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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.

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 Bellevue electricians
Jackie N.
This Electrician did such a great job on the electrical outlets for clients of ours. I would highly recommend Yashar! He has great communication and provides great work. Hire this guy!
TM Electric ⚡️TM Electric ⚡️
Vincent F.
It's a great experience to have my EV charger installed by Drew. Everything seems professional and efficient. I definitely will recommend him to my friends who will need a electrician in the future.
DrewDrew
Jon C.
Yashar is a: talented, caring, understanding, hardworking, pays attention to detail, efficient, Honest, kind, and very professional. I had hired another electrician on Thumbtack, that came over and put multiple holes in my wall, left power & ground wires exposed, had wired my lighting system using the wrong sized electrical wires, I’ll leave it at etc. Yes, it was that bad! I had explained my situation to Yashar, the night before the drywall Contractors came, and Yashar left early from his day job the next day, to come and help me fix everything the last electrician screw up. My hero! His rates are more than fair, for such a skilled & talented electrician. Yashar listened to what I wanted done, and made it happen, better then I expected. THANK YOU!!!!
TM Electric ⚡️TM Electric ⚡️
Haisu M.
We are lucky to have found TM electric. Yashar fixed our switch and circuit breaker problem within 30mins at a reasonable price. We will definitely reach out to him again in future for any electrician jobs.
TM Electric ⚡️TM Electric ⚡️
Chase B.
He is not a licensed electrician despite the fact that he is advertised that way here. Tried to charge me $100 diagnostic fee for coming out when we was not able to bid on the job anyways since he isn't licensed to do the job in the first place.
Mr. FixerMr. Fixer
Tanya S.
From start to finish we had a grest experience. The team reaponded quickly to our request, the electricians diagnosed the problem (complex) and fixed the issue with recommendations to mitigate for future issues. Thank you Daniel and Don for your awesome service. We will use your company again
Custom Electrical Services LLCCustom Electrical Services LLC
Gary S.
Got the job done that we were asking about. Also advised us on what we need to do for a future project when our household budget can manage it. The electrician was easy to work with and answered questions my wife and I had. We would hire him again.
Custom Electrical Services LLCCustom Electrical Services LLC
Naznin F.
They were on time. After 3 hrs of service the end result was one flush mount installed. They could not install my chandelier. I understand that they are not electricians and that they couldn’t figure out why the chandelier bulbs were not working. But what bothered me was the guy was visibly upset and was super rude to me. If you cannot solve it, then its still somewhat your fault, not the customers. I totally got what the other negative review was talking about.
Bixno Handy LLCBixno Handy LLC
Anamika B.
We got to know about Andrew while searching online for an electrician to help with recesses lights. I am so glad that we got connected to him. Andrew was super helpful throughout the process. Recommending lights, switches and also suggesting the location for installing them. As a first time home buyer, we always had lot of questions and confusion. Andrew was very calm and helpful. He used to entertain our queries and answered any queries we had. Nevertheless, Andrew did the work with utmost precision. He installed recessed lights with no damage or casualties. He was always responsive on text and was on time. I would hands down recommend Andrew for any electrical work.
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