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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for West Allis electricians
Margaret M.
Rick is the best Electrician I have worked with. I have hired other Electricians that could not find out what was going on, Rick found the answer in very little time . I will call his again. He is the best.
RickRick
Gail D.
Rick is the Best electrician ever! I've owned several homes and had many electricians service them. Rick is by far the most qualified and reasonably priced. I will always have Rick do my future electrical repairs/installs.
RickRick
Angela S.
Mark is a thorough, trustworthy, and skilled professional. He will be my go-to electrician from now on!
Lemkeyes Electric LLCLemkeyes Electric LLC
Andrea B.
Franklin Electric is now our go-to electrician. Great value and excellent service. Thanks for helping us out.
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
Kelly L.
I submitted an online request for an outlet instillation with this company around 9am and the electrician was literally at my house at 11:45am. Fast, professional, and straight forward! I definitely will be keeping his card and not looking for another electrician ever again. You can’t find this type of service anywhere!! Don’t waste your time.... book him!
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
Caitlin O.
Aji did a wonderful job. He was in and out of here in no time, very professional. If I ever need an electrician again, I will hire him.
MasterVizion Electrical ServicesMasterVizion Electrical Services
Josh S.
Rick had extremely fair pricing compared to some of the other electricians that I had contacted. The quality of the work was phenomenal and he and his crew did a great clean up job after they were finished. I haven't had to use an electrician before but rest assured the next time I need a job done he will be the one I call. 5 stars!
RickRick
Demetra p.
Mr. Franklin was prompt and took the time to look at the project to ensure that he completed the job as needed and quoted The work product was great. He was very professional and patiently answered questions I would recommend Franklin to all thumbtack customers seeking an electrician I have already rehired him for another job.
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
David L.
This man was incredible. Fixed two failing outlets I couldn't fix myself in about 15 minutes time, and I'd rewired every other outlet in that house with no issue. He was fast, friendly, and his price couldn't be beat. I dare you to find a better electrician! Tip this guy, give him cookies, he's a gem!
MartinezMartinez
Flo M.
I had several projects that required an electrician - older home so access wasn't always easy. Daren came the day after I requested project help and gave me a quote - easily the best quote I'd received among 4 electricians! He was able to start the next week and completed the projects (adding several outlets throughout the house, cleaning up old wires in the basement, installing a new circuit for the sump pump, and adding canned lights to my very dark living room) within 10 days - just 17 days after initial contact! I'm very happy with the work quality and his crew was careful to protect my furniture from dust and cleaned up as they went - which was incredibly professional! His crew was always here when they said they would be - punctual and responsive! I would say the value is the best! I would recommend Countywide and call them again without question!
CountyWide ElectricCountyWide Electric
Janine P.
We could not be more pleased! Sent a request for a quote to Franklin Electric on Thursday and received a response right away. Ricky came to our house to look at what was needed (a 20 amp outlet for a sauna getting delivered next week) on Saturday and he was back the very next day, on a Sunday, to install. Ricky was meticulous in running the wiring and installing the outlet. Ricky is prompt, personable and professional! So glad we have found our go to electrician for all our future projects requiring an electrical professional!!!
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
Rocky W.
I contacted two electricians through Thumbtack and they never responded which has been my experience using this service. Even though Mark wasn't one of the parties I attempted to hire, he took the initiative and contacted us. The same week, he came to our residence and gave us an estimate. We scheduled the job and Mark arrived on time, installed two electrical outlet boxes and cleaned up the work area upon completion. I rarely give 5 star reviews but Mark has earned it and I definitely recommend him.
Lemkeyes Electric LLCLemkeyes Electric LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Don arrived 5 minutes before the scheduled time which as you all know no service person arrives when they say they will. He took the time with my husband to go over any of the items he had tried. We didn't expect him to go in the attic, but that's where the issue really was. He was here for some time identifying any potential outlets or wiring that may cause the problem in the future & repaired them immediately. I would not only call him for future issues but would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an electrician. He was extremely friendly, courteous & highly efficient. As for cost, he was very reasonable & available nights & weekends at no extra charge!
DRM ElectricalDRM Electrical
Kathryn C.
Ricky was fantastic! He communicated well and arrived when he said he would. He spent time listening to what I needed, my ideas, and worked out a solution that was cost and time effective - and took care of it on a Friday night! While doing the wiring work, he took the extra time to teach me several important things and made sure I understood. Finally, his work was very well executed and professional - I was especially impressed when he made sure the outlet faces were lined up and flat. I will hire him again for any electrical work needed as I believe he is one of the best electricians I’ve ever seen!
Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric
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