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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 Bowie electricians
Brian B.
The electrician answered all my questions prior to installation of the recessed lights.
Debby E.
DMV Construction is excellent, prompt professional and cleaner all work. I recommend that Electrician by neighbors and family. Excellent!
DMV ConstructionDMV Construction
Sandy O.
Lee was great! He did a very job, fixed what another electrician did poorly and didn’t even charge for it. I will hire him again! Thank you Lee!
DMV ConstructionDMV Construction
Olivia M.
We are perfectly pleased with the quick response, punctual arrival time, speed and quality of work, and the value received. He is our new electrician for everything we'll need! Hire him!
Stevensons T.
I would highly recommend this electrician. His work ethics and professionalism are stellar. He has a vast range of knowledge in his field and it is displayed through his great work products.
Bsquare ElectricBsquare Electric
Natalie A. S.
Unfortunately I did not get my electrical issue resolved and was not happy with the follow-up. I paid and got nothing resolved. Another electrician came and identified my problem in 5 minutes.
Precision Mounts & MorePrecision Mounts & More
Sarah C.
Mr. Marcia was quick to respond, arrived on time, was professional and courteous and competently diagnosed and repaired our wiring problem, and he pointed out areas for future improvement that other electricians had not mentioned.
Jose MarciaJose Marcia
Frances H.
Had a great experience in that the electrician was on time and completed work in a timely manner. Also was impressed with the value for the service as well as willingness to ensue customer satisfaction. Would definitely use the service again and refer to others.
767 Electrical Services LLC767 Electrical Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer need an electrician he's your guy...arrived same day we put in reques and was 'on time'...fixed the problem fast and charged as advertised...also very nice guy...USE HIM!!!!!
Wayson Electrical ContractorsWayson Electrical Contractors
Vickie W.
The customer experience was exceptional. I contacted the company after 6pm yesterday and an Electrician was sent out today. He was professional and very efficient. I will use this company for all of my electrical needs. Thank you!
Christopher StewartChristopher Stewart
Erynn P.
I would definitely use Lou’s service again. They were able to help me in less than 24 hours and in the time window I chose. It feels great to know I have a reliable electrician should I need one again!
Lou Electrical contracting LLCLou Electrical contracting LLC
Kelvin G.
This Electrician was excellent, I needed one part to repair master bath light fixture he ordered came back out the next day and replace part , on time , professional, and price was reasonable, I would recommend him to anyone , I will definitely be calling him back for my next project ! Super satisfied client here ! KG,
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was fantastic! I can't say enough nice things about him! He was prompt, honest, respectful and very knowledgeable! His prices are very reasonable! After speaking with several electricians we decided to go with him and I'm glad that we did! I highly recommend him and will be contacting him for our future electrical needs! Thanks Kevin!
Reliable Electric LLCReliable Electric LLC
Marcia P.
Dennis is an excellent electrician. He showed up on time and worked through the day to complete the job. He takes pride in his work by making sure it’s done correctly. He did an outstanding job on all of the projects that I asked him to do. I am a satisfied customer. I would definitely hire him again, and well as recommend him to other customers.
BlackInkHomeSolutions lcBlackInkHomeSolutions lc
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't be happier with my choice. Alex was prompt, he was courteous and extremely thorough. The fact that he was a nice person is only secondary. He is an excellent electrician. He was very clear in explaining to me the process. His rates were reasonable and his workmanship was excellent. I've already started lining him up for future projects. I would absolutely recommend Alex for your electrical or handyman work.
Dream House Design & RemodelingDream House Design & Remodeling
Daniel D.
I have found my electrician!! Damien is very professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. He informed me of the whole process ahead of time so I knew exactly what to expect. He installed recessed lights in our living and dining room and I am so happy with how it turned out. I highly recommend hiring him and his crew. I am definitely going to hire him for my future projects!
Joyce G.
Dennis was an amazing and very skilled electrician. We were very pleased with his work and his communicative skills to share with us exactly what we needed to know. My husband said he will never use another electrician and we are already getting our next job ready for him to do for us. He removed, installed an existing light fixture in our master bath and also installed a new one over the two mirrors. My husband and I are senior citizens and he had problems seeing clearly with just the one light fixture. We thought we were going to have to get someone come in and fix the wall opening where he removed the first light fixture but he installed a plate over it, saving us additional money! Dennis made my husband’s dream come true on his birthday......he was able toed how to shave just fine and no longer needed to use the hall bathroom to shave. Dennis did a fantastic job and we were so happy with the completed job! Thank you Dennis for your excellent work. I am in the process of getting the light fixture so you can put it on the wall going down the steps to our basement. Forgot to state that he was also very reasonable and left our bathroom in the same order he found it. Awesome and very likeable young man. If you need electrical work done, call won’t be disappointed!
BlackInkHomeSolutions lcBlackInkHomeSolutions lc
Margaret T.
I was very satisfied with Electrician Rocha. We communicated via thumbtack in setting up an appointment. This was my 1st time use for this site, so a little cautious. He showed up on time, reviewed areas I wanted outdoor electric outlets, informed me of what was needed, confirmed the cost (which was reasonable) and completed the work. He was quick and sure in his work and even changed out my indoor outlets when I requested it. (I thought I had extra indoor outlets, but did not, but he had some on his truck. He even sent me information on the install of a hard wired door bell. I highly recommend E. Rocha for any electrical work needed.
Electrician RochaElectrician Rocha
Ashley S.
I called JMJ out to fix lights that would blink upon appliances starting up and shutting off (like the microwave). They installed 2 dedicated appliance circuits but initially charged me for 3 (this was perhaps an office/staff communication mistake but I had to ask the owner several times before he admitted it outright). After two service calls, I now have a more severe issue of having consistently flickering/pulsing lights in more areas. My money was returned but it was a huge hassle. I now have to contract for another electrician to come out. Overall, I feel that the owner did not initially take my issue seriously enough to properly investigate it, and he did not properly communicate the job to his staff. The truth of the matter is that I am in a worse position now than when I started.
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Troy G.
Did not leave a quote initially. Ambiguous about price. Felt like my time was wasted with someone trying to upcharge. Overall disappointing with a professional in his field. A professional should know what they charge an hour! That is the point Wadi is missing. The customer should know a ballpark of how much a job should cost. Lawyers have retainers, teachers have salaries, and electricians should know how much they are willing to work for. This whole business of "Well, I have to check it out" is nonsense and a way for professionals to charge whatever they want once they arrive. The other pros on Thumbtack were able to tell me how much they charge an hour and their diagnostic fee and whether that diagnostic fee would be roped into the first hour. Wadi did not do that. When I told him I was dissatisfied with his offer, he hung up the phone on me. When I wrote the review, he called back. I explained to him why I wrote the review. He was much more polite when he hung up the phone the second time. You may decide to give him a chance, but make sure he is letting you know the ballpark payment (diagnostic with hourly rate)!
Wadi Electric CoWadi Electric Co
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