back on. Thank you again . Ii would us them again if I need electrical work done.
Hot Socket Electrical ServicesHot Socket Electrical Services
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
Nitin G.
Shaun was very professional and was able to do the job of hanging the chandelier in a tight space with approximately 20 feet heigh ceiling. this is a job that my contractor and another electrician was unable to do due to ceiling height and space restrictions. Shaun was able to take care of the job in matter of few hours. Highly recommended.
S & L HandymanS & L Handyman
Bridget C.
Top notch professionalism. The work was done within the time frame that stated. Was able to communicate and let me know of the weather conditions and just keeping me posted on how things were going. Annette was very thorough in her explanation of the work her and her crew was going to do. Sweeter than Handy Electrician gets 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👌🏾👌🏾 from me!
Sweeter Than HandySweeter Than Handy
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
Aretha T.
Just bought a new home and all sorts of craziness with wiring. Annette and her partner got their early diagnosed all my problems...troubleshooted ones I didn’t even know I had. She then went to lowes purchased materials and got me a discount then came back and finished in record time. As a realtor and homeowner this kind of quality is priceless. Don’t call anybody before you call Sweeter than Handy...Best call I’ve ever made!!! And let’s not forget how rare a female electrician is but one as talented even rarer. Thanks Gals!!!! 🤗
Sweeter Than HandySweeter Than Handy
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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