Electrical work around the home may be dangerous, so rather than go the do-it-yourself route, it is best to hire an electrician. You should always contract an electrician that has the proper training and licensing for the job at hand. Many of these contractors also specializing in specific electrical work, so you should hire the right specialist for the job. If you still aren’t sure which electrician to hire, you should ask around and get recommendation from trusted sources.
- Most states license electricians; check the paperwork of the one you hire.
- Find a master electrician who specializes in residences, not in commercial environments.
- A 2018 calculation found that electricians charge from $50-100 per hour, and the average bill is $315.
“If you bring in a cheap cowboy or try to do work yourself, your homeowner insurance is likely to refuse to pay out for any subsequent claims you make as a result of shoddy work.”