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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 Upper Arlington electricians
Marina B.
The work is done quickly, the electrician arrived for the appointment early. The price was reasonable.
B and B Electricty and ContractingB and B Electricty and Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
He did a great job for a great price. Showed up on time and stuck to his estimates. No surprises which is a good thing with an electrician.
Ladson Remodeling ElectricalLadson Remodeling Electrical
Thumbtack Customer
panel replaced, mistakes of past electricians corrected, switch and outlet for garbage disposal installed. very necessary to correct mistakes. professional, timely, appropriate cost
Ladson Remodeling ElectricalLadson Remodeling Electrical
Kathryn B.
The electrician who worked on our switches was so knowledgeable and friendly! Great work, and it was clear he knew plenty about historic houses. 10/10!
TWC Enterprises Electrical ContractorsTWC Enterprises Electrical Contractors
Jameela T.
The guys at TWC were excellent from start to finish! They assembled two ceiling fans that did not come with assembly instructions within 2 hours. Best electricians in Columbus!
TWC Enterprises Electrical ContractorsTWC Enterprises Electrical Contractors
Mary C.
What a great experience. He fixed a job not done right by another electrician. Great communication, professional, and honest work. Value was also a plus for the work done! Will definitely reach out for future projects.
Pierce ElectricPierce Electric
Kareem J.
Had 2 electricians looks at the same light installation and tell me the would have to rewire and pull the siding off. B and B proved them very wrong and was knowledgeable and made it a quick fix. Working perfectly.
B and B Electricty and ContractingB and B Electricty and Contracting
Joshua G.
Mr. Russell was a true professional. We received multiple quotes for the job and he not only was he upfront and honest but also caught issues that others missed (and told us when others were trying to charge us for something we didn’t need). He finished a tedious job in a day and his prices were extremely fair! I would recommend Mr. Russell to anyone that needs a good, honest electrician and will be calling him again in the future if we ever have any electrician needs! Thank you again, Mr. Russell!
Ladson Remodeling ElectricalLadson Remodeling Electrical
Thumbtack Customer
Jake is licensed, insured and bond. He is very arranging (he agreed to work on Saturday to accommodate us) to repair the illegal installation that another "electrician" had done. He worked fast, he is reliable and did a great job. Thanks!
Reli ElectricReli Electric
Walter d.
Look. Their are a lot of capable people on Thumbtack. But don’t waste your time. He was on time and super flexible. My wife changed her mind multiple times and he just rolled with a laugh and a smile. He will be my go to electrician from here on out.
Pierce ElectricPierce Electric
Steve G.
While I ended up not hiring ACG, I wish I had. When I reached out to them they were very knowledgeable and helpful despite them gaining nothing from it. They’re definitely on my short list of future electricians to hire.
ACG ElectricACG Electric
Steve G.
I enjoyed working with Pius. He was responsive, arriving when he said he would and did a great job. He even explained what was wrong with the previous electric work. Plus, very reasonable rates. Definitely keeping this electrician as a contact and would recommend to friends.
Anita D.
I'm very happy with the quality of work! I bought a dining room light that ended up being a nightmare due to manufacture wiring issues. Justin took it in stride and used his electrician skills to finish the job. I'm so glad he had this background! Will hire again. Thanks!
Heinmiller ServicesHeinmiller Services
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony is an EXCELLENT workman and electrician who demonstrated excellent detail in his work, patience with challenges, a focus on safety and a polite demeanor. In addition his fees were reasonable and his estimates very close to the final project costs. I already plan to use him again for an upcoming project.
Ladson Remodeling ElectricalLadson Remodeling Electrical
Corey C.
Where do I start, Anthony was nothing short of amazing! I had another electrician that was not licensed and would have caused me to fail my inspection, but Anthony was able to step in and quickly analyze what needed to be corrected. His price and time frame was reasonable for the work that needed to be done and I passed my inspection with flying colors. Anthony rewired my entire condo (Clintonville), put in a new electrical box with new switches, reinstalled new outlets (17),light switches (14), new wiring for new furnace and a/c condenser, and can lights (13). He even found a way to save us money by using less expensive materials than I purchased with the previous "electrician". The result I was able to take back the unused materials totalling almost $400! Anthony, despite being very busy made me feel like I was his top priority and I would highly recommend him to anyone! I will forever use Anthony as my electrician! Thanks Thumbtack and most of all, thank you ANTHONY!
Ladson Remodeling ElectricalLadson Remodeling Electrical
Bernice L.
An exceptional electrician. He was able to troubleshoot my problem quickly offering several solutions. I appreciate his prompt response to my request, willingness to work with my schedule, and punctuality. He is very knowledgeable and efficient. He is very fair with his pricing and exhibits strong customer care. Highly recommend.
Longs ElectricLongs Electric
Shari H.
I was hiring an electrician for my elderly father in another city. David Pierce came over to help and my dad was so happy that he could fix the problem so quickly they arranged for him to do more work. It was so nice knowing there are still trustworthy people who won’t take advantage. Thanks Mr Pierce!
Pierce ElectricPierce Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Ken installed two new, outdoor light fixtures and replaced one old one for us. He was on time for his appointments, gave us options on how to complete the job and then completed it without a hitch. He's also friendly and easy to work with. He's our new electrician and I would recommend him to anyone that asked. Couldn't be happier.
Longs ElectricLongs Electric
Lee S.
The electrician who fix my wall outlet name is Shaun. Shaun did a great job on fixing my electrical outlet and I was so impressed, I’m having this company do more work for me. Shaun was very professional and the price was very reasonable for the job. I absolutely recommend this company for all your electrical needs. You will NOT be disappointed!!
Grace Complete Property Maintenance LLCGrace Complete Property Maintenance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They addressed my lighting issues and fixed them in under an hour! The last electrician I hired charged me more, and didn't know how to fix the issue. I hired NWE again to install a chandelier. They installed it and even gave me the bulbs that they had on hand because mine were not the right type. Bottom line is that they care about their work, and their customers!
New Wave Electric,LLCNew Wave Electric,LLC
Sierra S.
We have a very old house and had about 4 light switches that stopped working all of a sudden. He got them all working again and also replaced outlets/light switches for us. He did a great job! He was also able to help us within just a couple days. Will definitely use Ruben if we have anymore electrician needs!!
Wendy Y.
Josh was our first experience on thumbtack, and it was a great one! He is very responsive and worked very hard to put a 220 outlet in our garage, new doorbell, change a light fixture, and cap off an old hard-wired smoke detector. He was upfront with cost and issues related to our home situation and a great communicator. We are going to hire him again for a bigger job. He is now our "GO TO" Electrician for us! :-)
Perfix, LLCPerfix, LLC
Pam s.
Justin was an absolute life saver! We lost power in our kitchen and he came on Sunday and worked diligently to solve our problem. I will absolutely use him for other projects. The first electrician I contacted was on Task Rabbit and he tried to charge me for a job he never showed up for. Needless to say I was leary about contacting another stranger but Justin delivered everything he promised and kept his word. He's wonderful.
Heinmiller ServicesHeinmiller Services
Mark B.
What I thought was a simple fix turned into a 3 hour research and found more problems. My previous electrician took short cuts on wiring. They fixed all of his problem and resolved my original electrical issue. I couldn't be happier with the level of work done. They were efficient and professional. I definitely plan on hiring them for other jobs in the future. Their costs were much better than other electrical firms I have used.
Heinmiller ServicesHeinmiller Services
Jay O.
If you need electric work done, call Dave. I’ve had him out twice & he does a great job. On-time & does exactly what he says he’s going to do. No messing around. He’s not afraid of a challenge. He fixed my heated floor that other electricians didn’t want to mess with. I’ve got him scheduled to try and fix my pool lights next Spring and that will be a real challenge. If anyone can get it done it’s Dave. Don’t hesitate!
Pierce ElectricPierce Electric
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