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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.

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.

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 La Grange electricians
Stefan A.
Great guy and great electrician ! He came on time, finished 10 lights from 8am to 5pm, all in one day. He even put few extra switches for me, cleaned everything up. He’s 10/10, all recommendations!
Alvaro electricAlvaro electric
Danielle F.
For the review skimmer: Hire Vincent - he's unbelievable. You won't be sorry. Not only does he do exactly what he says he will do for a very reasonable price, he goes above and beyond that. There's a reason all his reviews are 5 stars. He's punctual, dependable, cleans up after he works, and he's now our go-to electrician. For the in-depth review reader who even after reading all the other 5 star reviews continues to read this one (and Vincent): We had 3 bids to install a 220V hot tub outlet, add a can light in our basement stairwell, and add some kind of light fixture above our basement bar. All of the bids were comparable in total, but what stood out about Vincent was his immediate warmth and competence. I also like to think I have a knack for reading people and he just seemed like a genuinely nice person. Turns out I was right. He did an awesome job on all three of the projects we had originally asked for and along the way, we not only decided to add a ceiling fan, dimmers, motion sensors, and some special outlets - but we also had the pleasure of just chatting with Vincent and getting to know him better. If there were a new commercial for The Most Interesting Man in the World - Vincent would probably get the part. You should almost hire him just to hear some of his fascinating life stories. But let me get back to the work because we are the type of annoying people who demand perfection. Vincent delivered that. I am semi-obsessed with dimmer switches and really wanted one on the basement bar light. At first, Vincent told me the box was too small, the dimmer switch wouldn't fit, and I was a little disappointed because I'm used to getting my way. After some thought, the next day he went to home depot and bought a special box to accommodate an even nicer dimmer than the original. The lights above the bar came out perfect and now dim to perfection!As for the can light in the stairwell and the ceiling fan, my husband was very hesitant to have any work done because we had been told the walls would need to be cut open, patched, and painted by previous electricians. Vincent cut minimal holes, patched, and painted all of his work in the stairwell so I decided while my husband was away to surprise him with the ceiling fan he had previously been too nervous to have done. I told Vincent if he could have it done by the time my husband got home Sunday evening and that any holes were patched and painted to perfection, the job was his. He was just finishing up as my husband was coming home and even used a blow dryer on the paint so it would look like the fan had magically appeared at the center of the room without a trace of him being there to make the surprise special. Unfortunately, I had Menards somewhat mismatch the paint, so he found the piece he'd cut out of the ceiling, went to home depot, matched it again, waited for the paint to dry to make sure it was a match and came back to my house to repaint it. Talk about service! It gets better. After he left and I said I should have had him help me move the couch back, he turned around, came back, and helped me put it back! Over the course of the few days he spent at our house I can't even think of all the small acts of kindness and small courtesies he performed for us. So, if you're still having any doubts about hiring him, just know that he does things the way you would do them for yourself - the right way. He's like having an old friend over to chat about life but also does all your electric haha. Thanks Vincent for all your hard work, dedication, and putting up with our perfectionism!
Total Electric & DesignTotal Electric & Design
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