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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.

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Reviews for Salt Lake City electricians
Kathie S.
Zach is the best electrician I have hired while owning my house his quality of work is impeccable and I will use him again and tell my friends and family to hire him if they need an electrician. Great guy
ZL ElectricZL Electric
Stephanie M.
He was so knowledgeable and responsive at CWB Services. I will definitely call again if I have any other needs for an electrician!
CWB Services - Handyman and AppliancesCWB Services - Handyman and Appliances
Dylan H.
This guy is fantastic! Prompt, courteous, and does GREAT work. It's nice to have a "go-to" electrician for my home. Thanks Zach!
Zach lyonsZach lyons
Thumbtack Customer
Our electrician was very courteous, prompt, polite, and very affordable. He even helped me diagnose a different problem and didn't charge for his advice!
HedgeHog ElectricHedgeHog Electric
Thumbtack Customer
HedgeHog Electric was very responsive, they made it easy to schedule an appointment and accommodated my schedule. The electrician was knowledgeable and explained the issue and how to correct it in a way that made sense.
HedgeHog ElectricHedgeHog Electric
Becca V.
My best thumbtack hire so far. They did an excellent job. They were honest, friendly and provide extremely reasonable pricing. Brandon will be my go to electrician from here on out!
City Wide VoltageCity Wide Voltage
Tara H.
The company knew that I was in a hurry to get the work done. The electrician came right on time. He was very polite and finished the work quickly. I was very impressed with HedgeHog and I would certainly use them again.
HedgeHog ElectricHedgeHog Electric
Hunter B.
David is simply phenomenal. He is always professional and easy to work with. He is happy to explain anything we need. Our condo is very old and he ran into some issues and spent longer then he would of liked (3 hours). However, he didn't try to use that to charge us more. We understood and we wanted to pay more because he didn't complain or rush our project even with it being challenging. We know he's very busy because a good electrician is hard to find in this area, so we appreciate the neighborly personal touch. As long distance landlords we are happy we finally found a reliable electrician with great communication skills. We really lucked out finding David. We enjoyed working with him so much, I kinda wish I had more for him to do! He is One (darn) Good Electrician!
Webb Electric LLCWebb Electric LLC
Rusty G.
Uriel is by far the best electrician I've ever worked with. We've had two other electricians come out. One wanted a lot of money to redo the entire house. The other just didn't seem to know their stuff. Uriel not only knew what he was talking about, but he was able to explain it to me so I understood. This really helped decide on the best solution for my home. We decided on a small simple project that was very affordable, thousands less than the other guy, and it will serve our purposes well. Very excited to have found him.
U&C ElectricU&C Electric
Thumbtack Customer
We are renovating an entire home and selected Luis for our electrician. We could not be more pleased. He is extremely knowledgable not only about what goes behind the walls, but also with current lighting styles and trends. He was very patient with us when we were struggling with decisions such as whether or not to have sconces or vanity lights, or where to put outlets, etc. He has done a great job so far and is alway there when he says he will be there. We are very happy we selected him and would do so any time we need an electrician. We highly recommend him!
Hi Tech ElectricHi Tech Electric
Anne H.
Zach was a great electrician and have recommended him to several family members and friends. He was able to install lighting in a room that had never had electrical. Additionally, he was able to move a uncentered lighting fixture, then replaced with a new lighting fixture. He was very professional and knowledgeable. One thing I would note, is if there are holes/construction created by installing new electrical it's up to you to finish the patch work. This is totally normal for electricians, just as a first time user was something I was unaware of. He did patch really hard to repair holes and was very helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. --Anne
Zach lyonsZach lyons
Thumbtack Customer
Tyler and another electrician came and completed the many jobs I had for them efficiently and professionally. He educated me on what was going to be completed, and completed the task quickly. The final result left use stunned by how much of an impact it had on our home.
WH Electric LLCWH Electric LLC
Peter J.
Mike is an experienced professional electrician who takes the time to carefully review a project request, ask reflective questions to be sure he understands your situation, and then provides great insights throughout the project to ensure you are satisfied. He installed some cans for us, even completed some touch-up texturing, and thoughtfully cared for our space cleaning up and ensuring each day we were satisfied with his work and how he left our home. Thank you, Mike! We look forward to having your help again. Electricians just aren’t a dime a dozen and we feel lucky we’ve met you.
ProCareManProCareMan
Leesha B.
Nickle Electric responded promptly to my thumbtack message. They came to my house and solved all of our electrical gremlins. They were amazing to work with and I would recommend them to everyone in need of an electrician! They were very reasonable with price. We will definitely be using Nickle Electric again.
Nickle ElectricNickle Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience hiring Luis for installing 17 recessed lights, several light fixtures, dimmer switches and updating outlets. Luis is a problem solver, he goes the extra mile, and very professional in his work and behavior. So happy to find an outstanding electrician and look forward to hiring him for future projects.
Hi Tech ElectricHi Tech Electric
Kirstie J.
These guys did an excellent job with our can light installation. In addition to offering the best price by far, they were also very knowledgeable. They were able to get the job done quickly and correctly. Good communication and easy to work with. We will definitely hire AA Services again the next time we need an electrician.
AA Handy ServicesAA Handy Services
Thumbtack Customer
Tyler was great to work with! He was able to get some last-minute electrical work done just in time for us. He is nice, courteous and very informative. I would absolutely recommend Tyler to anyone looking to hire an electrician for any size job. I will definitely hire him again if I need more electrical work!
WH Electric LLCWH Electric LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dustin was great to work with! He was able to get some last-minute electrical work done just in time for us. He is nice, courteous and very informative. I would absolutely recommend Dustin to anyone looking to hire an electrician for any size job. I will definitely hire him again if I need more electrical work!
DC 3 PhaseDC 3 Phase
Jenny B.
ProCareMan came out to look at the Knob & Tube wiring in my attic, to analyze whether or not it needed to be replaced. He told us that it's safe, and we're fine doing nothing, and told us the limitations of the Knob & Tube, even though they're not unsafe in our instance. It's so nice finding an honest electrician that I can trust! Thank you.
ProCareManProCareMan
Jordan F.
I have nothing but good things to say about Jameson and the rest of the guys at Nickle Electric. They were quick to respond for a consult the very next day (Friday) then scheduled to fix and complete the work on Monday. I was super impressed with their pricing, quality of work and efficiency. They were super personable and I felt very comfortable having them work on my home. I will be recommending Nickle Electric to everyone I know looking for an electrician. They will not disappoint!
Nickle ElectricNickle Electric
Ella M.
Momentum Electric is great! Kevin responded to my inquiry right away and was able to come (along with another electrician) to my house that same day. They added a new outlet to a room, replaced two lighting fixtures, and took apart an outlet to check its safety (turned out it was fine!) -- all in one hour. They were friendly and knowledgeable and the price was fair. I will definitely use them when we update our kitchen lighting. Highly recommend.
Momentum ElectricMomentum Electric
Pam B.
They literally SAVED us!! We had a handyman who got in WAY over his head & Webb Electric came to our rescue! They installed about 18 recessed lights, 4 light fixtures, put dimmer switches in AND even were able to fix the huge holes in the ceiling caused by the handyman!! They were awesome and knew exactly what they were doing!! I can’t wait to find more lights to install now that I have trusted & professional electricians! I wish I would have called them first!! THANK YOU DAVE & KALIN!!
Webb Electric LLCWebb Electric LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Robert was outstanding. We hired Hedgehog Electric to troubleshoot an outage in our home. Robert came in, spent an hour tracing every single line to identify and resolve the existing issue and also another unknown problem. What made him great was that he was so much fun to work, extremely honest, and took the initiative to point out another issue that we had Robert fix on the spot instead of wasting time on another appointment. He is the best electrician that I have worked with over the past 20 years and I would recommend him to friends and family.
HedgeHog ElectricHedgeHog Electric
Adam K.
Like many subcontractors I have known over the years, Zach suffers from a serious lack of attention to detail and good communication. Zach charges more than most electricians I have worked with over the years, when you take into account that he charges you for all materials, specifically those that are most often covered by electricians. Things like wire, wire boxes, ladder rental, etc. If you don't pick the materials up prior to him arriving at the job, he then asks that you stop whatever you are doing in the middle of your day, and drive to your local store to buy them. Even if he forgot to mention that he needed them... Which he did in the case of the last job he completed at my property. Poor instructions on what to purchase were provided by Zach to compound things further in the instance I am referencing, therefor causing me to have to make the trip twice. Extremely frustrating considering the total for the two parts came to about $9.75. Worth noting- he will up-charge you if you want him to buy these basic items. Next- Zach did not have a ladder tall enough to complete a very basic project at our house. This was for a set of 8 can lights installed on a medium height vault of about 15-16 feet. Something any electrician serious about their profession would be able to do. Yet, he thought it fair that even after telling me that I would need to pay for/supply the tools for his trade, I.e, the ladder. That he would also need to charge me more per can light than he otherwise would, simply because they happened to be on a vaulted ceiling. Remember- A vaulted ceiling he wouldn't be able to work on without me renting a ladder for him in the first place. Seems pretty absurd. He misses important details like making sure light switches are not upside down, which several he installed were. Or other details like electrical boxes being installed totally crooked, which again several were. When I told him about my issues via our last conversation, he told me not to cry because I couldn't get pricing I was happy with. Super professional. It's too bad some people aren't open to constructive criticism. It sounds like Zach is unwilling to address his own mistakes. Which in contracting is problematic in and of itself. There are a lot of electricians out there who charge less and do a better job, with a whole lot less headache.. I'll be going elsewhere. I suggest you do the same.
Zach lyonsZach lyons
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience! We hired Hedgehog Electric to come out and install outlets and light switches in our basement that we're finishing. Ryan came out and gave us a few options on what we could do, and left us with a nice detailed quote. When it was time to do the project he let us know in advance that he was going to be running behind schedule (very professional of him), and when he arrived he got right to work. He was super friendly and worked quickly and efficiently, even though I was asking him questions and chit-chatting with him. He was very understanding that our budget didn't cover everything we wanted to get done, and let us know what we could do on our own down the road in order to achieve what we want and save a little money. His comment was that they are trying to change the common perception of contractors and construction workers for the better, and I must say that they are incredibly successful in doing that! It was a great pleasure working with him and I would recommend Hedgehog to anyone looking for an electrician!
HedgeHog ElectricHedgeHog Electric
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