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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.

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.

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 Bayonne electricians
Clarence H.
Was able to obtain an appointment two days after our request. Notified us of ETA as we requested. Efficient, professional and knowledgeable. We would use this electrician again.
Pro Electric NJPro Electric NJ
Deepak N.
Caleb is a very professional electrician! I found his profile here and based on the reviews, I decided to try him for installing a floor outlet in my living room. Not only is he very punctual and reliable, but also very focused and clean on the job. I’m very happy with his services and would recommend him anyday. Thank you, Caleb!
C L . ElectricC L . Electric
Tony C.
Brandon was an outstanding electrician. Showed up on time, very professional and the work was done efficiently and in clean fashion. My recessed lights look great in my living room and kitchen! I have already recommended him to my friends and will be calling him for future work I have lined up. Thank you Brandon for your hard work!
Brandon TorresBrandon Torres
Nicole T.
Dan went above and beyond on what seemed like should be a simple project, but turned out to be much more complex and time consuming. Throughout it all, he was patient, professional and pleasant to be around. Now, after more than a year and speaking with three prior electricians, I can finally check the last item off my home inspection report and have GFCI outlets in all the bathrooms!
Quantum Electric NYQuantum Electric NY
Patrick O.
My wife and I are completing a series of renovations in our home. The house is rather old and we encountered issues with some of the older wiring. As a result we called Angel and his team and they were able to come out the same day (a Saturday) to evaluate the project. We received an estimate on Monday morning and scheduled the work to be completed on the following Saturday. In addition to replacing the damaged wiring, Angel and his team installed hi-hats in our living room, added a mount for a ceiling fan installation, and performed trouble shooting to relocate and consolidate switches for a series of lights in the hallways (top and bottom of our stairs). My wife and I were out of town and traveling home from Thanksgiving, but left a key in a lock box so the guys could get in and start the work so we didn't have to cut our trip short. Upon arrival, Angel marked up everything and recommended adding two additional hi-hats to our original request and sent us pictures of the proposed lay out before he and his team started working. We agreed with his recommendation and are please with how much better the final result is. Angel and his team worked diligently throughout the day and into early evening to ensure the work was completed timely. Given the age of our house, the copious amounts of plaster, and the condition of some of the wiring, we knew it would be challenging for the team to get everything done in the day. When it was all done, we were extremely pleased with the work done by Angel and his team. I would highly recommend considering Angel and the team at Smart Electric if you ever have the need to hire a qualified electrician.
Smart Solutions LLCSmart Solutions LLC
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