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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 Tacoma electricians
Libby L.
Transparent & more then fair with pricing, prompt and worked hard to make sure my project got finished correctly. This is an electrician I will recommend to friends & family.
EV ElectricEV Electric
Thumbtack Customer
They promptly responded to my request for a quote. I was contacted within a day or 2 of posting. Work begins in about 2 weeks. I'm in no rush. The electrician that came out to inspect the work that needs to be done was knowledgeable and courteous.
SeaTown Electric, Heating and AirSeaTown Electric, Heating and Air
Danielle S.
Great experience with this team! Scheduling was a breeze. My electrician Billy arrived on time, went over options and was super friendly and professional. He did a phenomenal job in quickly installing an additional outlet with minimal impact on existing walls. Even better, prices were absolutely reasonable for the quality of work! I would absolutely contact them again for future projects.
Custom Electrical Services LLCCustom Electrical Services LLC
Sarah M.
Kyle contacted me immediately after I posted the job. After giving him the details he was able to troubleshoot our problem and answer my questions without coming out. It turns out we didn't need an electrician at all and he helped us to understand the problem we were having through messaging. I don't know a lot of businesses that would take the time to do that without getting paid and we are extremely appreciative. I will definitely hire Sunrise Electric for any future electrical jobs we may have.
Sunrise ElectricSunrise Electric
Dylan M.
Can’t speak to how happy I was with Larry and his work, I came with an idea of how I wanted my recessed lighting installed and he came up with a better idea to make my room really look great. He was fairly quick and extremely detailed. I have already recommended him to many friends in the Tacoma area and will surely give him a call for any/all electrician needs in the future. If you’re reading this review stop now and just give him a call because he’s the best and most affordable in the business!
Two Bears  electric and construction serviceTwo Bears electric and construction service
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