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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.

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 Fairfax electricians
Yogi S.
Gullmer is very professional electrician and know his job. He wired the attic fan and also replaced a dimmer switch. He is punctual and reasonable priced electrician. I will highly recommend him .
GM Electrical servicesGM Electrical services
Dave R.
Will use (A) good electrician for my next project and recommend him to my neighbors.
(A) good  electrician(A) good electrician
Andrea W.
Angel and company provided excellent electrical services. I have found my go-to electrician!
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Ray R.
Keith came to my house to fix a power issue with my oven. This is the best experience I’ve had with a contractor in many years. Responsive, timely, accurate estimate, professional, and totally competent. If you need an electrician Keith Webster has my highest recommendation. He is now MY electrician!
Keith Webster
Mike D.
Keith did an excellent job on a tough project for me. I would hire Kieth every time I need an electrician.
Keith Webster
Michele L.
Ion was great! Very courteous and knew how to fix the issue. I would use him again and recommend to anyone needing an electrician.
Adam P.
Guilmer was quick to respond, got here on time, and went above and beyond. Overall, a solid and reliable electrician. I will be calling him for my future electrical needs.
GM Electrical servicesGM Electrical services
Gerard B.
Roger was great. Replaced an overhead light, installed wall-mounted speakers, and repaired an attic fan. Prompt, reasonable rates. I think of Roger as my electrician now.
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
Ann Z.
As a master electrician, Joey knew exactly how much time it would take him to do my job and offered a fair price. I'd use him again in a heartbeat.
JLS Electrical ServicesJLS Electrical Services
Megan J.
Working with Manzanares Electric was a breeze. Great price for quick and quality work. Perfect installation of two lighting fixtures. Will absolutely work with them again for our future electrician needs.
Manzanares ElectricManzanares Electric
Shanda A.
Keith is a top notch electrician. He troubleshoot and resolved the issue quickly. His price was very fair and reasonable. I would definitely hire again for any future projects.
Keith Webster
Keith B.
Reached out immediately and answered my questions. Was available the same day for servicing. Came in, knocked it out, and took off. Very professional and was happy to have selected Roger for my electrician needs.
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
Thumbtack Customer
Keith is a really good electrician, very easy to work with and accommodates to your schedule . His charges are very reasonable. Gives you the right advice. Will definitely hire him again for any kind of electrical work.
Keith Webster
Baris V.
Jorge is an honest, hardworking and professional electrician and designer. Highly Recommend his work. He treats your house like his. If you want the job done right with high quality and optimum value, hire him without hesitation.
Xterior Lighting LLCXterior Lighting LLC
Ashok V.
Jose was very professional in handling the job. Got three ceiling fans installed by him. He is very courteous, polite and understood clearly what I wanted. On top of that he is very reasonable with his price. He will be our electrician for any future jobs.
J. B.O electricJ. B.O electric
Aday A.
Jose is one of the best electrician i have ever worked with. He changed some outside light fixtures in my house and did a great Job. Price is reasonable and way below the other quote but quality of his job is 5 stars. I highly recommend him.
J. B.O electricJ. B.O electric
Danielle V.
I would give Electrical OJ more than five stars if I could. I got a lot of responses from electricians through Thumbtack, but only OJ took the time to ask me thoughtful questions about the nature of my electrical problem. And we emailed back & forth a little until he said he had a good idea of what the problem probably was -- all before I hired him. OJ is a true professional. He confirmed the appointment the day before, arrived at my house on time, assessed not just the state of my electrical problem but other appliances in my house to make sure they were wired and working correctly, and then got right to work fixing my issue. His price was reasonable and he's obviously skilled at what he does. I am so glad to have found OJ through Thumbtack! He's going to be my go-to electrician from now on.
Electrical OJElectrical OJ
Thumbtack Customer
Nick is a true professional, thorough, solution oriented and reliable. He provided a detailed estimate and performed all the tasks in a timely, satisfying manner, going above and beyond the scope of work described in the contract, honoring a verbal agreement ommited in the estimate - very grateful! Nick was easy to communicate with, punctual and a great pleasure to work with. I would definitely hire him again, and highly recommend him to anybody in need of a good electrician.
(A) good  electrician(A) good electrician
Joanna L.
I normally don’t write reviews, but need to do one for the work Nick did for us. If you ever need to hire an electrician, please hire Nick. Reason: professional, really good at his work, honest, friendly, really try to help you out, fair pricing, the list goes on. We will be going to Nick for any future work and will highly recommend him to anyone, thanks again Nick!
(A) good  electrician(A) good electrician
Barry H.
Totally professional. We had no electricity in our house - the circuit breaker box was very old. Guilmer answered our Thumbtack request quickly, came to our house soon thereafter to determine the problem, spent the day installing a new box. He was methodical, easy to talk to about the problem, and fairly priced. He is now my go-to guy for electrical issues. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an electrician.
GM Electrical servicesGM Electrical services
Amanda M.
SO impressed with Veeris & Peterson Electric! They were able to come last minute to make an installation and were super friendly and professional. I am so grateful for their willingness to adjust their schedule to help us out after we had a really bad experience with another electrician no-showing on our appointment that we had waited over a week for. These guys squeezed us in to their busy schedule, showed up within an hour of our query, and quickly completed the work. They really understand customer service and are masters of their trade! Highly recommend to others! Ryan and team and the bomb!!
Veeris & Petersen Electric, LLCVeeris & Petersen Electric, LLC
Jackie T.
We recently purchased our house and noticed several electrical issues including an overloaded electrical panel and no overhead lights in the bedrooms. Roger responded immediately to my request for quote and gave us a more than fair price for our landry list of tasks. Roger went above and beyond to make sure everything we needed was fixed and even got rid of our satellite and random wires throughout the house. I would 100% recommend Roger to anyone needing any electrical work done- we've already stored his contact info as our go-to electrician!
Roger Professional Electrician!!Roger Professional Electrician!!
Raj K.
He called 3 times on Sunday even when I had specifically emailed asking for call on Monday. I called him on Monday thinking that no big deal, he prob just didn't read email. I called him back on Monday morning and I asked if he is licensed electrician. He said he is and agreed to provide me the License copy via Thumtack. Then in the afternoon, he said he wont provide the license info because the job size is too small. So first he wont stop calling and then when I am ready to move forward he wont provide basic info one needs to ensure that they are protected.
GM Electrical servicesGM Electrical services
Cathy R.
We were fortunate to have found Joey and his daughter to do some troubleshooting and repair work at our home. They arrived before the appointed time and immediately got to work. Joey, with the help of his daughter, was meticulous and thorough, found the issue and fixed it. He thoroughly explained the work he was doing and we had every confidence that all would be well. I would not hesitate recommending him to friends and neighbors and would certainly hire him again in the future. We have been in our home for over 38 years and this was the first time we had to hire an electrician for repair work. We are delighted that we found someone who is not only punctual and professional, but friendly and fair in his pricing.
JLS Electrical ServicesJLS Electrical Services
Thumbtack Customer
My GG installed a Nest Home Protect in my house and offered an estimate to install smart switches and rewire my ceiling fan light so that it could be controlled by my wall switch. Overall, I was happy with the service. The Nest Home install went smoothly and I was given the estimate that I requested. The electrician did cancel my original appointment 15 minutes prior to it but he did make it up by offering to come the next day at a time convenient for me. He showed up 10-15 minutes for this appointment, but he offered good value and the work was excellent. He could work on his scheduling but I would recommend and I would have no problems hiring again.
My GG siteMy GG site
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