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    Koala Insulation of Greater New Orleans Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    Blanket (Batt) Insulation, Blown-In Insulation, Insulation Sealing, Removal and Testing , and 1 more

    "After Hurricane Ida in 2021, I needed to have my attic insulation removed and replaced due to storm damage. Luckily one of my neighbors had a Koala truck at their house very shortly after the storm, so I walked up and talked to the workers. I was able to get on their schedule a few days later. It was discovered that my attic was full of black mold, so Koala not only removed all of my old sopping wet insulation, but they remediated the mold, and installed my new blown-in insulation., and a new solar attic fan all for a very reasonable price. They were very professional, courteous, and easy to work with. They completed the job in a very timely manner and left my property cleaned up properly from this very messy installation process. I was so please with the work of Koala Insulation of Greater New Orleans, that I hired them to work on my double also."

    Paula N. in May 2022

    MS
    Metairie, LA·

    Electrical Switches / Outlets / Fixtures, Generator Installations and Repairs, Surge Protection , and 7 more

    "He did exactly what he said he would do. Cost was pricy but he was efficient. His prices were printed and laminated so there was no question of him trying to increase the price based on a whim. I really appreciate it. He was prompt, right in time, and came in less than an hour. Thanks a bunch!"

    Valencia B. in December 2019

    WH
    Mandeville, LA·

    Electrical, Generators, Generators , and 1 more

    "Absolutely excellent, on time service at a reasonable price! I will use them again if needed! The technician kept me informed and was outstanding!"

    Kerri G. in October 2023

    Rito's Home Improvements, LLC Logo
    Gretna, LA·

    Appliances, Handyman Services, Decks , and 2 more

    "Very efficient. removed and replaced 2 storm doors for me. On-time, great work, great value. I have a few more projects in mine and they will be the only call i"ll make. Looking forward to those projects soon."

    Lynn P. in May 2021

    Castillo Legacy Construction Logo
    Harvey, LA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Drywall , and 4 more

    "Castillo Legacy is a profesional, friendly , responsible and experienced company , I would hire them again. So satisfied with their job."

    Gladis R. in October 2023

    RH & MS, LLC Logo
    Terrytown, LA·

    A/C and Heating, Addition to Existing Structure, Tile and Porcelain Install , and 2 more

    "I hired RH & MS to turn my flip house into an AirBnB . I contacted a few other contractors on Homeadvisor as well. First, some never showed up for the scheduled appointment and others did not even contact me back after meeting them. I was a bit skeptic about reviews I have seen, but after meeting with Michael Saulino and his superintendent, I was very comfortable hiring him. RH&MS is excellent. They did a total remodel/ upgrade of the house, bathroom, floors, kitchen, lights, some roof repair and some doors, trim and molding etc. Mikes is an expert in his field. The crew is very good. I was impressed with their quality of work and the focus on the details. They were always on time and very dependable. Mikes bid for our remodel was very fair. They are straight forward and kept me in the loop all the time with daily pictures, text messages and calls. It was a big win win for both of us. Because of the quality of work, I am planning on hiring them again. From my experience I highly recommend RH&MS regardless what other reviews say."

    Victoria R. in December 2018

    Standing Strong, LLC Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    A/C & Heat Central unit, Electrical, Electrical , and 2 more

    "Sean P. arrived on time as scheduled. He diagnosed and repaired the problem within 2.5 hours."

    Deirdre R. in August 2022

    JNL Conceptual Contractors Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    Handyman

    "I had a bunch of guys come out and try to install a stove for me, but were not able to because they said it was an English brand. Josh came out and installed it for me with no problem. It is perfect. He does not give up on the job."

    Douglas S. in February 2021

    GE
    Chicago, IL·

    Home Improvement

    "They did a really good job. I recommend them to anyone. They are really good people. They did a really good generator. They were quick too."

    jason P. in May 2021

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • New Orleans, Louisiana Average
    $307
  • Typical Range
    $158 - $489
  • Low End - High End
    $80 - $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: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: The light fixture above my bathroom mirror has come out of the sheet rock. Was hoping to reinstall existing fixture or possibly replace with new
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      Location: Home
      Comment: Replace GFCI and exposed wire
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      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Dryer comes on but does not turn. (Front Loader)
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician because I want to put on a little lights on the ceiling. I want this to be done after finish planning.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Outlets are shorting out one even sparked and smoked. Had roof replacement done couple months ago and this problem started shortly after.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Date: 01/26/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/24/24
      Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
      Location: Home
      Comment: Electrical outlets don't have enough power.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: install new indoor wall outlet
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I’m replacing a range hood. My current hood has been hardwired. The new hood has an electrical cord. So I need to install an outlet.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/21/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/20/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Check electrical work done by another electrician. Having problems with his work
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/20/24
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      After Business Hours: Yes
      Services Needed: Repair or replace an old switch, fixture or outlet
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes
      Comment: My landlord doesn't want to come fix the plug for my dryer so I can pay for it and get reimbursed for it so I can get to wash and dry my clothes so I don't have to go to the laundry mat anymore
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/17/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: emergency repair. the power in one bdroom keeps tripping the breaker
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      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: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 01/16/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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