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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 Durham electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Electrician came early and diagnosed the problem promptly.
Bell Cow HVACBell Cow HVAC
Joseph P.
Professional electrician who explains in detail the work he performs and the issues identified.
Triangle Electrical SolutionsTriangle Electrical Solutions
Yuqian L.
Helpful handyman and he recommended a licensed electrician to us once he found that we had aluminum wires.
Stable Home Consultants LLCStable Home Consultants LLC
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
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
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 servicesEdilson services
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
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!
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
Dana R.
Efficient, Honest, Trained Electrician & staff. All traits that you seek when inviting craft persons to your home. Exceptional work ethic and a genuine commitment to customer satisfaction. Tim and his staff over two-days completed outdoor and indoor lighting projects including, changing outdoor sconces, outdoor recess lighting, indoor recess light installation, updating of fluorescent laundry room/closet lighting and ceiling fan installations. Most projects I did not even know the updated lighting/energy efficient technology existed and Tim educated me on the potential cost savings!!! If you are unwilling to pay for exceptional service and respect good old fashion kindness then please contact this excellent small, professional business. Superb!!
Wolf ElectricWolf Electric
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