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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.

Reviews for Buffalo electricians
Steven G.
Honest good electrician.
Guzzetta Preservation ServicesGuzzetta Preservation Services
Andrew D.
John was a pleasure to work with. I'll definitely hire him again when a licensed electrician is needed.
Guzzetta Preservation ServicesGuzzetta Preservation Services
Shirley M.
Responded readily, very expensive for same job comparative to other electricians. He was very personable and friendly though.
Ground Up ElectricGround Up Electric
Kyla M.
Great service and excellent communication. Hopefully won’t need electrician again but if I do I know who to call!
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Samantha D.
We needed an electrician for an upcoming gathering and he was at our house in 15 min! Easy to talk to and knowledgeable! 10/10
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Booker T.
I loved the service I received from Graefser Electric. The technician was very friendly and knowledgable about his work as an electrician. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Karen A.
John did a great professional job! Great value. Gave us some valuable advice on old wiring. John looks out for the customer. Our new electrician going forward. Thank you John!
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Robert D.
Bob was exactly what I was looking for as an electrician had a small job that needed to be done fast. He responded quickly flexed into my scheduled. Confirmed appointment that day and showed up on time. Very nice guy will hire again.
RGH ElectricRGH Electric
Kevin E.
You will not find a tradesman more personable and trustworthy than John. He did a ton of work on our home over a 2 day span and he did a great job of communicating throughout. He will be the only electrician we use in the future.
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Chris K.
John was extremely responsive and came on time despite an emergency call beforehand. He stayed late to finish the job the same day and was very reasonably priced. Great guy. Great company. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a residential electrician.
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Doug was awesome! He was there when he said he would be and the job was completed when he said it would. Would absolutely work with him again. His prices were fair and reasonable. He did the work that was needed and didn't try to upsell me on anything like some other electricians did.
Douglas SmithmeyerDouglas Smithmeyer
Thumbtack Customer
We had him install a ground wire, when we bought the house it was cut. We didn't feel the need to shop around. He was a straight shooter, we could tell he knew the code. We ended up going with another electrician for the rest of the project because they were closer to our budget and recommended from our kitchen renovator contractor
Douglas SmithmeyerDouglas Smithmeyer
Jeff D.
Ray is a great electrician - he contacted me within 45 minutes of my request for help - he was very flexible and did exactly what I asked of him - he completed shopping for parts - removing broken ceiling fan - removed broken outlet and light switch and replaced all - cleaned up and was gone in few hours - for much less than my family member who is an electrician told me it should cost - Ray has also been back a 2nd time in less than a week from completing my 1st job - he disconnected a central air unit - set up new outside electric box for my yard - new outlet in my attic - new porch light and few other jobs - all exactly what I asked for - perfectly and quickly done for an amazing price. Thanks Jeff in Buffalo
Ray's electricRay's electric
Shakwana S.
I have nothing but great things to say about Graefser Electricians. They came to install my outdoor house lights and did an awesome job! I had a few issues with the wiring connected to my old lights; they noticed the issues right away and was able to do the minor repairs. They were on time, demonstrated great communication and were friendly and helpful! I definitely plan to book with them again for my other electrical needs!
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Ashley D.
We cannot recommend John enough! Not only did John save my husband from electrocuting himself removing some seemingly dead switches, he also made a second trip out to fix our exterior light that unexpectedly lost power due to the old wiring confusion. He was so kind, extremely quick fixing the issue and pricing was more than fair. If you need an electrician you should absolutely use Graefser Electric, we'll be recommending them to everyone we know! Thank you for continuing your missionary work by saving my husband from this wiring catastrophe 😆
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Urias D.
I contacted Graefser Electric for an unusual request to install an outlet into the insert of our fireplace so we could plug our electric outlet directly in without exposing the cord. Graefser was extremely prompt in getting back to me. Professional from beginning to end. They came by to inspect the job and provided a free quote. Schedule the service and installed the outlet which we are very happy about. He made sure to leave the space looking as good as it did when he arrived and always wore his mask which made us very comfortable during this time. The work he had to do looks great and we are very pleased with the services and would recommend Graefser to anyone looking for a great electrician.
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
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