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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for electrical and wiring repair?

These days, many electricians will accept digital payments for electrical work and wiring repair instead of traditional cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped speed up the adoption of platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and others as a means of complying with social distancing guidelines.

As you search for electricians online, ask whether they’ll accept digital payment and set up a strategy for staying safe. 

Reviews for University Park electricians
Ben G.
Great electrician.
Palmer Power & LightingPalmer Power & Lighting
Oren N.
Electrician did excellent service
HR Phoenix Electrical Services, LLCHR Phoenix Electrical Services, LLC
Cody B.
Excellent electrician! Will use again
GLQ electrical servicesGLQ electrical services
Michael G.
Fantastic. My go to electrician
Electrical Solutions ExpertsElectrical Solutions Experts
Scott W.
Bobby is awesome! Best electrician around!
Bobby bushBobby bush
Thumbtack Customer
On time arrival, courteous and competant electrician, high quality work
JSR ELECTRICAL SERVICES LLCJSR ELECTRICAL SERVICES LLC
Mac M.
Excellent job, electrician was very detail oriented and knowledgeable. Very happy with finish.
Gaspar electricGaspar electric
Noemi B.
Electrician left the job exactly how it was found, still charged me for the service for a job he couldn’t fix or complete. $230 down the drain as we still had to have another electrician from a different company to come out to do, and finish the job. 1 stars for their office staff for wanting to do the right thing to send someone again to actually fix it, but never reached back out. 0 stars for the electrician.
HR Phoenix Electrical Services, LLCHR Phoenix Electrical Services, LLC
Shannon S.
Great price and great work. I would refer them to my friends and will use LIteWork Electricians again.
LiteWork ElectriciansLiteWork Electricians
Clair P.
These guys were absolutely amazing. So nice and so fast. And VERY reasonable- they are our new go-to electricians FOR SURE!
What We Built ⚡️What We Built ⚡️
Ryan G.
Tony is an excellent electrician - very professional, extremely courteous, and fairly priced. He does solid work with a smile and I'd recommend him highly.
Sharptec Electrical ServicesSharptec Electrical Services
Jan C.
TX Electrician - The gentleman that came out was very professional, upfront about everything and had the job done quickly. Great service and highly recommended.
Texas General ContractorTexas General Contractor
Kirk L.
Miguel has been extremely helpful with all electrical needs. I will continue using him and his team as my go-to electrician. Highly recommend
Pulido ElectricPulido Electric
Tee W.
Sal was very professional and efficient. I will definitely recommend him for your electrical needs. I am glad to say I found my go to Electrician.
Electric SAL-utionsElectric SAL-utions
Elisa A.
Very pleased with the service. He is a very polite, professional electrician. His rates are extremely fair too. Glad I found him. Two thumbs up!
Valencia’s ElectricValencia’s Electric
Marisol M.
Well, it was a tough case for him; in the end, he couldn't figure it out, and I had to call another electrician. He charged me $245.00, and in the end, all he did was put up a light fixture and name my breaker box. Maybe he was in way over his head? Very nice and respectful, he just couldn't solve my issue. Thankfully, the next electrician fixed it and was out within 4 hours.
Bryce MooreBryce Moore
Daniel L.
We had great service with Edwin! He came in, and quickly knocked it all out of the park. Couldn't have asked for a better electrician, very knowledgeable and very hard working!
PowerPro Electric ⚡️ Electrical SolutionsPowerPro Electric ⚡️ Electrical Solutions
Lisa L.
I was looking for an electrician to install a transfer switch on our house to connect our portable generator when the power goes out. George recommended an interlock kit and inlet plug instead. He explained the benefits including that it was half the cost. The guys showed up on time and finished installing it in about half an hour. They explained how to use it and were on their way. I haven’t used it yet. Hopefully I won’t have to, but I’ll be contacting George for any future electrician needs.
Citywide electricCitywide electric
Elizabeth F.
We needed some electrical work done and they called the same day and sent out an electrician who went above and beyond, helped with moving things, explained things well. Very satisfied!
USA Electric LLCUSA Electric LLC
Justin H.
What We Built did a great job troubleshooting and replacing two faulty breakers. Excellent communication, punctual and good value. What We Built will be my go to electricians from now on.
What We Built ⚡️What We Built ⚡️
William S.
Responded to my inquiry immediately at 9pm in the evening and provided an appointment the next day that he was there for. Fixed my problem for barely more than what other electricians would charge just for a service charge.
Luis GallardoLuis Gallardo
Cyndie B.
Super easy to work with during the quote process. Our electrician Fred was on time, quick, and patient as I decided how high to hang my fixtures. They look great. Would absolutely use again.
W3 ElectricW3 Electric
Lisa F.
Texas Electric responded immediately to my need for an electrician. They came out and troubleshooted until they found the issue and it was completely fixed before they left. Their charges are very reasonable! I can’t thank them enough!
Texas Electric & ContractorsTexas Electric & Contractors
Colleen B.
Came out on a Sunday and had to locate the wiring issue caused by a prior electrician he had to redo two junction boxes and two switches to the pool lights he also checked a ceiling canister and it now works
HandyNautsHandyNauts
Deborah D.
Honest, professional, and friendly electrician that was wonderful in helping guide us on resolving an LED pendant light. We decided to just replace 3 kitchen pendant lights and he helped guide us on a replacement. Will hire him again!
JLM ELECTRIC SERVICESJLM ELECTRIC SERVICES
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