Master Electrician

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Electrical Installation and Maintenace Service

August 2019

When hiring and working with a Master Electrician, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Master Electrician commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Master Electrician? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Electrical Installation and Maintenace Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Master Electrician - FAQ

Q How do I get good Electrical Installation and Maintenace Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Electrical Installation and Maintenace Service?

A Most Electrical Installation and Maintenace Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Master Electrician ranges from $95 to $142 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Master Electrician.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Master Electrician for my job?

A A professional Master Electrician must be licensed to provide most Electrical Installation and Maintenace Services. To check a Master Electrician's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.

Q Should I use an insured Master Electrician for my project?

A Your Master Electrician should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Master Electrician should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Master Electrician need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Master Electrician. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Master Electrician's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.


Master Electrician - Common Projects

An experienced Master Electrician can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Electrical Installation and Maintenace Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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