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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).

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 Rochester electricians
Kathy k.
RocTech is wonderful to work with. Professional, knowledgeable and dependable. He is my go to when I need an electrician!
RocTech Solution LLCRocTech Solution LLC
Ann S.
Ray was on time and prepared. I thought he was just going to look at the project but he came ready to work! He's a knowledgeable electrician and I would highly recommend. Now my light post works 😄
Rays electricRays electric
Nicole h.
We hired Eric for two jobs. The first was rewiring a bathroom in a rental property. He brought a partner and they were hard working and enthusiastic about completing the job. The second was for the main residence, where Eric quickly and efficiently diagnosed and repaired a mistake made by a previous electrician.
Home ElectricHome Electric
Chris C.
Ray was very professional, responsive and did a great job on the project I hired him for. His pricing is competitive and he stays true to the quote he provides you in advance. I will use Ray for any projects that require the expertise of an electrician in the future. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of electrical services.
Rays electricRays electric
Colin C.
Koosha was friendly, helpful and an excellent electrician. After some difficulties during our first appointment, he came back the same day and was able to explain and resolve our issue. He was very quick to respond during communications and a pleasure to work with. Prices were very reasonable and I will happily hire him again for any future electrical work.
RocTech Solution LLCRocTech Solution LLC
Jon S.
Ray was easy to communicate with and responded to my need for an electrician very promptly. He showed a great attitude and confidence about getting the job done and did a phenomenal job. He was very personable, kind, and respectful during his visit. His price was fair and was able to accomplish the task cleanly and knowledgeably. I would recommend his service every time.
Rays electricRays electric
Ms. B.
Jeremy was very attentive and delivered EXCELLENT expertise in the are of electricy. He was very attentive to our needs and he delivered more than what we expected. We will be hiring Jeremy to install electricity within our garage. He is now our go to electrician and I recommend him to every and anyone. True craftsmansip and dedication to his work. Thanks Jeremy!
J & J ElectricJ & J Electric
Mrs. J.
I hired Graefser Electric to remove an old chandelier light and install a new ceiling fan. Also to change 2 dimmer switches to regular switches. I don't know where to start but here it goes. John Graefser set - up an appointment with me right away and showed up at my house right on time. When he said he would be here at 2:30pm he wasn't even a minute late. He was so polite and professional and answered all my questions. His work was extremely satisfactory and efficient. I already made another appointment for him to come back to do some other electrical work. John Graefser is now my forever electrician, I have never met a more professional, polite electrician that does such quality work at such a great value. I will refer him to everyone I know that needs electrical work done. Thank you to John Graefser Electric.
Graefser ElectricGraefser Electric
Benjamin N.
Matt sent a quote over soon after I posted the job. His availability and pricing were just what I was hoping for. Matt was very pleasant and answered all my questions about the work. He did a great job of installing the fans and cleaned up once he was done. Payment was easy to complete and look forward to working with Matt again on some future lighting projects. If you are looking for a friendly electrician pro that knows what he's doing, Matt is your guy!
Crowley Lighting and powerCrowley Lighting and power
Kelly C.
Matt did a wonderful job assessing my electrical issue and found the problem quickly. He is very fair and someone I would recommend to everyone I know. He drove quite a distance to come to my house and I felt bad that he drove that far for the price we paid. Thank you Matt for your honesty and integrity, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your assistance, you put our minds at ease. Please use Matt Crowley, he is an upstanding electrician. Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving. - Kelly R. Crane
Crowley Lighting and powerCrowley Lighting and power
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