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    RVA Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Montpelier, VA·

    24/7, Emergencies, Power outages , and 1 more

    "Highly recommend this young professional. Prompt, polite, and efficient. The work was completed as stated. Workmanship is excellent and conscientious and respectful of your time as well as your home. I will use him for all of my electrical needs going forward."

    Valerie R. in October 2020

    Asbury Electric, LLC Logo
    Gloucester, VA·

    Lighting, Customer Service, Ceiling fans and light fixtures , and 2 more

    "Wonderful service, nice people highly recommend them!!"

    Carol F. in December 2020

    ME
    Richmond, VA·

    Electrical Services

    "I hired Mr. Johnson for several projects around my home. He installed a few light fixtures and repaired a couple of outlets that weren’t working. He was prompt-arrived exactly when he said he would! Courteous and easy to deal with. Best of all, he left no trace! Easy to work with and highly recommend!"

    Stacy W. in October 2021

    Cox Electrical LLC Logo
    Richmond, VA·

    Electrical

    "Excellent service all across the board!"

    Brian J. in October 2022

    Dwell Home Services Logo

    Video door bells and flood lights, Electrical, Pool Equipment

    "The job was fantastic"

    Anthony M. in December 2023

    Campbell Custom Homes II, Inc. Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Smart Home Installation, Alarm and Security System Installation

    "Sylvia Thomas is very professional, passionate, and thorough about making her clients happy. Buy a home from Campbell Custom Homes you won't be disappointed."

    Laina T. in August 2021

    Mr. Electric of Chesterfield Logo
    Chesterfield, VA·

    Code Correction, Lighting Upgrades and Installation, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "Brian Weber was able to come at 11pm and save our home from an electrical fire. We cannot thank him enough for his incredible work and professionalism. Thank you Mr. Electric."

    Brian F. in December 2017

    RC

    In business since 2010

    About us: "Rivers Contractors is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    OE
    Amelia Courthouse, VA·

    panel upgrade, switches outlets fixtures

    "Very Polite and courteous and respectful. Up front and honest Would recommend to everyone"

    Brian E. in April 2024

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Richmond, Virginia Average
    $346
  • Typical Range
    $183 - $567
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $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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      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
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