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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 Aurora electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Great job installing my can lights and outlet. Was insightful on another electrician's mediocre work and very helpful.
Andy's ElectricAndy's Electric
Mahesh S.
Randy is a great professional. He is very responsive and did a great job with providing electrician service at my place. I’d love to work with Randy for future projects and would also highly recommend his service !!
Handy Randy Home ServicesHandy Randy Home Services
Catherine N.
The electrician is professional and provided quality works. Reasonable price (labor and materials discussed and agreed from the beginning). I did not have to clean up anything after him. Covid-19 precaution was taken seriously. Highly recommended!
Andy's ElectricAndy's Electric
Carey B.
Needed our kitchen lighting replaced. Charles was very responsive and got the job done quickly. I’d definitely refer to a friend as Charles has many year experience as an electrician and even let us know about his expertise in plumbing! Overall 5 stars from me and will use again on future projects.
Electrical and Plumbing RepairElectrical and Plumbing Repair
Olga B.
I used the services of Power Up Electric for the first time today and am pleased to report that I was extremely happy with their prompt, courteous service. The electrician, Al, was extremely knowledgeable in his field. He was prompt, courteous, and friendly. Would highly recommend this company and I will definitely call them again in the future for any electrical job(s) I need to have done.
Power Up ElectricPower Up Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I had a chirping smoke detector that would not stop even when the battery was changed or it was removed from the wall. Driving us crazy. He was the only one of several that would come out that evening and solve the problem. No extra charges. Norh really knows his stuff and solved the problem. He is honost, courteous and knows his stuff. He will be our electrician from now on! I will highly recommend him for any problem.
Smalltyme ElectricSmalltyme Electric
Jesse P.
Had a great experience w Neat Fix! They were available on short notice and gave me a reasonable price. The electrician they sent, Nelson, was outstanding! He was on time, walked me through the process, and gave me some additional suggestions. I was definitely impressed by his work quality and professionalism. Just can’t say enough good things about these guys! Without any hesitation, I would recommend this business to any of my colleagues.
NeatFix LLCNeatFix LLC
Judy p.
I haven’t met Al, but after talking with him, asked that he set up appointment with my daughter to put electoral outlets in bedroom of very old home of almost 100 years. My daughter said Al was professional, clear as to what can be done as well as what he would charge. She felt safe and that Al was a man of integrity. She was thrilled with work and price. He is now the go-to electrician for our family.
Power Up ElectricPower Up Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick performed a number of electrical projects necessary for us to sell our 25 year old townhome--including getting the electrical panel up to current code. He researched information for our specific city to first explore the possibility of grandfathering the current panel in an effort to save us money. Unfortunately the panel had to be replaced, and he and his co-worker did the job beautifully. They both worked a long day, completing all job efficiently and professionally. They carried a vacuum with them throughout the house, leaving each area cleaner than it was when they started! Patrick is obviously very knowledgeable about his trade. He demonstrated outstanding customer service throughout the process--from responding to my request for a quote to following up after the job. I was so impressed I just hired him again to install some new lighting in our new home! I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a competent and professional electrician!
Patrick Electrical ServicePatrick Electrical Service
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