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    KK
    Somis, CA·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Wiring, Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Installation

    "Extremely helpful and the quality and speed of his work was exceptional."

    Trevor F. in November 2022

    JV

    In business since 2011

    Sylmar, CA·

    Electrical

    About us: "JVC Electric has been in business since 2011 with over 25 years of experience! We specialize in all your home improvement electrical needs, and guarantee you a job well done! All the way from electrical switches outlets & fixtures, to electrical panel upgrades, we are your guys! We strive to exceed the homeowners expectations each and every time, and get the job done the way YOU want it. We work in a timely fashion, and always pay attention to detail. Proudly Serving Northridge & surrounding areas. Free estimates. Call today!"

    RR Electric Heating & Air Logo
    Moorpark, CA·

    Water Heaters, Electrical, HVAC

    "Great customer service"

    Karen J. in December 2022

    VG
    Los Angeles, CA·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical for Remodels & Additions

    "Was out very fast and took care of it without any issues and cleaned up after himself."

    Chris C. in June 2022

    Elite Electrical Services Logo
    San Fernando, CA·

    Electrical

    "Great guys to work with. They were proactive and identified issues before they became issues. Will work with them in the future. Christian was a total pro."

    Michele P. in August 2020

    MS
    Lancaster, CA·

    Generators, Landscape Lighting / Security Lighting, Panel Upgrade / Panel Changes , and 2 more

    "Have been a good vendor for our HOA for a long time."

    Albert L. in December 2022

    Calibay Construction, Inc. dba Calibay Industrial Communications Logo
    Woodland Hills, CA·

    Commercial Electrician, Security and Speciality Cameras, Access Controls Residential and Commercial , and 4 more

    "Good service and fast work"

    Seokhee L. in December 2022

    Pacific Electrical & Lighting Logo
    Fontana, CA

    Electrician

    "Very professional and great experience. Perfect job! Marie"

    Marie L. in December 2021

    Ayce Electric Logo
    North Hollywood, CA·

    "they did not offer to fix the drywall. then they wanted to offer to fix it for a large price. it should be a one stop shopping experience not where i have to search for someone to repair the wall so rats, rodents, snakes do not enter the house."

    RUTH J. in May 2023

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • Northridge, California Average
    $385
  • Typical Range
    $200 - $595
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $1,200

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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Things to Consider Before You Install or Repair Light Switches and Electrical Outlets:

What kind of location is this?

    What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

    • Ceiling fan or chandelier
    • Switches
    • Interior lights
    • Outlets
    • Exterior lights
    • Other fixtures
    • Bath or attic exhaust fan

    Do you provide these professional services?

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    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Northridge, CA

    • NewProject Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/26/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/25/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Still in planning & budgeting phase
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/24/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/21/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Circuit down breaker not resetting
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/20/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/08/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Hello Can you change the electric outlet in the garage please? Mine is so old
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/06/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/04/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes
      Desired Completion Date: Within 24 hours
      Comment: Part of the breaker that controls the garbage disposal, dishwasher and the heater / air conditioner is not working.
    • Project Location: Northridge, CA
      Date: 05/03/23
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
      Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Comment: Mole on bathroom ceiling, ceiling fan, bathroom faucet

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