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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 Gaithersburg electricians
Shayan s.
Definitely will recommend steve to evreyone wuth electrician needs. He was a great help and I will never use anyone else for electrician services.
Complete Electrical Solutions llcComplete Electrical Solutions llc
Changsop P.
Nice electrician! Responsive and professional.
EPERMAR Electrical Services.EPERMAR Electrical Services.
Candiece G.
Angel was great. He came and did everything faster than I expected. I am a new MD transplant and am really glad I found a quality electrician. I found my electrician, contractor and plumber all on thumbtack! So far so good.
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Gaylen B.
Working with MT Everest was so easy and professional, we now have an electrician we can call for future projects!
Siddhartha B.
The quality of work that Angel and his team delivered was great. I would recommend JMJ Electrical to anyone looking for an excellent and knowledgeable electrician
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Holly C.
Steve did a great job and worked quickly and efficiently. Glad to know a good electrician that I can continue to use for future needs.
Complete Electrical Solutions llcComplete Electrical Solutions llc
Somachi K.
Best service ever. He was timely, quickly found the fault, fixed it in good times too. So happy I found a great electrician
Alpha electric.Alpha electric.
Saar D.
Electrician arrived on time, troubleshooted and fixed my electrical issues effectively, and the rates were reasonable. Will definitely call on them again for any future electrical issues or projects. Thanks!
Lilly ElectricLilly Electric
Arshad K.
Best Electrician in the area! Responsive , prompt and did major upgrade of 20 amps to 30 amps wiring in a day notice. I will be hiring him again for sure ! Thank you Jose !
JDH CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Electrical & Drywall RepairJDH CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Electrical & Drywall Repair
Ulysses T.
Did a great Job installing my large chandelier which was 22 feet high up. It's very hard to find an electrician that will do what they did. I recommend them
K&K Electric LLCK&K Electric LLC
Rajesh P.
He was right on time. Very knowledgeable about electrical codes. Please do not take chance by hiring handyman for electric work. Second generation electrician who enjoys his work!
Ms. B.
The services rendered by Jls electrical exceeded my expectations. Joey was prompt, very detailed, and neat with his work. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who is looking for an electrician.
JLS Electrical ServicesJLS Electrical Services
Scott M.
Steve is a seasoned electrician. He showed up promptly and completed the work professionally. His rates are competitive. I will use him again the next time our house needs electrical work.
Complete Electrical Solutions llcComplete Electrical Solutions llc
Jordan C.
If you want the work done correctly the first time I highly recommend you choose this electrician. We have been very impressed with his work and will be using him for all of our electrical projects moving forward.
Big Winston electric llcBig Winston electric llc
Humaira A.
Angel was very straightforward with his pricing, he showed up at the my requested time, did quality work, and he followed up after the job was over to make sure I was satisfied with his work. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent electrician.
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Sarit S.
We hired Angelo and Isau to mount big screen LEDs, dimmers, new light fixture. Cords were hidden professionally, and overall smooth job. Angelo is polite, very patient, professional, honest, and clearly trustworthy. I will never need to look for an electrician again. J&M is the only place to go to add light to your life! 👍🏽
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Luke G.
Steve and his son did an excellent job on the electrical work in our new kitchenette. They installed a sub-panel, among other items, and did a great job. They were friendly, responsive, and obviously experts at their craft. My family and I will be sure to work with Steve again in the future, and will recommend him to friends and family looking for a top notch electrician.
Complete Electrical Solutions llcComplete Electrical Solutions llc
Rebecca G.
Working with Wesley was amazing! Not only was his quote competitive, he was a consumate professional and offered ideas for the look in my home I was trying to achieve. He completed the project before schedule and even fixed the previous recessed lights installed so that the color of the light matched. Electron LLC is now my new "go-to" electrician for all of my electrical needs.
Electron LLCElectron LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I needed an electrician last minute (very last minute) and Juan responded. He wanted more details of the project (which I like as to get a better estimate...I'm a bit leery of people who don't ask for details) and came the next morning as promised with his coworker. From an original two job request (replacement of chandeliers) turned out to changing out/adding 5 more lights (fans, vanity, kitchen) because he is that good. Very professional, clean, super fast and EXTREMELY reasonable. I will definitely be calling Juan & company again in the future - I just wish I had found him sooner!
Racing Electric LLCRacing Electric LLC
Ruipeng W.
My older son want to give steve 6 stars, but I can’t. Our heater lost power since last Friday due to the burned wires. I contacted quite a few electrician in the area. Steve was one of the quick responders, and leave me a quote in less than 10 min with reasonable price. He is a honest person I can tell from his message, that’s why I decide to call him, and later hire him for the job. He is flexible. He told me he can come over to my house next afternoon. When I told him that we have little baby at home, and wanted to restore our water heater as soon as possible. He was willing to help us in the evening. He came to my place as the time we scheduled and call me ahead to let me know exactly when he would arrive. At my place, he quickly identified the issues and fixed the problems within 30 min, including check the electricity board and water heater itself, to make sure there was no other potential problems behind the wall. He answered all questions I asked, and explained to me in a way which a regular person can easily understood. Because the job involving skipping a “useless” Pepco box, he even offered a free visit if there is a problem related to the Pepco box. My family really appreciate the service that Steve had provided to us today. Thanks, Steve. I definitely will hire Steve for other electrical works in future.
Complete Electrical Solutions llcComplete Electrical Solutions llc
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