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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.

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 Philadelphia electricians
Ruark L.
I needed a electrician for home installation and electrical repair. These guys are top notch. There my go to Electrician from here out.
Mr. Electric & Plumbing ServicesMr. Electric & Plumbing Services
Christopher D.
Great electrician... On time . promt and proffesional.... I definitely recomend.....
Harmony&Heavenly Electric LLCHarmony&Heavenly Electric LLC
Kevin w.
Identified a solution that another electrician could not provide. Would use again.
Thumbtack Customer
Great customer service. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Price was comparable to other electricians.
Generation 3 ElectricGeneration 3 Electric
Brittany N.
I’ve found my electrician! Punctual, professional and seemed my approval throughout the entire process.
PDR Electric!PDR Electric!
Brian T.
I had a wonderful experience with this electrician. They were on time for both arrivals (initial estimate and actual install.) their pricing was clear and fair and they gave very clear expectations of the work that would be done. I have one more project in the spring, but have found my new electrician.
Danielle d.
My electrician did a very thorough job. Took his time and was very knowledgeable. Thanks again.
Muriel H.
The electrician was amazing. He held great conversations with me and was professional. I would recommend him to others.
Royal Electric LLCRoyal Electric LLC
Nicole W.
Jake did an amazing job! He installed two ceiling fans with ease. He will be my go to electrician
Jakes electricalJakes electrical
Christopher D.
Great guy , great Electrician..... Came in and handled job quickly.... I recommend and I also will be using him again
Harmony&Heavenly Electric LLCHarmony&Heavenly Electric LLC
Mary F.
John was up against a difficult situation and refused to give up until it was fixed! He's my Go To electrician from now on!
Amendt Electric LLCAmendt Electric LLC
Denise D.
So happy I went with Junior Electrician. Great price and great work. Will definitely be using him again for future work.
Junior ElectricJunior Electric
Ellen T.
Very professional and thorough! Also very good at listening. I will be calling them from now on and it feels good to have an electrician I trust.
Lynise M.
Duka very professional and explained everything they were going to do. Cleaned up after they were done. Price was very reasonable. He will be my Electrician forever!
New Age Electric Service LLCNew Age Electric Service LLC
Lisa w.
The quality of work was excellent. The electrician was easy to talk and he did not make a mess. His price was reasonable. I would absolutely use his services again.
Merjo Electric LLCMerjo Electric LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Russel after another electrician could not make it due to truck brake down. He made time for me the same day, came out to the property and took care of the problem. After explaining over the phone the nature of the problem, he gave me the address to mail a check. He is prompt, reliable and reasonably priced. I think I found an electrician I will deal with from now on.
Russell Leaf ElectricRussell Leaf Electric
Donna T.
RJ is a great electrician . I was 100 % satisfied with his professionalism and quality of work . I would use him again as well recommend him . He'll get the job done
RJ ElectricRJ Electric
Yamila A.
Miguel is a phenomenal and professional electrician. He was on time and provided guidance before making any changes. He was fairly priced and is clearly very knowledgeable. Will be hiring him for all of our electric needs!
Let’s Get Wired ElectricLet’s Get Wired Electric
Madgeline R.
No one followed up with an estimate after the initial visit. I called twice and was told the electrician was "working on it". That was on November 21st, today is the 26th. If they were unable to do the job, they could've notified me.
Generation 3 ElectricGeneration 3 Electric
David L.
Duka and his helper did a good job and tried several solutions in a way that a different electrician said was not possible. I would make sure to discuss costs upfront before any work is done.
New Age Electric Service LLCNew Age Electric Service LLC
Ashley H.
We cannot thank you enough for your expertise, professionalism, and great workmanship! We are super excited to have found our go-to electrician. I would 100000%%%% recommend Duka!! The quality and affordability make him the best, #1! You can stop looking for the best electrician. Duka is it! He did our 10 recess lighting, two light fixtures to control it with the main 6 lights being dimmable, and updated 2 outlets that weren’t working. Thanks again!! :) UPDATE!!!!: Duka’s team rewired a ~100 year old philly row home in less than a week. Everything is up to code. It was pristine, trustworthy work and I am soooooo grateful (forever) for meeting Duka the first time around. Wow! Him and his team are def the TOP TOP electricians around. Thank you!!!
New Age Electric Service LLCNew Age Electric Service LLC
Kimberly Z.
The electrician arrived at the house on time. After checking out the electrical situation, he explained what was needed and the costs. He worked professionally and efficiently. We were very pleased. Would use Protech Electrical Services again!
Veronica R.
The electricians were friendly and personable. They explained to me all the steps of installing my outside light. Of course I asked if I could watch 😊. My lights look beautiful! My neighbor complimented their work also. Great job!
Nathaniel Electric coNathaniel Electric co
Curtis L.
The electrician was great. He installed my car charger at home and install 60 amp fuses in my panel. It worked as soon as I hooked it to my car. I HIGHLY recommend Protech Electrical Services for any of your electrical needs.
Lois C.
Ray the Protech electrician was excellent. He arrived on time, explained what needed to be done to hang my ceiling fan, went to work and completed his task in a timely manner. I highly recommend Protech and plan to hire them again in the future!
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