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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 Arlington electricians
John L.
I would give 10 Stars if it allowed. Professional, prompt, polite, smart, and a new standard for electricians. The electrician was also the owner. I will recommend this company to anyone needing an electrician.
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
George B.
On time, on target, good value. Enough said. They are my go to when I need an electrician.
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Bryan was GREAT!!!! He was very professional, service was prompt and WOWed passed the expectation. We will definitely be our electrician moving forward.
Bryan Electrical Services, LLCBryan Electrical Services, LLC
Owen Q.
The electrician came out and was able to quickly diagnose and resolve the wiring issue, pricing was upfront and clear. Would definitely use them again!
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
Jessica R.
I needed my range outlet relocated for a remodel and they came out next day to move it. The electrician was friendly and price was reasonable. Thank you!
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
Erin M.
Peter and Jason are my go to electricians. They are responsive, provides a high quality of work, cleans up thoroughly after the project, and offers competitive pricing. I will continue using them in the future.
Pro ElectricPro Electric
Margarita D.
He did a great job, price seemed reasonable, he was responsive and good quality work. Very professional. He is our new go-to electrician if we need one again in the future
(A) good  electrician(A) good electrician
Hieu N.
LG was very responsive, which is pleasantly unusual compared to other contractors I’ve worked with. He was transparent in telling me my options, presenting the pros and cons, and quick on follow through. Will use him again when I have a need for an electrician.
LG Electrical, LLCLG Electrical, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This is the electrician you need. They got the job done! I am familiar with basic electrical work but couldn't figure out a strange wiring problem. VA Elec determined the cause of the short- fixed several faulty wiring issues and grounding problems. Many Thanks!
VA Electrical Services, LLCVA Electrical Services, LLC
Nicole M.
Douglas is an outstanding electrician who gave great value for the cost. I even had him do extra work while he was here! He was responsive and flexible to my needs. I will definitely use him for the rest of my electrical requirements and more! Highly recommended.
A.E.S Electrical Services, Inc.A.E.S Electrical Services, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Keith installed recessed lights and did some general rewiring in my bathroom. He also hung a chandelier in my stairway. Very professional from start to finish---showed up on time same day, A+++ quality work, and very competitive pricing. Look no further for an honest and dependable electrician!!!
Keith Webster
Steven M.
I have a two week old baby and I needed an electrician in a hurry to get the power line to my house reconnected to make sure we don’t loose power. Roger came out right away after I contacted him and got the job done quickly and efficiently.
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
Rachel L.
We had a very positive experience with NGH Electric. We were provided a quote via messaging, which was very convenient. The quote was fair and competitive. Nathanial arrived on time and completed the work we discussed for the price that was quoted. Honest and friendly electrician. We will definitely use NGH again for electrical jobs big and small.
NGH ElectricNGH Electric
Diane A.
Pro Electric installed 2 new outlets and replace 3 outdoor outlets for us. They were efficient and very professional. One of our outlets posed some challenges but these guys handled them with no problem and did an excellent job. They cleaned up after their work and their prices were really competitive. We have our new go-to electrician!!!
Pro ElectricPro Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Had a partial power outage in our house that another electrician was not able to solve. JAJ sent Marcus out, who diagnosed and solved the problem within an hour, and also pointed out other areas of concern. He worked quickly and efficiently, and it was obvious he really knew what he was doing. I'm so glad that I came across them.
J.A.J. Lighting & PowerJ.A.J. Lighting & Power
Robin F.
Outstanding service in an extremely timely manner (next day service provided on a Sunday with now premium. Friendly and professional. Explained issues and what what needed to fix relatively minor problem (electricity in outdoor back shed not working) in a clear manner, technical yet understandable to a non-electrician/ non-technical person. Will definitely call again if I need future assistance.
Josh ElectricJosh Electric
Henry B.
Rogers was an exceptional electrician I hired for an interior renovation of an old condo unit in Arlington. He had to deal with a range of odd issues while understanding the requirements for High-Rise code, which is more involved then single family housing. He worked efficiently and cleanly while also being adaptable to my needs as I asked for minor changes to the original plan. I would highly recommend him and hope to use him for any work I have in the future!
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
Noel O.
Yahya of Square Electrical correctly diagnosed our issues, saving us $1000+ versus another electrician who wrongly told us we would need to rip out several walls. Even for the correctly diagnosed issue, his price to fix was very reasonable compared to other companies. The customer service was excellent. I don’t know much about electrical, but he was very patient and willing to explain in detail what the issues were and why he would fix them in a certain way. I would definitely hire Yahya next time I have an electrical issue.
Square Electrical LLCSquare Electrical LLC
Diane S.
Such a positive experience! He came promptly (on a Saturday) and quickly diagnosed issues on both of our exterior electrical outlets which weren’t working. He replaced both GFCI’s and made sure the one devoted to an exterior sump pump had a proper cover. Even our builder’s electrician hadn’t taken the time to seal the area where the outlets met the house but he sealed both properly. He pointed out that our house lacked surge protection, a serious oversight by our builder which likely caused both exterior outlets to die in the first place. His cost to install all items was very reasonable and above all else he is clearly skilled and honest. As someone who works in real estate and sits through constant home inspections I am always looking for go-to contacts, especially those who are highly skilled, honest, and reasonably priced. I will definitely be hiring him again. Thank you!
EPERMAR Electrical Services.EPERMAR Electrical Services.
Anne O.
Antoine Seymour, Master Electrician, read my request thoroughly and contacted me with a great quote and answers to my questions. He made himself available on short notice, came exactly when he said he would, and got right to work. He finished the two jobs at my house perfectly in an amazingly short time. I’ll definitely hire him again! A couple of other pros who responded to me insisted on coming to my house for estimates and didn’t appear to read my specifications or look at my photos. Another gave me an estimate of THREE TIMES the amount Mr. Seymour quoted me — and stuck to. The fifth response was from someone more difficult to communicate with, though I did appreciate that fellow’s equally careful reading of my request and his quote only slightly higher than Mr. Seymour’s. I’m fully satisfied that I made the right choice in going with Seymour’s Electrical and recommend him very highly. Thumbtack made me choose only three reasons to recommend him. I wanted to select ALL categories. He’s great. Friendly, but doesn’t waste any time. In case you can’t tell by now, I’m a big fan. And in case you found the rare reviews faulting him for timely communication, I assure you that this was not at all what I experienced. You won’t regret choosing him. I’m very, very happy I did.
Seymour’s ElectrialSeymour’s Electrial
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