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    BP
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Plumbing Services

    "Wonderful. Solved problem over the phone! Kind and honest. Can't recommend strongly enough."

    Melinda W. in December 2021

    TN

    Remodel, Kitchen bathroom and basements

    "The team was able to get the repair done quickly. Thank you!"

    Lea Ann T. in April 2023

    AE

    In business since 2020

    Cincinnati, OH·

    Electrical

    About us: "Installation of electrical service in residential and commercial setting at a affordable price."

    WS
    Brookville, IN·

    Electrical

    "Very friendly and a hard worker. Fair pricing and free estimate. Also has a lovely family."

    Linda S. in June 2023

    Next Level Contracting, LLC Logo
    Dayton, OH·

    Hot Tub and Pool Wiring, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "Replaced a high-voltage outlet and circuit with normal ones. Was on time, friendly and professional. He's a good guy."

    Justin W. in August 2019

    More Power To You LLC Logo
    Lebanon, OH·

    Residential Electrician

    "Dustin and his team came out to address a wiring disaster I discovered while trying replace a switch. The previous ownerâ  s electrician did a total hack job on the wiring and was running ground wires to neutral terminals, different circuits sharing neutralsâ ¦ the list goes on. But Dustin and his guys diagnosed the issues and resolved them all quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend More Power To You!!!"

    Alex L. in November 2022

    Mister Sparky Electric - Cincinnati Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    No overtime rates, ever!, Ceiling Fans, Electrical Panels, Surge Protection, Circuits/Wiring & Code Compliance , and 2 more

    "The fans were installed nicely and work well. The poor man even let my husband hover."

    Paulette K. in December 2020

    EI
    Fairfield, OH·

    Home Improvement, Detailed Oriented, Handyman , and 2 more

    "Jeremy was very professional an friendly. Kept me updated with his progress along the way. When something needed to change he explained in full detail why an how the change would affect the outcome an cost. We are planning on having him complete our bathroom an basement renovations as well."

    Tiffany E. in October 2022

    JP

    In business since 2022

    Cincinnati, OH·

    Handyman - Residential

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job is."

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • Cincinnati, Ohio Average
    $309
  • Typical Range
    $144 - $480
  • Low End - High End
    $60 - $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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What kind of location is this?

    What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

    • Ceiling fan or chandelier
    • Switches
    • Interior lights
    • Outlets
    • Exterior lights
    • Other fixtures
    • Bath or attic exhaust fan

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    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Cincinnati, OH

    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/03/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: I need about 10 recessed lights installed
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/03/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Just need to outlet replaced, preferably converted into a grounded outlet
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/03/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/02/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/02/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/02/23
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/02/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: I need a 50 amp 220 line and outlet added to my garage for ev charging. It's about 20 feet from the panel on the same wall.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Need someone to troubleshoot "ovenrange" and A/C outlet circuit(s).
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Home rehab. I need 4 ceiling lights installed, 2 interior wall lights installed, 1 exterior wall light & 1 all electrical outlet installed.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Comment: Light fixture quit working.New fixture was installed by insurance job . Possibly incorrectly installed/ wired.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Still in planning & budgeting phase
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      After Business Hours: No
      Historical Work: No
      Covered by Insurance: No
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Services Needed: Replace an old fixture
      Services Needed: Install a new fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
      Electrical fixtures : Recessed lights
      Comment: Hi! I am looking to install 4-6 recessed lighting fixtures in the living room of my new home. We also would like to replace a few fan fixtures and maybe even do some wall scones in the bathroom. Let me know what the pricing is for the recessed lighting and we can go from there. Thanks!
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
      Comment: New dryer has a 4 prong plug but the wall receptacle is a 3 prong. Looking to update the receptacle and verify the supply wires are adequately sized.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/31/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: Need someone to troubleshoot a few areas such as "Oven Range Circuit" "Ceiling Fan/Light Dial Circuit" And "A/C circuit."
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/31/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/31/23
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Location: Home/Residence
      Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/30/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Comment: We currently have a 115v exterior outlet for our pool pump and would like to change to a 220v outlet.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/30/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Electrical fixtures : Switches
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: Cincinnati, OH
      Date: 05/30/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Amount of work: A single project
      Project Description: Electrical project
      Nature of Work: Repairs
      Comment: An electrical outlet that is specific to an air conditioning unit needs repairing.

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