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    First Choice Electrical, LLC Logo
    Federal Way, WA·

    Electrical, Solar, Generators

    "They were pleasant, efficient, and knew there stuff!"

    Corina S. in November 2019

    SS
    Lakewood, WA·

    lighting, electrical, panel changes , and 2 more

    "Skipper & Sons installed a entryway chandelier in high ceiling 18' tall. They installed a new light and switch in an unfinished closet, and 3 new canned lights and new switch in my master bedroom. They also fixed the wiring in an existing switch in the downstairs hallway. They did professional electrical work."

    Matt E. in April 2022

    SE
    Puyallup, WA·

    Electrical, New Construction, Panel upgrade

    "Very professional and knowledgeable. Did an awesome job."

    Michelle W. in January 2024

    Smart Climate HVAC Logo
    Port Orchard, WA·

    HVAC, Upgrading/Updating Electrical service, HVAC , and 5 more

    "Dennis was awesome!!! I've ben remodeling my house and needed to add lights for my kitchen and living room as well as dedicated circuit for my stove. Denis gave great advice on where to put the ceiling lights to get the best results he was very professional and I'll definitely be calling him again for future projects"

    David C. in November 2023

    Harts Plumbers, Electricians, & HVAC Technicians Logo
    Tacoma, WA·

    Environmentally Conscious Replacment, Trenchless Sewer Repair, Residential & Commercial Plumbing , and 7 more

    "Very friendly, professional. Preston was great. Gave us an estimate and then did the job immediately. Perfect work and looks great."

    Larry C. in December 2019

    Shelton Construction, LLC Logo
    Kent, WA·

    Sheetrock/drywall repair & renovation, Minor electrical, TV mounting, appliance installation etc. , and 2 more

    "Paul was very nice, knew what he was doing, and charges an honest rate and hours. Would recommend his clean and tidy handy work."

    Timothy T. in May 2023

    KE
    Milton, WA·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrades *, Trouble Shooting * and Much More!!!, Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures - Install *

    "Very happy with work done and would recommend to others."

    Alfonso & Mary V. in December 2006

    Hunt's Services Logo
    Tacoma, WA·

    Plumbing, Duct Cleaning, Sewer , and 2 more

    "End price was under estimate. Plumber was friendly, efficient and talked me trough all the things needed to be done. Also was careful of floors and pets."

    Kristy H. in November 2019

    Integrity Home Solutions NW, LLC Logo
    Seattle, WA·

    "Worker was prompt and professional. automated texts were helpful"

    Alex N. in January 2024

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Kent, Washington Average
    $399
  • Typical Range
    $204 - $534
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,200

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: The heating vent cover came off a very small heater and when I try to carefully it back on it falls off. I'm getting good heat. It looks like the only thing needed is to screw/put the cover back on.
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      Date: 01/11/24
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      Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
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