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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.

Reviews for Somerville electricians
Nicole Y.
Neil is the consummate professional: knowledgeable, efficient, etc. Worth every penny, we just found our go-to electrician.
NM Electrical & Home ServicesNM Electrical & Home Services
Sofia H.
Glad that we found Jason! He explained the issue clearly and worked hard to fix it for us right away. I appreciate his detail and honesty. He will be our go-to electrician from now on.
Let there be Light ElectricLet there be Light Electric
Richa S.
Excellent work. Needed to add an electrical outlet in a closet. Really appreciated that Pedro took the extra time to plan his wiring strategy to minimize the impact on the drywall. Avoided cutting any unnecessary holes in the wall. We will continue working with Pedro when we need an electrician again in the future!
P.L. Mello Gen. ElectricalP.L. Mello Gen. Electrical
Yuan S.
I had a partial outage at my house. First I had one other electrician look at it and he ended up diagnosing it as a breaker problem and suggested replacing the breaker or possibly the whole panel. Then I asked Roman to come and diagnose. He careful tested and found the problem immediately! It turns out was an utilities company issue with the wires coming from the pole into the house. I really liked that Roman was honest and told me the problem as-is rather than others who try to sell me unnecessary solutions or lead me down garden paths. I deeply appreciate the professionalism and honesty. His hourly fees are more than reasonable relative to other electrician s. I will most definitely hire him again for my next electrical project or diagnose an electrical problem.
Roman ElectricRoman Electric
June O.
Donald was an amazing electrician he is first class he does really nice work cleans up after himself and makes the job look spectacular he is good at communication and shows up on time I would highly recommend him and we'll be using him in the future. We had some challenges to overcome and he aced every one of them he is very talented.
Donald Hesse electricalDonald Hesse electrical
Ron P.
I had an imported ceiling mounted light in my dining room with two transformers. One of them blew and of course the exact replacement was no longer made. Several electricians came out and told me there was nothing they could do. EH Electric came up with a plan, found a couple of transformers and made it work, all fitting in the existing housing. It took a few visits for them to execute the plan, but they stuck with it. I was incredibly impressed and super happy with the end result. I’d give 6 stars if I could!
EH Electric & HVAC LLCEH Electric & HVAC LLC
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