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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.

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.

Do electricians offer remote or virtual services?

While electrical work is typically performed in person, you may come across some electrician profiles that state the pro is offering remote services. If you do, contact local electricians to discuss your particular project and what type of remote services they may offer. 

Reviews for Elmhurst electricians
Thumbtack Customer
The electrician was on time and did a great job. We did have to clarify pricing; but, I was very satisfied with their response time, scheduling, and the work that was done. They were very professional. Thank you!
CLC Total Electric ServiceCLC Total Electric Service
Jake Z.
Ed was professional, responsive, flexible, and knowledgeable. He took the time to clean up any messes he left behind and took the time to walk us through the work he completed, even teaching us a few things along the way. We’ve worked with other local electricians in the past, while they’ve had fair pricing (so does Ed!), Ed really showed the pride and care in the job he was hired to do. Hard to put a price tag on that! We’ll hire Ed again, I’m sure of it, and I’d recommend him to anyone we know looking for an electrician.
Ed's Electrical & Mounting servicesEd's Electrical & Mounting services
Todd K.
Gilbert was exactly what I needed. An electrician that knows his stuff and comes prepared. He had to unexpectedly replace some of our existing wiring during the job. He got it done fast, in one shot. Did a great job for us at a good price and cleaned up after he was done. I highly recommend him. Thanks, much appreciated!
Vivid Shock ElectricVivid Shock Electric
Eren D.
Mario did a great job for us. He was very quick to respond, stopped by on the next day and gave his quote right away, and was able to finish the job a few days later. He installed two light fixtures outside our house with new wiring from inside. He also installed outlets outside and inside the house, fished a network cable in the basement for one of our wireless access points, and installed an interlock kit and 30A outlet to connect our generator to our panel manually if we lose power. Unlike most electricians, he tries to find the cleanest way to do his work which may not necessarily be the easiest way for him. He is very prompt and works efficiently.
Met group incMet group inc
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