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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Decatur electricians
Peter H.
Overall very good experience from a very professional electrician.
Lighting Resolution LLCLighting Resolution LLC
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!
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
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!
Thumbtack Customer
I had some electrical issues that were causing power outages. Russ had it diagnosed within 2 hours of my call, and it was repaired less than 24 hours later. Excellent, prompt work. Highly recommended if you need an electrician.
Innergy ServicesInnergy Services
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
Jodie C.
Julius is our new "GO TO" Electrician. He was on time, did amazing work in a short period of time, and explained everthing he did and why. Had us check that everything was working before being paid and leaving the job. Super nice guy that does amazing work!
Julius HopsonJulius Hopson
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 Electrical CompanyMarks Electrical Company
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
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
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