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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 Lakeview electricians
Glenn W.
Extremely professional, timely and responsible electrician. Hard to beat this kind of service. Highly recommended.
Masselectric LLCMasselectric LLC
Neil B.
Excellent electrician. Very thorough. I will be hiring him for all my electrical needs in the future.
Richard C.
Great electrician. He's very professional, knowledgeable and he gets the job done. Highly recommended.
Perfect Circle Construction LLCPerfect Circle Construction LLC
Paul T.
Zach came and knocked the job out very quickly. He will definitely be my go to electrician in the future.
Ziemba Electric LLCZiemba Electric LLC
Beth G.
Monte is everything you want in an electrician! He responded to our request promptly, and scheduled our visit within two days. He came to figure out why a new ceiling fan wouldn’t work and would not give up until he solved the problem- which two other electricians couldn’t solve. He solved the problem and the fan is working perfectly. And his rates are very reasonable. We will definitely be calling Monte again!
Monte’s electrical serviceMonte’s electrical service
Thumbtack Customer
Giuseppe was great. He showed up right on time and did a great job installing our new light fixture and dimmer box. I will definitely hire him again and would recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly and skilled electrician.
Atlas Electrical Services, LLCAtlas Electrical Services, LLC
Eddy S.
Boris was very professional, punctual and well priced. He provided key advice in completing the job I needed done and made sure the product (an outdoor light) was installed properly. I would recommend Boris to anyone who needs a great electrician.
Boris ZagalskyBoris Zagalsky
William F.
Zach was easy to work with and accommodating of my slightly more-complicated-than-usual situation (an unlicensed electrician had done some work prior to him being involved under a General Contractor who I fired). Thiemba handled the situation gracefully and was very flexible. Much appreciated!
Ziemba Electric LLCZiemba Electric LLC
Anderson F.
Kerry and his team did an excellent job with helping to fix a breaker box situation we had. He goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an electrician. He also provides other contracting services as well, so I would definitely hire him for other jobs too.
Prestige Contracting Services LLCPrestige Contracting Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Good Knowledgable Electrician. Has 20+ years of experience and was more knowledgable than the Electricans hired by the City of New Orleans who came to do my home electrical inspection. Very interesting and funny to see Wayne (From Ace Electrical) teaching the City of New Orleans Electrical inspector about things in his field that the city inspector was not aware of how to do.
Ace Electrical AC and HeatingAce Electrical AC and Heating
Scott J.
Our AC was tripping the circuit breaker and was advised to contact an electrician so I called Tony at 9:00am to set up an appointment for 3pm that afternoon, 4:30pm he called me to say we need to reschedule for the next day, wasted my whole day as I could’ve found somebody else, very, very unprofessional who can’t be relied on.
Tony’s Home Improvement & Electrical Service’sTony’s Home Improvement & Electrical Service’s
Domonique J.
I submitted a job to thumbtack for a much-needed electrician to install recessed lighting and hang my fan in my family room. After numerous responses and after reading all the reviews I decided to go with wiring plus because of all the positive reviews I read and experience he had and I’m glad I made that decision. Mitchell was absolutely phenomenal. After calling him we schedule an appointment for him to come out and give me an estimate I told him what I needed and he gave me his professional recommendations. He sent me a quote the same day and I thought it was very fair and we schedule the job. Later on He sent me pictures of all the materials and lighting I would need to install so we scheduled a date to meet at Lowe’s and pick up the material. After picking up the material he started that evening and was done the next day.He worked nonstop until the job was completed he made sure I was completely satisfied with his work before he left. If you are looking for an experienced licensed well qualified electrician look no further wiring plus is your answer. My husband and I are so happy we found him and can’t wait to start our kitchen lighting project .
Wiring Plus LLCWiring Plus LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have 24 foot ceilings so when both of my lights in the living room went out at the same time I put out a request for help on thumbtack. Out of the five people who responded only one was actually a licensed and insured electrician and that was Martin Mitchell of 1st Action Electric. He was also the only one to give me an upfront quote (which he stood by). He and his assistant quickly diagnosed and fixed the problem with my lights and then inspected the rest of my lights and outlets. He went out of his way to help me take care of some other problems that he noticed (my fans and their remotes were not properly programmed and several lights with odd bulbs had burned out so he fixed the remotes and replaced all of my bulbs). I really appreciated the fact that he went out of his way to help me and to make sure that everything was taken care of properly. In the future I would happily hire Martin again.
1St. Action Electric1St. Action Electric
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