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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 Alexandria electricians
David D.
Great job identifying the problem and found a quick solution! Very professional and friendly! My go to electricians.
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
Donald K.
Joshua is an outstanding electrician. His work is excellent and very fairly priced. He has my highest recommendation.
Josh ElectricJosh Electric
Kristin W.
Thank you so much! Will definitely have him come back for more projects - great work, experienced electrician, unbeatable value!
Power House ServicesPower House Services
Nate T.
Just an overall good electrician with reasonable rates and he explains to you what his team is doing. They’re my new “go to” for electrical work.
BeamTeam Professional ServicesBeamTeam Professional Services
Thumbtack Customer
Bryan was on time very professional, courteous and respectful. One of the best contractors I had hired. I finally have an electrician I can count on.
Bryan Electrical Services, LLCBryan Electrical Services, LLC
Sofia S.
I asked him if he’s a certified electrician, which he is not and became very sassy. Then he ended up not showing up to the estimate. I don’t recommend this pro. Not a good attitude.
MCL Construction LLCMCL Construction LLC
Kam S.
Very good work. Was on time. Gave me great options at different price points for me two jobs. I appreciate the honest and ethical interaction. Compass electric is my new electrician.
Compass ElectricCompass Electric
Ashleigh T.
JB electric did an amazing job installing three ceiling fans for us today. We love our new fans and will definitely be contacting them again in the future if we need an electrician. Highly recommend them. Thank you so much!!
J.B ElectricJ.B Electric
Lisa S.
When you have an old house, the simplest things can be challenging and finding an electrician like Keith who knows how to correct or work around those problems is essential. He is professional, patient and knows his stuff! I highly recommend Keith!
Keith Webster
Lawrence S.
This guy should be everyone’s electrician and does great work. Very few people in this life do what they say and he stands by his work. We finished one project and already invited him back to do kitchen under cabinet lighting. Cheers
Waldo's Electric LLCWaldo's Electric LLC
Ana M.
Came to our house today, great customer service, very polite and clean. Not pushy and very friendly. What a bargain when it came to the price. Most importantly, the quality of the work done was superior and done with care. Looks like we found our new electricians!!
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Mario T.
J & J was fantastic. Johnny (the attending electrician) was prompt, diagnosed my electrical issues right away (GFI issues, an outlet connected to a switch, and a ceiling fan), and was extremely efficient in completing the work. Nor having known much about an electricians hourly rate, the initial quoted rate gave me a bit of sticker shock. But, after hiring, I can say that you won't get better value for your money. Johnny worked quickly to have all my projects done within an hour. He was also great with our dog (for anyone a bit hesitant about having contractors over with dogs in the house). Would highly recommend J & J.
J & J Electrical ServicesJ & J Electrical Services
Adam T.
Justin did a great job. He knew exactly what I needed to get it down and he was extremely professional. I have a few more projects I need to get done and I look forward to working with him. If you’re looking for a master electrician, I would highly recommend him.
Ryan S.
Keith is an all around great electrician to work with, I'm so glad he completed the repairs for me. He was very responsive about scheduling and completed the project quicker than expected at a very reasonable cost. I would absolutely hire Keith again for electrical work and highly recommend him to others.
Keith Webster
Ibrahim A.
What can I say, Joshua completely exceeded my expectations. He made fantastic recommendations on the lighting and placement, Did the work in a timely manner and had time to help with odd jobs around the house too. Joshua will be my go to electrician from here on out and he will be doing light installation at my brothers house soon too.
Josh ElectricJosh Electric
Rebekah H.
I am beyond happy with Nick, owner of A Good Electrician. A neighbor was sure it was the light fixture that was bad, nope. Nick rewired a kitchen light fixture and ceiling fan under an hour and threw in a couple new switches as well. He price was very fair and I won't hesitate to call him next time I have a project. Super great experience!
(A) good  electrician(A) good electrician
Derek H.
Stan was excellent to work with. He completed all of our projects and his experience and quality of work are the best value I have seen. I will certainly hire him back for any future electrician projects. He hung our sconces, pendants, and a chandelier and made sure we were happy with the work before he left. Thank you Stan the Electric Man!!
Demis electric service LLCDemis electric service LLC
Al B.
Jeff of CJA was very responsive to my communications and my need. He was flexible and adjusted his operations to accommodate my circumstances. His electrician was excellent, fast, and through. Jeff charged a fair price and I got a great value for my money. The experience was that rare instance where you feel completely satisfied with the service and the provider. My thanks Jeff and Jamie and CJA. Al Banks
CJA Construction Inc.CJA Construction Inc.
Dennis P.
Seymour is fantastic. I've actually hired him for 3 jobs around the house and will certainly keep using him in the future. He's installed ~16 new recessed lights, a handful of GFCI outlets, and the electrical work needed for a new tankless water heater. He's responsive, quotes reasonable prices, shows up on time, and completes work really well and really quickly. He's my go-to electrician from now on.
Seymour’s ElectrialSeymour’s Electrial
Stacey K.
Stan was great to work with! He arrived on time, quickly diagnosed the problem (which stemmed from the original installation being done incorrectly) and knew immediately how to fix it. He talked me through what had happened so I could understand and told me what I need to do in the event I have another issue. I would recommend him and will use him again for any future electrician needs.
Demis electric service LLCDemis electric service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing experience all around. The project I had for David was no easy feat - installing 10 chandeliers, installing 11 recess lights, changing out switches, adding dimmers, and installing new wiring from 20+ feet high ceilings. David was extremely meticulous with measuring and placing lights in the most convenient and esthetically nice positions. We were very impressed with how detailed he was. You can just tell that he cares a great deal about his work and the satisfaction of his clients. Even when we thought something wasn't possible, like installing a recess light where there was a wooden beam in the way, David made it happen. He's not only methodical, he's also creative. I cannot imagine other electricians caring as much as he did. Oh and his prices are absolutely unbeatable. I have looked into other electricians and have asked my friends for their contacts, but David could not be beat. I wish I could post up pictures here to show the amazing work that David delivered. The only downside? None. If you can book him, do it!
David ZimmermanDavid Zimmerman
Richard D.
José is everything that a customer could want in a contractor/electrician. Responsive, professional, honest, and experienced at a fair value. I spent hours trying to figure out an electrical issue that was affecting multiple outlets and switches. José was very responsive and came out the next day. He solved the issue in 15 minutes and then proceeded to install 2 fans for me, all of this at a very fair price. Bottom line: José is the real deal, and he will be the first person I call for any electric issue. He is a MUST HIRE!
Jose MarciaJose Marcia
Leanne W.
E was wonderful to work with- responsive, communicative, on time, and above all- took on a challenging and lengthy project but kept his word on providing a great price. We decided to work with E because he was the one electrician who came and truly inspected our home and we felt really understood the problem (and therefore giving us a realistic estimate). He put considerable time into attempting to not having to cut our drywall, and when it was simply not possible, the actual drywall he had to cut was a very small hole... will definitely hire again if need be!
Christine A.
I am new to Thumbtack but I was very pleasantly surprised at the rapid response I received. I feel extremely lucky that Stan was my first contact because he is amazing. I will recommend Demis Electric to all my friends and neighbors any chance I get. He was accurate in all areas. His arrival time , work time , estimate were all spot on. I am also grateful for him coming to see me so quickly as it had to do with my air conditioning not working in 90 degree weather. I am very pleased with my entire experience with Stan. I now have a reliable Master Electrician that I trust for excellent work at a reasonable fee. Thank you Stan. Sincerely , Christine Anholt
Demis electric service LLCDemis electric service LLC
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