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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 Staten Island electricians
Austin T.
5 star experience - Dan and his assistant did a great job running new electric lines around the backyard, and installing outlets and switches for gazebo lighting. Dan is a very polite and knowledgeable electrician - kept me up to speed on all steps and made sure we were happy with the result. If you have a project I would recommend Quantum Electric. Thanks Dan!!!
Quantum Electric NYQuantum Electric NY
Charles W.
I needed to upgrade my electrical panel along with about a dozen other projects in my house.Meshack did the whole job in two days.Along the way he explained the process while correcting many mistakes made by previous contractors who worked on my house.I would recommend Apexx Electric to any homeowner looking for an experienced electrician who will treat his customers with respect and give them value for their money.
Apexx ElectricApexx Electric
Gina M.
Vincent is the man, He came in and put my fixtures up in the blink of an eye. He came prepared got the job done and my house looks so pretty now with my new fixtures. Such a nice gentleman, pleasant and professional I would 1000% be recommending him to my family and friends. I already have him coming back to do more electrical work in my house . If you need a electrician Vincent is a man to go with 💪🏻👍
Vince's handyman servicesVince's handyman services
Alissa M C.
What a pleasure having Faran as my electrician. He came prepared and ready to tackle the mess that was made in the kitchen by the prior owner and he won! Very nice and professional. Punctuality was superb, I didn’t think I’d be able to get this work done for a few weeks. It was done same day when he came to quote the job! Amazing. He’s coming back for another job in 2 days, I have no doubt that mess will be tackled. I 100% recommend. I know I’ll have more messes to be fixed and Faran is the only one I’m calling.
Ways ElectricWays Electric
Joe G.
First of all I wanted this guy out my freaking house!!! & back with his family. That's the bond I instantly had with Peter. Real down to earth person. So let's do this. If you are looking for a professional that will be on time, communicate clearly, complete the work exactly as you desire & provide a level of service rarely found these days, I highly recommend Peter for your home needs, he takes great pride in his work & craftsmanship. Not only was he prompt, honest & very courteous, he was also extremely professional. Peter was very upfront with project costs. He did a fantastic job.  I appreciate his consistent communication throughout the entire process & was very happy that my work was able to be completed within days after receiving the quote. Had complications one after the next, but Peter went above-&-beyond to resolve them all. He was generous with his time, knowledge & went out of his way to finish my complex project. I found him to be honest & trustworthy. I am very pleased with his work. Will definitely use him again. He offered very competitive price for services rendered. Communicated with me on a regular basis & his workmanship was excellent. I couldn't have asked for better service, he is an electrician I trust & has gained a customer for life. Peter is the only electrician I will ever use for future electrical projects. Not only did he provide prompt and efficient service but he always went the extra mile to ensure I was completely satisfied with the final result. 5 stars does not demonstrate his work ethic, experience & knowledge, if I could give Peter 20 stars I would. If you hire him, you will see why he gets 5 stars from his customers. He is the best electrician we have ever used. We do at least 1 electrical project a year, we are thankful we found him "(our, new to go guy)". He is punctual, professional & his prices are excellent. Above all he is neat & tidy. Cleans up after himself, he never leaves a mess like others have. He is also open to any suggestions you may have & will work with & if not feasible around your ideas to the best extent. Thank you Peter.  He is LEGEN___ wait for it... DARY!!! Lol
N3XT Level ElectricN3XT Level Electric
Jessica M.
Unfortunately we were unable to see eye to eye. Upon settling on a date, Doug, a retired electrician, accepted the job and sent me a typed agreement which clearly stated that I had all the materials. I did not. I then asked for a list of what he needed and he got very nasty with me. He seemed angry with me for not promptly returning the agreement signed within minutes of receiving it although the work would take place in 4 days (plenty of time to review and sign). After providing me with a lengthy list of materials I would be expected to purchase in time, he then called off the job. I was both flexible and willing to purchase and pick up all necessary materials and yet Doug was abruptly rude and unwilling to follow through.
DJR & Associates:  Staten Island-Bklyn-New JerseyDJR & Associates: Staten Island-Bklyn-New Jersey
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