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    SS
    Oakland, CA·

    Electrical, Troubleshooting

    "He is in high demand, but I was able to get his services on 3 occasions. Happy with his work."

    Eric C. in December 2021

    Mr Electric of Concord CA Logo
    Concord, CA·

    Electrical installs and repairs, Troubleshooting, Lighting

    "Wally arrived within the designated time frame. Very professional and solved my electrical issue promptly"

    Darcie H. in December 2023

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "The customer attention is unmatched. There is a seamless texting system that confirms your appointment and gives a heads up when tech is actually in route, including tech's name and photo. Nicholas, and all their techs that has serviced our home, have been professional and efficient. Highly recommend!"

    Mia W. in October 2019

    AC & LC Corporation Logo
    San Mateo, CA·

    Skylight Installs and Repairs

    "On time and did a nice job"

    Dave H. in December 2018

    ID
    San Francisco, CA·

    Bathroom Remodel, HVAC

    "Thus company really cares about their customers and doing good work at fair prices. Adam goes the extra mile to make sure things are going well."

    Chris R. in July 2017

    CE
    Martinez, CA·

    Electrical

    "I was very pleased with this company! They were efficient and professional. I will call them again if needed!"

    Lucille D. in October 2020

    AK

    In business since 2022

    Electrical, Handyman Services, Remodels

    About us: "With years of experience in the construction industry, we are the experts you need to take care of your home or business. We handle all of your home improvement needs with great care. We will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give Aleksandar Kastamanov a call today, we look forward to working with you!"

    RE
    Pleasant Hill, CA·

    "Ryan is a very professional electrician. My project was to replace electric panel with a larger one. The estimate was detailed and pricing reasonable. Ryan responded quickly to my request. The work scheduled was promp and duration was as expected. The final outcome is a nice new panel with all the breakers having correct names. I am very pleased with the quality workmanship."

    Nam N. in February 2024

    Dr. Wattz Electric Logo
    Antioch, CA·

    Ceiling Fans,Attic Fans,Exhaust Fans & Whole House Fans- New install & repair, Panel Upgrades, Lighting- Indoor & outdoor repair & designs , and 2 more

    "Great work and fair price."

    dean P. in October 2016

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Walnut Creek, California Average
    $366
  • Typical Range
    $178 - $621
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $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: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 02/02/24
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Comment: lamp switch is loose. 2 bulbs burned out and power went off then
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: install electricity service from house to outdoor shed. about 50 feet between house and shed
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: need large table lamp fixed and maybe rewired
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/25/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Our hair dryers keep overloading the system.
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Table lamp my have a short
    • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
      Date: 01/11/24
      Location: Home
      Services Needed: Install new fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Switches
      Electrical fixtures : Interior - ceiling
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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