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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.

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 Lexington electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service! Same day service with polite, experienced electricians. Appreciated the mat at the door and the booties!
Mr. Electric of Central KentuckyMr. Electric of Central Kentucky
Sandy N.
I have an old house with some electrical problems. I had two other electricians come out to give me an estimate and neither would even touch the job. Joseph never hesitated. He gave me a very reasonable price and did an excellent job. No complaints. the next project I take on, Joseph will be the electrician I use.
Joseph Broussard ElectricJoseph Broussard Electric
Janell K.
Brian did an excellent job. I now have a go to electrician when I need one. Thanks so much Brian!
Brian GilesBrian Giles
Laura M.
Required a dedicated 120 v outlet in my garage. Brian quickly assessed I already had one and simply made some safety adaptations to the outlet. In short, he was honest, proficient and affordable. Would recommend him highly as an electrician. Laura Moore
Brian GilesBrian Giles
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first experience with Ross Griffith. His references were very good. My project was not a big one, but he arrived promptly and got the job done in a timely manner. So far so good! I plan to use him again should I need an electrician.
Ross GriffithRoss Griffith
Alex h.
Brian came into the house, accessed the situation i.e the mess I made by trying to start wiring my switches. Within a few minutes he everything in operating order. 4 messes, with a multi way twist and done in minutes. I would recommend him to anyone in need of professional, responsive, people person, electrician.
Brian GilesBrian Giles
Leslie B.
I recommend Ross to anyone who needs help with their electrical systems at home. We bought three very large and complex light fixtures, including a ceiling fan unit, a crystal dome light, and a crystal chandelier. Ross responded to my request for service inside of five minutes, and no one else came close to beating his prices given his expertise. Ross showed up right on schedule and was extremely respectful of our time. He not only installed all three lights, but also assembled the entire chandelier unit down to the last hanging crystal--much more than I would have expected an electrician to do for us. He worked with us to make sure everything was right before he left. Ross was finished in good time, and all the installations look fantastic. On top of all that, when we had questions Ross came back to our house to check his own work and ensure we were comfortable and fully satisfied. He stands behind the jobs he does, and cares so much that he even came out a second time from another city to re-check and take care of us. He was friendly and businesslike all the way, and proved to be both a good person and a good electrician. We'll hire him again next time we need electrical work done. If you need a reliable electrician who does quality work and takes good care of his customers, you won't do better than Ross Griffith.
Ross GriffithRoss Griffith
Lee W.
I had a blown electric outlet. I asked another electrician firm for an estimate, They came to my condo and estimated $224.00 to fix it without even diagnosing the problem. It just felt wrong. I called Brian instead. He was straight-forward and honest. He said that he could probably fix in an hour. He came, fixed it, gave us electrical advice and charged only $90.00 for his labor and parts. Hire this guy ! He is a small business owner and a craftsman. Lee Wagers
Brian GilesBrian Giles
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