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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Electrician?

When you're looking to hire an electrician, expect to pay from $145 - $450 per service call, on average.

Why such a range? The cost to hire an electrician varies according to the type and extent of the job(s) you have on hand. The electrician's fee will be calculated as:

● Hourly rate, usually with a minimum charge per service call, OR

● Flat fee for service call + hourly rate, OR

● Flat fee per job

Travel mileage may be added to the electrician's charge.

Cost Breakdown

The cost to hire an electrician includes:

-Labor -- Confirm with your electrician how labor costs will be calculated, by the hour or at a flat rate.

Other costs may or may not be included:

-Supplies -- appliances, fixtures, and supplies are not a part of the hourly rate for an electrician, although the flat fee for an installation or replacement may include them. Expect the cost to vary according to the quality of materials used.

-The initial estimate for an electrical installation, which may include an onsite inspection, is often free.

What are some common Electrical issues?

A qualified electrical contractor is able to do all types of high-level electrical services, including the installation/replacement/repair of these common electrical tasks: 

● Backup generators
● Ceiling fans
● GFCI circuit breakers/outlets
● Light fixtures/switches
● Smart house systems
● Electrical outlets
● Outdoor lighting
● Solar panels
● Knob replacement
● Tube wiring replacement
● Rewiring a house
● Upgrading an electrical panel

How do I find an Electrician?

You don’t want to hire an unreliable electrician, and be left in the dark without electricity.

Get Recommendations - Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations. If they used a contractor and were satisfied with his service, chances are you will be too. If none of your neighbors or friends know of a reliable electrician, you can find a number of local electricians online and read their reviews.

Get Estimates - Get several estimates. However, don’t rely too heavily on them. For one, a less expensive estimate is not always a better one. A more experienced contractor may charge more, and it’s probably worth it.

Make Sure it’s Legal - Once you have selected a contractor, make sure he is licensed, insured and bonded.

When should I call an electrician?

Finding the right electrician can be as much a matter of safety as getting your money's worth. Asking these important questions will help you find a top electrician in your area with the right experience and business practices for your needs.

-Are you licensed and insured?

-What kind of work do you do most?

-Will you provide references (for past jobs similar to mine)?

-What does your estimate include?

-What will you guarantee/warranty?

Can I do Electrical Work Myself?

Electricians are called in for all types of problems. Whether you’re experiencing overall power difficulties or your lighting or appliances are malfunctioning, an electrician is the person to contact. For minor electrical malfunctions or small wiring installations it may be possible to manage on your own without an electrical contractor, though this is not highly recommended.

 If you do not have experience dealing with electricity, leave it to a professional.

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