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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 Omaha electricians
Mariah G.
Was needing an electrician on the fly and I’m glad I found Rod. Not only was he able to get me in sooner than any other electrician but he’s truly dedicated to his work. He pointed out some hazardous electrical spots I had no clue about and didn’t severely try to up-charge me to fix it like most electricians would. I’m happy to say the work I hired him for came out great and I can breathe a sigh of relief since my pesky electrical issues were taking care of. Would recommend and rehire for sure!
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
Willie W.
Very good service. He was able to get the job done the same day the estimate was given. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He is now my personal electrician. W.W III
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
Craig B.
Roderick was very helpful in getting our electric issue fixed. He insisted on doing the work the same day. He insured that the repairs were secured properly to the house. I definitely will call Roderick next time I need an electrician.
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
Sophia K.
Rod is an amazing electrician! His prices are very competitive, and he has a very can-do attitude. He took the time to thoroughly explain the work that he was going to perform and the amount of time that it would take to do it. Definitely will contact him in the future! A++++
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
Hylan M.
Rod is THE BEST electrician out there. I'm a repeat customer and each time I've hired him, he is timely, knowledgable, professional, and communicative. Rod does the least amount of damage, cleans up all messes, and helps make connections to the right people to finish up home reno projects. He has a genuine interest and dedication to doing ecah job right and with utmost integrity. I have 0 complaints and highly recommend him.
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
Thumbtack Customer
I needed an Electrician on short notice to install 2 outdoor outlets before I moved in, Paul answered my post on thumbtack and was able to meet me the next day at the new house. We met, Paul looked at the work I needed done and I had an estimate that evening, the following day Paul and his helper Bob showed up on time and installed the outlets I was needing. Paul and Bob were very professional and pleasant to work with, the work they did was exactly what I wanted and was done quickly and at a very reasonable price. I will call them in the future for all of my electrical needs.
Absolute Power Electrical ContractingAbsolute Power Electrical Contracting
Brad S.
I had a bathroom vanity light fixture that had gone bad recently, as well as 8+ old outlets that needed updating and old wiring that had gone bad. I reached out to Absolute Power and they responded within 2 hours and were able to schedule an appointment the same week! Two electricians showed up and assessed everything and within 15 minutes of being there had solved one of the wiring problems. The guys were 100% professional and respectful, and provided great insight into possible electrical projects down the road. Everything said and done they were very affordable, I plan to hire them back for any future electrical and wiring projects!
Absolute Power Electrical ContractingAbsolute Power Electrical Contracting
Ian M.
I reached out to three electricians for a quote to replace a ceiling fan. Rod insisted that he see the project in person to give a ballpark quote. The other two gave quick estimates via text. When I declined to schedule an in person estimate Rod wrote an aggressive and disrespectful text in response. This is not a review of his work. I have not seen his work as we did not hire him. After discussing a simple project with him via text I would hate to think of what it might be like to decline to hire him after an in person estimate. If you plan to work with Rod, know that he expects to perform an in person estimate, and that he may be very unhappy with you if you decline to hire him.
The One-Man Gang Electrical ShopThe One-Man Gang Electrical Shop
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