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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.

Reviews for Austin electricians
Jeremy K.
Zay is a great electrician, definitely hire him!
Zay’s electric/ handymanZay’s electric/ handyman
Alex S.
10 years in Austin, I've never hired electricians as professional, meticulous and affordable as these guys. They installed a socket and mounted my TV on a TILE fireplace, something NO OTHER electrician wanted to even touch. Their work is smart, beautiful and clean. Thank u Thumbtack for hooking me up with my new go-to electricians.
On Point Commercial & Residential ServicesOn Point Commercial & Residential Services
Avi B.
The electrician was on-time, competent, and did a very clean job.
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Rachel R.
What a great experience. Great response and follow up from the owner. The electrician they sent out was polite, professional, and did a great job. So glad I have a good electrician to call for future work.
Big G Assistance,LLCBig G Assistance,LLC
Eric N.
Really quality electricians. Already told my neighbors about them.
Legend ElectricLegend Electric
Charlotte C.
Jeff with Davis Electric is the best electrician I have ever worked with. You will not be disappointed!
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Esmeralda G.
5 stars. The Electrician was very knowledgeable, focused, and was in and out quick. Great choice and thanks again!
Tesla Tech llcTesla Tech llc
Kristine M.
They worked around my schedule, which was helpful as a plumber was involved, too. Electricians were knowledgeable and friendly.
Blue Diamond MEP Co. LtdBlue Diamond MEP Co. Ltd
Amy M.
I’d recommend Isaiah to anyone looking for an electrician! He responded very quickly to my request and showed up on time the following day. Isaiah is a very skilled electrician and was able to troubleshoot a tricky problem with the bracket box in my ceiling. He is very friendly and professional and his work exceeded expectations!
Zay’s electric/ handymanZay’s electric/ handyman
Jordan S.
I am so impressed with Robert. I have previously hated working with electricians. They would constantly cancel on me, reschedule, or show up hours late without any notice. It was incredibly frustrating. Robert is the first electrician I've ever worked with where I was 100% impressed. He provided a quote super quick, showed up on time, and did the job quickly and professionally. I've got no complaints at all! He will now be my go-to electrician for all of my electrical projects. Thank you, Robert!
Carney Electrical Contracting LLCCarney Electrical Contracting LLC
Rajashree V.
Great electrician! Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Great quality of work also! I would recommend anyway!
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Madisen S.
Such a great electrician experience! He handled tricky light fixtures made in Israel and London and installed them perfectly. Would recommend!
The Connect ElectricThe Connect Electric
Kim J.
The electrician diagnosed my problem, which did not include any additional services. I appreciate that all I was charged was the cost of the assessment!
Blue Diamond MEP Co. LtdBlue Diamond MEP Co. Ltd
Lisa G.
Brandon was fantastic! Quick, responsive, and did an awesome job and an affordable price. Even asked him to be our go-to electrician! Awesome job!
HiiPower ElectricHiiPower Electric
Will S.
Installed a additional outlet above my kitchen cabinet. Excellent work. Even fixed another outlet that a previous electrician messed up on. Highly recommend.
Affinity Electrical LLC.Affinity Electrical LLC.
Erika K.
We will definitely be calling Jacob again and would 100% recommend him. He responded quickly, was on time, super polite and on top of that a great knowledgeable electrician.
JR ELECTRICAL SERVICESJR ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Mandy C.
Jason installed electrical to hook up our new hot tub. Jason was professional, thorough, and completed the work on time. So glad to find such a great electrician!
C W ELECTRICAL SERVICES TXCL 32203C W ELECTRICAL SERVICES TXCL 32203
Erin D.
Chris helped me out in a pinch and took his time to make sure our house was safe!! We found our forever electrician and couldn’t be happier!
Affinity Electrical LLC.Affinity Electrical LLC.
Cora M.
Highly recommend! Jeff relocated a wall outlet and rewired a switch. He is a very knowledgable and skilled electrician. I will definitely use him again for future electrical projects.
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Thomas P.
Junior is excellent. Hands down the most honest and best electrician I have dealt with. I will be calling only him for my future electrical needs!!! Thank you!!!
Big G Assistance,LLCBig G Assistance,LLC
Ryan B.
Prompt, professional and ended up saving me money with a simple fix of my electricians shoddy work when I had anticipated much more re-work.
DeLuna Electrical ServicesDeLuna Electrical Services
Joe A.
He didn’t even bother to turn off the breaker and ended up tripping it twice. Now my lights are flickering and I’m going to have to call a real electrician.
Davis ElectricDavis Electric
Phillip B.
Chris went above and beyond in every single aspect of his work within my home. He communicated clearly and was very thorough and thoughtful in every task he performed. His many years of quality experience as an electrician was apparent as he was able to overcome some of the most unexpected and challenging surprises throughout his time at my home. Between his experience, professionalism, and thoroughness, he is pricesely the reason why everyone should hire a mindblowingly good electrician (like him) rather than settle for a run-of-the-mill, lowest-bidder, no-name “electrician”. Do yourself, your home, and your safety a favor, and hire an outstanding professional like Chris to perform any/all electric work!
Crown Electronic InnovationCrown Electronic Innovation
Phillip B.
Chris went above and beyond in every single aspect of his work within my home. He communicated clearly and was very thorough and thoughtful in every task he performed. His many years of quality experience as an electrician was apparent as he was able to overcome some of the most unexpected and challenging surprises throughout his time at my home. Between his experience, professionalism, and thoroughness, he is pricesely the reason why everyone should hire a mindblowingly good electrician (like him) rather than settle for a run-of-the-mill, lowest-bidder, no-name “electrician”. Do yourself, your home, and your safety a favor, and hire an outstanding professional like Chris to perform any/all electric work!
Affinity Electrical LLC.Affinity Electrical LLC.
Christi L.
Fast yet quality service at the best price. Excellent communication and punctuality. Already planning my next project requiring a skilled licensed electrician with this service provider. Highly recommend.
Affinity Electrical LLC.Affinity Electrical LLC.
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