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    Mills Electric Company LLC Logo
    Statesville, NC·

    Wiring Upgrades, Panel Upgrades, Preventative , and 2 more

    "Mills electric repaired all the outside outlets on my house. He also got lights working in my crawl space that have not worked in a while!! It was all in bad wiring. Which he figured out within an hour of being here!! I HIGHLY Recommend them for you electrical needs!!"

    Steve R. in November 2023

    SA
    Greensboro, NC·

    "Very courteous and through"

    Tim W. in March 2024

    MS
    Greensboro, NC·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrades/Replacement, Electrical Service , and 2 more

    "Prophet came out last week and priced a new Generator that would take care of our home during outages. He was very polite and they actually got the unit installed 4 days later! It look great, it works perfectly and on top of all that they will do all the maintenance on it for us so itâ s worry free. If you want a generator or are just thinking about getting one. Call these guys they are awesome"

    Ashley E. in January 2024

    QR
    Winston-Salem, NC·

    HVAC

    "Very professional. Came as scheduled and stayed until done."

    Tim B. in December 2022

    AF
    King, NC·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "Alan is very knowledgeable and performs good work. The inspector commented on the high quality of the work he performed for me (installation of sub panel on 2nd floor). I will hire him again for my next electrical project."

    Scott L. in April 2023

    TS
    Pleasant Garden, NC·

    Electrical, Home Automation

    "Mark is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. He and his wife do a fantastic job"

    Al R. in December 2020

    True Tech Logo
    Yadkinville, NC·

    Home and Business Security (Wired and Wireless), Complete Electrical Services and Installation, Wired and Wireless Network Solutions , and 1 more

    "Allen and Associates are well above average. Their work is totally professional. The men who did my installations --from hanging lights, installing a wall mount tv, installing new fixtures etc. were very knowledgeable and efficient. Allen and Associates responded to my request well within the time frame I asked for. I will definitely call them again."

    Mary F J. in October 2016

    ME

    In business since 2018

    King, NC·

    Electrical associated with remodeling, Generator Installs, Swimming Pool Electrical Install, Residential and Commercial Electrical , and 2 more

    About us: "Mabe's Electrical Inc. is a family owned business that services the Triad area and Southern Virginia area. Mabe's Electrical has over 20 years of experience in electrical and home remodeling needs. Michael, the owner and electrician, has an unlimited license. This type of license opens up opportunities to larger projects for the homeowner such as whole house remodels, and also to commercial entities as well. Michael and his crew have experience in the following, but not limited to: Generator installation, electrical for pool installation, new construction wiring, remodel wiring, service changes, troubleshooting for various electrical issues, etc. Mabe's Electrical Inc 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."

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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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  • Install new fixture
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What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

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  • Interior - ceiling
  • Interior - wall
  • Exterior lights
  • Other fixtures

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