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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 Clifton electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Billy is punctual, professional and very experienced. It was a genuine pleasure to find a very competent electrician. Bill worked efficiently, neatly and priced fairly. I highly recommend him and would hire again.
Bilco Electric and Datacom, LLCBilco Electric and Datacom, LLC
Nick B.
Hard finding a good Electrician these days, especially with all the reviews online - you never know. I worked with Wilber and he had great communication leading up to the job, was on time and got the work done amazingly!!! Very Professional and Kind at the same time, explains everything before doing it and works with you. Highly Highly Recommend!!!
Jiks, LLCJiks, LLC
Jenny V.
My wife and I were more than pleased by the work completed by Tony. He was able to get all the electrical work we needed done outside our home. His prices were very comfortable compared to other electricians we reached out to. Tony will be the right choice for all your electrical needs.
Tony electric ContratorTony electric Contrator
Ken V.
Angel from Smart Electric showed up on time and the day I needed him. He very quickly started troubleshooting my wiring issue and in no time at all knew what the problem was and started fixing it. Shortly after he finished and everything was working perfectly again(front/rear doorbell and nest doorbell Cam). He was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and Polite. Angel was an ALL-STAR. Smart Electric will be my goto Electricians from here on out!!
Smart Solutions LLCSmart Solutions LLC
Maureen M.
Bruno was excellent! We had a problem where only the outlets in the kitchen weren't working. Nothing else was affected. My husband checked it out and tried resetting the GFI outlets and that didn't work. We thought we needed someone to come replace the fuse in our fuse box. I contacted Bruno through Thumbtack and he called me within a half hour. Instead of coming out and charging us he walked us through resetting the GFI correctly and we were back up and running in less than 5 minute of me being on the phone with him!! Who still does kind things like this nowadays???!!! BRUNO DOES!! We have not met yet but when I need an electrician Bruno is the guy and I already recommended him to all my friends and relatives ☺️
Smart ComfortSmart Comfort
Charles T.
We’ve been looking for a friendly, reliable and professional electrician ever since we moved into out house 3 years ago and that’s exactly what we found with Adley. From the moment he showed up at our house, I knew we were going to have a great experience. He arrived well prepared with drop clothes, a vacuum and everything expected to do the job right. We hired Adley to install a bathroom exhaust fan, dimmer switch for our vanity light and an outlet. The bathroom exhaust fan install was not straightforward but Adley found a way to make it work. His communication was great and he made it very clear what he was planning to do before actually doing anything. We will definitely be hiring Adley again for any of our future electrical needs!
Unit Electric CoUnit Electric Co
Nish R.
Tony is a knowledgeable, passionate, and compassionate electrician to deal with. He is very professional with a strong work ethic. We had hired tony not too long to accomplish the following: A. To install 5 different (Smart switches) around the house B. Install 1 ring stick up cam outdoor C. Changing an outdoor outlet cover. Smart switches were purchased from Costco, feit electric. They are a pain in the neck to figure out or work with due to unclear/misleading sequence diagrams also the tech support is easy to get in touch with but the support is not up the par, they basically refer you back to the user manual to follow the sequence diagram. This is not a problem for Tony. With minimal support, He is able to use his skill set to identify the root cause and mitigate the issue. BTW, Tony went above and beyond to get that camera installed in drenching rain. This shows his level of dedication and commitment to work. We were very pleased with his service and we highly recommend him to others.
Tony electric ContratorTony electric Contrator
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