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  • Beacon Electrical Services, Inc.

    "The technician was very informed and was able to explain in terms that I understood so that I knew exactly what needed to be done. He was very polite and this company I would highly recommend to anyone who needs electrical service. "

    5.0 star review from Sheila H. in Dumfries, VA

  • Got Electric, LLC

    "Techs Christopher and Jeffrey quickly identified the problem- a non- working land line for old style telephone in an older house . Replaced wiring connections in wall. Most definitely appreciate the prompt service response , and the quality work work done. "

    5.0 star review from John V. in Silver Spring, MD

  • M D Limited

    "We hired Mike and his team to replace old, wood deck boards with composite boards, replace the screen around the enclosed portion of my deck, and paint the wood pickets on top of my front portico. They even sealed boards I did not get to, and that was not part of our contract. They went above and beyond, and the work they did was excellent. We are very happy with the finished product, and it all looks great. They do not leave any mess afterward either. It is good to work at a fair price. And Mike is very easy to work and communicate with, responding to all my texts and answering all my questions. Just be sure to go over the work completely, and have them finish any punch-out list before you hand over the final payment. I did have a couple of minor issues I found after the fact, and while Mike said he would come back to take care of them, he has yet to do so. It appears I will have to take care of them myself, but considering that he was thousands less than all the other estimates, this is a minor inconvenience. "

    5.0 star review from Tim F. in Ashburn, VA

  • J3 Power Electric, LLC

    "I hired Jaime to replace my electrical panel, and he did amazing work. Jaime was prompt and professional in his communications, provided me with a turn-key proposal, worked with me to install exactly what I wanted, and quoted a very reasonable price. Jaime took care of all of the county permits and inspections and provided me with everything I needed to get my projects approval from my HOA. Jaime finished the job on time and left my home in better shape than he found it. I would absolutely recommend J3 to others, and Jaime will be my first call for future electrical work."

    5.0 star review from Dan P. in Arlington, VA

  • Raufi Services LLC

    "They were on time and cleaned up after installation. Up front with the procedure and cost, they answered all my questions that I had. Would highly recommend this company."

    5.0 star review from Joyce L. in Woodbridge, VA

  • JY Electrical Services

    "It was great working with JY. He came when promised, gave solid advice and he didn't try to sell you on services you don't need. He went above and beyond to finish my job quickly and professionally without overcharging. His price was right and the work was great!"

    5.0 star review from Ken K. in Clifton, VA

  • Claros Electric, LLC

    "Ariel Claros replaced our old power panel with a new 200 am Square D QO panel. He did an outstanding job for a very competitive price. He obtained a permit and passed the inspection without any issues or complains. He worked very professionally, addressed all our questions and requests. He also left the sight clean from any debris. We are very pleased with his work and will be hiring him for our next project. We also will be referring him to our friend as we trust the quality of his work and professionalism. Highly recommended."

    5.0 star review from Tatiana K. in Fairfax, VA

There are numerous reasons you may need the services of a skilled electrician. If you've built an addition, need upgrade outlets to include USB ports, or are looking to upgrade your electrical panel, you should get quotes from several experts to ensure the job is done safely, correctly, and for a good price. On the other hand, if you're seeing problems like flickering lights and circuits tripping frequently or you have no power to something critical like an appliance, you should find an electrician near you who can quickly get started on repairs.

In addition to being able to respond quickly in many cases, electricians familiar with the homes in your neighborhood may be able to offer advice to avoid future issues. For example, they may know that homes in your area were built at a time when households drew less power so you should upgrade your circuit breaker panel. Or they may recommend whole house surge protectors if surges are common in your area.

No matter the reason you need an electrician, here are some questions to ask before you hire.

  • Do you have a license?
  • Are you bonded and/or insured?
  • Do you offer a warranty?
  • How much will I pay for the project(s)?
  • Will you be doing the work or someone else?
  • Will you pull all necessary permits?

When comparing contractors, be sure to ask about their specialties, especially if you need help with a larger project like installing power in an addition or a commercial building or upgrading old knob and tube wiring.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to hire a skilled electrician?

Homeowners pay electricians an average of $300 for a project, or about $50 to $100 an hour.

Factors that impact the cost include your location, project complexity, the licensing level of your electrician and potential travel charges.

When should I call an electrician?

Outside of electrical emergencies, here are common projects that a licensed pro can help with:=

  • Installing a light fixture or chandelier
  • Installing a ceiling fan
  • Adding an outlet
  • Updating or replacing a circuit breaker
  • Installing or updating an outdoor panel
  • Adding outdoor lighting
  • Any other electrical feature installation or maintenance

How can I find a reputable electrician?

Knowing how to research local pros and what questions to ask when interviewing potential candidates can help ensure you're hiring a good pro. After finding potential candidates,

  • Compare several bids.
  • Discuss licensing, credentials and experience.
  • Ask about warranties and guarantees for the work.
  • Ask to see proof of insurance.

Can I do electrical work myself?

It's not recommended you ever do electrical work by yourself without a license. Even if the job seems relatively simple, the complexities and dangers inherent to electrical work could result in home or bodily injury to an inexperienced DIYer.