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    Conde Tech Services, LLC Logo
    Great Falls, VA·

    Water Heater Replacement, Heating Services, Air Conditioning Services , and 7 more

    "Prompt efficient courteous patient. Highly recommend."

    Karen R. in December 2020

    A Plus Electric Logo
    Manassas Park, VA·

    Electric

    "Professional, on time, cleaned up well and the customer service was amazing. Highly recommend."

    Aurko C. in November 2023

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "They arrived within the timeframe stated , completed servicing our generator, replaced the spark plug and explained the work they had done in a timely manner. They were reasonably priced and an excellent job. Iâ ll call them again when I need service."

    Marilyn M. in December 2020

    Jireh Electric, Inc. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, New Construction, Service , and 1 more

    "I was very comfortable with him because he explained the whole process. He waited for me until I came home and he was very helpful. Very prompt as well."

    Aysha A. in December 2017

    Bowden Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Brunswick, MD·

    Lighting Design and Installations, Generator Installations, Service Calls , and 2 more

    "Mike, the manager, was extremely prompt and professional when he connected with me. He accurately timed when Tom and Justin would arrive at my house on very short notice to install 2 pendants in my living room and kitchen. These 2 guys were consummate professionals!! This company is now my go to place for all things electrical!!!"

    Raeshaun P. in December 2022

    JE

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We offer over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring and panel upgrades and a variety of other jobs. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on & look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    HS

    "Responded in a timely manner, was courteous, and did excellent work. Will hire him again when I have a handyman project."

    Joan B. in December 2023

    AE
    Gainesville, VA·

    Electrical

    "Youssef was very professional, responsive, and excellent! I would recommend him without hesitation. In fact we are discussing another project for him to do at my house."

    Brahima C. in July 2024

    TQ
    Sterling, VA·

    "This company is great and I'll be using them for all my electrical needs. Mark came to my house to install a new ceiling fan and did an excellent job. The price was very fair and he took the time to clearly explain my options. This job involved running a new wire and installing a fan box where none existed and somehow he managed to do this without damaging the drywall so there was nothing left to patch! If I wasn't impressed enough already, he even vacuumed the work area to make sure it was clean before leaving."

    Andrew K. in July 2024

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Fairfax, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $169 - $523
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

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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      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
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