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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 South Austin electricians
Kepei J.
Finally got a responsive electrician! Very professional and reasonably priced. Definitely my go-to electrician.
Pete S.
Great Electrician
OCDELEC. (Gustavo Cornejo)OCDELEC. (Gustavo Cornejo)
Benjamin H.
Very respectful and reliable electrician! He knew how to complete the job perfectly, and did it in an expedient efficient manner. Could not have asked for a better electrician for the job!
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Taryn H.
A great electrician. I would recommend him to anyone!
Power Up ElectricPower Up Electric
Robert V.
Great electrician. Great prices. Trustworthy. Will hire again.
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Carol H.
Nik was a fine electrician. His work was very neat and accurate.
Nik Electric LLCNik Electric LLC
Erick M.
Excellent work, excellent quality, master electrician highly recommended….
Plug ElectrikPlug Electrik
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and reasonably prices. Would definitely hire again for any electrician needs.
Pro ElectricPro Electric
Tom W.
Fantastic electrician! His number is the only number you need. Extremely happy with the work and the value.
LightZpeed ElectricLightZpeed Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Recessed light was bruntt out and another electrician said it was a difficult job. Mirzet fixed in 5 mins.
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Andrew H.
Quick response and schedule. Work was a little slow as the electrician was new but all in all good work. Will use again.
Dana P.
I think he was a very professional punctual and we'll knowledged electrician he responded very quickly as well
Albert 's ElectricalAlbert 's Electrical
Jen W.
Excellent service from the beginning. Quick response and scheduling. High quality work. I will be rehiring for electrician needs.
Vivid Shock ElectricVivid Shock Electric
Samantha V.
This was the easiest, quickest experience I’ve ever had with an electrician. Great work, on time, so friendly. Highly recommend!
LightZpeed ElectricLightZpeed Electric
Carmen R.
AWSOME ELECTRICIAN! Installed a bathroom exhaust fan with light. He was kind and professional no issues whatsoever, will definitely use again.
Taylor Electric ServiceTaylor Electric Service
Thumbtack Customer
Albert is an excellent electrician! Very professional and friendly man. Reasonably priced and did a great job for us! Thank you!
Power Up ElectricPower Up Electric
Ashley K.
We could have had better communication on the pricing once the work got started but overall Ed was a good electrician.
Ed's Electrical & Mounting servicesEd's Electrical & Mounting services
Derek K.
Walter was great to work with. Very responsive, professional and incredibly helpful. Highly suggest working with Walter for any electrician needs!
Walter’s ElectricWalter’s Electric
Gina R.
Albert and his son did a great job with some electrical repairs on our new condo! As a new home owner my husband and I really needed a reliable electrician and were very pleased with their work and pricing. We are looking forward to using Albert as our electrician for other projects in the future. Thanks guys!
Albert 's ElectricalAlbert 's Electrical
Brent H.
Mirzet did an excellent job installing a hanging kitchen light to match an existing light. A friendly and knowledgable electrician. Highly recommended!
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Kris K.
Electrician was prompt and very informative. He figured out a solution others didn’t think could be done. Really happy with the results.
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Mirzet was fantastic! He worked very hard and efficiently. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good electrician!
M&S Z ElectricM&S Z Electric
Darcy L.
Al was extremely professional and his quality of work surpasses other electricians I have worked with. I will be using him again in the future.
Power Up ElectricPower Up Electric
Maurice J.
Electrician worked very promptly. He showed me all the completed work once it was done and answered all of my questions as they arose.
NeatFix LLCNeatFix LLC
Benjamin G.
I’m really happy that I was able to find Walter on this app! He’s extremely knowledgeable and creative when trouble shooting obstacles. AND he works fast! My building is old and the wiring is tricky but he’s breezed through every project that other electricians have had difficulty with. He’s got great personality and his rates are very reasonable! I’ve found my electrician! FINALLY!!!!
Walter’s ElectricWalter’s Electric
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