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    HH
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Handyman Services

    "If you are looking for someone who does quality work for your home, I definitely recommend hiring Hal! He is done a lot of work for me over the years, and no matter what the project is, Hal finds a way to make it work. He has a wide range of knowledge and abilities, so whether you need your something fixed, your TV mounted, furniture put together, light switches changed to smart switches, cosmetic work done in your home, or light fixtures installed, Hal can do it all! He does great work that has stood the test of time. He takes the time to do it right and makes sure you get exactly what you want."

    Barb A. in January 2024

    AE

    In business since 2005

    Philadelphia, PA·

    Electrical Contractor-Licensed, Residential & Commercial, Repairs & Installation

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    MP

    "Christopher was great. He was prompt and the job was completed with precision and perfection. Highly recommend."

    Edward R. in November 2023

    T McCall's Electric and Plumbing Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "Came out the same day I contacted Service Magic. Contractor was to repair chandelier my son had installed incorrectly. He installed but said my son had cut wire too short and chandelier needed to be replaced as soon as possible. Contractor reinstalled at no additional charge."

    Barbara M. in April 2011

    T.J. Brothers, Inc. Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Major Home Repairs (General Contractor)

    About us: "TJ Brothers, Inc., was established in 1999 as a general contracting and construction management firm. TJ Brothers, Inc., has been building and managing construction projects for the past ten years. John Chan, President and CEO of TJ Brothers, Inc., has over 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry. Mr. Chan leverages his expertise to ensure each project is completed within the client's time frame and budget. TJ Brothers, Inc., prides itself on establishing long term relationships with his clients. Through Mr. Chan's leadership, he has built TJ Brothers Inc.'s excellent reputation as a professional and accomplished construction firm delivering excellence and client satisfaction. "Our mission is to provide the best value to the customer by offering the highest quality construction and remodeling services from the conception to completion" JOHN CHAN - President of TJ Brothers, Inc."

    DE
    Philadelphia, PA·

    electrical servicing and installation

    "He is very personable and does good work!!!"

    mike F. in December 2021

    RE
    Collegeville, PA·

    Electrical

    "Very professional, very neat."

    Alice H. in August 2013

    SH

    In business since 2023

    About us: "We at Super Handyman Pro are here to provide you with quality maintenance and repair services for your residence. With years of expertise in both commercial and residential spaces, we guarantee fast and professional work with excellent finishings so your house always looks its best. Contact us today to get reliable service whenever you need it!"

    HN
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Custom Repairs, Handyman Tasks

    "Robert did an incredible job wiring and installing my ceiling fan. It was a bigger job than anticipated because the apartment is old and the existing electrical had to be replaced. He was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and a perfectionist. I am so pleased with the finished work and I have recommended him to other family members and friends. His customer service exceeded my expectations and I plan to keep his contact information for anything I may need in the future. You can't go wrong hiring Robert!"

    Leonora E. in November 2023

    Suburban Home Services Logo
    Lansdale, PA·

    Basements, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "Suburban Home Services repaired a bedroom and two ceilings that were destroyed by a leaky roof. He also cleaned antique furniture which was in the room and full of mold. It looks new. Mitch replaced the two ceilings and added n ew fixtures. Suburban home Services is on time and works a full day. He is also reasonably priced.He does a great job."

    Loretta R. in September 2010

    CG
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Remodels and Additions, Decks

    "He was prompt and very professional. We will definately recommend him to our friends. We took a bunch of his business cards to hand out."

    Aneft B. in October 2008

    PE

    In business since 2009

    Norristown, PA·

    Electric

    About us: "Here at PKM Electric, LLC, we sustain our business on quality and integrity. We are experts in our trade and our commitment to quality, from beginning to end of your project. We look forward to earning your business. Call us anytime, with any questions you may have. Thanks for your time and have a great day."

    AD Electrical & Home Improvements, LLC Logo
    Southampton, PA·

    Electrical, 10 Years Experience

    "I am very happy with Eddie and his team. They did a very good job installing recessed lights in my kitchen."

    Gennifer K. in November 2023

    HSD Telcomm LLC Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    VOICE OVER IP PHONES, SECURITY CAMERAS, WIRING FOR COMPUTER NETWORKS , and 2 more

    "HSD Telcomm was prompt, courteous and did a great job. The gentleman went out of his way not only to install a jack but also to get us a new DSL cord and make sure our Verizon service was working. Highly recommended."

    Brad B. in July 2009

    Battaglia & Sons Electric LLC Logo
    Huntingdon Valley, PA·

    "Reliable, professional and affordable."

    Susan P. in November 2023

    AMR Services Group Logo
    Bensalem, PA·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "I hired AMR Services Group to replace the electric panel that was falling off the stone wall in my basement and install a charging station for an electric car. Anthony was wonderful and the pedestal he built to secure the new electric panel to the wall is very solidly built. The charger installation is done nicely and is working as needed."

    Joan M. in December 2022

    DH
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Doors, Painting, Deck/ Fences , and 7 more

    "Darrick and Harry did a great job of installing a replacement window on the second floor."

    Chuck B. in October 2021

    HH

    Home Generators, Portable Generators, Backup Power Solutions , and 5 more

    "We just want to say thank you for the beyond amazing service that we received from office staff and even more the gentleman that installed our new water softener system with reverse osmosis, uv light and a tankless hot water heater . Mike and Forest where amazing, knowledgeable and kind. Mike helped move some things around in the basement because I didnâ t have it done in time. They are a great team and work really well with each other. We had made them sweet Italian sausage for lunch. We noticed a water leak after they left l. Mike was so amazing and drove from Albany to fix it for us on his way home for the night. I had some chili cooking and gave him some. Mike even cleaned the water of the basement floor. Way more above and beyond than he needed too. Truly amazing. My family would like to say that Mike and Forest are a rare kind of people who just care and will go above and beyond for the people they help to have a better quality of life. We had moved in to take care of our nanny and her water system was no longer working and a week before the install the hot water heater went after 30 years. We recently updated appliances and we needed to protect our investment from the hard water. We absolutely love the reverse osmosis and are drinking the water so much we run out of drinking water lol. We will eventually upgrade to a dual holding tank for drinking water. For now we can make due with what we have. We were spending about $150 sometimes more in water a month for cooking and drinking purposes now we will see the savings in roughly 6 years just for not buying water anymore. With the tankless hot water heater it is too soon to see the savings yet we have a propane system living in the country and we are trying to reduce electric consumption. Gas is cheaper than electric for the usage we have we estimate that we will save around $80 additionally per month with the tankless hot water system. With that added into the equation we estimate about 4.5 years and we will have our return on our initial investment. Our next project will be a generator from this company. We lose electricity a few times a year and with nannyâ s health itâ s not acceptable in todayâ s society. Again thank you Mike and Forest the office ladyâ s weâ re very helpful on this process with us as well."

    Brandon V. in April 2022

    Lonnelectric Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Commercial Electrical Services

    "He was very informative and nice"

    Chuquetta L. in October 2023

    Future Visions, LLC Logo
    Jamison, PA·

    Site Planning and Design, Computer Repair & Service, Audio/Visual Service , and 2 more

    "Fernando was very helpful and stayed with me as we worked through the software issues. There was a download required to fix the computer that took about 15 minutes, He took care of several other related issues that were extra work for him, but very helpful for me."

    Mike I. in August 2022

    Hammerhead Construction Logo

    In business since 2014

    Philadelphia, PA·

    Concrete, Bathroom Remodels

    About us: "We have the experience and we are committed to providing quality workmanship and superior customer service on all our applications. We at Hammerhead Construction strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service oriented company with our main focus being customer satisfaction."

    GA

    In business since 1981

    About us: "leader in providing our customers with the highest quality service in an honest, efficient, and professional way. Our pledge is to create successful relationships with our customers, employees and community by building trust, treating every project with the utmost integrity and exceeding expectations. We look forward to working with you!"

    SE
    Folcroft, PA·

    Panel Change Outs

    "They are very good people."

    Henry T. in June 2022

    UM
    Philadelphia, PA·

    New Brick fronts, Stone Restoration

    "John and his crew were hired initially to repair the shoddy work of another contractor. They did such a great job that I hired them to do pointing and repair in addition, including ribbon pointing. We received great service and exemplary service at a reasonable price."

    Ric M. in July 2015

    MB
    Levittown, PA·

    Home Improvement Specialists, Electrical, Plumbing

    "Was able to get a new water heater installed within the same day of calling them. What a savior on a cold winter day. Professional team. Made extra special care to not scratch my floors with the old water heater. Will use again!"

    Omar S. in December 2018

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Average
    $362
  • Typical Range
    $175 - $565
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $1,000

Frequently asked questions

  • An electrician’s cost per hour comes in between $50 and $100. It’ll vary depending on your location and the type or professional you hire. Areas with a higher cost of living can expect to pay on the higher end of that scale. Licensing level may also increase the price.
  • Usually you’ll pay a higher rate for the first hour. This covers their travel and time expense. Emergency or after-hours rates are usually higher too – expect to pay an emergency fee of up to $300 plus a higher hourly rate.

Electricians do a fair amount of larger remodeling and new construction projects but also common residential projects including:

For cost information related to the above tasks, visit our Electrical Cost Guide.

  1. Do you have a license to perform electrical work in this state?
    All states require an electrical license or work performed under a Master Electrician. You should also ask how many on the job hours of experience they have.
  2. Do you have insurance?
    Never use one who isn’t insured. You can ask to see proof of insurance.
  3. Do you have prior work references?
    You might skip this for small jobs like installing a light or outlet. For larger projects, always get references.
  4. What are your rates?
    Always ask up front. Getting a detailed quote up front is the best way to go.
  5. Who is going to do the actual work?
    Often, a Master Electrician will come out to diagnose and bid on projects, but they have their apprentice and journeyman electricians do the work. This isn’t a terrible thing, in fact it’s common practice. The Master’s license is on the line with any work he supervises.
  6. Is your work warrantied or guaranteed?
    Any reputable company or contractor warranties their work, usually for at least a year.
  7. Are you usually on time?
    Overbooking is a frequent problem with electrical work. Often, a service call goes long, and they end up showing up at your home late. This common complaint is easily remedied with an up-front and honest discussion. If they can’t be on time, make sure they’ll call.

1. Don’t Be Misled by an Electrician’s Hourly Rates

A truly skilled, well-equipped professional with a truck full of parts that charges $100 an hour can be a much wiser choice than an inexperienced hack, working with inadequate tools and no parts, but charging much less. Often, more experienced professionals get the job done quickly with warrantied work.

2. Compare Travel Charges

Rates reflect travel times. Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Many electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic on their way to a jobsite. Every contractor must find a way to pay for the expense of driving each day.

3. Bundle Repair Jobs Together

When you feel it’s time to call a pro, review your list and then conduct a mini-inspection of your home. Look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When the electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.

4. How to Prepare & What to Know Before the Electrician Arrives
  • Be as thorough and detailed in describing your needs to your contractor. The more they know, the quicker the job will go.
  • Before they arrive, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Electricians have budgeted their time for a service call. They don’t have time for additional requests once they are on site.
  • Make sure the electrical panel box is accessible. You’ll pay for the time it takes to access it.
  • Clear away fragile items, knickknacks and furniture from areas where you expect the them to work.
  • If you have questions about the project, ask them before they start. Most are happy to run you through the problem and the process of fixing it.
  • Ask about potential issues after the work is complete. During a service call a professional will spot any potential hazards.
  • You’ll lose power to parts of your home while they work. Be prepared to pause anything you’re doing during the service call.
  • In most cases you’ll have the option to either pay at the time of service or have a bill sent to you. You’ll be able to pay with cash, credit and sometimes check.
5. Install Money-Saving Electrical Fixtures
  • By switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED ones, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home.
  • Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.
  • Creative landscape lighting and indoor accent lighting can make your home more appealing to you, your guests and potential buyers in the future.

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Philadelphia Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1575 reviews of 1575 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Philadelphia, PA

  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/06/24
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Already Purchased Station: No
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need two wall light switchs replaced...
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: need a light fixture outside door removed
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 7.5.1 Electrical - Unidentified Outlet/Fixture/Receptacle Type 6.11.1 Electrical - Reverse Polarity 2.9.1 Exterior Electrical - No Power 9.5.1 Electrical - Ungrounded 3 Wire Receptacle 5.9.1 Electrical - Cover Plates Loose/Missing/Damaged/Incorrect 5.9.2 Electrical - Opened/Frayed Wiring 11.3.1 Electrical - GFCI Needed 15.3.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device - Missing Labels on Panel 15.4.1 Observable Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses - 2-Prong Outlets/Ungrounded Wiring 15.6.1 Junctions/Junction Boxes - Junction Box/Termination/Coverage Needed
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: Want outdoor plug for hottub
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need electrical upgrade
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need electric wiring upgraded
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Electrical Devices: Other
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms Included: Other
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Installation of 2 pendant lamps in kitchen
  • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need a EMP unit attached to the panel box.

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