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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.

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.

Do electricians offer remote or virtual services?

While electrical work is typically performed in person, you may come across some electrician profiles that state the pro is offering remote services. If you do, contact local electricians to discuss your particular project and what type of remote services they may offer. 

Reviews for Jersey City electricians
Sammy D.
Good electrician. Very helpful
Edwin electric ⚡️Edwin electric ⚡️
Arnie P.
Great electrician. Awesome job
Tiago Parra ElectricianTiago Parra Electrician
Maria M.
Electrician came on time. He was very honest.
Lazor Electric LLCLazor Electric LLC
Bonita B.
Freddie was great I will definitely recommend him to my neighbors and others looking for an electrician. I’m extremely happy with him.
Nadia S.
Ravesh went above and beyond to accommodate our changing and urgent needs! He’s a master electrician - efficient, smart, and professional!
Ravesh RabindranauthRavesh Rabindranauth
Chris C.
B&G did a great job installing recessed lights and a solar attic fan for us. Would work with them again if we needed an electrician.
B&G Electrical SolutionsB&G Electrical Solutions
Stewart W.
Excellent professional Electrician. He’s dedicated to his business and providing a superb clean job. I will definitely refer him to family and friends, and will call for my next electrical issue.
Smart Solutions LLCSmart Solutions LLC
Mathew M.
Michael Came on time and was prompt in response. He responds fast and makes sure he completes the job correctly. He is the best electrician I have dealt with so far.
Michael Fitch Electric, LLCMichael Fitch Electric, LLC
Matthew B.
I hired Rado based on his incredible reviews-- and he did not disappoint. His work is excellent. Our space is a bit of a challenge and he handled it with complete skill and professionalism. He is now my go-to electrician and I can't recommend him highly enough. I live in a condo and we're always trading recommendations for contractors, etc-- I will certainly be passing Rado's name on to anyone in my building who needs a great electrician.
Rado Lighting InstallationRado Lighting Installation
Joseph M.
I received a call-back very soon, and an expert electrician was on the job within a few hours. The entire project was handled effortlessly and with little disruption to normal operations. I was pleased with the courteous service and knowledgeable and efficient work completed.
Fresh electricFresh electric
Eric T.
I am grateful for your services. Thanks for being responsive and extremely thorough with your work. To date you have completed multiple lighting projects in my home and I think I found a great electrician for all my projects! I strongly recom
Ria P.
Horrible service and poor quality of work. Left my place very sloppy and didn’t properly dispense the materials or trash! Would NOT recommend as they thoroughness and workmanship was very bad. My lights all need to be re-done and properly fix the poor work done by Vincent. Subpar electrician!
Phoenex Electric LLCPhoenex Electric LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Worked with Jose on a last minute gig. He was punctual and went out of his way to ensure all the work got done. The issue was something two other electricians were uncertain about but Jose located the problem area and fixed it. I will be hiring him again very soon.
Bm home improvement llcBm home improvement llc
B. s.
Mr. Gomez was an excellent choice. He demonstrated traits of a true professional. His skills as an electrician are excellent. His work ethics are great: he works continuously until the job is complete, including cleaning up the job areas. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of electrical work .
Home best choice LLC.Home best choice LLC.
Regina J.
Thanks to OM’s Electrician Sam, my problems have been solved. He diagnosed and repair my electric problems. Lights and electric outlets are working properly now. He was very professional and the quality of his work was exceptionally good. Can't believe that the pricing was so great. Thanks again, Ms. Regina July.
OM Electrical servicesOM Electrical services
Jeremy S.
Ryan provided excellent communication about our electrical outlet issue. A member of his staff, Matt, the electrician who worked on our specific issue with an outlet GFI problem, provided outstanding service, clear communication and was under budget. We are very happy with the service and will definitely be calling Lazor next time we need electrical work.
Lazor Electric LLCLazor Electric LLC
Colleen D.
Brandon was great. He responded quickly to my request for an electrician and was punctual at the time of the appointment. He replaced two switches and an outlet for me, and highlighting how they were previously incorrectly installed. He answered all my questions and even checked the rest of the house to ensure that the outlets were wired correctly. I would absolutely hire him again.
Luminous electricLuminous electric
Lami G.
One of the ceiling fans that was installed came loose and was hanging from the wires. Clearly it was not installed properly. When I called to ask about it, instead of immediately apologizing and offering to come fix it, he started making excuses about the ceiling box. Although he ultimately offered to come take a look, I am going with another electrician because he was unprofessional.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Joanne G.
Dan is a licensed electrician in addition to being an electrical engineer specializing in lighting design amongst other things He is beyond wonderful with his work and crew are excellent. I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with Dan. He worked for 12 hours in a day to complete my project and was very communicative. And Dan does excellent work! Highly recommend and will be using Dan in the future.
Quantum Electric NYQuantum Electric NY
Prat p.
The electrician came by and was able to figure out the loose connection in one of the electrical sockets. He fixed the issue in 15 minutes. He was able to explain the reason for other lights to go out due to the connection to one circuit. The only problem was that he arrived 1.5 hours late due to traffic. They never told me about it until I called them to find out if he is still coming by. Which is not a big deal for me as I have WFH. But others who might not be WFH should keep this in mind.
Lazor Electric LLCLazor Electric LLC
Joan D.
Space Bebekoski is an excellent electrician . I needed a simple light fixture reinstallation that my brother installed incorrectly And Space removed , tapered the wires with electric tape and explained the process and showed me that the installation is very old and didn’t have a junction box . He had to tape the wires and push in in order to install the lamp . He came in with all his utensils and asked me if he should bring a ladder but I had one. I will definitely add Space as part of my contacts . God bless you Space and thank you ! You have ya peace of mind .
Spase Lighting InstallationSpase Lighting Installation
Melissa K.
I don’t have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to accurately describe just how happy we are with Excalibur and the work that Larry did in our home. We recently had to fire our general contractor due to fraud and shoddy workmanship. As a result, we’ve had a hard time trusting people in our home. From the moment Larry came in to give us an estimate, he immediately put us at ease. His work was thorough. He explained things in a way we would understand. His work was fairly priced and done beautifully. We feel like we have found an electrician for life and would not hesitate to recommend his work to any of our friends or family.
Dominic F.
We hired Rim to install new wiring and light fixtures for our mudroom renovation and also rewired our backroom light switches. Rim did an amazing job. If you're looking for an electrician we highly recommend Rim. He went above and beyond to help us out. We wanted a light switch installed and it turned out the location we wanted was more difficult than what was anticipated. Instead of looking for an easier spot he was able to install the switch in our location despite the longer time required to do it. He was also able to install an outside light that proved difficult due to the house's vinyl but he did a great job working around the problem to get it in.
Jennifer O.
Antoine is AMAZING to work with!! He is extremely professional and I won’t be working with anyone else for my electrical needs! In two hours he took out my dated light fixtures and can lights and expertly hung two gorgeous chandeliers. What I liked: He is extremely responsive and on time. He works quickly and efficiently and takes the time necessary to get it right. He is a skilled electrician and a perfectionist. He adjusted and readjusted the light fixtures to get them perfect. He cared for the project as if it was his own home and did a phenomenal job! Lastly, he was such a joy to work with! He worked quietly and quickly, was extremely polite, remained open to my many questions and left the place spotless when he finished.
Tony electric ContratorTony electric Contrator
Tyler W.
I cannot wait to hire Space again to help me with a few more projects! I recently moved into a pre war building and naturally there are some very old fixtures that need replacing. In my bathroom there was a ceiling fixture that was rusted, not attached to the ceiling properly and whose lights had nearly all burned out. Enter - Space: Space was very fast in responding to my inquiries and actually let me know that he would be able to come a bit earlier on the day we scheduled our appointment. (Contractors are almost never are on time so having someone EARLY was refreshing.) Space was able to quickly change the light and also helped change the switch out for the light. He showed me some damage to wires inside the switch box that required a new switch but he gave a great add on rate. I appreciate that he took the time to walk me through exactly why something was dangerous or improperly installed. Overall, the actual work was about 35 minutes and Space was also able to quote me on some more installations that I will be getting very soon. He was so patient and knowledgeable and the fact that he takes pride in his work shows! Generally dealing with electricians or plumbers can be stressful but Space will make it so seamless and stress free. There’s a reason he has so many great reviews. Looking forward to having him help out next time! Additionally I’d like to share that Space’s pricing is VERY competitive and backed up by over 20 years of licensed/insured experience. If you are torn between contractors please let this contribute to pushing the decision towards Space! Attached I have the before and after of his work. Thank you Space for your help!!!! - Tyler W.
Spase Lighting InstallationSpase Lighting Installation
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