Top 3 Electricians in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Haas Development & Construction
"We did an extensive remodel on our home in West Seattle. We added an ADU above our garage as well as expanded the main home by adding a dormer. Though every step of the way, from design, modifications, construction and finish work the project went amazingly well. David and his team were great. We p...Read more about Haas Development & Construction
2657 37th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
206-380-3598
Porch Pro Headshot Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning
"We have been recent recipients of an upgraded heating and air conditioning system installed by one of your very capable and efficient crews. We would though, like to make special mention of one of your employees, Mr. Kelly Chong We initially accepted three bids for the job, yours being included ...Read more about Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning
4601 S 134th Pl, Tukwila, WA
877-273-6626
Porch Pro Headshot BLUE FLAME HEATING, AIR & ELECTRIC
"Blue Flame did a great job replacing our furnace. We talked to several HVAC companies and ended up with Blue Flame based on price, perceived expertise, and responsiveness. Blue Flame was motivated to win the business and provided what we believed to be a cost-effective and comprehensive plan to a...Read more about BLUE FLAME HEATING, AIR & ELECTRIC
7116 220th St SW Ste 1, Mountlake Terrace, WA
425-242-6333

More Electricians in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot 24/7 Electric
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(246)
"My experience was nothing shot of amazing. From the time I called in and all the way until my project was done, these people were wonderful. I was in the process of remodeling my kitchen and my initial electrician was a no show so I called everyone I could think of and 24/7 was the first to respond...Read more about 24/7 Electric
"My experience was nothing shot of amazing. From the time I called in and all the way until my project was done, these people were wonderful. I was in the process of remodeling my kitchen and my initial electrician was a no show so I called everyone I could think of and 24/7 was the first to respond...Read more about 24/7 Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Greater Seattle
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(314)
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 Greater Seattle
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 Greater Seattle
Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(148)
"I am a new home owner who contacted Jeff via Angie's List to have some electrical updating done (grounding of outlets and lights, separating some circuits to provide for adequate power to all rooms, installation of all house surge protector) and get some assistance in making sure some previous work...Read more about Trinity Electric LLC
"I am a new home owner who contacted Jeff via Angie's List to have some electrical updating done (grounding of outlets and lights, separating some circuits to provide for adequate power to all rooms, installation of all house surge protector) and get some assistance in making sure some previous work...Read more about Trinity Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Konsker Electric
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(55)
"We initially used Robert and his team for a small electrical project through Porch's app. They did such a good job that we hired them to re-wire our entire house which was all knob and tube. While doing so, we had them do insulation in exterior walls and drywall work as well. They are extremely res...Read more about Konsker Electric
"We initially used Robert and his team for a small electrical project through Porch's app. They did such a good job that we hired them to re-wire our entire house which was all knob and tube. While doing so, we had them do insulation in exterior walls and drywall work as well. They are extremely res...Read more about Konsker Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Masters Electric & Communications LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(33)
"Rod and Justin installed new upgraded service in my 100+ home. They were great and accommodated both my schedule, which dragged on and on, as well as my project needs for future remodeling. I absolutely recommend these guys!"
"Rod and Justin installed new upgraded service in my 100+ home. They were great and accommodated both my schedule, which dragged on and on, as well as my project needs for future remodeling. I absolutely recommend these guys!"
Porch Pro Headshot Steve's Home Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(58)
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot ALL Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(19)
"Aaron was the most down to earth caring professional I have encountered in a long time. We needed an electrician to hook up a generator to our house panel in short notice and he was able to accommodate. Aaron was also able to handle a very complicated situation that we ran into due to my house an...Read more about ALL Electric LLC
"Aaron was the most down to earth caring professional I have encountered in a long time. We needed an electrician to hook up a generator to our house panel in short notice and he was able to accommodate. Aaron was also able to handle a very complicated situation that we ran into due to my house an...Read more about ALL Electric LLC

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 Seattle Electricians

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My experience with Masters Electric was outstanding from start to finish. I contacted them to request a bid about replacing a worn out ceiling fan motor. I left a voicemail describing the situation and my call was returned within the day. A few follow ...

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I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Justin and Rod for over 10 years now. At my last job they were my go-to team for problem solving and repairing various issues at buildings I managed, and recently they completed a full kitchen re-wire a...

- Jordan Crump
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My home was broken into and in an effort to shore up my security, I requested a bid from Masters to help me install a motion sensor security light on the side of my home to illuminate my alley-based driveway and deter potential thieves with a big spotligh...

- Matt Bruce
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Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value. Would recommend.

Each time they were efficient, timely, providing a good estimate and timeline. I would Highly recommend them to anyone. They even clean up well.

- Terran Campbell
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Rod from Masters Electric came to our house to install some switches, bathroom fan and cable outlets. He was very communicative and professional to help assess the best options for the installation. With expertise he was able to get us set up in no time. ...

- Erik Guzman
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Justin was beyond helpful and simply amazing. Very prompt, arrived on the dot and in spite of a busy schedule took the 2 hours to trouble shoot my open circuit and fix it. The only person I am calling for all future electrical work

- Kiran Bhageshpur
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These guys are really good. Of all the contractors we've had working on our remodel project, they are by far the best. They show up on time, get the work done and communicate clearly. I recommend them to anyone.

- Bud Kopp
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I highly recommend Justin and Masters Electric & Communications. Justin was prompt, professional, thorough and very efficient in solving a power outage in our kitchen and living room. He explained his search for the issue every step of the way. He found t...

- Claire Conway
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Justin came out expecting to only replace a breaker. Upon arrival, he found that the issue was more complicated than that - and partially the fault of the appliance company. Justin took the time to fix the appliance as well and make sure we were all set b...

- Christopher Shreve
2008

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

They listened to what I wanted and gave advice on all my electrical needs and wants

- joyce williamson
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Justin and Rodney are like the dream team of electricians. They have years of experience, work very well together, are attentive to detail, and want to make sure that you, as the client, are getting what you want. They show up on time, work hard and acco...

- Ann Corbett

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle Electricians

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in Seattle?

Every Electrical Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Seattle work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 1700 professionals and companies in Seattle for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Electricians took on the job, and how satisfied they were.
  • read about what others paid for their Electrician services in Seattle. For example, hiring in Seattle costs $159.00 to $159.00, which is

What Seattle zip codes are served by Electricians?

Seattle has 1700 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Seattle with the most Electricians:

    • 102 Electricians in 98115.
    • 68 Electricians in 98116.
      • 34 Electricians in 98125.

      What should I check for once my Electrician in Seattle 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 Seattle, WA

      Porch Pro Headshot Well Grounded Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (13)
      We provide commercial and residential services professionally and safely to our customers. We are a licensed and bonded electrical contractor with over 30 years of experience. We are happy to make sure every customer is satisfied on each job whether it be large or small.
      We provide commercial and residential services professionally and safely to our customers. We are a licensed and bonded electrical contractor with over 30 years of experience. We are happy to make sure every customer is satisfied on each job whether it be large or small.
      Porch Pro Headshot Endeavour Electric LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (16)
      Endeavour Electric, LLC is your local choice for quality electrical installations. We are based in West Seattle and serve all communities from Seattle to Tacoma and all of King and Pierce Counties. We strive to complete your project to the highest standard and maintain efficiency to keep our price...Read more about Endeavour Electric LLC
      Endeavour Electric, LLC is your local choice for quality electrical installations. We are based in West Seattle and serve all communities from Seattle to Tacoma and all of King and Pierce Counties. We strive to complete your project to the highest standard and maintain efficiency to keep our price...Read more about Endeavour Electric LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot Olympic Energy Solutions
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (3)
      -Full service electrical and hvac contracting -gas furnaces, heat pumps, electric furnaces, Ductless mini splits. -anything that heats or cools -residential and commercial -emergency service, new construction, remodel, retrofit, energy audit/ rebates -duct design, electrical plans/ layouts <a cl...Read more about Olympic Energy Solutions
      -Full service electrical and hvac contracting -gas furnaces, heat pumps, electric furnaces, Ductless mini splits. -anything that heats or cools -residential and commercial -emergency service, new construction, remodel, retrofit, energy audit/ rebates -duct design, electrical plans/ layouts <a cl...Read more about Olympic Energy Solutions
      Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Home Electric LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (21)
      Pacific Home Electric LLC offers electrical services to the Puyallup area. Call us today!
      Pacific Home Electric LLC offers electrical services to the Puyallup area. Call us today!
      Porch Pro Headshot YETTI Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (3)
      We take pride in the quality of work. There is no cutting corners for the safety of our customers.
      We take pride in the quality of work. There is no cutting corners for the safety of our customers.
      Porch Pro Headshot JH Preher
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (2)
      "I couldn't be more pleased with my bathroom remodel. From the moment I reached out to John he has been nothing but honest, professional and meticulous in making sure the job was done exactly as we discussed. I really couldn't have asked for a better experience from John and his family."
      "I couldn't be more pleased with my bathroom remodel. From the moment I reached out to John he has been nothing but honest, professional and meticulous in making sure the job was done exactly as we discussed. I really couldn't have asked for a better experience from John and his family."
      Porch Pro Headshot Riverton Electrical Services, LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (6)
      "We needed to upgrade our panel to 200 amps. Will at Riverton Electrical came out and did the job. They provided us with efficient and quality work at an affordable rate. Highly recommend this company!"
      "We needed to upgrade our panel to 200 amps. Will at Riverton Electrical came out and did the job. They provided us with efficient and quality work at an affordable rate. Highly recommend this company!"
      Porch Pro Headshot Bowie Electric Service
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (87)
      Residential, commercial & industrial wiring. New construction, remodel, service and repairs. Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1916
      Residential, commercial & industrial wiring. New construction, remodel, service and repairs. Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1916
      Porch Pro Headshot Aqualine Electrician Seattle
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Aqualine Electrician Seattle provides the Seattle area with a variety of electric services from adding a receptacle for your convenience to your home or offices. When you need electrical or appliance installation services in Seattle, WA, contact the pros at Aqualine Electrician Seattle, or call us o...Read more about Aqualine Electrician Seattle
      Aqualine Electrician Seattle provides the Seattle area with a variety of electric services from adding a receptacle for your convenience to your home or offices. When you need electrical or appliance installation services in Seattle, WA, contact the pros at Aqualine Electrician Seattle, or call us o...Read more about Aqualine Electrician Seattle
      Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Electrical Syst
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      You can put your trust in Evergreen Electrical Systems, LLC. We have a diversity of experience, top quality workmanship, accurate and detailed planning, and a commitment to finishing on time and on budget are what we bring to every electrical project. We provide personal service and exceptional qua...Read more about Evergreen Electrical Syst
      You can put your trust in Evergreen Electrical Systems, LLC. We have a diversity of experience, top quality workmanship, accurate and detailed planning, and a commitment to finishing on time and on budget are what we bring to every electrical project. We provide personal service and exceptional qua...Read more about Evergreen Electrical Syst
      Porch Pro Headshot T-N-T Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (4)
      Porch Pro Headshot Zellerhoff Painting
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Zellerhoff Painting is a painting company in Seattle. Since 2004, they have been providing trim work, exterior painting, and custom painting finish as well as other services.
      Zellerhoff Painting is a painting company in Seattle. Since 2004, they have been providing trim work, exterior painting, and custom painting finish as well as other services.
      Porch Pro Headshot 'efelle creative' in Seattle, WA USA
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Porch Pro Headshot Apadana Remodeling
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington

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      Electrical Inspection
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      I'm flexible
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      Needs someone to take a look at the electrical panel so their heat pump can be supported
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      Electrical
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      Single family residence
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      1,501-2,000 sq ft
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      0-10 years
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      Basement
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      Kirkland 98034
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      Seattle 98126
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within a week
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      I'm considering an electrical system update, To locate unknown or potential problems
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      Seattle 98116
      Electrical Inspection
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      Purchasing property
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      Electrical
      Property type
      Single family residence
      Property size
      0-1,500 sq ft
      Property age
      51+ years
      Foundation type
      Basement
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      Buyer
      Occupied
      No
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      Yes
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      Seattle 98126
      Electrical
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