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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 Minneapolis electricians
Aiya B.
Much better than the last electrician I hired!
Sparky electricSparky electric
Betsy K.
I had a dimmer switch fixed on the same day as the service was requested. Very friendly electricians, fixed quickly. Will use again.
Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.
Lisa M.
Willian contacted promptly. Great guy but the home owner wanted a Master electrician. (I'm her real estate agent) Thanks for trying!!!!
TACTAC
Jaimie F.
Prompt, knowledgeable, affordable and honest. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would recommend Ryan to anyone who needs an electrician.
Realm electricRealm electric
Micah N.
They did their best with installing three fans for us. However, our house is old and a wire got pulled with the second fan install that knocked power our to most of our apartment. I had to hire an electrician to come fix. These guys did a fine job, it was just a job that I should have hired an electrician for instead. Nice guys and good communicators.
Angel’s HandymanAngel’s Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
He is a good electrician, but very bad at communicating. I waited for days to set up appointments and sat one day for 7 hours waiting.
Hannay Electric LLCHannay Electric LLC
James P.
Electrician showed up with the wrong part and didn't do the work. I had taken vacation so I was very irritated that he wasn't prepared.
Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc.Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc.
Darious S.
Skyline installed a cello guitar fan for me. I can’t recall the electrician name but he was excellent friendly, fast and professional. I would absolutely hire them again.
Skyline ElectricSkyline Electric
Pascal E.
Excellent electrician and does work professionally. I had him do work on my rental duplex. He was there on time both days, and was very professional with my tenants. I will use him again
Sparky electricSparky electric
AJ M.
Jesse was able to make the impossible possible with my electrical request. he worked very fast. he was pleasant and professional and fit me in within 24 hours. highly recommend this electrician. thank you!! AJ
Twin Cities GeneratorTwin Cities Generator
Jeremy H.
I found my new go to electrician! This is a quality company with quality employees. Work was done really quickly which saved me money. They were on time and professional and of course the work was top notch. Highly recommended.
Mill City Electric CompanyMill City Electric Company
Joan T.
Jessie was prompt and a great communicator before starting. Jessie is very skilled and efficient. He ran conduit for our peninsula and installed LED under cabinet lights and it looks marvelous! We have found a great electrician for any future needs.
Twin Cities GeneratorTwin Cities Generator
Thumbtack Customer
Needed to have upgraded panels installed and new electrical run to the garage. They worked efficiently and were flexible around my personal schedule. Great responsive company and great people. Suggested improvements around the job to make sure expectations were met. This will be my go to electrician for now on.
Skyline ElectricSkyline Electric
Katrina R.
Great experience. The 2 man crew arrived on time. The electrician explained our options at various price points. Company kept in communication with us via text which was extremely helpful. The work was done professionally and within the time estimated. Would definitely hire this company again for electrical work!
Edison Electric, Inc.Edison Electric, Inc.
Brian L.
After trying to find an electrician that was reasonably priced I hired Jesse to install a whole home transfer switch. He was responsive, punctual, professional, and made quick work of the job. I was so happy that I paid him more than what he billed me. Highly recommended
Twin Cities GeneratorTwin Cities Generator
Miklos T.
I do not recommend his price sky high compare to other same certified electrician for the same jobs more than double. It feel to take advantage on the customers. ( Pre wired ring pro 2 door bell provide the hardwares) Charge 350$ others charge 120$-140$ Unreasonable!
Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for a licensed electrician to install some GFCI's in several different locations around the house in order to comply with a home inspection that the buyer had done. I was under a time crunch and Midwest was able to come out immediately to give an estimate. The estimator was on time and very professional. The estimate did not take long and the price was very reasonable. I scheduled the work with them and asked if they could accommodate our tight timeframe before closing on the house. They were able to fit us in. The electrician that came out was on time, professional and knowledgeable. He did great work and cleaned up after himself. I was very happy with the service. A couple days later I had a follow-up question and the customer service was excellent. If I have any electrical needs in the future I will definitely be calling Midwest Electric and Generator. A++++++++
Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc.Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with the turn around time on the work being done, and the quick response time when I made my initial request. Very professional, and explained things very thoroughly to me. Extremely knowledgeable about my situation in getting my house ready to sell. I would highly recommend Hannay Electric to anyone in need of a licensed electrician.
Hannay Electric LLCHannay Electric LLC
Micah N.
I couldn’t be happier with the work done by Great Midwest Electric. It turns out it helps to have a licensed electrician to electrical work! We hired a handyman to replace ceiling fans and they caused a power outage. Great Midwest not only corrected the power issue, but also re-attached the fans and checked all the connections, and put in another outlet in our hallway. I will be going back to use Great Midwest for any future issues!
Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.Great Midwest Electric/Renovations INC.
Sagar j.
Mill City Electric was amazing. From start to finish they went out of their way to help me with my electrical panel upgrade and wiring my sauna. I had a separate unrelated emergency issue and they were able to come and fix that as well. Steve, Brendt, and Chris were all amazing to work with and I appreciated all the time and effort they put into my project. I definitely found my new ‘go to’ electricians! 10/10 would recommend.
Mill City Electric CompanyMill City Electric Company
Kin C.
Had to negotiate the price. Initial quote started from $350 plus the up sell of membership & etc . I showed the quote from others ($175 -$225), the electrician called his boss & agreed to drop the price to be $225+ tax. I agreed the quote, otherwise I had to pay $100 for his showing up. Then he told me that his van did not have the basic two-in-one light switch that I broke. So he wanted to charge me for his time to drive to Home Depot plus the part cost. I was not sure if it was the up sell tactic. Because I used a service from a plumber earlier and the guy went to buy the part without charging me extra when running out of the parts. Anyway, this was $6 switch that I had on hand. So I gave the part to him. He finished the job quickly. The root cause that he helped, was a loose neural wire beside replacing the broken switch. The electrician is an employee who has to follow his company’s policy including sell techniques.
Mr Electric of St CloudMr Electric of St Cloud
Elizabeth H.
Tim deferred me to a different day and then didn't show up. When I tried to call him he had turned off his cell phone. It would have been much better if he would have told me from the beginning that he didn't want to do the job because I could have hired another more reliable electrician to come over and fix my outlet, which I really need done. First impressions count. My suggestion to others...if you're serious about getting your work done, maybe try Tim but have a backup plan and DON'T clear your work area until he arrives IF he arrives. I cannot speak to his quality of work...
Sparky electricSparky electric
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