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    JH
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "The electrician who performed my electrical repair work was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent service from job estimate to job completion. I have no problem with recommend Jason H Pope Electrical Contractors for any new or unforeseen electrical repair work."

    Joe S. in November 2020

    ZE
    Creedmoor, NC·

    Electrical

    "Mike was great to work with, super responsive in general. He was really flexible with us, which we needed. He moved our electrical box, updated our current electrical, and completed all the electrical for an addition. All really well done. Couldnâ t be happier!"

    Tony S. in May 2024

    Luz Electric, LLC Logo
    Wake Forest, NC·

    Electrical Wiring, Electrical PAnel Upgrade, Electrical- switches/outlets/fans , and 3 more

    "Luz Electric was everything you would want a company to be. Every aspect of the process was done in a courteous and professional manner. I would definitely hire them again."

    David A. in February 2024

    CMC Service Experts Logo
    Clayton, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Repair, Generic Installation , and 1 more

    "Martin did a great job switching my house from fuses to breakers (inside & outside). Job completed in about 6 hours and CMC made sure that the inspection & power reconnect happened same day as install. Highly recommend!"

    Kate P. in October 2019

    Astrowatt Electric Logo

    In business since 2018

    Apex, NC·

    Electrical Repairs, Lighting Installs, EV Chargers , and 2 more

    About us: "When you need comprehensive electrical solutions for your home, trust only the best in the business. We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to providing superior craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. With over 50 years of experience and over 450+ 5 star reviews on Google, we can address your electrical needs with accuracy and the utmost care. No matter if you need help with lighting installation or circuit breaker repair, our local electricians in Apex, NC, are here for you. As our motto says - "we are a customer service company that hires awesome electricians""

    FlexElectric LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Panel Repairs, Electrical outlets, fixtures, and switches

    "Chad did a fantastic job with her electrical installation"

    April M. in November 2021

    Fast Electric Service, LLC Logo
    Cary, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical

    "Prompt & good service"

    Gwen K. in November 2016

    Mr. Electric of Chapel Hill Logo

    "Loved the work that they did."

    William O. in December 2023

    SB

    In business since 2024

    Raleigh, NC·

    Heating & Air, Electrical, Plumbing

    About us: "Thank you for visiting Swift Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Air, Electrical. We are your locally owned and operated plumbing, electrical and mechanical specialists based in Raleigh, NC. We service residential and commercial clients throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Contact us now for your free estimate--we look forward to working with you soon!"

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Durham, North Carolina Average
    $281
  • Typical Range
    $156 - $414
  • Low End - High End
    $89 - $875

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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      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Comment: Adding electric outlet to a kitchen island that currently does not have one. (Small kitchen)
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      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
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      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
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      Is this an emergency?: No
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      Date: 01/20/24
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      Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
      Services Needed: Replace old fixture
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