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    Aladdin Electric Services Logo

    In business since 2023

    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    AW
    Washington, PA·

    electrical, repairs

    "It was pretty much straightforward. He is an exceptional worker, dedicated to his job, and makes sure customers are taken of. Reliable and dependable."

    Michael W. in May 2023

    NA
    Finleyville, PA·

    Panel Upgrade

    "He is a very nice young man and actually showed up and finished my project earlier than expected. We had 3 other companies look at this project and he was by far the best one we spoke to"

    Eda D. in December 2022

    Langan Electric, LLC Logo

    In business since 2020

    Canonsburg, PA·

    Electrical

    About us: "Langan Electric 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."

    Handyman Nate K Logo
    Washington, PA·

    Painting, Electrical, Handyman Services , and 5 more

    "Ugly clogged sink turned into a brand new vanity that works great!"

    Hope G. in October 2022

    PC
    Washington, PA·

    Handyman

    "Review by Jessie P. in Pittsburgh, PA Project: Repair open ceiling Paul was very prompt and professional. He repaired a opened ceiling textured & painted did an excellent job. Also remounted cabinets that had been removed. I would definitely use this company again. Excellent workmanship."

    Jessie P. in October 2014

    Plants Electrical Services L.L.C Logo
    Houston, PA·

    Light fixture updating and swap outs., Home electrical diagnostics and repairs, Outlet change outs and doorbell repairs , and 2 more

    "Looking for an ELECTRICIAN? Definitely call PLANTS ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC. 724-678-8216, Dillan Plants. Dillan is good, intelligent, a good worker and reasonably priced. Very knowledgeable. He pinpointed our problem on a few minutes. He is just starting out on his own but don't be afraid to try him. And he is local. I can't thank him enough."

    John C. in December 2022

    JJ
    McDonald, PA·

    Service upgrades, commercial electrical

    "J&J Electric Company goes over and above for the customer satisfaction for service and quality of work. They also pay attention to detail and explain everything to you throughout the process of the job from beginning to end. They are punctual and also call ahead before arriving. They are also considerate of your home or business when doing the job, when the job is done the work area is clean and the way it was when they arrived. If there are any issues they may cross when working, they explain the issues and also explain how to fix it properly. They are safe workers and communicate when cutting off power and how long it will be off. We are remodeling a farm house we are the 3rd owners built in the 1800 and J & J are rewiring the whole house. This involves a lot of time tracing the current wiring and bringing the house up to code. We are doing it in stages due to also remodeling rooms and we keep them informed of the progress so we can schedule them when needed. I would highly recommend J & J Electric to my family and friends for professional and quality work."

    Bill L. in November 2021

    AH
    Elrama, PA·

    Painting, Drywall, Electrical

    "I called Bob to install an outdoor motion detector light on the outside of my house. We scheduled a day and Bob installed the light and did a great job! Since that project, I've had Bob install a water regulator, fix a shut off valve under my kitchen sink, put up a railing that fail off going down to the outside of my basement door, and installed a new hot water tank for me, Bob does excellent work, is very nice, and explains everything. I plan on keeping him for future projects."

    Carrie B. in December 2022

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • Washington, Pennsylvania Average
    $295
  • Typical Range
    $108 - $462
  • Low End - High End
    $80 - $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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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

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    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Washington, PA

    • NewProject Location: Washington, PA
      Date: 05/29/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Disconnect existing 220v outlet (in basement) and install a new one on the other side of the house in main floor pantry.
    • Project Location: Washington, PA
      Date: 05/21/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Still in planning & budgeting phase
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Washington, PA
      Date: 05/20/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Circuit breaker switch will not reset

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