Top 10 Electricians in Pleasanton, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Garcia Drywall
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
Garcia Drywall we have 10+ years of experience. We believe our biggest form of advertising is word-of-mouth advertising, that if we do a great job for you , you will tell your friends , your neighbor's , and your family! We stand behind Honesty , integrity and trust completely. We know if you give u...Read more about Garcia Drywall
Garcia Drywall we have 10+ years of experience. We believe our biggest form of advertising is word-of-mouth advertising, that if we do a great job for you , you will tell your friends , your neighbor's , and your family! We stand behind Honesty , integrity and trust completely. We know if you give u...Read more about Garcia Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot Maine Home Services
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
(1,869)
Electrical and Plumbing Experts Serving San Jose and the Bay Area! Maine Home Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing company that offers a wide variety of home services. Founded in 2004 by a former technician, Scott Mamola, Maine began as a small company out of Livermore. Since then we ...Read more about Maine Home Services
Electrical and Plumbing Experts Serving San Jose and the Bay Area! Maine Home Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing company that offers a wide variety of home services. Founded in 2004 by a former technician, Scott Mamola, Maine began as a small company out of Livermore. Since then we ...Read more about Maine Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Willow Glen Electric
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Alley Electric
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, 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 Mister Sparky
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
(70)
Independently owned and operated, we fix the problem right the first time and provide our customers with a 100% satisfaction GUARANTEE. We do it with convenience, courteousness, competence, cleanliness and character and our customers' time is our #1 priority. The Mister Sparky on-time guarantee is ...Read more about Mister Sparky
Independently owned and operated, we fix the problem right the first time and provide our customers with a 100% satisfaction GUARANTEE. We do it with convenience, courteousness, competence, cleanliness and character and our customers' time is our #1 priority. The Mister Sparky on-time guarantee is ...Read more about Mister Sparky
Porch Pro Headshot MDE Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
(20)
"Lloyd came to my home to help with my cable and internet wiring throughout my house. He is top notch in both customer service and technical knowledge. For my home being older with add-ons, I know that was not an easy task to do, but he would not leave until the job was done perfectly. Thanks f...Read more about MDE Electric Company
"Lloyd came to my home to help with my cable and internet wiring throughout my house. He is top notch in both customer service and technical knowledge. For my home being older with add-ons, I know that was not an easy task to do, but he would not leave until the job was done perfectly. Thanks f...Read more about MDE Electric Company
Porch Pro Headshot FAUSTO ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
(51)
We offer friendly tips,on time service,and competitive quotes. -- A whole house fan will help keep your home well ventilated, without even using your AC, big $$ savings. -- Worried about your electric bill on the rise?, give us a call. We can offer many ideas to save energy. -- No nee...Read more about FAUSTO ELECTRIC
We offer friendly tips,on time service,and competitive quotes. -- A whole house fan will help keep your home well ventilated, without even using your AC, big $$ savings. -- Worried about your electric bill on the rise?, give us a call. We can offer many ideas to save energy. -- No nee...Read more about FAUSTO ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot Limon Electric
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, 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
Porch Pro Headshot Ford Electric
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
Ford Electric is a local, small business electricians centered in Antioch, CA and serves the surrounding areas. We licensed and insured and have many years of experience. We can help you out with jobs ranging from a light switch replacement to a extending wiring or installation of new service panels...Read more about Ford Electric
Ford Electric is a local, small business electricians centered in Antioch, CA and serves the surrounding areas. We licensed and insured and have many years of experience. We can help you out with jobs ranging from a light switch replacement to a extending wiring or installation of new service panels...Read more about Ford Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Kena & Sons Construction
Electricians
Serves Pleasanton, California
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.

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 Pleasanton Electricians

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We had Edge Electric install recessed lighting in out hallway and a guest bedroom. Zac, the owner, did a great job at a fair price. When we needed lighting installed in our living room to spotlight some artwork, we immediately gave Edge Electric a call. Z...

80087

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

Excellent response time, quick and efficient work, pleasant worker.

- Nathan Slowey
78966

Very good value. Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Dave was very thoughtful in reviewing our project - he seems very knowledgeable

- Mark Foy
80088

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

Excellent response time, quick and efficient work, pleasant worker.

- Nathan Slowey
30950

Showed up on time.did more then we agreed on. Now he is going to replace my sub panel.

- mukesh singh
172618

Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches.

- Napoleon Ayala
145230

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

- Shufun Ho
34683

In the dead of summer, I needed to upgrade the HVAC system in my new home. The upgrade required running new electrical wiring from the AC unit to the panel. It was an urgent request that had to be done in advance of the HVAC contractors, and despite being...

- Blake Bridges
28911

MDE has done quite a bit of work for our office lately. One project was installing power poles. They found unused junction boxes in the ceiling which saved us alot of time and money. The other project was installing tv's to the wall. They ran electr...

- k patterson
28362

The electrician Lloyd came to my house to install a seemingly simple ceiling fan. Unfortunately although there was wiring and a switch in the room, there was no power to it. Instead of using the questionable existing wiring, he was able to quickly, and mo...

- Gabrielle Davila
250607

Nice Guy..

- Aninda Mukherjee
34127

Everything You Need to Know About Pleasanton Electricians

I have Electrical Services work that I need done in Pleasanton. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent electrician projects in Pleasanton shows that larger electrical services projects in city are often upwards of $189.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: electricians travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your electrical services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your electrician professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated electricians tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple electricians throughout Pleasanton to ensure your project is done right.

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

Right now there are about 250 companies in and around Pleasanton ready to help you with your electrical services project.

  • On average, electrical services projects in Pleasanton 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:

  • Foley Electric, Inc
    • Ford Electric
      • AMIR ELECTRIC

        What should I check for once my Electrician in Pleasanton has finished working?

        Every electrical services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any electrical services company has told you they've finished the job:

        • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with electrical services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
        • Ask the electrician to describe what they did. Whether your electrical services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
        • Compare the description provided on your electrical services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
        • Request that the electrician do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

        All Electricians in Pleasanton, CA

        Porch Pro Headshot Mitchell Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        When it comes to Electrical Contracting, Residential Electrical Services, no one compares to Mitchell Electric. With years of combined experience, Mitchell Electric has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. O...Read more about Mitchell Electric
        When it comes to Electrical Contracting, Residential Electrical Services, no one compares to Mitchell Electric. With years of combined experience, Mitchell Electric has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. O...Read more about Mitchell Electric
        Porch Pro Headshot Nor Cal Solar Services
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (15)
        Installer of energy efficient products focusing on Residential and Commercial applications. Offering the most affordable prices in the East Bay by capturing rebates and incentives that are offered
        Installer of energy efficient products focusing on Residential and Commercial applications. Offering the most affordable prices in the East Bay by capturing rebates and incentives that are offered
        Porch Pro Headshot Bene Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (1)
        Do you have a light that is flickering or not working? How about a new receptacle for that new dish washer. Be sure to check out our mobile device charging solutions for all your personal electronics! We are standing by and ready for your next electrical panel upgrade or performing routine scheduled...Read more about Bene Electric
        Do you have a light that is flickering or not working? How about a new receptacle for that new dish washer. Be sure to check out our mobile device charging solutions for all your personal electronics! We are standing by and ready for your next electrical panel upgrade or performing routine scheduled...Read more about Bene Electric
        Porch Pro Headshot Edge Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (6)
        EDGE ELECTRIC offers electrical services to the Tracy area. Call us today!
        EDGE ELECTRIC offers electrical services to the Tracy area. Call us today!
        Porch Pro Headshot Mr Voltz
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (3)
        "I have had Voltz Energy do a multitude of home repair projects for me. These jobs have ranged from under the cabinet lighting, electrical device installation, outside lighting and gate and fence building and installation. Voltz Energy is a fantastic find for any home projects one may have. They are...Read more about Mr Voltz
        "I have had Voltz Energy do a multitude of home repair projects for me. These jobs have ranged from under the cabinet lighting, electrical device installation, outside lighting and gate and fence building and installation. Voltz Energy is a fantastic find for any home projects one may have. They are...Read more about Mr Voltz
        Porch Pro Headshot Clausen Electric, Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        Contractor State License Number is 799012
        Contractor State License Number is 799012
        Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Coast Home Services
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (8)
        At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
        At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
        Porch Pro Headshot Omos Electric Co
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        Since they started doing business, Omo's Electric Co. has been committed to delivering first-rate appliance installation, interior lighting, electrical services, electrical installation, and more. Established in 1995, Robert is an experienced and reputable electrician for the Walnut Creek area. Rob...Read more about Omos Electric Co
        Since they started doing business, Omo's Electric Co. has been committed to delivering first-rate appliance installation, interior lighting, electrical services, electrical installation, and more. Established in 1995, Robert is an experienced and reputable electrician for the Walnut Creek area. Rob...Read more about Omos Electric Co
        Porch Pro Headshot Dollens Electric Corporation
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        We strive to offer service with integrity and contribute to the greater good of our community. Our company is very family-oriented, and that approach translates to how we treat our clients-if they ever have problems, they can talk directly to the owner. We take time to advise our customers on the pr...Read more about Dollens Electric Corporation
        We strive to offer service with integrity and contribute to the greater good of our community. Our company is very family-oriented, and that approach translates to how we treat our clients-if they ever have problems, they can talk directly to the owner. We take time to advise our customers on the pr...Read more about Dollens Electric Corporation
        Porch Pro Headshot A1A Builders
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        We are a general building contractor located in the Bay Area / Pleasanton Ca. We have been serving the Bay Area for over 30 years. At Top Pro Builders Inc., we strive to provide professional courteous service to our clients. We aim to provide an organized and value-added experience to our customers...Read more about A1A Builders
        We are a general building contractor located in the Bay Area / Pleasanton Ca. We have been serving the Bay Area for over 30 years. At Top Pro Builders Inc., we strive to provide professional courteous service to our clients. We aim to provide an organized and value-added experience to our customers...Read more about A1A Builders
        Porch Pro Headshot Big Red Home Improvements
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        I am a retired General, Landscaping, and Fence contractor using my 30 years of residential building construction experience to perform handyman duties for homeowners at this stage of my life. I no longer desire to do large projects that are lengthy and physical in nature. Now, I am comfortable keepi...Read more about Big Red Home Improvements
        I am a retired General, Landscaping, and Fence contractor using my 30 years of residential building construction experience to perform handyman duties for homeowners at this stage of my life. I no longer desire to do large projects that are lengthy and physical in nature. Now, I am comfortable keepi...Read more about Big Red Home Improvements
        Porch Pro Headshot Better Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        (67)
        Porch Pro Headshot S J Rios Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR : Electrician
        ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR : Electrician
        Porch Pro Headshot B R Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Pleasanton, California
        Based in San Ramon, B R Electric is an electrical contractor. They provide services such as lighting retrofit, recessed lighting and other services. B R Electric is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
        Based in San Ramon, B R Electric is an electrical contractor. They provide services such as lighting retrofit, recessed lighting and other services. B R Electric is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

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