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    Skylite Electric, LLC Logo
    DeRidder, LA·

    Electrical Remodels, Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Additions , and 2 more

    "No what he is doing great worker"

    Donald C. in March 2021

    Rex's Lawn Service Logo
    Westlake, LA·

    Automobile paint and body work small jobs, Residential electrician, Troubleshooting and installation, Lawn Care , and 2 more

    "Timely, hardworking."

    Keith B. in December 2020

    Q
    Ragley, LA·

    Cleaning Services, Handyman

    "They were wonderful. Went beyond what was necessary. Friendly, professional and thorough. came on time. Great couple. They're a husband and wife team, the husband does maintenance and the wife does the cleaning. they took the time to chat with me about any household maintenance and cleaning concerns that I had. I've hired both for more service and will continue to do so. I trust them both completely."

    Diane G. in June 2018

    FE
    Lake Charles, LA·

    Service calls, Remodel Rewiring, Panel Upgrades

    "Extremely fair, professional knowledge is excellent, and completes work quickly!"

    Ed V. in October 2020

    SE
    Lake Charles, LA·

    panel upgrades, rewiring for an addition or remodel

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Atlas Electrical & AV Logo
    Opelousas, LA·

    Electrical, www.atlaseav.com

    "Quick response and job completion. Highly recommend"

    Scott T. in June 2023

    Barrett Construction, LLC Logo

    In business since 2021

    About us: "We have the experience and we are committed to providing quality workmanship and superior customer service on all our applications. We at Barrett Construction LLC strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service oriented company with our main focus being customer satisfaction."

    Global Management Enterprise, LLC Logo
    Lake Charles, LA·

    CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY FENCES, JANITORIAL AND PRESSURE WASHING, HOME REPAIRS, BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE , and 2 more

    "They went above and beyond. They've done 3 jobs for me so far. They also beat everyone's else prices and do great work."

    Greg S. in February 2019

    WE

    In business since 1991

    Westlake, LA·

    Electrical - Residential & Commercial

    About us: "At company , our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service. No job is too big or too small for our experienced team. Call today for a quote."

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • Lake Charles, Louisiana Average
    $415
  • Typical Range
    $230 - $631
  • Low End - High End
    $120 - $950

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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Things to Consider Before You Install or Repair Light Switches and Electrical Outlets:

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 Lake Charles, LA

    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/22/23
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/16/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Replace scones
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/14/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      After Business Hours: No
      Historical Work: No
      Covered by Insurance: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Electrical fixtures : Recessed lights
      Services Needed: Install a new fixture
      Comment: need to contact Eric Doyle, electrician
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/14/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      After Business Hours: No
      Historical Work: No
      Covered by Insurance: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Services Needed: Replace an old fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
      Comment: I have a homework’s bath fan with bluetooth speaker and led light I’d like installed replacing an existing bathroom vent.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/13/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
      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.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/10/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Add 4 electrical outlets
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/09/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician/ air conditioning two electrical box 250 volt each post in the box.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/09/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Bath or attic exhaust fan
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Installation of vent fan light
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/08/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Comment: My electrical outlet for my dryer was cut away from the wires I need a new one.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/07/23
      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.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/07/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate to install an outlet in my kitchen island. I am thinking I want 2 outlets and it is a 6x8 island.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/06/23
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 06/05/23
      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.
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 05/28/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      After Business Hours: No
      Historical Work: No
      Covered by Insurance: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Electrical fixtures : Wall sconces
      Services Needed: Install a new fixture
      Comment: Install a bath wall light fixture and bath heater/vent
    • Project Location: Lake Charles, LA
      Date: 05/24/23
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes

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