Top 10 Electricians in Gardendale, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Mister Sparky Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Mister Sparky knows you are busy and your time is valuable. Having to wait for any service contractor isn't acceptable. That's why when you call Mister Sparky for your residential service and repair needs, we take it very seriously. Our tagline is "We're On Time, You'll See, or The Repair Is Free!" ...Read more about Mister Sparky Electric
Mister Sparky knows you are busy and your time is valuable. Having to wait for any service contractor isn't acceptable. That's why when you call Mister Sparky for your residential service and repair needs, we take it very seriously. Our tagline is "We're On Time, You'll See, or The Repair Is Free!" ...Read more about Mister Sparky Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Birmingham
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(274)
At Mr. Electric, we have the power to make things better. We provide comprehensive residential and commercial electrical services throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Electric offers repairs, upgrades, and installations, delivering high customer satisfaction by getting the job done right the first time...Read more about Mr. Electric of Birmingham
At Mr. Electric, we have the power to make things better. We provide comprehensive residential and commercial electrical services throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Electric offers repairs, upgrades, and installations, delivering high customer satisfaction by getting the job done right the first time...Read more about Mr. Electric of Birmingham
Porch Pro Headshot Lovelady Electrical contractors LLC
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(120)
"I am perfectly pleased with Lovelady Electrical - from the moment Jeremy called immediately after I submitted my request. Brent came a little early - which was wonderful as many other workmen have come late to my home and have been undependable. Brent was professional, hardworking, knowledgeable,...Read more about Lovelady Electrical contractors LLC
"I am perfectly pleased with Lovelady Electrical - from the moment Jeremy called immediately after I submitted my request. Brent came a little early - which was wonderful as many other workmen have come late to my home and have been undependable. Brent was professional, hardworking, knowledgeable,...Read more about Lovelady Electrical contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Expert Electrical Service
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(252)
Expert Electrical Service offers electrical services to the Birmingham area. Call us today!
Expert Electrical Service offers electrical services to the Birmingham area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot K. R. J. Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(116)
K.R.J. Electric is happy to help with your electrical projects. We offer both residential and commercial services and bring almost 30 years of expertise. Call us today for your electrical needs.
K.R.J. Electric is happy to help with your electrical projects. We offer both residential and commercial services and bring almost 30 years of expertise. Call us today for your electrical needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(16)
"Mermaid Engineering came to my house to install a new utility door. They were a big help picking up the door at the store and helping me choose doorknobs and trim. The work was done in the same day and done quickly. The price for all of this excellent work was very reasonable. I definitely got ...Read more about Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
"Mermaid Engineering came to my house to install a new utility door. They were a big help picking up the door at the store and helping me choose doorknobs and trim. The work was done in the same day and done quickly. The price for all of this excellent work was very reasonable. I definitely got ...Read more about Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Superior Service Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(68)
Superior Service Electric performs all types of residential and commercial electrical work including new work, remodel work, service, repair, replacements and maintenance.
Superior Service Electric performs all types of residential and commercial electrical work including new work, remodel work, service, repair, replacements and maintenance.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Maintenance & Repair
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(7)
Home Maintenance & Repair has been fixing homes in Odenville, AL since 1991. We have been providing home maintenance and repair services to Birmingham and the surrounding areas for more than 21 years. We welcome 24-hour emergency calls.
Home Maintenance & Repair has been fixing homes in Odenville, AL since 1991. We have been providing home maintenance and repair services to Birmingham and the surrounding areas for more than 21 years. We welcome 24-hour emergency calls.
Porch Pro Headshot I MOUNT TVs
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
At I Mount TVs & Electrical Services, we are a fully licensed and insured electrical company, that also has expertise in all of your Audio/Video needs. We offer electrical services that include wiring your new home, remodeling a specific room, additions to your home, or completely re-wiring your exs...Read more about I MOUNT TVs
At I Mount TVs & Electrical Services, we are a fully licensed and insured electrical company, that also has expertise in all of your Audio/Video needs. We offer electrical services that include wiring your new home, remodeling a specific room, additions to your home, or completely re-wiring your exs...Read more about I MOUNT TVs
Porch Pro Headshot Carter Services
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(12)
"I contacted Carter Electrical after many, many failed attempts with other electricians. I had been stood up by so many other companies for over 2 months. I was literally in tears. I found him through Google about 9pm on a Friday night. He quickly responded and was able to show up the next morning! ...Read more about Carter Services
"I contacted Carter Electrical after many, many failed attempts with other electricians. I had been stood up by so many other companies for over 2 months. I was literally in tears. I found him through Google about 9pm on a Friday night. He quickly responded and was able to show up the next morning! ...Read more about Carter Services

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 Gardendale Electricians

55110

Kelvin Jones of KRJ Electric has worked for me on renovation and new construction projects for 25 years! His expertise in all areas of Electrical work is unmatched! He is fair and reasonable on pricing on all project he has ever done for me! I would recom...

- Dewey Green
55255

Kelvin Jones has provided, installed and serviced electrical systems for our projects for 20+ years. He is very knowledgeable, courteous, dependable and professional. A master electrician who also happens to be a very nice guy. Kelvin is a pleasure to wor...

- MIchael Grogan
55065

K.R.J. Electric has performed numerous electrical projects for me at my home. Every project was completed in a professional and timely manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Jones for your next electrical project.

- Gene Clennon
58534

I have known Kelvin for over 40 years. Very efficient and does electrical up to code. Since I flip and sell houses a good electrician is a must. I highly recommend him as a master electrician. Bubba Holland, Remax Classic

- Bubba Holland
55676

I am pleased with the work that I received from KRJ Electric Co. I had moved into my grandmothers house with my dryer, that worked on electricity, but hers had been run by gas. He installed an electrical outlet, whereas, I could then use my dryer.

- Stephanie Muhammad
137211

Does great work, very nice and trustworthy people! definitely gets the job done and in good time!!

- madisyn smith
25549

On time, neat work, fair price!!! I am totally satisfied with the service....will call again when needed and will recommend to friends!

- Carol Hollis
7413

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

All work was done neatly, quickly and without any delays. Pricing was very affordable compared to nearest competitors. I would and will use them again!!!

- Stacey woods
6798

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality.

The project went very well. The A&D crew got the project completed on budget and on time.

32133

Lovelady scheduled an appointment for a Tuesday afternoon at 4PM. About 3:30 PM they called and said something came up and they would have to come Wednesday the next morning. I said ok and I never heard from them again. Any excuse would have been better ...

- Michael Dopson
66916

Great job done, very helpful. Even did work to help with the project that we hadn't discussed. They did whatever it took to get it right.

- Brad Causey

All Electricians in Gardendale, AL

Porch Pro Headshot J&W Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(6)
We're a company built on character and integrity. We do what we say we will do. We believe in happy customers and lasting relationships. You can count on us!
We're a company built on character and integrity. We do what we say we will do. We believe in happy customers and lasting relationships. You can count on us!
Porch Pro Headshot Hometown remodeling & flooring
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(2)
"Hello my name is katleyn & i called just to see if i could even afford the overwhelming, stressed beyond measures projects that had my house in schambles i only had two weeks left before the issues would have caused my life to be turned into a nightmare so i called a couple people and god lead me t...Read more about Hometown remodeling & flooring
"Hello my name is katleyn & i called just to see if i could even afford the overwhelming, stressed beyond measures projects that had my house in schambles i only had two weeks left before the issues would have caused my life to be turned into a nightmare so i called a couple people and god lead me t...Read more about Hometown remodeling & flooring
Porch Pro Headshot A - List Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(3)
DUSTIN AVINGER 205-276-7674.FREE ESTIMATES.WE STRIVE TO GIVE FAIR PRICES AND QUALITY WORK .PLEASE CALL TODAY IF FOR YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS. (205)-276-7674.WE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS FIND QUALITY WORK FOR A FAIR PRICE. WE GUARANTEE TO WORK HARD TO GIVE YOU QUALITY AND RELIABLE SERVICE. IF YOU ARE TIRED O...Read more about A - List Electrical Services
DUSTIN AVINGER 205-276-7674.FREE ESTIMATES.WE STRIVE TO GIVE FAIR PRICES AND QUALITY WORK .PLEASE CALL TODAY IF FOR YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS. (205)-276-7674.WE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS FIND QUALITY WORK FOR A FAIR PRICE. WE GUARANTEE TO WORK HARD TO GIVE YOU QUALITY AND RELIABLE SERVICE. IF YOU ARE TIRED O...Read more about A - List Electrical Services
Porch Pro Headshot Silver Lining Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Silver Lining Electric is a residential and light commercial electrical contractor. I am a Master Electrician with 20 years of experience. We give free estimates. We offer a lifetime labor warranty and a limited lifetime parts warranty. Silver Lining Electric is a small shop that focuses on customer...Read more about Silver Lining Electric
Silver Lining Electric is a residential and light commercial electrical contractor. I am a Master Electrician with 20 years of experience. We give free estimates. We offer a lifetime labor warranty and a limited lifetime parts warranty. Silver Lining Electric is a small shop that focuses on customer...Read more about Silver Lining Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Dearing Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
In business since 1968, Dearing Electric has the experience you can count on, for your every electrical and HVAC repair or installation need Service and repair of central heating and cooling systems. Indoor air quality improvements Energy improvement upgrades. Lightning protection systems.
In business since 1968, Dearing Electric has the experience you can count on, for your every electrical and HVAC repair or installation need Service and repair of central heating and cooling systems. Indoor air quality improvements Energy improvement upgrades. Lightning protection systems.
Porch Pro Headshot Willow Bridge Construction
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters typically do the following: Install pipes and fixtures Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines Troubleshoot systems that are...Read more about Willow Bridge Construction
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters typically do the following: Install pipes and fixtures Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines Troubleshoot systems that are...Read more about Willow Bridge Construction
Porch Pro Headshot NewSouth Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
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Porch Pro Headshot Thomas Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
I am licensed electrician, that will satisfy any customer's electrical needs, I install or fix electrical panels, ranges, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, plugs, outside lighting, and more....
I am licensed electrician, that will satisfy any customer's electrical needs, I install or fix electrical panels, ranges, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, plugs, outside lighting, and more....
Porch Pro Headshot Innovo Media Solutions
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Concierge Tek is your VIP installation service provider for all of your smart home needs. Call us today!
Concierge Tek is your VIP installation service provider for all of your smart home needs. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Gabriel Electric Co. LLC
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Based in Birmingham, Gabriel Electric Co is an electrical contractor. They offer cable wiring, lighting fixture installation, and outlet installation.
Based in Birmingham, Gabriel Electric Co is an electrical contractor. They offer cable wiring, lighting fixture installation, and outlet installation.
Porch Pro Headshot Iron Mountain Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Iron Mountain Electric LLC can help with any electrical needs in the Birmingham, AL area. Please call us today.
Iron Mountain Electric LLC can help with any electrical needs in the Birmingham, AL area. Please call us today.
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Electric
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
(10)
Porch Pro Headshot Guy's Electrical Service in Pelham
Electricians
Serves Gardendale, Alabama
Guy's Electrical Service is your go-to residential and commercial electrical repair, maintenance and installation contractor in Pelham, AL. Expect fair prices and quality work. If you have any questions don't hesitate to give me a call! residential electrician, commercial electrician, electrical ins...Read more about Guy's Electrical Service in Pelham
Guy's Electrical Service is your go-to residential and commercial electrical repair, maintenance and installation contractor in Pelham, AL. Expect fair prices and quality work. If you have any questions don't hesitate to give me a call! residential electrician, commercial electrician, electrical ins...Read more about Guy's Electrical Service in Pelham

Latest projects near Gardendale

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Gardendale 35071
Electrical
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Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
Power our to plug Dyer into. We have a range outlet now. The house is not up to code and need an outlet replaced
Morris 35116
Electrical
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Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
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Main electric meter
Install or replace?
Replace an existing meter
Birmingham 35215
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
I had a new unit install but still have the old slide thermostat. I have the new one just need it to be installed.
Center Point 35215
Electrical
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
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Appliance
Wiring and outlet already in place
Wiring and outlet is already in place
Appliance type
Kitchen range, oven or stove
Birmingham 35215
Electrical
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Within a month
Project type
Install something new
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Ring Doorbell with floodlights