Evaluating the Cost of Hiring a Licensed Electrician

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Evaluating the Cost of Hiring a Licensed Electrician

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Evaluating the Cost of Hiring a Licensed Electrician. A home is the most valuable investment people will make in their lives. That is why it is important to always use a licensed electrician. It insures your investment (your home) is correctly looked after and kept in the best possible shape.

In the this blog, we are going to give you an idea of the pricing British American Electric uses for their most requested services.


Installing an outlet – $175
Installing a light switch – $155
Repairing a light fixture – $165
Installing a light fixture – $195
Installing a new ceiling fan circuit  – $275
Installing an attic fan – $500 (includes the cost of the fan)
Repairing an attic fan – $295
Installing or making extensive upgrades to your electrical panel – $1,000 to $1,300
Installing a generator – $650-$9000

Repairing a generator – $225
Installing a bathroom exhaust fan – $350
Repairing a bathroom fan – $200

This may seem expensive,  but remember cheap isn’t by any means best! There is no sense in paying twice for the same work. We have come across this scenario happening often:  a friend or neighbor or even a “handyman ” offers their services for an electrical job. They attempt the work, you pay them and ultimately their electrical “fix” ends up either not functioning or not working correctly. You end up calling a licensed electrician, you end up paying again for someone to do the work correctly and also to usually undone what was first


Luckily for the Hampton Roads consumer, Virginia offers a website to make sure an electrician is accredited and legitimate. Log onto the DPOR’s (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation) website: www.dpor.va.gov and do a name search. Or if you prefer, simply pick up the phone and call to check on the contractor: 1-804-367-8500. Any genuine contractor will be more than happy to provide proof of insurance and license number in order to put any potential customer’s mind at ease. British American Electric recommends that you do not hire any person who does not fit the criteria listed above.

British American Electric is always happy to provide advice over the phone even if it is to the detriment of our revenue:  It is imperative to the service relationship we value with our customers.

Call today for a free quote. 757-707-0645

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:29-04:00 May 26th, 2015|Author's Thoughts, Electrical Inspection for Homeowners|0 Comments

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