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  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Virginia Beach, VA
Angela F. says, "Ariel was exceptional at handling my exterior light replacements as well as the set up of a washer and dryer. He also alerted me to an issue that I would need a plumber to address as well. His professionalism, character and communication was far above all other contractors that I have worked with. As a first time female home buyer, he made me feel extremely comfortable and not once did I feel like he was attempting to do work with only his own financial gain as the priority. Too often we have contractors trying to manipulate costs or requirements as we learn the process of home ownership repairs. I purchased a home that needed some TLC and will use Ariel for many more projects in the future. I highly recommend!"See more

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Angela F. says, "Ariel was exceptional at handling my exterior light replacements as well as the set up of a washer and dryer. He also alerted me to an issue that I would need a plumber to address as well. His professionalism, character and communication was far above all other contractors that I have worked with. As a first time female home buyer, he made me feel extremely comfortable and not once did I feel like he was attempting to do work with only his own financial gain as the priority. Too often we have contractors trying to manipulate costs or requirements as we learn the process of home ownership repairs. I purchased a home that needed some TLC and will use Ariel for many more projects in the future. I highly recommend!"

Q & A

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for electrical and wiring repair?

These days, many electricians will accept digital payments for electrical work and wiring repair instead of traditional cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped speed up the adoption of platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and others as a means of complying with social distancing guidelines.

As you search for electricians online, ask whether they’ll accept digital payment and set up a strategy for staying safe. 

Reviews for Virginia Beach electricians
CHANCE B.
Very knowledgeable and professional electrician. Highly recommended!
Electrical  757Electrical 757
John V.
Marlon was great, highly recommend to anyone needing an electrician.
2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises
Rakesh R.
Their customer service is exceptional! I am into interior designing and work with a rolodex of electricians, plumbers, etc. I reached out to them since my regular electrician contacts were unavailable. Initially we had a disagreement about the service but they took care of it. They definitely went above and beyond. Going forward, they will be on top of my electrician contact list!!
Governor’s ElectricGovernor’s Electric
Nijah L.
Very dedicated and professional electrician. Highly recommend Johnson Enterprise!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Deborah M.
Jason was early, thorough, and very professional. Found my electrician.
Electrical  757Electrical 757
Cardell P.
Very professional and knowledgeable! He will be my permanent electrician for my home and business.
Benton's Electrical ServicesBenton's Electrical Services
Thumbtack Customer
Electrician was very professional, early to arrive, knowledgable, and friendly. I will hire him again!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Lauren L.
Great experience installing a fixture! Will call Steve again when we need an electrician!
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Taylor M.
Great electrician! Remarkable work. Was quick and efficient and friendly company while working. Will definitely hire again.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
John F.
Paul was the best electrician ever. One time, great price and most importantly customer service was very professional.
Paul Turbide Electrical ServicesPaul Turbide Electrical Services
Chris H.
Great work. Answered the inquiry immediately and fixed the issue quickly. Will use again, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a quality electrician
Electrical  757Electrical 757
Ron M.
This is the only electrician you need to call!!!! He came out ready to work. Went above and beyond the needed scope of work.
2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Very good electrician, competitive pricing with quick and clean service. Will definitely use again and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks Bill
GC Electrical Solutions, LLCGC Electrical Solutions, LLC
Jon P.
Worked on wiring and switch problem on my pool electrical. First electrician I hired couldn't figure out the problem. This guy figured it out in 5 minutes!
Smithfield ElectricSmithfield Electric
Thumbtack Customer
I had some wiring issues in my home and after having 2 other electricians over that told me the problem but never fixed anything, I was relieved Bill was able to solve the issues. I'm glad I met Bill thru Thumbtack and when I buy my next home or if anyone I know needs an electrician I will look for Bill thru Thumbtack first. Thanks
GC Electrical Solutions, LLCGC Electrical Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Johnson Enterprise was perfect. Solved my issue and provided great feedback. As I contine with the reno I will definetly use Johnson enterprise again!! First rate electrician.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Jack H.
Electrician came the morning after we got in touch. Our problem ended up being a pretty simple fix and was handled quickly. Would use Governor’s electric again!
Governor’s ElectricGovernor’s Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Aj Johnson is a professional. He will be my electrician guy for the rest for my life. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give him a 15. Good person, highly recommended.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Barret L.
Guess we have found our new Electrician... Stephen was top notch. Work was fast and done right. Glad I was able to book him, his schedule fills up fast.
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Juliana R.
AJ installed a dining room light fixture in my home and he did a great job. He was flexible with my changing schedule, easy to communicate with, fast and reliable. I highly recommend him as a go-to electrician.
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Cathryn M.
Very responsive and professional. The electrician that helped me, Blake, kept me informed and fixed my problem within one hour! I will definitely call them again and recommend them highly. Thank you, Blake!
Asper and Edwards Electical LLCAsper and Edwards Electical LLC
Kimberly F.
I would have selected all 5 categories if I could! The work performed was great. Very skilled electrician, prompt, professional and responsive! I wouldn’t hesitate hiring for other work or recommending his services!
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Turbide is a skilled electrician. Upon facing some challenges with the job that needed to be done, he maintained professionalism and was very fair with his time and rates. We will definitely be calling on him again with our electrical repair needs, as well as referring him to our friends & associates.
Paul Turbide Electrical ServicesPaul Turbide Electrical Services
Chip S.
Fantastic guy! Thumbtacked a request for an electrician to relocate my electric range “box, hanging out if the wall” to an outlet in order to allow the stove to slide all the way back to the wall. Same night it was quoted, I accepted and we set 11am. He was here at 10:59 and the job was done professionally (quickly) by 12:00!
2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises2 C.O.O.L. Enterprises
Tim a.
Unlike other contractors, they showed up when they said they would and got right to work. They quickly handled several issues that were over the heads of two other electricians that had come out and got things working in the time he estimated and at a very reasonable cost. Friendly and experienced. We will be using them for any upcoming jobs.
Asper and Edwards Electical LLCAsper and Edwards Electical LLC
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