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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 Alexandria electricians
Keith B.
The best electrician I have used.
Josh ElectricJosh Electric
Greenberg M.
Awesome experience with a skilled electrician. I highly recommend Jose.
Jose MarciaJose Marcia
Kadian C.
Excellent electricians! On time, promptly diagnosed the issue and had everything fixed and in working order.
Skylight Renovations LLC.Skylight Renovations LLC.
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
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was very professional, solved my problem, and gave me a reasonable rate. Finally, an electrician I'd call back again!
J.A.J. Lighting & PowerJ.A.J. Lighting & Power
Francis P.
Matt was very accommodating and able to fix an electrical issue with our light switch efficiently. Highly recommend to anyone needing an electrician!
Matt - ElectricianMatt - Electrician
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
Mic M.
I couldn't have chosen a better electrician for my project. Iqbal Shani was quick to respond and did an excellent job moving outlets and switches. He even had to make a trip to Home Depot because I didn't have the correct parts. I could not be more pleased with his excellent work and professionalism. I highly recommend him for your professional electrician projects.
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
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
William L.
This was the best experience I have ever had working with an electrician. The pricing was transparent, and Nothing But Panels was responsive to all of my questions and concerns. Anthony Constantine performed the work professionally, taking his time to diagnose the problem we had and to walk me through potential solutions. He clearly brought a tremendous amount of experience to the job. If you need an electrician, I highly recommend hiring Nothing But Panels.
Nothing But Panels LLCNothing But Panels LLC
Nicole B.
It was a pleasure to work with Josh. He was very responsive from the beginning and gave very clear estimates. His prices were fantastic- another electrician quoted us $1500 but Josh came in at under $500 for the installation of two ceiling fans (no existing wiring) and a dimmer switch. He was punctual and was able to get the job done right away. I would highly recommend him and am happy to have found our new go-to electrician!
Josh ElectricJosh Electric
Mr. Luis installed recessed lights in my kitchen and foyer. He was quick to response, did clean work beyond expectations. I would love to keep him as ny future electrician.
OF Total SolutionsOF Total Solutions
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 Electric & Home improvementJ.B Electric & Home improvement
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
Stefan H.
Our electrician, Yahya, was outstanding. He provided many options for our project, and in the end completed the job in a timely manner, while even adding a few requested items for us along the way at what felt like a very reasonable cost. Thank you.
Square Electrical LLCSquare Electrical LLC
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
Tim m.
Absolute best electrician in the area! Very punctual and easy to work with. Communicated the problem clearly and told us what he was doing to solve the problem. I would recommend him to anyone and will be calling him again if we need any electrical work done. Thank you Roger!
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
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
Margaret B.
Mr. Abraham Boquin was responsive to my request, available the following day, arrived on time and completed the work ( remove/install fan; remove/install ceiling light, replace five outlets) efficiently. Mr. Boquin is honest, professional and a master electrician- easy, no hassle experience. I recommend JAB and Son Services without reservation.
JAB and son ServicesJAB and son Services
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!
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