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    Grimm's Electrical Services Logo
    Norwalk, CT·

    Electrical

    "Everybody seems to have a sad and frustrating story of the electrician who either never follows up. is impossible to reach or just disappears. THOMAS GRIMM is the most reliable electrician I've ever hired. He shows up when he is scheduled to show up and the work always gets done and gets done well. And he's very straightforward and honest as a businessman. His estimates are accurate. And when I asked for a needlessly expensive solution to a simple problem due to my own ignorance, he explained how that spending was not necessary. Can't go wrong with Grimm's Electrical."

    Roland T. in November 2023

    Mikell Electric Logo
    Monroe, CT·

    Generators, Panel Upgrades, Old Work , and 12 more

    "I am very pleased with the excellent quality of the work by Mikell Electric. Spencer installed a new fuse box, outside fixtures plus wiring. He was courteous, respectful and prompt. He took the time to explain the process, timeframe and answered all of my questions. I have already had him back again for another electrical project."

    Annetta B. in February 2023

    EA
    Norwalk, CT·

    Electrical

    "Very professional, excellent work, and affordable price."

    Jacky R. in May 2023

    JE
    Stratford, CT·

    Electrical Service Calls

    "This was my first time ever hiring a contractor from Home Advisor. I had a chandelier for my newly redecorated bedroom that was seemingly impossible to install. John kept in contact with me, arrived on time, and assured me that he was up to the task to get the job done! John and John, his assistant, were professional, courteous, friendly, trustworthy... and stopped at nothing to make what I thought was impossible.. possible. Words simply cannot express how happy I am that my light is safely attached to the ceiling. I highly recommend J.A.C Electric. These are GOOD guys! I will be sure to call them again as my need for a professional electrician arises."

    Teddy P. in May 2018

    GL
    Milford, CT·

    Electrical Services

    "Patrick was wonderful. Arrived on time worked diligently. Took the time to do the project perfectly. The new lights in my kitchen look marvelous. 10/10 would recommend."

    Brittany J. in February 2024

    EE

    "I strongly recommend Eddie and his team to handle your electrical and lighting needs. I hired Eddie to install eight 4 inch LED high-hats in my living room in Westport CT. My house is a bit older (1960s), but Eddie had no trouble whatsoever in wiring the lights to my existing light switch in the wall. He was done in about 90 minutes and the room looks amazing. He took extra care not to leave a mess and brought protective equipment for the floors and furniture. He is very responsive, professional, and his prices cannot be beat! Fantastic."

    Theo W. in December 2023

    CC

    In business since 2023

    About us: "CT Cabling, LL 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."

    CC

    In business since 2003

    Shelton, CT·

    About us: "We are 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"

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut Average
    $306
  • Typical Range
    $160 - $458
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $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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Bridgeport Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 86 reviews of 86 pros.

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  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Location: Home
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    Date: 01/30/24
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    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
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    Comment: Tesla chargin
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    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
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    Location: Home
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    Location: Home
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  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Fixing electrical heaters in my house
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    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/18/24
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Repair Description: Won't start
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need an estimate to repair my Ryobi portable generator. It's about two years old and the knob that says: choke and start and run is stripped. Thanks, Ray
  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a outlet in my bathroom that doesnt work, there is a light switch right next to it that does work
  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I'm having a problem with one of the outlets that's inside that has an outlet switch and also on the same line is an outlet going out to my garage it seems to be clipping quite a bit and I need that to be adjusted to or a repaired changed
  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need a new outlet installed now!
  • Project Location: Bridgeport, CT
    Date: 01/09/24
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Repair Description: Won't start
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need an estimate to repair my Ryobi portable generator. It's about two years old and the knob that says: choke and start and run is stripped. Thanks, Ray

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