Top 3 Electricians in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot All New Again®
"I found All New Again (ANA) through my Amazon service request and I am extremely happy with the service they have provided me. I identified water damage in my finished basement on Thursday and reached out to multiple companies and many were not available until Monday of the following week, I knew i...Read more about All New Again®
15408 Main St Ste 103, Mill Creek, WA
425-485-3333
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Snohomish County
"I highly recommend Mr. Electric of Snohomish County for any electrical needs. Their exceptional customer service, quality of work, and fair pricing make them a standout in their industry. I will definitely be using their services again in the future."
19015 36th Ave W Ste H, Lynnwood, WA
425-242-5489
Porch Pro Headshot Fuller Electric, Inc
"• Responsive • Bonded and licensed, work is permitted and inspected once complete • Excellent troubleshooting and customer service after the work was done • Fair price • Enhanced security measures like texts with pictures of who’s coming to your door/ clean professional vehicles • I’d use them agai...Read more about Fuller Electric, Inc
1220 S 356th St Ste A5, Federal Way, WA
253-237-1756

More Electricians in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Haas Development & Construction
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
"Haas Development & Construction helped me select the perfect flooring for my kitchen renovation. Their expertise and attention to detail ensured that the installation process was smooth and hassle-free!!!"
100% response rate
"Haas Development & Construction helped me select the perfect flooring for my kitchen renovation. Their expertise and attention to detail ensured that the installation process was smooth and hassle-free!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(1,693)
"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
"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
Porch Pro Headshot Electrical Services Inc
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Rock Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(308)
Rock Electricians is a family owned and operated company. We are Seattle electricians, licensed, insured, bonded for your best interests and safety. We specialize in Outdoor Living Spaces, Hot Tub/Generator Hook-ups, Panel Replacements and are not limited to entire house remodels.
Rock Electricians is a family owned and operated company. We are Seattle electricians, licensed, insured, bonded for your best interests and safety. We specialize in Outdoor Living Spaces, Hot Tub/Generator Hook-ups, Panel Replacements and are not limited to entire house remodels.
Porch Pro Headshot Britescape
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(160)
Britescape has 3 divisions - Landscape Lighting, Gardening, Holiday Lighting Landscape Lighting - Our expert teams will work with you in all aspects of design, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance. Gardening - Horticulturist and certified gardeners tending to your landscape with extensi...Read more about Britescape
Britescape has 3 divisions - Landscape Lighting, Gardening, Holiday Lighting Landscape Lighting - Our expert teams will work with you in all aspects of design, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance. Gardening - Horticulturist and certified gardeners tending to your landscape with extensi...Read more about Britescape
Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Seattle, Washington
(148)
"Reasonably priced and helpful. As a young home owner I've found contractors tend to try to take advantage of my age and hope that I don't know what I'm talking about but I didn't feel that way at all with Trinity Electric. They were very respectful and helpful and completed the job I requested of m...Read more about Trinity Electric LLC
"Reasonably priced and helpful. As a young home owner I've found contractors tend to try to take advantage of my age and hope that I don't know what I'm talking about but I didn't feel that way at all with Trinity Electric. They were very respectful and helpful and completed the job I requested of m...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

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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It was not a good experience and I do NOT recommend this company to anyone.

- Tami Christensen
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We use Rock Electric for all our electrical services - they show up on time, are professional and are priced well.

- Robert Greaves
100552

Top quality service, and I was surprised as how quickly they finished the job!

- Brenden Brown
526238

Both the workers were efficient with their time. Did the job very well and kept asking me questions to make sure I was happy with the job! I would highly recommend you to others!

- Jennifer F Carpenter
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Mr. Electric of Snohomish County impressed me with their professionalism and efficiency. They completed the rewiring of my home ahead of schedule, leaving no mess behind. A seamless experience from beginning to end!!!

- Kathleen Morgan
273671

This is David Caswell. We had Mr. Electric come out an d do some work for us. John and Rod did an excellent job. I recommend them for your electrical needs.

- David Caswell
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The team was great! From estimate to proposal to ordering and installation, this was a smooth and professionally run process...Thank you and God bless you!

- Irene J Profitt
135538

Terrible expectation setting around the work, around the products they were installing, and around the appointment setting. Barely attempted to clean up after the work. A terrible experience from beginning to end.

- Erin Gengo
72755

Not responsive in communication.

Mr Electric was great about a quick initial contact. However, I never heard from Mr Electric again after that for 5 days. I even sent a second message after 2 days and still did not receive a response.

- Allen Kim
530555

Really competent electrician, fixed my electrical problem no bother. Would definitely use these guys in future for an electrical problems..

- Coral G Spencer
142038

We've looked around and there are so many overpriced and flaky electricians. Mr. Electric was a gale force wind of fresh air. They were awesome. Gave us a quote, didn't bug us while we thought about and got some other quotes and then were wonderful when t...

- Kevin Alber

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 Steve's Home Services LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (58)
      "I recently hired Steve's Home Services for some plumbing repairs and general maintenance around my house, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. From start to finish, Steve and his team demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to excellence that exceeded my expectations."
      "I recently hired Steve's Home Services for some plumbing repairs and general maintenance around my house, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. From start to finish, Steve and his team demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to excellence that exceeded my expectations."
      Porch Pro Headshot AMC Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (22)
      "This man is leagues above the rest! He is a stalled more solar energy than almost anyone in Seattle over the past decade plus. He’s been an electrician in the marine industry, residential, commercial, I’ve seen them do wind energy, he has been involved with geothermal systems, solar hot water and ...Read more about AMC Electric
      "This man is leagues above the rest! He is a stalled more solar energy than almost anyone in Seattle over the past decade plus. He’s been an electrician in the marine industry, residential, commercial, I’ve seen them do wind energy, he has been involved with geothermal systems, solar hot water and ...Read more about AMC Electric
      Porch Pro Headshot Well Grounded Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (13)
      "The electrician Octavian showed up 10 minutes before his 7am PST appointment. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with the repair of the kitchen light switches. He also fixed the dimmer switch which was a relief. All the work was completed in less than 1 hour. I recommend Jeff Comer and Well...Read more about Well Grounded Electric
      "The electrician Octavian showed up 10 minutes before his 7am PST appointment. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with the repair of the kitchen light switches. He also fixed the dimmer switch which was a relief. All the work was completed in less than 1 hour. I recommend Jeff Comer and Well...Read more about Well Grounded Electric
      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 BlueVolt Electric, LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (9)
      "Very professional, knowledgeable and fast response time. I needed a floor outlet put in and it was not an easy job what with crawling under the house and making the correct measurements for proper placement. It turned out perfect and so happy to have light without extension cords running all over t...Read more about BlueVolt Electric, LLC
      "Very professional, knowledgeable and fast response time. I needed a floor outlet put in and it was not an easy job what with crawling under the house and making the correct measurements for proper placement. It turned out perfect and so happy to have light without extension cords running all over t...Read more about BlueVolt Electric, LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot TA Construction
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (4)
      "Very happy with the work that was done. He explained every step to us, walked us thru the whole concrete driveway process and did an excellent job. (All the neighbors thought so, too. They would stop by and look over the job as it was in progress.)"
      "Very happy with the work that was done. He explained every step to us, walked us thru the whole concrete driveway process and did an excellent job. (All the neighbors thought so, too. They would stop by and look over the job as it was in progress.)"
      Porch Pro Headshot JH Preher
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      (2)
      Consulting, inspection, design, installation, fault diagnosis and repair for residential, commercial and industrial electrical circuits, systems and equipment. Also specializing in repair, renovation, turnover and maintenance of single-family and multifamily properties. Electric water heater, elec...Read more about JH Preher
      Consulting, inspection, design, installation, fault diagnosis and repair for residential, commercial and industrial electrical circuits, systems and equipment. Also specializing in repair, renovation, turnover and maintenance of single-family and multifamily properties. Electric water heater, elec...Read more about JH Preher
      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 North Star Electric, Inc.
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Northstar's electricians are the best in the business. That's a bit of a bold statement, but it's a comment we have heard over and over from our customers. Some of our electricians have worked together for 10, 15, even 20 years. We specialize in complex medical environments, high-end residences,...Read more about North Star Electric, Inc.
      Northstar's electricians are the best in the business. That's a bit of a bold statement, but it's a comment we have heard over and over from our customers. Some of our electricians have worked together for 10, 15, even 20 years. We specialize in complex medical environments, high-end residences,...Read more about North Star Electric, Inc.
      Porch Pro Headshot 'efelle creative' in Seattle, WA USA
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Porch Pro Headshot Apadana Remodeling
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Porch Pro Headshot Edge Elite Construction
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
      Porch Pro Headshot Hawkes Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Seattle, Washington
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      Seattle 98133
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      I'm flexible
      Purpose
      Needs someone to take a look at the electrical panel so their heat pump can be supported
      Inspection type
      Electrical
      Property type
      Single family residence
      Property size
      1,501-2,000 sq ft
      Property age
      0-10 years
      Foundation type
      Basement
      Relationship to property
      Owner
      Occupied
      Yes
      Utilities turned on
      No
      Specific services
      None of the above
      Kirkland 98034
      Electrical
      Start Date
      I'm flexible
      Project type
      Install something new
      What to install
      Something else
      Project description
      Chandelier
      Seattle 98126
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within a week
      Project type
      Repair or troubleshooting
      What needs to be repaired
      I just need an electrical inspection
      Reason for inspection
      I'm considering an electrical system update, To locate unknown or potential problems
      Inspection area
      Just specific rooms
      Which rooms
      Bedroom, Attic
      Home built
      After 2000
      Seattle 98116
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within a week
      Purpose
      Purchasing property
      Inspection type
      Electrical
      Property type
      Single family residence
      Property size
      0-1,500 sq ft
      Property age
      51+ years
      Foundation type
      Basement
      Relationship to property
      Buyer
      Occupied
      No
      Utilities turned on
      Yes
      Specific services
      None of the above
      Seattle 98126
      Electrical
      Start Date
      Within a week
      Project type
      Install something new
      What to install
      Something else
      Project description
      Doorbell
      Install or replace
      Yes