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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).

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.

Reviews for Brooklyn electricians
Jon k.
Great electrician!
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Greg P.
Exceeds the level of a Master Electrician!
Neighborhood ElectricianNeighborhood Electrician
Sylvia S.
A great electrician and a lovely professional to deal with as well. Highly recommend !
D&D ElectricD&D Electric
Alfonso W.
Our electrician came the same day, worked quickly and gave us advice.
Lightning Maintenance Corp.Lightning Maintenance Corp.
Stephen T.
The electrician they sent, Alexandar, was very thorough in finding out what the electrical problem was and he fixed it.
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Thumbtack Customer
The electrician diagnosed the cause of problem properly and made the necessary repairs. It should be noted that two other electricians and Con Edision were off in trying to figure out what was the cause of power outage. Very satisfied with result and will utilize DexWorks in the future for my electrical concerns.
Dexworks Repairs and Services.Dexworks Repairs and Services.
Jill P.
Excellent service, would highly recommend Sezekcol Electric to all who need an experienced, professional electrician. Responded quickly to all my requests and did outstanding work. Went above and beyond to help us with our entire building electric work. We have been looking for years for an electrician we can count on for our 6 family brownstone in Brooklyn and I can finally say "We have found our Electrician!" Thanks again! Jill
Sezekcol Electric IncSezekcol Electric Inc
Anthony N.
Excellent communication, friendly and honest. I'd highly recommend Joe to anyone who needs an electrician.
J.A. Wiring servicesJ.A. Wiring services
Telle T.
This was a last minute fix from another electrician, Pro came in and saved the day!Will recommend to others for sure.
All Electrical serviceAll Electrical service
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was great. Punctual, fast, courteous and extremely careful which you need in an electrician. I highly recommend.
Joe's Electrical ServicesJoe's Electrical Services
Melissa R.
Faran did an amazing job! He fixed all of my outlets and did excellent work. All of the outlets work very well and I am super happy with Ways Electric and I will recommend this company to anyone that needs an electrician. I would definitely use Ways Electric if I need an electrician again.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Sam D.
Jay did a great job resolving our electrical issues. He's a very resourceful and professional electrician. We will definitely use his services again.
GBR ELECTRICS, LLCGBR ELECTRICS, LLC
Claudia Z.
Javier was terrific from start to finish, including trouble shooting getting the parts we needed. I will definitely be calling him the next time I need an electrician.
Xx-ElectricXx-Electric
Frank I.
Kevin and his assistant did a very good job. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to anyone who would need an electrician.
JAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLCJAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLC
Emily L.
This electrician is highly knowledgeable and skilled. He knew exactly what to do and was able to get my job done quickly. He did excellent work and delivered results with professionalism.
Neighborhood ElectricianNeighborhood Electrician
Thumbtack Customer
Joe came found the problem and fixed it. He was very professional and reasonably priced. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a good electrician.
Joe's Electrical ServicesJoe's Electrical Services
Amy M.
Keanu installed two fans for me and did a great job. I am so happy with the results. He was on-time, efficient and friendly. Will call him for any electrician needs, and recommend to friends.
Supreme Electrical InstallationsSupreme Electrical Installations
Julia C.
JA Electrical Services is amazing! Joseph is friendly, very knowledgeable, professional, and has excellent rates. I can't recommend him enough. He is a fantastic electrician and you won't be disappointed. Thanks, Joseph!
J.A. Wiring servicesJ.A. Wiring services
Aziza A.
Dexter is very professional and thorough. I had another electrician working in my space, but his work was not satisfactory and I used Thumbtack to get a new electrician. Dexter came to see my job and made some solid recommendations. I hired him and he went above and beyond in my opinion to get the job done. He had to redo a lot of the work of my previous electrician, as many things were wired incorrectly, and not done to code. He installed a grounding rod, rewired 4 air conditioners, wired almost 40 outlets, installed lighting, exit signs, fans, new electrical panels... The list goes on. He got my space up to code. I 110% recommend Dexworks, for your electrical needs. He is dedicated, committed and is very detail oriented.
Dexworks Repairs and Services.Dexworks Repairs and Services.
Jennifer H.
A previous electrician installed the wrong fuse and it eventually blew. Faran came the same day to fix it and was professional and knowledgeable. We are already planning our next electrical project to have him work on. Highly recommend.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Shirley T.
Faran responded quickly when we needed an electrician to fix a power supply issue for our electric water heater. Appreciated how he was able to come in same day and help resolve our issue. He was friendly and punctual.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Ms. C.
Mr. Wilson William was on time, he was very professional. He saw where the outlets should be installed, his price was fair & good. His work was EXCELLENT. He is now my Electrician Ms. C. Johnson in Brooklyn, New York.
Neighborhood ElectricianNeighborhood Electrician
Carly H.
The electrician was very personable. I had him replace two overhead light fixtures and he explained what he was doing and got it done quickly. I was missing a piece for one of the fixtures so he went out and got it for me.
Electrical  SpecialistElectrical Specialist
Gloria M.
Joshua came on time! He was efficient, performed all the evaluations and tasks of the electrical work I needed done. He went out of his way to purchase a part to complete the repairs. Friendly and professional. He is my go to electrician going forward.
JOSHUA DAVISJOSHUA DAVIS
Kathey M.
I really had a hard time looking for a best electrician that could help us with our electrical and wiring repair needs. We recently remodeled our house and there is some part of our house that needs to rewire. I was browsing through online and found Electrician Tech Inc. I was really convinced with the reviews I read on the internet and they were also recommended by a close friend of mine. I schedule them and they arrived the next day, very professional, friendly, well-experience and reliability. They were able to get the job done effectively and in a timely manner. I really appreciate the great help and would love to recommend them!
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
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