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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).

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 Renton electricians
Stan K.
Recommend to anyone who is looking for a professional, experienced and hardworking electrician.
Ally Electric, LLCAlly Electric, LLC
Carlos L.
Excellent work... if you need a knowledgeable and competent electrician - hire Christian!!
Ally Electric, LLCAlly Electric, LLC
Linda H.
Yasher is a fine young professional and his work is fantastic. I will keep his number if I need to hire an electrician again
TM Electric ⚡️TM Electric ⚡️
First Aid and CPR T.
SeaTown's electricians were very professional, did the job quickly and came up with solutions we hadn't thought of to improve our property. Would hire again!
SeaTown Electric, Heating and AirSeaTown Electric, Heating and Air
Rachel K.
They installed two light fixtures, both of which were a bit tricky. They also installed an outlet on the outside of the house for a hot tub. All work was done quickly and the electrician was so proud of his work on the dining light fixture, that he took a picture! Highly recommend.
All Pro Elec.All Pro Elec.
Stuart M.
The Electricians came out and evaluated a very complex LED customized lighting system. Also made sure they acquired the proper materials ( which I appreciate). Some contractors are will to install any level of quality materials just to “get the job done”. These guys took there time and did quality work! Thanks!
Custom Electrical Services LLCCustom Electrical Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I put out a call to electricians on Thumbtack in a minor panic due to a potentially hazardous electrical situation. Jason responded quickly with an extremely fair quote. He showed up the very next day as promised, on time, and performed the work efficiently and thoroughly...and even went above and beyond and helped me fix another issue right on the spot. He is pleasant, professional, and capable. I definitely plan to give Jason my business again in the future.
Spark BrosSpark Bros
Carra N.
CES was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. They responded to my project request almost immediately and asked for further info to ensure my quote was accurate. They answered all of my questions and were able to get us scheduled without any delay. The customer service was phenomenal - both in response time, follow up and in courtesy. The electrician that came out was prompt, courteous and did a fabulous job. The outlet was installed in quick order and he even took the time to clean up before he finished. I would absolutely use CES again and recommend them to anyone with electrical needs.
Custom Electrical Services LLCCustom Electrical Services LLC
Robert W.
The short version: They're not licensed electricians, which doesn't necessarily matter if you know what you're doing. These guys don't know what they're doing. They did my job wrong, wouldn't make it right, and the owner was borderline abusive when I complained. This might be culturally appropriate in Texas, but it really doesn't fly here. Avoid. P.S.: After posting a bad review, the owner texted me. Creepy! The long version: I engaged Bixno Handy to perform the following tasks: - Install two ceiling light fixtures - Install three smoke detectors - Install a receptacle on the same circuit as a kitchen fixture - Diagnose a heater that wasn't getting power - Remove base molding from around crawlspace and install a handle. They followed up politely and professionally, and promptly dispatched two technicians. The appointment was rescheduled several times during the day because their other job ran long, but I was flexible. The guys did just fine installing the light fixtures and the smoke detectors. Installing a fixture on the ceiling wasn't workable because there wasn't the right equipment, and this was a reasonable call. I was disappointed, but since there wasn't a way to do it without cutting a hole in the ceiling, I was fine with them not taking on this project. The work with the base molding was so-so; they removed it, installed a handle, but didn't get the proportions right and didn't reinstall it with screws like I'd asked. It was a last-minute addition to the project (since we had extra time on the clock, and they bill by the full hour) so I don't fault them for my failure to appropriately scope the project. The primary issue was with diagnosing my heater, the billing, and how the owner responded. As it turns out, there is a switch on the bottom of the thermostat. It was turned off and this is the only thing that was ever wrong. These guys didn't find that problem, but spent an hour chasing a "fault" that wasn't really a fault--the electric line was 240v and they assumed it was 120v, which behaves differently. I ended up having to hire a licensed electrician for about $220 to undo everything they did. He wrote up in detail everything that Bixno Handy did incorrectly, and advised me not to have them do electrical work because they were not licensed and didn't have proper training. When I contacted Nolan Bixler, the owner, to see if he was willing to adjust the bill, he instead called me up to chew me out. He claims I was abusive to his guys (I was polite and professional, but did expect them to work the full two hours I was paying for), and made it clear that not only was he unwilling to adjust the bill, he'd put me on his blacklist. "I'm going to have trucks all over this town," he said "and we're never going to work with you." Nolan needn't worry. I'm not inclined to work with him again. If you need a TV mounted on the wall, these guys are probably capable. However, if you have any more complicated problems, this company is best avoided. More importantly, expect that the mercurial owner will keep your money, won't fix anything, and will blacklist you for complaining.
Bixno Handy LLCBixno Handy LLC
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