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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Do electricians offer remote or virtual services?

While electrical work is typically performed in person, you may come across some electrician profiles that state the pro is offering remote services. If you do, contact local electricians to discuss your particular project and what type of remote services they may offer. 

Reviews for Portsmouth electricians
Roneshia R.
Robbie just became my go to electrician. He is amazing at helping us update our home..
Robbie’s Flawless FixRobbie’s Flawless Fix
Dwayne J.
Mr. Johnson is a top-ranked underrated electrician if you have an electrical problem he is the one to call
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Great electrician. Came out, kept track of time, did tremendous work and everything operates perfectly. Thank you for the great work! Would definitely recommend.
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Adam C.
If you haven’t made a decision on an electrician, look no further. Steve will definitely take on, and accomplish more than to your satisfactory. He just finished a job at my commercial business and it was professionally done, quickly done, monetarily competitively done, and he is actually getting hired again in a few days to do another job for my company. Thanks Steve
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Edna O.
J&Co installed an EV charging outlet under my carport. The installation was flawless. They explained everything and even put the outlet in a protective box to keep it out of yhe elements. I was so impressed with their professionalism and quality of work I am hiring them to bring the electricity in my house up to today's code. If you I need and electrician I highly recommend J&Co.
J&CO. Electrical ServicesJ&CO. Electrical Services
Christopher M.
Overall the service call went well and the problem was discovered with my electrical issues. What I didn't like was his Overall transparency with his fees, I do not mind to pay $85 for your skills as an electrician but don't tell me $10 then tell me some extra stuff about its $85 if you have to use your tools or touch anything, if you were upfront with that this review would be different. I still would have had you proceed with your service call but I didn't like that told me that after the fact. Just be upfront with people
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Recessed lighting over the kitchen sink. AJ was very quick to respond to the request. He came over the same day to give quote. He surveyed the job and determined he needed to do more research to find shallow can that would fit in ceiling because of roof joists. While here, he noticed other wires that were exposed and voluntarily put wire nuts on fire safety. That same night, he sent me a link to lights he found online. After I got the lights and switch in the mail, he came over within a few days and installed them. AJ went the extra mile every step of the way to help me out. I would recommend him to anyone needing a handy electrician. Very satisfied with his professionalism.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
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