Top 10 Electricians in Burlingame, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Alley Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(355)
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot Electro-Integrity
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(190)
Electro-Integrity specialize in residential and light commercial projects. We have completed over 400 service upgrades. Fact that gives us the confidence to call ourself "Service Upgrade specialists".
Electro-Integrity specialize in residential and light commercial projects. We have completed over 400 service upgrades. Fact that gives us the confidence to call ourself "Service Upgrade specialists".
Porch Pro Headshot WESTSUN ELECTRIC & SOLAR
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(34)
Never underestimate the importance of knowing a good electrician. Our modern society is dependent on electricity, and if something goes wrong with the wiring in your home or office you could have a big problem on your hands. Maintaining the electrical infrastructure in a building is no easy task. Fo...Read more about WESTSUN ELECTRIC & SOLAR
Never underestimate the importance of knowing a good electrician. Our modern society is dependent on electricity, and if something goes wrong with the wiring in your home or office you could have a big problem on your hands. Maintaining the electrical infrastructure in a building is no easy task. Fo...Read more about WESTSUN ELECTRIC & SOLAR
Porch Pro Headshot Lions Gate Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(4)
"I was replacing light switches and outlets, when i got to a three-way switch that was wired incorrectly by previous homeowner. When I went to reconnect the new switch, I created a short. After calling 3 other electricians Lions Gate Electric was the only ones willing to come out on a Saturday. Eric...Read more about Lions Gate Electric
"I was replacing light switches and outlets, when i got to a three-way switch that was wired incorrectly by previous homeowner. When I went to reconnect the new switch, I created a short. After calling 3 other electricians Lions Gate Electric was the only ones willing to come out on a Saturday. Eric...Read more about Lions Gate Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Aleco Electric & HVAC
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(4)
Aleco Electric is a family owned and operated Electrical Co. No job to big or to small. Anything from installing an outlet to a full home rewire, we have your Electrical needs covered. 24 hour emergency service available. 1 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE! TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIALIST SENIOR AMD MILITARY DI...Read more about Aleco Electric & HVAC
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Aleco Electric is a family owned and operated Electrical Co. No job to big or to small. Anything from installing an outlet to a full home rewire, we have your Electrical needs covered. 24 hour emergency service available. 1 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE! TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIALIST SENIOR AMD MILITARY DI...Read more about Aleco Electric & HVAC
Porch Pro Headshot IMM Development Inc.
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(7)
""i normally don't write reviews but this time i felt i have to, we Just finished working with imm development on a remodel of a kitchen and 2 bathrooms we super happy with the results. Meir and Asaf (his assistance) Both of them are professional, direct, and very responsive. They are extremely res...Read more about IMM Development Inc.
""i normally don't write reviews but this time i felt i have to, we Just finished working with imm development on a remodel of a kitchen and 2 bathrooms we super happy with the results. Meir and Asaf (his assistance) Both of them are professional, direct, and very responsive. They are extremely res...Read more about IMM Development Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Nielsen Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Slogan: As licensed electricians with many years of industry experience, we are trained to diagnose and repair electrical problems, which if not taken care of immediately can lead to serious electrical problems. Our main goal is, and always will be to provide complete customer satisfaction on every...Read more about Nielsen Electric Inc.
Slogan: As licensed electricians with many years of industry experience, we are trained to diagnose and repair electrical problems, which if not taken care of immediately can lead to serious electrical problems. Our main goal is, and always will be to provide complete customer satisfaction on every...Read more about Nielsen Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Polr Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(13)
Specializing in residential and commercial wiring and rewiring, we are a small licensed electrical contracting firm that is hardworking, professional, and prompt. We work mainly in the Bay Area, but are licensed to take jobs throughout the state of California. We pride ourselves with our high standa...Read more about Polr Electric
Specializing in residential and commercial wiring and rewiring, we are a small licensed electrical contracting firm that is hardworking, professional, and prompt. We work mainly in the Bay Area, but are licensed to take jobs throughout the state of California. We pride ourselves with our high standa...Read more about Polr Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Jcremodeling
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(13)
Hello I offering my handyman service with 16 years of experience you can call me to my cell 4152463704 thanks
Hello I offering my handyman service with 16 years of experience you can call me to my cell 4152463704 thanks
Porch Pro Headshot Limon Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Limon Electric, Inc began as a commercial electrical contractor, serving businesses and local manufacturers with troubleshooting, new installations, property management and lighting solutions. We took that expertise and expanded into residential electrical contracting, specializing in older homes, r...Read more about Limon Electric
Limon Electric, Inc began as a commercial electrical contractor, serving businesses and local manufacturers with troubleshooting, new installations, property management and lighting solutions. We took that expertise and expanded into residential electrical contracting, specializing in older homes, r...Read more about Limon Electric

Frequently asked questions about electricians

An electrician repairs, designs, installs, and maintains electrical systems. There are different types of electricians to choose from, like those who specialize in residential electrical or those who work outdoors. Residential electricians work inside the home to solve wiring problems or do installs. Electricians who work outdoors focus more on the construction of buildings and the systems needed for those projects. Quality electricians tend to be critical thinkers.

Electrical contractors are responsible for planning electrical systems in new buildings, including outlets, lighting fixtures, and ventilation. They install wiring, lighting, and electrical systems according to the municipal code. This also includes installing hangers and brackets to support electrical systems. They read and interpret blueprints and circuit diagrams. They perform maintenance and inspections of these systems. Electricians also repair or upgrade faulty systems, including removing the faults.

Electricians need to go through a trades program specializing in the field. It takes over 2,000 hours, or four years, of hands-on experience in most states before an electrician is licensed and able to work independently. This number can increase for journeymen electricians or if the electrician wants to work on commercial projects. Some states require these tradesmen to pass an exam or receive certification. Beyond acquiring a license, electricians also need to have insurance. This protects the electrician’s equipment, tools and vehicles, and also insures them if something goes wrong.

When you think, “I don’t know any electricians near me,” don’t worry — Porch has you covered. All you need to provide is your ZIP code, contact details, and a description of the project involved, and Porch will match you with a qualified professional. They vet the contractors for you, so you can spend your time where it’s needed most.When you search for an electrician, it’s important to know what the job costs on average before contacting someone. From there, a simple Google search will give you the necessary information, but be sure to read reviews on the contractor before hiring anyone. You can sort reviews by the most recent first and see what people have been saying. A great contractor will have a high number of reviews, and maintain an average of 4.5 stars. Always ask the electrician about their licenses, how they bill, their estimated turnaround time, and whether they specialize in a specific type of job.Before you bring on a profession, check your appliances on other outlets to rule out faulty machines, and double-check that the breakers are on. The most common reasons to hire electricians are flickering lighting or faulty light switches (or if either of the two buzzes when activated). The circuit breaker could have an arc fault or trip whenever a specific appliance runs. Some circuit breakers are outdated, or the wires weren’t designed for the amount of power running through them. Hiring an electrical contractor is a great idea if you have an abnormally high electric bill or want more outlets in the home. A contractor will help you plan the best places for new outlets in the most efficient way possible.

An electrician generally costs between $60 to $100 per hour. The cost of an electrician will depend greatly upon the job, where you live, and what type of professional you hire. Higher costs of living and greater licensing fees also drive the price up. All that said, electrical work can be dangerous. A professional knows how to do the job safely, and they’re up to date on rules and regulations. There are several instances where an electrician may be needed. Common jobs are creating new outlets or light switches, installing phone lines and basic light fixtures, upgrading breakers and electrical circuits, fixing the wiring, installing a home generator, or even automating the home.

On average, a new light switch costs $125, and basic light fixtures cost between $80 to $200. Outlet installations can range from $200 to $750, while breakers and electrical panel installations range from $100 to $1,500. Adding a new phone line costs roughly $700, and recessed lighting costs roughly $800. Upgrading your electrical circuit can cost between $1,300 to $3,000, and installing new wiring can be anywhere from $1,200 to $18,000. Automating your home could cost between $5,000 to $9,000 while installing a generator costs around $2,000 to $10,000.

Some of these prices vary so wildly because no two homes are alike. An outlet that requires running wires through various rooms will cost more than a house where the wiring is simple and accessible. Old homes are harder to work with, and their electrical systems can be outdated. When you get a quote from a professional, be sure to ask him the reasons for the pricing. Materials cost more depending on where you live, which affects prices.

A switched outlet is a power outlet turned on or off via a switch. A variation of this is a half-hot outlet, or a duplex outlet, where the top plug is always ready to provide electricity, whereas the bottom plug doesn’t provide electricity unless you flip a switch. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet can’t accomplish half-hot — it must be fully active or only run via a switch.

Before you do anything, turn the power off. If you’re modifying an existing outlet that’s more than a few years old, you might want to replace the outlet. Your outlet needs to match the amperage of your breaker. If your breaker puts out 20 amps, your outlet needs to be capable of handling exactly that. To prep the switch outlet, you’ll need to take the faceplate off and break the tab connecting the two brass screw-plates. Don’t break the one connecting the two silver screws.

In a nutshell, your hot and neutral wires (black and white, respectively) will both go to the switch. You’ll run a 14-3 wire from the box to the switch. You’ll need to pigtail the hotline and cap them with a marrette. Connect the pigtail and the remaining black wire to the outlet. Connect the neutral wire to the silver terminal on the other side. Each line has a copper line, which needs to be grounded to the grounding screw. Electrical work needs to be done correctly to work safely. If you’re uncertain about what you are doing, we highly recommend hiring an electrician. Electricity can cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, and what seems like a simple task is often best left to professionals.

Outlet installations can cost, on average, $300. This price can be lower or significantly higher, depending on the job, location, and special features you need. Most of this cost goes to labor and ensures the job is done safely. A GFCI outlet will cost more to install, as materials are more expensive and more labor is involved.

Most outlets are generally cheap in terms of materials. A standard 120V outlet can be purchased for $4.00 on average. 2-Prong, 3-Prong, and higher voltage outlets (220V, 240V, 250V) range between $5.00 to $20.00 on the high end. A GFCI outlet, on average, is close to $20. Floor and smart outlets are more versatile, costing an average of $40.

If you want your electrician to replace the outlets, you expect a charge of around $55 per hour — but a skilled local electrician could replace as many as twelve outlets in a single hour. Installing new outlets takes up to two hours, depending on the location. Remember that you’ll also pay for the materials and wiring for new outlets, so these jobs cost roughly $150 to $225 per installation.

Many factors alter your costs. If your existing wiring is up to code and already in place, this will lower your costs. On the flip side, your costs will increase if your outlet is in a difficult location or needs more wiring, your costs will increase. If you need outlets to run large appliances, such as a dryer, or installing GFCI outlets, you’ll have a higher cost due to the expensive materials and the job’s complexity. Electricity is hazardous, and a professional is licensed and insured for the job. Beyond simply switching plate covers, it’s a good idea to hire an electrician.

The easy answer is yes, you can do some basic residential electrical work without a license. This answer varies state by state, so double-check regulations where you live. You can replace outlets, light switches, and even light fixtures. Regular switches are easy to replace with dimmer switches, and light fixtures are simple enough to replace with a ceiling fan. Other simple repairs include replacing a fuse or breaker inside an electrical panel. You can replace bathroom fans, hardwired smoke detectors, and appliances or install low-voltage outdoor lighting on your own.

Remember to cut the power before doing any electrical work. Most of these jobs require basic tools. For simple replacements, you can wire the new outlets or switches just as the old ones were. If you’re upgrading them, be certain to read and follow the directions. Replacing fuses and smoke detectors are quick and easy jobs, but replacing a breaker in your electrical panel is more complicated. Be cautious if you need to do this, as it’s often a sign of something wrong in the electrical system. It may be more efficient and effective in the long run to bring in a professional if there are underlying problems.

Not all residential electrical jobs can be done unlicensed. You’ll need a license if you want to upgrade or relocate your panel or upgrade to a 200 amp service. This is also true if you’re adding a new breaker or circuit or running new wiring for an outlet or switch. If you need to add a subpanel, you’ll also need to be licensed. For most electrical work, it’s imperative to stick with a professional if you’re uncomfortable or don’t understand the work. Electricity is dangerous, and you want to prioritize your health, your family’s health, and your home’s safety. Your local electricians will ensure the job is done correctly, which is worth every penny for the peace of mind.

Recent reviews for Burlingame Electricians

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Jorge was great - on time, clean, quick, and did a GREAT job. Thanks so much!

- Maya Kaczorowski
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Quick response time, quick completion. Excellent service!

- Tj Hunsaker
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Excellent service! Laurence came down on very short notice to give me a quote on how much it would cost to resolve a half power problem in my apartment building. He told me that it was likely an open neutral and quoted me a very fair price. He had a socce...

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I’m glad I contacted Alley Electric for the job. Wesley did a fantastic job and the price is very reasonable.

- Shufun Ho
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The entire team was professional, punctual, and efficient. highly skilled..

- luna bennett
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Electrician was great for me.

- Nancy McCalla
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Chris is a very nice man and he did a great job wiring our new home. He was very patient with us. (Even when my wife and I changed our mind and wanted new outlets hidden in drawers all over the house!)

- Jenna Duett
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Replaced flickering pot light CFLs with LED Kitchen(with dimmer)/Bathrooms and installed new vanity light fixture. Chris knew exactly what we wanted and provided top notch service. He's done a great job!

- Michael Brazil
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GSE called me minutes after submitting a quote, came out to do an estimate the next morning, and completed the project that afternoon. Highly recommended.

- Bryant Williams

Everything You Need to Know About Burlingame Electricians

Electrical Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to electricians available in Burlingame?

If you’ve determined that electrical services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to electrical services, we can still help you find the right professional in Burlingame.

Burlingame has 200 electrician professionals that can help you with your electrical services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific electricians-pros in Burlingame.

My Electrical Services project in Burlingame is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Burlingame is about $189.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Electrician work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Electrician you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Burlingame?

Right now there are about 200 companies in and around Burlingame ready to help you with your electrical services project.

  • On average, electrical services projects in Burlingame will cost you between $189.00 and $189.00. These costs are than the national average.

Below we've listed a few of the top Electricians on Porch:

All Electricians in Burlingame, CA

Porch Pro Headshot INNOVATION PLUMBING AND ROOTER
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(24)
"Laurence was amazing, our washer/dryer delivery showed up at 6:00 am, an hour early but Laurence was already ready to go, well ahead of when we asked him to be there and managed to install the correct 240V socket right in time to hook our appliance up. One anecdote among several good experiences. H...Read more about Sunshine Electric
"Laurence was amazing, our washer/dryer delivery showed up at 6:00 am, an hour early but Laurence was already ready to go, well ahead of when we asked him to be there and managed to install the correct 240V socket right in time to hook our appliance up. One anecdote among several good experiences. H...Read more about Sunshine Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Global Service Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(3)
Global Service Electric provides quality work for the greater San Jose area. Give us a call today!
Global Service Electric provides quality work for the greater San Jose area. Give us a call today!
Porch Pro Headshot Perry Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(61)
Porch Pro Headshot Bay Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
(77)
Bay Electric,complete resource for Residential Electrician,24 hours Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Electricians in San Francisco Bay Area.
Bay Electric,complete resource for Residential Electrician,24 hours Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Electricians in San Francisco Bay Area.
Porch Pro Headshot Clausen Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Contractor State License Number is 799012
Contractor State License Number is 799012
Porch Pro Headshot Gill's Electric Co Inc
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Gill's Electric Co Inc: domestic electrical work and redesigns of business electrical generators contractors in Oakland, CA. We are a proven qualified domestic electrical work provider, fully licensed, bonded & covered with insurance, registered to perform electrical work in the state of California....Read more about Gill's Electric Co Inc
Gill's Electric Co Inc: domestic electrical work and redesigns of business electrical generators contractors in Oakland, CA. We are a proven qualified domestic electrical work provider, fully licensed, bonded & covered with insurance, registered to perform electrical work in the state of California....Read more about Gill's Electric Co Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Full Spectrum Lighting
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Susan Bennet, Full Spectrum Lighting Inc. "Lighting is more than illumination, it has the ability to enhance our lives...." When it comes to lighting and lighting design, Susan Bennett is passionate. She has worked with interior designers for the past 17 years as a lighting designer and most recen...Read more about Full Spectrum Lighting
Susan Bennet, Full Spectrum Lighting Inc. "Lighting is more than illumination, it has the ability to enhance our lives...." When it comes to lighting and lighting design, Susan Bennett is passionate. She has worked with interior designers for the past 17 years as a lighting designer and most recen...Read more about Full Spectrum Lighting
Porch Pro Headshot Abercrombie Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Abercrombie Electric, located in Livermore, is an insured and bonded electrical contractor that provides exterior lighting, wiring replacement, cable installation and other services. The state of California has licensed them.
Abercrombie Electric, located in Livermore, is an insured and bonded electrical contractor that provides exterior lighting, wiring replacement, cable installation and other services. The state of California has licensed them.
Porch Pro Headshot Peninsula Lighting/Electric
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Electrical and lighting design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. AutoCAD drawings, VANTAGE (formerly SAVANT, formerly Litetouch) Lighting systems, Insteon. Motor controls - Rollamatic Roofing
Electrical and lighting design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. AutoCAD drawings, VANTAGE (formerly SAVANT, formerly Litetouch) Lighting systems, Insteon. Motor controls - Rollamatic Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Lai's E & H Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
We are Lai's E & H Electric! Please give us a call for an estimate for your electrical project.
We are Lai's E & H Electric! Please give us a call for an estimate for your electrical project.
Porch Pro Headshot Tesla Electric Solutions
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Our expertise is design and installation on High- Efficiency LED light fixtures and electrical system for commercial and residential projects on new construction and retrofits Tesla Electric Solutions offers a broad spectrum of services, all designed to make your life more comfortable and spendi...Read more about Tesla Electric Solutions
Our expertise is design and installation on High- Efficiency LED light fixtures and electrical system for commercial and residential projects on new construction and retrofits Tesla Electric Solutions offers a broad spectrum of services, all designed to make your life more comfortable and spendi...Read more about Tesla Electric Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot MDD Enterprises Inc.
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California
Accent your landscape design with thoughtfully placed outdoor lighting from MDD Enterprises Inc. in Millbrae, California.
Accent your landscape design with thoughtfully placed outdoor lighting from MDD Enterprises Inc. in Millbrae, California.
Porch Pro Headshot Morelia Remodeling Services
Electricians
Serves Burlingame, California

Latest projects near Burlingame

Recent projects booked on Porch
Hillsborough 94010
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
chandelier
Burlingame 94010
Lighting Replacement
Start Date
Within a month
Install new or replace
Replace existing lights
Kind of lighting to replace
Deck and home accent lighting
How many lights to replace
8 or more
Light fixture locations
Flower or landscape beds
Already have light fixtures and supplies
No, and I want the pro to provide them
Burlingame 94010
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
need to rewire compatible system for nest thermostat
Hillsborough 94010
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
An old house built in 1947 so I am not sure the wiring is adequate for a Nest thermostat. Need someone knowledgeable.
Burlingame 94010
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Electrical
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above