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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Columbia electricians
Kris O.
Excellent electrician! Very informative and safe.
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
Angela B.
Darrell was extremely professional and did great work. Very good electrician! Thank you D&D!
Thumbtack Customer
The electrician was on time and very courteous. He explained what the problem was and what had to be done to fix it. The price for completing the job was reasonable, and he completed the job in a timely manner.
Jesse YbabesJesse Ybabes
Brandon S.
Great electrician was able to troubleshoot and diagnose the problem quickly. High level of integrity and very professional. Will not hesitate to call if any other issues arise. Would absolutely recommend.
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
Thumbtack Customer
The electrician called set up a day and time and did his job very well in a professional manner. He installed two ceiling fans. We will use him again
Jesse YbabesJesse Ybabes
David L.
He came out on Saturday and was able to diagnose and fix an electrical problem the 2 electricians were unable to fix. He is an electrical engineer from Mexico City. Totally fair and honest. I highly recommend him!
Balldrof  Commercial and Residential ServicesBalldrof Commercial and Residential Services
Norris T.
Dennis was just the electrician I was looking for. He was on time which is always a plus. He got the job done and even told me about a future problem I would have had with a ceiling fan. I would definitely recommend him and his price was reasonable.
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Richard is very professional and really cares about his work and the people he services. He finished up today and everything seems awesome. He even agreed to return to do a walk through with the inspector. I've made up my mind, he is our electrician for both our residential and commercial building needs.
Wire Nutz Electrical LLCWire Nutz Electrical LLC
Wendy M.
Roger ran electric out to my workshop and did a fantastic job! He came from Charleston to Columbia to work on my project and worked in the rain to get my project finished! After he was finished, he showed me and explained everything he did and answered all of my questions. GREAT JOB ROGER!!! You will be my go-to electrician! I highly recommend his services. 👍👍👍😁
Blt ServicesBlt Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Dennis provided excellent service for me today. He replaced all my electrical outlets that needed to be replaced and also advised me on another job that needs to be done. I will call him again for the that job. If you are looking for a professional and reasonable electrician please call Talking About Beauty. Mr. Dennis. Thank You again if I could give you 10 stars. I would!!!👏👏👏👏👏
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
Thumbtack Customer
After a storm, one of our breakers would not reset. I went on Thumbtack and sent a request for an electrician. I was contacted within mins by Dennis. He was able to come that afternoon. Dennis was actually early for our appt! Dennis explain what he was going to do and then fixed our issue promptly. He is knowledgeable, courteous, has great communication skills and did what he said he was going to do and was very reasonably priced as well. I will definitely call Dennis again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I wish I had more stars!!! Mr. Levitt succeeded where countless others failed. I had a bad neutral wire in one room and he went through the entire house until he found the problem. This meant hours of troubleshooting (at a reasonable price of course). Because of this man I have lights in my room for the first time in years. I have found my electrician for life. Mr. Levitt gave me professional service at a fair price for a monster of a job. At the end of the day I can't ask for anything else. Hire this man for any electrical job, big or small and he will get it done.
Alternating Current ElectricAlternating Current Electric
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