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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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for electrical and wiring repair?

These days, many electricians will accept digital payments for electrical work and wiring repair instead of traditional cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped speed up the adoption of platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and others as a means of complying with social distancing guidelines.

As you search for electricians online, ask whether they’ll accept digital payment and set up a strategy for staying safe. 

Reviews for Brooklyn electricians
Maille C.
Excellent service. We got a phone call within 1 minute of the request and our electrician was at our home within the hour. Fantastic & very knowledgable electrician. Thank you so much.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Karen W.
Job completed. Excellent work done professional and friendly electrician.
American Dream Remodeling LLCAmerican Dream Remodeling LLC
Atabey R.
Fast and skilled electrician. Will hire again for more lighting jobs.
C L . ElectricC L . Electric
Sylvia S.
A great electrician and a lovely professional to deal with as well. Highly recommend !
D&D ElectricD&D Electric
Jeffrey G.
We had a great experience. Will definitely use Electrician Techs again.
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Alfonso W.
Our electrician came the same day, worked quickly and gave us advice.
Lightning Maintenance Corp.Lightning Maintenance Corp.
Anthony N.
Excellent communication, friendly and honest. I'd highly recommend Joe to anyone who needs an electrician.
J.A. Wiring servicesJ.A. Wiring services
Thumbtack Customer
The electrician diagnosed the cause of problem properly and made the necessary repairs. It should be noted that two other electricians and Con Edision were off in trying to figure out what was the cause of power outage. Very satisfied with result and will utilize DexWorks in the future for my electrical concerns.
Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.Dexworks Repairs & Handyman Services.
Stephen T.
The electrician they sent, Alexandar, was very thorough in finding out what the electrical problem was and he fixed it.
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Sarah S.
Moe with Electrician Techs Inc was quick to come up with a quote, and did a great job of asking pertinent questions to understand our project (installing 220v outlets for a compressor). The electrician Steve worked efficiently and was respectful of our space. Will be using again for any other electrical needs for sure.
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Telle T.
This was a last minute fix from another electrician, Pro came in and saved the day!Will recommend to others for sure.
All Electrical serviceAll Electrical service
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was great. Punctual, fast, courteous and extremely careful which you need in an electrician. I highly recommend.
Joe's Electrical ServicesJoe's Electrical Services
Teressa D.
The electrician was knowledgeable and explained everything he was doing. He took his time to make sure that the wiring was done correctly.
Infinite Premier ServicesInfinite Premier Services
Melissa R.
Faran did an amazing job! He fixed all of my outlets and did excellent work. All of the outlets work very well and I am super happy with Ways Electric and I will recommend this company to anyone that needs an electrician. I would definitely use Ways Electric if I need an electrician again.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Cierra T.
He knew our electrical issue and fixed it faster than expected. Very professional and will keep him as our go to electrician.
N3XT Level ElectricN3XT Level Electric
Johnny B.
Peter is the ultimate professional. Very skilled electrician. Communicates with you about his ETA and what expectations are. Great job all around.
N3XT Level ElectricN3XT Level Electric
Donald K.
Mr. Lewis will be our 'go to' electrician for any future projects. Need someone who cares about providing service? Call Renel Lewis.
Natalie G.
Loved working with Luis. Of all the electricians I’ve worked with he left the walls as perfectly clean and untouched as possible. I will definitely use him again
Luis MendozaLuis Mendoza
Sam D.
Jay did a great job resolving our electrical issues. He's a very resourceful and professional electrician. We will definitely use his services again.
Claudia Z.
Javier was terrific from start to finish, including trouble shooting getting the parts we needed. I will definitely be calling him the next time I need an electrician.
Frank I.
Kevin and his assistant did a very good job. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to anyone who would need an electrician.
JAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLCJAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLC
Lamarr s.
Lazaro was quick to respond and change my basement lighting to recessed. He cleaned up the site and communicated all changes. He will be my go to electrician from now on!
Thumbtack Customer
Joe came found the problem and fixed it. He was very professional and reasonably priced. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a good electrician.
Joe's Electrical ServicesJoe's Electrical Services
Harry A.
Fantastic service. Very thorough, professional and explained every aspect of the services provided. Will 100% use again and highly recommend to anyone in need of an electrician. Can’t say enough great things.
Infinite Premier ServicesInfinite Premier Services
Amy M.
Keanu installed two fans for me and did a great job. I am so happy with the results. He was on-time, efficient and friendly. Will call him for any electrician needs, and recommend to friends.
Supreme Electrical InstallationsSupreme Electrical Installations
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