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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 Chesapeake electricians
Barry J.
A very honest reasonable electrician did excellent job!
Rosser’s handymanRosser’s handyman
Whitney S.
Linsey and his crew did an amazing job in my home. They replaced two lights and repaired a wire mishap placed by a previous electrician. Will definitely use again!!
Linsey SmithLinsey Smith
Rachael C.
An amazing electrician and friendly, immediately went to work to figure what was going on with the lights in one of my rooms and within minutes all the lights are working again. Thank you so much!
Electrical  757Electrical 757
Shanda H.
Mr. Johnson’s team diagnosed a tricky issue that was causing a portion of my home to lose power. This was a problem that another electrician had supposedly already fixed. Mr. Johnson’s team was on time, extremely professional, and they communicated the problem and the solution in laymen terms. I will definitely hire them again!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Catriba K.
My new go to electrician! He was punctual and affordable. Great customer service and repaired my issue quickly. He got to the site before me and by the time I arrived he was completed. Who could ask for more. Very excited to have found him, couldn’t recommend more.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
John T.
Stephen came out to do a project that I had actually misinformed him about initially (turned out to not really be a job for an electrician). Instead, we decided to go with having a floodlight installed in my backyard that has motion sensors for my dog at night. He showed up on time, was very polite and did an excellent job - definitely would hire again!
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
John I.
If I could give more stars and choose more qualities such as responsiveness and punctuality I would! Allan and his partner exceeded our expectations. We requested to get our electrical wires hidden from mounting our TV above the fireplace and Alan gave us a detailed explanation of what he will do to make it happen and was noticeably knowledgeable on his craft. We were able to get this work done within 48 hours of us notifying him and now we are highly pleased of how the work came out. Allan and his partner are the only electricians you should hire to get any electrical job done. We will for sure request their services again in the future and spread the word. We HIGHLY recommend Johnson Enterprise!!!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
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