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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.

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 Baltimore electricians
Vabe W.
Great and reasonable!!! I now have an dependable electrician!
Alicia G.
He is a very professional and prompt electrician. I will definitely be calling on him in the future.
Julie K.
It came out beautiful! We wanted something a little different for our lighting and our electrician was able to find a solution and got the job done wonderfully!
LClarke Electric, LLCLClarke Electric, LLC
Brian j.
I just moves to the area and was pleased to find a good electrician. The entire job went smoothly from initial contact through email and phone to cist estimate and final work being done. Professional, prompt and all worked performed was done with attention to detail as far as Maryland code and cleanliness. I have shared his information with all my neighbors who may need a good electrician.
BlackInkHomeSolutions lcBlackInkHomeSolutions lc
Christian d.
Great job, very professional and probably the best electrician in the area wouldn’t choose anyone else. Definitely contacting again for any needs I may have in the future
Brown Electrical ContractingBrown Electrical Contracting
Chris b.
great personality he was very informative and knowledgeable for all my electrician needs I'm having him come back and do another project for me in the near future
Bsquare ElectricBsquare Electric
Thumbtack Customer
It is refreshing to have an electrician who is not only competent, but professional and congenial. My basement lost power but problem was quickly restored because of Nathaniel's diligence. I highly recommend him!
Jameson Electrical LLCJameson Electrical LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is a true professional. I selected him after having many electricians give estimates. His price was competitive; however, the deal clincher was his follow through and knowledge of his craft. The final cost was exactly what he estimated. When the job was completed he thoroughly walked me through all that he did. To top it off, the work area was clean. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone who inquires about an electrician.
Mark Spark Electric, LLCMark Spark Electric, LLC
Maria k.
Called on Wednesday night- this company shows up with 6 high quality electricians Thursday morning. Completed 3 units in less then 6 hours. Highly recommend. The owner is straight forward and keeps word.
Knudsen Electric/Todd KnudsenKnudsen Electric/Todd Knudsen
Jason B.
I was lucky to find Bill on thumbtack. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the trade, and you can tell he really cares about his customers. If you need an electrician, he's your man.
Trouble Shooter Electric, Inc.Trouble Shooter Electric, Inc.
Bessie G.
Charles at Voltage Comm Electric was an absolute pleasure to work with and is an excellent electrician. He resolved my issue promptly. His prices are very reasonable and honest. I will definitely be using Charles for any future electrical needs.
VoltageComm ElectricVoltageComm Electric
Ann S.
I needed to upgrade my range outlet from 120v to 240v. Great overall service— from scheduling to finishing the job. They are very responsive to questions and the electrician did a great job and even cleaned up afterwards.
K&K Electric LLCK&K Electric LLC
Courtney Z.
Wonderful job, prompt, detail oriented, worked quickly and took such care in the installation to ensure everything was the right placement. I am grateful to have found this electrician! And I will hire Dennis again and will gladly refer him to friends and family. Thank you!
BlackInkHomeSolutions lcBlackInkHomeSolutions lc
Shantell B.
Wow!! Now this is what you call a professional electrician. He was awesome. I am so lucky to have found such a master craftsman. He is not only friendly. He works fast a d work is impeccable. Thank you for saving the day !! Will hire in the future.
TRS ElectricTRS Electric
Ashleigh M.
Dave was amazing! He came in, diagnosed every problem with ease, and fixed everything in a jiffy. He was professional, knowledgeable, informative, & reasonable. I’ve truly found my forever master electrician. My gut told me to go with him and I’m so glad I did!
Lilly ElectricLilly Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I'm still working with him, and I'm very happy so far with the service. He offered (and I accepted) to write a mutually-protective service agreement, and was always on time for our appointments. Assuming all continues to go well, I definitely plan to use this electrician again.
Mark Spark Electric, LLCMark Spark Electric, LLC
Tom K.
An electrician came out to inspect what needed to be done and, given the need for quick repair, recommended going a different route than what I had planned. I appreciated the honesty and was surprised that they waived the time cost, indicating a professional company that has their customers best interest in mind.
Innovative Electrical SolutionsInnovative Electrical Solutions
Crystal C.
Tyler was awesome!! He was on time, took his time trying to identify the problem, communicated what the issue was and worked with me understanding that I was dealing with a landlord who should actually be paying for the repairs. I would definitely recommend Tyler to anyone who needs a responsive, quality electrician. 👍🏼👍🏼
Tyler CampbellTyler Campbell
Laura J.
I tried to find an electrician on Thumbtack for a about two weeks prior to finding Royal Electric. Put in a request and was super responsive. Wish I had found him earlier! Wonderful experience and easy to work with. Would hire again, if I wasn’t moving away! Best of luck.
Royal Electric LLCRoyal Electric LLC
Matthew H.
Todd was great to work with, addressed and fixed the problem in no time. He did not charge an assessment fee, only for the work completed. I will definitely be keeping his contact info should I or any of my friends need an electrician soon. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Baltimore area.
Knudsen Electric/Todd KnudsenKnudsen Electric/Todd Knudsen
Thumbtack Customer
I will definitely contact Kushner Electric whenever I need an electrician from now on. Sol is conscientious, kind, and fair. He did a ton of work for me over the course of two days and I couldn't be happier. You should "Just Call Sol" if you're looking for quality electrical work ;-)
Kushner Electric, Inc.Kushner Electric, Inc.
Erica K.
An AWESOME electrician! He is very knowledgeable and hard working. He is also very friendly. He responded to my request for an estimate immediately and his price was more than fair. I would without hesitation recommend him and use his services again when the time comes. You cannot go wrong hiring him.
Top ProTop Pro
Shoshana D.
A true pleasure to work with, highly recommend! Santos installed stunning recessed lights in my living room ceiling, along with two chandeliers. I will definitely hire him again for future lighting needs. He did the job in record time, and his price was very reasonable. He is truly a pleasure to work with. This is the electrician you want to hire.
Santos Renovation Co.Santos Renovation Co.
Randy C.
Dennis installed multiple outlets and new lights and light boxes. He is the consummate professional, ensuring that we are satisfied with his choices and his work. He worked around our schedule and cleaned up each time. Dennis is diligent, and we are happy with him and the work he completed. When we need an electrician, we will first turn to him.
BlackInkHomeSolutions lcBlackInkHomeSolutions lc
Santos was in a single word excellent. He had the proper tools showed professionalism and knowledge for the work I requested. Any issues he identified explain to me and we came up with a solution that was except acceptable. The lights in my living room and hallway look great. I will use him as my go to electrician from now on. I highly recommend him
Santos Renovation Co.Santos Renovation Co.
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