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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 Virginia Beach electricians
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
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
Dan L.
Unfortunately our experience was not great with Kyle. Communication was poor and ultimately the ceiling fan he installed was not done correctly which forced me to hire another electrician to finish the job. Nice guy. Not a dependable and thorough electrician.
Rosser’s handymanRosser’s handyman
Lauren L.
Great experience installing a fixture! Will call Steve again when we need an electrician!
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Thumbtack Customer
Electrician was very professional, early to arrive, knowledgable, and friendly. I will hire him again!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
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
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
Bill's Electrical SolutionsBill's Electrical Solutions
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
Aaron came the same day and fixed my bad switch in the kitchen. Great fast service, he is now our go to electrician for any future needs.
A/P Electrical Solutions LLCA/P Electrical Solutions LLC
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
Bill's Electrical SolutionsBill's Electrical Solutions
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
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
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
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
Merrick M.
Jonathan contacted me very quickly and came to the house within hours of contacting me via the messaging function in Thumbtack. He was able to find the issue quickly and resolved it at a very reasonable price. We have electricians in our family that are out of state; they estimated the cost to be one price and Jonathan did not to try to overcharge us - it was the exact cost we had anticipated!
Bell Cow ServicesBell Cow Services
Lee A.
just earned any and all future electrical work we need in the future. Refreshing to know there are electricians like him that don't just provide quality work, but that have the work ethic, vision and drive to be a successful business long term by working a little longer in their day and help a customer, especially one in a time crunch as we were. Thank you Allan!
Johnson EnterpriseJohnson Enterprise
Ulla C.
Keeping work very well in my home came up with a lot of problems that we had and he worked within my budget. He was responsive, work in a timely manner and did beyond what most electricians would do. I would hired him again for another job. Thank you Stephen for all you did for us thank you
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Marc M.
Outstanding electrician! I found him to be a very professional, skilled and knowledgeable guy who knows his craft and is very passionate about he does One thing I appreciated he took the time to explain and answer any questions that I had, felt i got a much needed education on my homes electrical system If your looking for a skilled honest craftsman for all your electrical needs look no further, this is the guy to call
Cameron's Electrical ServiceCameron's Electrical Service
Nancy H.
Reached out to this contractor who proceeded to communicate with me electronically even went as far as asking me to post him a picture of the lights that I want to install! this was so unacceptable and very unprofessional. I was expecting someone to call first of all and secondly I was not expecting them to replace coming and giving a physical estimate which they advertise. Been using professionals a long time especially in my business but this was a first!!! Electricians come a dime a dozen illy get someone else who doesn’t mind giving good service right out the gate!
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Daryl M.
Master Electrician Daniel is an absolute professional! It was a pleasure to meet him and see how much he loves his work and helping customers. He installed two Ring security cameras for me and I am totally satisfied with his workmanship and affordability. One of the cameras was defective upon initial install and after I returned it and picked up another camera he made two attempts in the rain to come back to finish the job. He finished up at night after a rain storm. I am now a customer for life. Thank you, Daniel!
Home Tech Solutions LLCHome Tech Solutions LLC
Judy D.
The best so far. He gave me a quote and stuck to the quote. He gave me a time and called before coming which meant I did not have to set around waiting all day. He put a fan and chandelier. His did an awesome job. Very professional, clean up behind himself, no mess. I was very impressed with how fast he completed the job. Again was not waiting around all day. He also redone a fan that was improperly installed by another electrician that I hired on thumbtack. Bother fans and chandelier works wonderfully. I would highly recommend him.
Du It All Services, LLCDu It All Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We are so glad that we found Thumbtack – and electrician Bill Guinazzo (Bill’s Electrical Solutions) -- while web-searching for information about local electricians. We had recently purchased an old 1953 house that still had two-prong (ungrounded) outlets in most of the rooms. We posted our project on Thumbtack for upgrading to grounded outlets -- and got immediate responses from several local electricians. Bill Guinazzo’s looked the best to us – based on his experience, reasonable hourly rate, and his comments about the scope of our project. He said that we would probably need 3-4 ‘circuits’ installed and wired to the ‘box’ – and that each circuit could serve multiple receptacles (outlets). Based on the info that he provided, we made a rough estimate of the probable cost of the whole project, which turned out to be significantly less than we had anticipated. So we called Bill to make an appointment for him to visit our house and finalize a quote for us. Bill arrived promptly the next morning. He checked all of the old electrical outlets -- and our crawl space and attic space (one-story house). Best of all, his estimate for the cost of the whole project was in line with what we were expecting from his initial comments. So we hired him with ‘great expectations’ – and he did not disappoint. Bill is a very pleasant, calm, and low-key person (which we liked). And, he didn’t mind explaining a lot of stuff (not just electrical) to my brother and me (age 68 and 70), who had never owned a ‘real’ house before. (We had both always lived in apartments while pursuing separate careers in Maryland and New York. Now retired and both ‘single,’ we have returned to the area of Virginia where we were born and raised: Norfolk – and now our new-‘old’ house in Virginia Beach). Bill completed our project in two days (starting the day of his first visit) – buying the materials at Lowe’s and giving us a copy of the receipt. Most of the wiring was done via our crawl space. On the second day, Bill told us that we had a ‘leak’ in the bathroom drainage pipes (where newer pvc pipe had been joined to old galvanized pipe). When he saw the leak in the crawl space, he took some photos to show to us – and he emailed me one of the photos so I can show it to plumbers when we ask for estimates to fix the leak. After completing the project, Bill double-checked all of the outlets to make sure that everything was in order. And before submitting his final invoice, he deducted the cost of some extra materials from the purchase at Lowe’s that had not been needed. All in all, I don’t think we could have had a better experience than hiring Bill Guinazzo for this project. Lucky us – to have found Thumbtack and Bill.
Bill's Electrical SolutionsBill's Electrical Solutions
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