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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 Garland electricians
Sima T.
Nice work, but too expensive. Worked 1 electrician with a helper for 1.5 hours, charged $830
What We Built ⚡️What We Built ⚡️
Lawrence F.
Very detailed……. in the the explanation of the entire scope of the job! Swan Electric…. These Electricians are pros! Measure twice.. cut once!! Call them!!! Lawrence and Sherry
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Lisa K.
The electrician came out to my house accessed my problem and changed my switch. He was very nice and did great work at a fair price.
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Jay M.
Tech was polite and helpful. The pricing for this work was way over charged, $4077. I was able to buy the materials needed and hire a licensed electrician for a third of the price. $1350 all in.
W3 ElectricW3 Electric
Thumbtack Customer
The tenants have said the work was very good and they came out in a very timely manner. I felt it was a bit on the expensive side in comparison to the other electricians, but hopefully the work will be a reflection of that. Thanks!
JLD Electric, Inc.
Hermon A.
J did a great job! He explains everything he’s doing as he’s doing it and was able to solve our problem in less than an hour. I highly recommend of looking for a quality electrician
Jay ElectricJay Electric
Farrah N.
The electrician came earlier than what he told us. We were out but he did what I explained was the problem and with no charge for checking the outlets. We’ll keep his information for future projects.
Castaneda RemodelingCastaneda Remodeling
Shan I.
Called for expanding the circuits in my workshop garage. They added 7 outlets for me. Some 120v and some 240v. The work quality was great! The work was done clean and smooth. And they were done quick! Would highly recommend them for all electrician services.
What We Built ⚡️What We Built ⚡️
Monica R.
I would use these guys again, hands down and recommend them to anyone that needs a professional electrician. They were on time, informative, and very professional. I now feel 100% more safe in my home from future fires. Thank you so much AEE Inc!!!
Atlanta Electrical Experts IncAtlanta Electrical Experts Inc
Thumbtack Customer
i have worked with Chris before when I had a break box revamped...and this time..he is very communicative and keeps you posted on the status of when the work can be scheduled. i have not had much contact with him once the job is scheduled and expect that the electrician will arrive on the date and time we agreed upon. Chris is easy to work with and flexible as could be.
Upton ElectricUpton Electric
Rosemarie C.
Jose Lopez, the electrician they sent is patient, professional, and friendly. He answered all my questions patiently. He's hard working. His background is commercial electric, so home electric issues are nothing to him. Swan responded to my call immediately even though the job I had initially was small. I have more major work that needs done and I'll definitely use them again!
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Jay M.
Ken is an excellent electrician. Very knowledgeable and professional. I hired Ken to solve an electrical problem I was having with my pool lights after a recent pool replaster. He worked effectively with my pool tech to locate and solve where the electrical short was located. Thanks Ken for going the extra mile and help solve the problem! Next time I need any electrical work done, you'll be the one I call. Jay Murfield Garland, TX
Knight Electrical ServiceKnight Electrical Service
Eric G.
I hired Swan to bring my fuse box up to code for a house closing that was happening in 2 days. They had a technician out extremely quick to evaluate the issue and fixed the following day. I highly recommend Swan especially the electrician Chris. Chris came out to do the job at 6pm in darkness and had to work on an electrical box. How crazy is that!!!! Chris worked quickly and diligently to make sure everything was up to code and that all of the fuses worked properly.
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Thumbtack Customer
I hired JSR Electrical to upgrade the circuit breaker and wiring to my kitchen island to facilitate installing a newer cooktop which required more amps (40). My old one required only 30 amps. I submitted the request through Thumbtack at almost 5 p.m., and received the bid within minutes; they were able to come out the very next day. They had find the location of the wire in my garage wall and cut a hole to access the wire. They found the right wire by tracing it, and cut the hole in the right place. They repaired the wall when they were through. They were careful to leave the old wire in place until they had the new wire pulled, to ensure I could have a working cooktop (the old one) even if they couldn't get the new wire pulled; I appreciated this back-up plan. They were successful, though, in pulling the new wire -- which they chose to support 50 amps -- just in case even more amperage is needed in the future. I also appreciated that foresight. They called when they were on their way and arrived exactly at the scheduled time. They had two electricians working on my house for 2.25 hours for this work. Their price was $410, and that was the total charge for labor (4.5 manhours) and parts (about 30 feet of wire, 40 amp circuit breaker, and a couple lengths of 2x4 so they could securely repair the hole in my drywall). I had been told by an appliance installer who had been to my house earlier that there would be a 50% chance that pulling the wire would be unsuccessful and the floor would have to be chiseled out to lay the new wire -- so I was very pleased that JSR was able to pull the wire without having to destroy my floor.
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