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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 Durham electricians
Joseph P.
Professional electrician who explains in detail the work he performs and the issues identified.
Triangle Electrical SolutionsTriangle Electrical Solutions
Michael F.
Best experience with an electrician I have ever had. A consummate professional and an excellent problem solver. I'll be using Frazier again, that's for sure! A+++
Frazier ElectricFrazier Electric
Jason N.
Frazier is a treasure! I have found my go-to electrician now. He is very communicative, punctual, and the utmost professional. I highly recommend him!
Frazier ElectricFrazier Electric
Patricia W.
Mr. Frazier is a five star professional! I hired him to remove and install a ceiling fan. I absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs a licensed electrician.
Frazier ElectricFrazier Electric
Gelnn G.
Manny of Triangle Electrical Solutions did a great job. He was prompt and accommodative. As a landlord having experience with other electricians I can say that I highly recommend him.
Triangle Electrical SolutionsTriangle Electrical Solutions
Grant G.
They were fantastic. Fixed all my electrical issues as well as identified and repaired old faulty wiring methods and components. Friendly and transparent as well as knowledgeable. I finally have a go-to electrician!
Felipe GuillenFelipe Guillen
Oscar C.
Plata is an excellent electrician. He repaired & reinstalled 8 outlets (including 1 GFCI outlet) at our house in Duke East Campus at an affordable price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. He was ON-TIME, PROFESSIONAL, & EFFICIENT.
plata electricplata electric
Charles K.
Otis responded very quickly and was on time the very next day. He was up front with the price (which was very reasonable). He’s very knowledgeable and courteous and fixed my issues. He just became my go-to electrician. Thanks Otis
Frazier ElectricFrazier Electric
Juno D.
I needed an electrician for an emergency at my home. Angel responded with a quote quickly and arrived at my home within 2 hours of my speaking to him. He fixed the problem immediately and communicated with me throughout the process. I am so appreciative!
All Pro ServicesAll Pro Services
Marcel P.
Felipe help with an installation of a new light fixture in a closet and a pantry. He was able to run the wires inside of the walls, with minimal holes for patching and he took the time to make sure I understood what he was doing and why. Great electrician! You will not be disappointed.
Felipe GuillenFelipe Guillen
Justin L.
Rolando showed up 15 minutes early ready to work. He did exactly what I asked him to do, he cleaned up his work space once the work was complete, and his price was more than fair given the complexity of the job. Couldn't be happier with the outcome of the project. I will hire Rolando again if I'm ever in need of an electrician.
Edilson General ServicesEdilson General Services
T. R. G.
Mr. Lachmann was awesome. Very knowledgeable and customer friendly. The appointment time was pushed back due to inclement weather; however, he kept me up to date and showed up on time as he indicated. He listened to all of my concerns and executed a resolution for each issue. I highly recommend him to anyone needing an electrician, as I will definitely hire him for any future needs.
Lachmann’s Electrical Services LLCLachmann’s Electrical Services LLC
Joel .
Persistent problem-solver… the electricians that installed the wirings when my house was built 25 years ago have done shitty job and made troubleshooting challenging … but Kam persisted and at end of the job Kam made my lights and my outlets work. Kam also worked with me with understanding and superb professionalism around my budget constraints for this job and possible future ones. I am hiring her for my next projects. You should too!
HomePro Installations Co.HomePro Installations Co.
Linda P.
I'm not sure where to begin....Luis was absolutely the BEST electrician/handyman I have hired through Thumbtack! Hard-working, friendly, timely, respectful, professional and competitive.....I actually hesitate to go on because he'll become so busy I won't be able to get an appt. And that's just what I want to do - have him back to do a multitude of other tasks for me! Call Luis - you definitely will be glad you did!!!
Sergeant HandymanSergeant Handyman
Cindy C.
Sergio installed two ceiling fans and a dining room chandalier. Everything works perfectly. The ceiling fans have two wall switch options, one for the fan and one for the fan light. The last time I had a ceiling fan installed the electrician wired them both to one switch even though there were two switches available. I will use SES again in the near future for additional electrical work to install new bathroom lighting and outside light timers.
Mark H.
Victor went above and beyond to help make me and my family feel safe in our home. I thought we might have had either a faulty outlet or breaker that needed attention. Victor was quick to respond to my job posting with his availability and price. He was punctual and very knowledgeable. He even took the time to explain to me how certain parts work and what to look for in the future. I highly recommend Victor if you are in need of an electrician. Thanks again Victor!
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Ryan B.
I needed lights installed and fixed within 24 hours after another electrician couldn't get the job done. Victor responded immediately and was able to come by the very next day. He was so knowledgeable, friendly, and expedient in his work. He was able to figure out how to install complicated European lights in our NC new construction home, and he even installed a dimmer and fixed another light fixture that had been installed incorrectly. I can't recommend him enough and will definitely be hitting him up again!
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Thumbtack Customer
Sergio came to my house yesterday to install 6 light fixtures and a ceiling fan, create a hanging space in my son's closet, and a few other handyman items I needed help with. He was exceptionally courteous and professional, not to mention a very skilled electrician. He fixed a wiring issue I had in very little time and I was completely satisfied with his work. He also cleaned up after himself and was generally very sweet and nice! Prices are very reasonable. He's coming back next week to install more!
Drew M.
I had a fairly large project to upgrade my garage to support charging of two electric cars simultaneously at high amperage. From our initial conversation to scheduling the work, Hugo was open-minded and collaborative in discussing the various options, and was very patient in answering my questions and providing explanation. We settled on a new subpanel and placement of two NEMA 14-50 outlets. The work itself was very well done and cleanly installed, and Hugo did a great job cleaning up afterwards. He definitely cares about aesthetics. The price was fair when compared to the other electricians I contacted. Hugo is clearly very dedicated to his work. Overall, I’m happy with the work and experience.
Electric All PROElectric All PRO
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