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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 University City electricians
Shan S.
The electrician was very friendly and helpful. With COVID-19 social distancing, electrician was very considerate of this guideline and the company has strict protocol to limit contacts. I would recommend AAA!
AAA Home ServicesAAA Home Services
Bonnie R.
We are waiting on the electrician to show up and do the work today.
Votum ElectricVotum Electric
Marlene W.
I needed an electrician to remove a light fixture in my dining room and replace it with a new one and to install electrical outlets in my kitchen and bathroom. The electrician showed up on time and did exactly what I requested. He was pleasant and knowledgeable.
Votum ElectricVotum Electric
James E.
Best experience ever! Electricians arrived timely and were pleasant, COVID-conscious and professional. I can see myself using My Electrician again and totally agree with their Thumbtack review rating. I recommend that you give them an opportunity to handle your electric needs.
My ElectricianMy Electrician
Ronald G.
Carlos is amazing. He is so professional and thorough. I could’ve have asked for a better Electrician.
Mike M.
Casey is an electrician I will call on again. He showed great safety behavior. He also showed great troubleshooting skills.
All Things ElectricalAll Things Electrical
Alex C.
Tony was an absolute delight to work with. He was highly professional, kind, and courteous. And at a great value. If you need an electrician, I highly recommend Tony!
Tony Blessing ElectricTony Blessing Electric
Genevieve K.
Tony was efficient and helpful with explaining what did and did not need to be updated. Honest, quick and great with communication, we found our go-to electrician!
Anthony McClenithanAnthony McClenithan
Rob R.
Carlos was great! Needed an electrician to move some outlets and switches for me in my kitchen. He was professional, punctual and did an amazing job with attention to detail.
Ravi P.
I won't have to search for another electrician as long as Carlos is around. Price is great, very professional, and responsive. Carlos took the time to answer all my questions and completed the work as promised. Would recommend him to everyone looking for an electrician. Carlos buried my power lines and added a new 200A service panel in my home. The new wiring is very neat and tidy, unlike my old panel.
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Lee to put up two exterior lights.He found some hazardous wiring problems in our wall and was able to repair them.He is a very skilled electrician.
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys,pleasure doing business with them,could not ask for better or faster service Would refer them to anyone looking for electrician Gary&Pam July 5 2016
DEES Electric LLCDEES Electric LLC
Kristie R.
Tony did a great job! He works efficiently and delivers quality work. I appreciated his responsiveness and attention to detail. He will be my go-to electrician from now on!
Tony Blessing ElectricTony Blessing Electric
Kathi W.
The electrician was at first very responsive and came out right away to go over the project in order to provide a quote. It’s been over a week - have yet to hear back from him
Votum ElectricVotum Electric
They were super. I have absolutely no complaints. The electrician was prompt, very reasonably priced, and careful in his work. I am impressed and would hire him again in a New York minute.
All Things ElectricalAll Things Electrical
Anastasia S.
He does really great work, fast, arrives early, and very reasonable with his price. Also very professional and no BS. We just found our permanent family electrician. Thanks so much!
Anthony McClenithanAnthony McClenithan
Zaina H.
Vernon did an excellent job installing our fans and moving our electrical outlet. He arrived in a timely manner and is skilled in his trade! Would highly recommend Vernon if your looking for an electrician! Zaina H.
Vernon's ElectricVernon's Electric
Karen N.
It can’t say enough about how pleased I was with my experience with Tony Blessing. He’s on my list to call for an electrician when needed and I’m sure that will be often, as i have multiple properties. You rock brother!
Tony Blessing ElectricTony Blessing Electric
Kristin T.
Carlos came out the same day I submitted my project to give me a quote, and came out the next day to install an outdoor outlet. He was fast, responsive, and did great work. I’ll absolutely use him again for other electrician needs!
Susan M.
Very professional. I asked if our old fixtures needed to be replaced in our office because they weren't working properly. Unlike our other electrician that came out and never even opened up one to look at it, he did, and most were just loose bulbs. Saved us from replacing a bunch of fixtures for no reason.
All Things ElectricalAll Things Electrical
Bret Renee N.
Tony immediately responded to our project request. He arrived right on time to do the project. After giving us a quote, and getting our agreement he completed the work needed on our project efficiently and professionally. We will definitely call him again the next time we need a professional electrician. Highly recommend!
Tony Blessing ElectricTony Blessing Electric
Amanda N.
When remodeling our kitchen, we came across some electrical work that we did not feel comfortable doing. I contacted My Electrician and they were responsive and timely with getting the job booked. They arrived on time and got to work quickly. Needless to say, I am happy with the results! Will definitely be booking with them again when I do more projects!
My ElectricianMy Electrician
Aisha L.
I contacted them in the afternoon and they came by to replace my outlet the very next morning, which I was very grateful for given that I needed it repaired for pretty time sensitive project. They did fast work, left the area spotless, made sure I was happy with the outcome before leaving, and now I have a new secure outlet (it was pretty much hanging loose out of the wall before) that looks great. Absolutely using them for all my future projects that will require an electrician.
Strong Arc ElectricStrong Arc Electric
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