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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 Hoboken electricians
John M.
Great Electrician, I highly recommend
M1-Electric&Low VoltageM1-Electric&Low Voltage
Stephen K.
Great electricians! Transparent about pricing and scope, showed up on time, were really professional and easy to work with.
Blue ElectricBlue Electric
Jay S.
Brandon was extremely professional and prompt. His work was clean and tidy and he worked with me on my challenges and worked well with my other vendors to come up with solutions. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an excellent electrician.
Brandon TorresBrandon Torres
Ally H.
Just a fantastic experience from start to finish. Spase installed three lights in our kitchen, and not only was he quick, efficient and clean, he had so much insight to offer in terms of types of bulbs to use and dimmers. I will be recommending him to anyone looking for a skilled electrician, and use him for all our future lighting and electric needs.
Spase Lighting InstallationSpase Lighting Installation
Savana P.
Spase did an incredible job for us and was very reasonably priced. He will be our go to electrician and even our first point of contact for our building management. He is very knowledgeable and takes his time to make sure everything is installed correctly and looks beautiful. Very easy to get in contact with and a very friendly guy. I strongly recommend Spase for any electrical work at all. You will not be disappointed!
Spase Lighting InstallationSpase Lighting Installation
Joseph G.
Great service. He came and fixed our problem fast efficiently. Installed 5 light fixtures and fixed a shorted circuit. Mind you, we have old wiring in our building (from 100 years ago) and couldn't find an electrician to tackle the job. Jetco executed the job flawlessly and didn't kill us on the price. I would recommend his service to anyone and I hope to hire him for more projects in the future.
Jetco Electrical Contractors, LLCJetco Electrical Contractors, LLC
Paul W.
Dave is the real deal. His quality of work is excellent, he is prompt, fair and high quality. I had 5 installs to do which due to his quality and service is now 11 installs he will complete next week. Yes I already rehired him. He works hard and gets it done the right way. No cutting corners or rushing Had an issue with the light. He took it back down fixed the issue and reinstalled to make it perfect. I watched his wiring and mounting installs and he’s by the book. It’s done right and tested. Simply he’s a 5* thumbtacker and electrician. Located in Hoboken so he services NJ also. For reference my hallway light at 14’ up, not an easy install but it was done right (he even offered to polish it but we had other stuff to get to)
Dave’s Electric 👨🏾‍🔧Dave’s Electric 👨🏾‍🔧
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