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    Conde Tech Services, LLC Logo
    Great Falls, VA·

    Water Heater Replacement, Heating Services, Air Conditioning Services , and 7 more

    "the- lech- was Very Efficient and knew product"

    James G. in November 2018

    Jireh Electric, Inc. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, New Construction, Service , and 1 more

    "Very personable and professional. Called them on a Saturday night and made an appointment for the following day on Sunday thank you such a blessing"

    Debby B. in December 2020

    Iron Rod Electric LLC Logo

    "If this offered 10 stars that is what I would select! Mike and his team provided the BEST service I could have imagined! Transparent communication from start to finish. His pricing was extremely reasonable and his work started and finished on time as advertised. His attention to detail is laser focused and I feel like he treated my home the same way he would his own. I have used other companies in the past, so I was afraid of hidden fees or unexpected "upcharges". Mike didn't play any of these games and he stood true to his word on everything we agreed upon. I was so happy with Mikes's work, he is actually coming back to do some additional projects for me. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking, small business owner to add value to your home look no further. Iron Rod Electric is the real deal!"

    Joe M. in September 2023

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "They were on time and cleaned up after installation. Up front with the procedure and cost, they answered all my questions that I had. Would highly recommend this company."

    Joyce L. in August 2022

    RE
    Annandale, VA·

    "Installed two smoke detectors in less than 30 minutes. Price very reasonable."

    Nancy S. in April 2024

    SS
    Stafford, VA·

    Electrical for Additions, Remodels, and New Construction Builds, Panel Upgrades, LED Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Fan, Chandelier Interior/ Exterior RING and other motion security Installs, and Upgrades , and 2 more

    "Les is awesome! Prompt, friendly, professional and committed to getting the job done right. A friend who was home with me noticed Les' thoroughness and decided it was time to clear her backlog of electrical projects around her home. Highly recommemd Salone Solutions without hesitation."

    Joe N. in December 2017

    RE
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "They have done multiple jobs for me and they always do a great job. I recommend them highly!"

    Martha J. in August 2017

    ES
    Alexandria, VA·

    A/V Installation / Home Theatres / Home Automation, Security Systems / Security Cameras, Service Calls for Outlets and Fixtures , and 2 more

    "They were very quick & curtious! They did exactly what I asked & had suggestions for future "necessities". Great guys!"

    Charla J O. in August 2008

    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

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Woodbridge, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $162 - $533
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $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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