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    SB Electric LLC Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    trouble shooting and repair work, Home additions/remodels, detached sheds/garages, Residential Electrical , and 2 more

    "Very easy to talk to, explaining things I could understand. I would recommend them and look forward to using them again in the future"

    paula S. in November 2022

    BM
    Portsmouth, VA·

    "Not only did I receive a call quickly after putting in my request, but he was able to come out that day and take down our chandelier and install the new light fixture (which was definitely a complex job). He was kind, professional and knew exactly what to do and did it efficiently. Thank you so much Mr. Thomas!"

    Emily F. in November 2023

    AR
    Norfolk, VA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrages

    "Levi was very nice and very professional! Gave me a call letting me know he was on his way, and got the job done! Thanks again!"

    Christopher S. in December 2015

    RS
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Panel Upgrade, Switches, Fixtures, and Outlet Repair/Install , and 1 more

    "Very pleased with their work."

    Lee K. in August 2016

    Campbell Custom Homes II, Inc. Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Smart Home Installation, Alarm and Security System Installation

    "Sylvia Thomas is very professional, passionate, and thorough about making her clients happy. Buy a home from Campbell Custom Homes you won't be disappointed."

    Laina T. in August 2021

    RC

    In business since 2010

    About us: "Rivers Contractors is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    KM

    In business since 1995

    About us: "Here at Kellam Mechanical Inc., we're excited to earn your business! Locally owned and operated, we are known in the area for our prompt service and attention to detail. Customer satisfaction is always our primary concern, so be sure to give us a call today!"

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Norfolk, Virginia Average
    $309
  • Typical Range
    $135 - $433
  • Low End - High End
    $85 - $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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    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 02/05/24
      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: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for partial power outage one of the service lines from the poll coming into the house is dead
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Services Needed: Install new fixture
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      Comment: A long fluorescent ceiling bulb has burned out in my garage. I am disabled and find it difficult to climb a ladder. I would like help in replacing the fluorescent ceiling bulb.
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      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for install electric water heater
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      Date: 01/31/24
      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: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to add electrical outlets. One in my dinning area and one in a built on room that only has one outlet currently.
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      Date: 01/25/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Want to have 240 outlets installed may need service panel upgrade
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electrician. I want someone to help me out in terms of installing a new outlet. because there's a ceramic tile that is as thick as a brick and I want to put new outlets on it but I need someone who can manage the tile first and after that another piece on a wall that needs outlet and a last piece is a another outlet that doesn't work that needs to be looked at.
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: need light switch replaced
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/19/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/19/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Microwave trips circuit breaker
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/19/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/10/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Kitchen light has been flickering for two weeks along with a burning plastic smell. Landlord gave us new bulbs, still flicker and still smells. He refuses to do anymore and I’m worried it is a possible fire hazard. Would like it looked at to see if is safe or not.
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/08/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for outlets to be installed
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/08/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/08/24
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Norfolk, VA
      Date: 01/07/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Repair about 8 to 10 electrical plugs and one light switch

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