“Anyone can run into an electrical problem.  When you have to call an electrician, it can be expensive. Electricians are the expert people in this domain and can very well handle every kind of electrical task.

When dealing with electricity it can be very dangerous and even deadly, so be very careful. One should have the knowledge in this field before attempting any do-it-yourself work! It is always a good idea to leave the complicated jobs for the experts only, even if you know how to handle them.  This could even save you money!  There are codes to follow and if there are not and you have to get an electrician in the end anyway you will most likely end up paying more to fix it then to have just hired an electrician in the first place.

Electricians’ services are expensive. They can range anywhere from $50 to $100 per hour. As you’re choosing from electricians, it’s better to pay for a true professional than an inexperienced person that has a lower hourly rate. The more they charge the more trained they should be.  A Master is going to make more then a Journeyman.  Believe it or not, there are electricians who are licensed that are still learning from the master electricians.  Keep in mind the work quality, experience level and the equipment that your potential electricians will use when choosing someone to complete a project for you.

Ask about the exact rates before you commit to one. References are always good to check out too.  It so easy now with the internet to look up testimonials and ratings on BBB, Angie’s List, Yelp and other sites.  Once you find someone you like and trust, I would keep their information around just in case. Many electricians charge at hourly basis. Some charge higher for the first hour, while others increase the rates with time. However, there are some electricians that have flat fees. So, it is better to clarify everything in the starting to avoid any kind of confusion later on.

Most electricians will go out an give you a free estimate on the work you need.  So look around the house and see if you can get it all fixed in one visit – this will save you money!

So, these were some points that one should keep in mind before calling any professional electrician. The key, however, is to take your time, use common sense and leave the tough stuff to a professional.

I hope this helped and you keep you home and family safe!”

–Butch Jackson