Top 10 Electricians in Gainesville, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Michael & Son Services
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(14,047)
Whether for decoration or utility, ensure quality lighting in your yard from the 4-star experts at Michael & Son Services in the Pikesville area.
Whether for decoration or utility, ensure quality lighting in your yard from the 4-star experts at Michael & Son Services in the Pikesville area.
Porch Pro Headshot Appleton Campbell
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(5,278)
If you have any home service issues at all, contact the expert Warrenton electricians at Appleton Campbell. Backed by more than 40 years of in-depth experience, they have the knowledge and tools necessary to help you resolve your issues in a timely and professional manner. When you call on their War...Read more about Appleton Campbell
If you have any home service issues at all, contact the expert Warrenton electricians at Appleton Campbell. Backed by more than 40 years of in-depth experience, they have the knowledge and tools necessary to help you resolve your issues in a timely and professional manner. When you call on their War...Read more about Appleton Campbell
Porch Pro Headshot PARRISH SERVICES
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(1,244)
Parrish Services is an award-winning heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical contractor serving homeowners in Northern Virginia. We offer repair and replacement services. Our specialties are energy efficient and green technologies for residential applications such as geothermal heating and cooli...Read more about PARRISH SERVICES
Parrish Services is an award-winning heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical contractor serving homeowners in Northern Virginia. We offer repair and replacement services. Our specialties are energy efficient and green technologies for residential applications such as geothermal heating and cooli...Read more about PARRISH SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot Electric Technologies  Inc
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(248)
E-TEC provides expert installation, service and maintenance for advanced technologies and standard electrical systems. As one of the premier electrical contractors in our markets, we have worked on scores of projects requiring advanced systems knowledge, testing capabilities and specialized control ...Read more about Electric Technologies Inc
E-TEC provides expert installation, service and maintenance for advanced technologies and standard electrical systems. As one of the premier electrical contractors in our markets, we have worked on scores of projects requiring advanced systems knowledge, testing capabilities and specialized control ...Read more about Electric Technologies Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Chas Electric (Chas Enterprises)
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(157)
"Chuck came out and installed some ceiling fans in our house. It was great! They were there when they said they'd be - the price was right and the cleaned up everything before they left. I was impressed that it took so little time from first contact to the final install! Why I've been putting this o...Read more about Chas Electric (Chas Enterprises)
"Chuck came out and installed some ceiling fans in our house. It was great! They were there when they said they'd be - the price was right and the cleaned up everything before they left. I was impressed that it took so little time from first contact to the final install! Why I've been putting this o...Read more about Chas Electric (Chas Enterprises)
Porch Pro Headshot Two Poor Teachers, LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(114)
"After 10 years in my house, I decided to remodel our bathroom, and kitchen. I got estimates from 2 other companies, but were most impressed by the Two Poor Teachers price and their work and chose them for my project. From the beginning of my project to the end, the team was very courteous to us and...Read more about Two Poor Teachers, LLC
"After 10 years in my house, I decided to remodel our bathroom, and kitchen. I got estimates from 2 other companies, but were most impressed by the Two Poor Teachers price and their work and chose them for my project. From the beginning of my project to the end, the team was very courteous to us and...Read more about Two Poor Teachers, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot C&P Plumbing Inc
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
We have over 35 years of experience with plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical work. We pride ourselves in quality work, and that fact that we can do just about anything you need done in this industry. Call us today to get your job done!
We have over 35 years of experience with plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical work. We pride ourselves in quality work, and that fact that we can do just about anything you need done in this industry. Call us today to get your job done!
Porch Pro Headshot Men of All Seasons Expertise
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(83)
Quality is our heritage. No job is too big or too small. I would love the opportunity to assist you with any indoor or outdoor home improvements.
Quality is our heritage. No job is too big or too small. I would love the opportunity to assist you with any indoor or outdoor home improvements.
Porch Pro Headshot White Spark Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(17)
"I like working with White Spark Electric because the company was quick to respond to my call and set up a time for the job. the quality of the job was excellent, and for a reasonable price. I will definitely use White Spark Electric the next time I need an electrician."
"I like working with White Spark Electric because the company was quick to respond to my call and set up a time for the job. the quality of the job was excellent, and for a reasonable price. I will definitely use White Spark Electric the next time I need an electrician."
Porch Pro Headshot Rugger Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(51)
"I have called on Rugger Electric many times over the past about ten years for repairs, trouble shooting, and larger projects, such as replacing electrical panels. Some of the calls have been very urgent and Rugger Electric has come through. All the work has been done well, I have never had a call...Read more about Rugger Electric Inc.
"I have called on Rugger Electric many times over the past about ten years for repairs, trouble shooting, and larger projects, such as replacing electrical panels. Some of the calls have been very urgent and Rugger Electric has come through. All the work has been done well, I have never had a call...Read more about Rugger Electric Inc.

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 Gainesville Electricians

247804

Very professional! Fixed all our issues and showed us multiple options. Great company and personnel! Have used them for several projects now!

- Austin Moses
222813

Harvey was great and did a great job

- Ryan Morse
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40081

These folks wanted over 1,000.00 to install a water tank that I bought from Lowes. What a RIP OFF... I sent them home. Hope you have your $$$$$$ ready because these guys are stupid expensive .

- DJ Bowling
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GOOD & BAD news. I am glad I first visited www.remodelingadvice.info & downloaded useful & free information about my project. Because I did not know what I should look for when selecting my Contractor. The (GOOD) thing about the company you are lookin...

- Meme M.
67893

Had a great experience hiring Two Poor Teachers. Our new kitchen looks great! The team did a great job with remodeling our kitchen and repairing the water damage from a busted pipe. So happy to have hard wood floors again and not spongy floors. Thank you ...

- Chris Dewater
73901

Had some great work done by Two Poor Teachers after having my kitchen replaced due to black mold. They came in after the mold was removed. Installed new tile flooring that looks like wood, new cherry cabinets, lights, granite countertops and a island. We ...

- Dave Parker
67969

Bathroom install was done very quickly and correct. People arrived on time. and was very professional at installing. No problems with anything. Was respectful of our home and clean up every night before going home. Took care of us and all of our needs for...

- Jennifer Zolnkski
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Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

- david jones
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Our experience was amazing, the bathroom remodel we hired them for went great, they guys were awesome and very clean.

- Vicki Mishra

Everything You Need to Know About Gainesville Electricians

Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Gainesville?

We do our best to screen all of our electricians. However, there are still some electrician professionals in Gainesville that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Gainesville or VA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering electrical services:

  • MP Electrical Services, LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Marx Electric Svc:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Newlight Electrical Contractors LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Will Electrical Services work in Gainesville require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re electrician job is in Gainesville or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring electricians. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the electrician performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the electrical services folks that everything is in order.

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

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Gainesville is about $129.00. 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.

All Electricians in Gainesville, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Walls Electrical Service, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(34)
Walls Electrical Service, Inc. is family owned and operated full service electrical contractor providing superior, affordable electrical repair and installation services to homes and businesses in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC 24 Hours a day.
Walls Electrical Service, Inc. is family owned and operated full service electrical contractor providing superior, affordable electrical repair and installation services to homes and businesses in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC 24 Hours a day.
Porch Pro Headshot Versatile electrical Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(30)
If you are looking for a quality electrician who truly cares about your electrical needs you have come to the right place! Fully Insured and licensed to provide a full spectrum of electrical Services. Versatile electrical Services offers a wide range of electrical Services. Experience great e...Read more about Versatile electrical Services LLC
If you are looking for a quality electrician who truly cares about your electrical needs you have come to the right place! Fully Insured and licensed to provide a full spectrum of electrical Services. Versatile electrical Services offers a wide range of electrical Services. Experience great e...Read more about Versatile electrical Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot S & R Electric
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(14)
Get plugged in to a great local electrician with S & R Electric. Our licensed, master electricians can tackle all your electrical issues. Depend on us for electric repairs, house wiring, recessed lighting, troubleshooting, renovation and new construction. Need more juice? We can upgrade your electri...Read more about S & R Electric
Get plugged in to a great local electrician with S & R Electric. Our licensed, master electricians can tackle all your electrical issues. Depend on us for electric repairs, house wiring, recessed lighting, troubleshooting, renovation and new construction. Need more juice? We can upgrade your electri...Read more about S & R Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Sarosa Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(6)
We are a quality minded company specializing in electrical remodeling, additions and new homes. We also provide excellent service work for electrical repairs and trouble shooting. No job is too small or too big All our electricians are Journeymen or Master electricians with minimum 10 years in the t...Read more about Sarosa Electric LLC
We are a quality minded company specializing in electrical remodeling, additions and new homes. We also provide excellent service work for electrical repairs and trouble shooting. No job is too small or too big All our electricians are Journeymen or Master electricians with minimum 10 years in the t...Read more about Sarosa Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(1)
Seymour’s Electrical is a family own electrical company. We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured Electrical Company. Seymour’s Electrician has over 10+ years of experience in the electrical trade. Seymour’s Electrical is here to provide you with quality, value, and superior service.Seymour’s Electrical ...Read more about Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Seymour’s Electrical is a family own electrical company. We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured Electrical Company. Seymour’s Electrician has over 10+ years of experience in the electrical trade. Seymour’s Electrical is here to provide you with quality, value, and superior service.Seymour’s Electrical ...Read more about Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Porch Pro Headshot LEESBURG SOUTHERN ELECTRIC INC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(54)
The professionals at LEESBURG SOUTHERN ELECTRIC INC in the Oakland, MD area can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.
The professionals at LEESBURG SOUTHERN ELECTRIC INC in the Oakland, MD area can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.
Porch Pro Headshot Hedden's Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Proudly showcase your home after hours with soothing lighting solutions from Hedden's Electric LLC in Hagerstown.
Proudly showcase your home after hours with soothing lighting solutions from Hedden's Electric LLC in Hagerstown.
Porch Pro Headshot Rymez Electrical Inc.
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
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Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot Sabah Electrical, LLC
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Ready for a change? The experts at Sabah Electrical in the Severn, MD area can outfit your home's exterior with stylish outdoor lighting.
Ready for a change? The experts at Sabah Electrical in the Severn, MD area can outfit your home's exterior with stylish outdoor lighting.
Porch Pro Headshot F and R Plumbing and Home Services
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Electrical Minority Group
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Based out of Washington DC with a office in Prince Georges county Maryland, Electrical Minority Group is an electrical contracting company that provides cable installation, fire alarm installation electrical troubleshooting and installs for commercial and residential clients
Based out of Washington DC with a office in Prince Georges county Maryland, Electrical Minority Group is an electrical contracting company that provides cable installation, fire alarm installation electrical troubleshooting and installs for commercial and residential clients
Porch Pro Headshot Electric-1
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Electrical Wiring Ltd
Electricians
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Located in Kensington, Electrical Wiring Ltd is an electrical contractor. They provide circuit breaker repair, lighting fixture installation and more. In May 2004, a property owner contracted Electrical Wiring Ltd for a swimming pool project using a permit acquired from Montgomery County, and in Apr...Read more about Electrical Wiring Ltd
Located in Kensington, Electrical Wiring Ltd is an electrical contractor. They provide circuit breaker repair, lighting fixture installation and more. In May 2004, a property owner contracted Electrical Wiring Ltd for a swimming pool project using a permit acquired from Montgomery County, and in Apr...Read more about Electrical Wiring Ltd

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