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    ID
    San Francisco, CA·

    Bathroom Remodel, HVAC

    "Thus company really cares about their customers and doing good work at fair prices. Adam goes the extra mile to make sure things are going well."

    Chris R. in July 2017

    Amber Electrical Service Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential, Fixed Generator - Install, Electrical for business and Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Fred was very communicative and flexible in helping me, my landlord and my fellow tenants work out the solution for adding a new 220V circuit and isolating some of my circuitry from the panel in my neighboring tenants office!. After understanding a relatively complex set of issues quickly he provided a fair estimate and proceeded with the job to fit the schedule of my neighbors to avoid interrupting their service by working on a Saturday. Fred arrived fully equipped and was able to finish the job in one day to my specifications and well done! Amber Electric Service is my new go to electrician. I am very pleased!"

    Mark L. in December 2020

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "On time and thorough."

    Jim G. in September 2019

    CaliforniAir Heating & Air Conditioning Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Air Ducts & Vents - Clean, Central A/C - Install/ Service/Repair, Ducts & Vents - Install or Replace , and 6 more

    "Erasmo is great. He is very responsive. He came out right away, walked through the rooms that the furnace supplied heat to and recommended the size and replacement heater that was needed. We had three bids for this replacement heater and Erasmo was several hundred dollars less for the same project. The workmanship was quality and done in a timely matter. I highly recommend CaliforniAir Heating"

    Terrance M. in December 2023

    RE
    San Lorenzo, CA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrades

    "Very skillful and knowledgeable tech, working with Ryan was great. I got 2 electrical outlets installed and all was perfect. Does the job well done for such little cost! Would not hesitate to hire again."

    Syed A. in January 2024

    AC & LC Corporation Logo
    San Mateo, CA·

    Skylight Installs and Repairs

    "On time and did a nice job"

    Dave H. in December 2018

    BB

    In business since 2023

    About us: "BAY BRIDGE ELECTRICAL SERVICES 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. 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."

    BA
    San Pablo, CA·

    Audio/Visual

    "I had a great experience with this company. Edgar provided a detailed estimate, kept me informed all along the way and did a tidy professional installation. I would not hesitate to use him on my next project. I will recommend to all my friends that they, at least, get an estimate from Brains Automation."

    David K. in November 2022

    Nextgen Electric Logo
    San Leandro, CA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrades

    "James was very professional and fast"

    Abraham M. in April 2023

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Castro Valley, California Average
    $366
  • Typical Range
    $153 - $589
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Outlets in kitchen and oven and microwave stopped working. circuit breakers will not reset.
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
      Location: Home
      Comment: Install 4 recessed lights in living room, add 2 outdoor outlets, add 2 outlets in the bedroom, add outlet behind the TV to hide cables, install outdoor camera.
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need to have GFI switch in garage replaced. No longer allows re-set
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/21/24
      Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
      Location: Home
      Comment: Add outlets indoor and outdoor, add recessed lights in the living room, install outdoor cameras and doorbell.
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/17/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/16/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/15/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Light fixture (neon 4 bulb) after about being on for 30 min. starts to flicker on and off and 2 middle bulbs go off
    • Project Location: Castro Valley, CA
      Date: 01/10/24
      Nature of Project: Plush
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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