2,774 Washington, DC Electrical Contractors

Working with electrical systems generally isn’t a DIY job. That doesn’t include small jobs such as swapping out a front-porch lighting fixture or installing a fan, but intensive electrical work behind the walls is more of an issue. When you consider the possible consequences of a mistake, from fire to serious injury, hiring a District Of Columbia electrical contractor seems like a wise investment. More 
McLean, VA, 22102
11 miles from Washington
PHX Electric is a full-service electrical construction and service company based in Northern Virginia serving customers throughout Virginia, Maryland and DC. From installations... Read More
Ghughali, IN
1 mile from Washington
Powered Perfect (443) 671-6048
New Windsor, MD, 21776
44 miles from Washington
Powered Perfect is at the cutting edge of electrical training and technology. We offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are authorized installers of... Read More
Allegro LLC (703) 314-1287
Alexandria, VA, 22302
6 miles from Washington
Electrical Contractor Servicing Alexandria, VA Read More
Magothy Electric Co. Inc. (410) 439-0088
Pasadena, MD, 21122
33 miles from Washington
Magothy Electric is a customer focused residential electrical service company . This is our Commitment to You. Respect for Your Time * On-time appointments *Straightforward... Read More
Nima Electric (202) 423-5589
Washington, DC, 20001
Line and low voltage landscape lighting. General and accent lighting. All electrical work Read More
Planet Elwctric (240) 876-6002
MD
1 mile from Washington
Silco Electric (301) 466-1128
MD
1 mile from Washington
Lyndonville, VT, 05851
5 miles from Washington
Murphy Electric Service has been providing our customers with excellent service, along with highly trained technicians that are concerned with our customers safety above all else... Read More
RJ ELECTRIC WORKS (202) 258-1414
WASHINGTON, DC, 20018
4 miles from Washington
Smart Electric (703) 914-0044
Alexandria, VA, 22312
8 miles from Washington
We are a local residential electrical contractor electrician for the home specializing in main electrical panels, smoke detectors, surge protectors, ceiling fans, lighting,... Read More
Smart Electric (703) 914-0044
Alexandria, VA, 22312
8 miles from Washington
We provide outstanding, person-to person electrical service to homeowners who are demanding and particular when it comes to their homes. We offer a "You Can't Write a Check"... Read More
S & S Electric Llc (888) 922-9473
Silver Spring, MD, 20901
9 miles from Washington
The professionals at S & S Electric provide superior electric repair and installation services in Silver Spring, Fairfax, and the surrounding areas. Completing light commercial... Read More
Falls Church, VA
8 miles from Washington
Professional Electric inc (703) 549-8810
Alexandria, VA, 22304
8 miles from Washington
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What Does an Electrical Contractor Do?


An electrical contractor plans, installs and repairs wiring in structures. He or she works closely with the home’s general contractor or remodeling contractor to determine the specific electrical needs for the project and to ensure that the wiring will meet Washington, DC building codes. His or her job includes installing and repairing fixtures, switches and other visible components of electrical systems as well.

With today’s technological needs and advances, many electrical contractors also are trained to install fiber optic and coaxial cables for electronic equipment. They may design and install data systems and wire for security features such as alarms too. Some electrical contractors specialize in certain areas: HVAC, low-voltage appliances and systems and more. You can find more electrical contractors in DC (Washington), Arlington, Alexandria, Silver Spring and Centreville.

Questions to ask a prospective electrical contractor:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • Who will make repairs to any structural damage that results from the job?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find an electrical contractor on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Washington, DC electrical contractors. If you’re planning a large-scale project, find other professionals on Houzz who can help get the job done. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of electrical contractors: Lighting, General Contractors, Solar Energy Contractors, HVAC Contractors.
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