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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Reviews for Jersey City electricians
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
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
Ericka L.
Jose is an Extremely knowledgeable and professional electrician. He Went the extra mile to check my all outlets and lights to ensure that they worked properly. I will hire him again and highly recommend him to everyone.
Jv vargasJv vargas
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
Craig L.
Shaheem was fantastic. We had another electrician do a horrible job on our dimmers and switches. It ended up costing us a lot of money and we need to replace everything. Shaheem came in and was extremely professional and did a great job. Will be hiring him again!
SunnySide ElectricSunnySide Electric
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.
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.
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.
Brandon TorresBrandon Torres
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
Thumbtack Customer
Job at: 117 Oakland Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306 There are so many electricians running around in the neighborhood looking to perform troubleshooting jobs but most of these people are just guessing what is causing the problem. Johnny of JRD Electrical pinpointed the problem right off the bat, went out to purchase all the materials needed, and deliver to me a beyond expectation results in just a matter of few hours. To top it off, his fees are very reasonable. Thank you for the recommendation. Aurelio.
J.R.D Electrical & PlumbingJ.R.D Electrical & Plumbing
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
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.
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.
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