Looking for an Electrician in Addison, TX
When you need the help of an authorized electrician to benefit your home in Addison, Texas, call Baker Brothers. Our electricians and customer service agents work all day and all night to guarantee each one of our clients is totally happy with our services. Our specialists are prepared and authorized to work on whatever electrical services you may require.
Electrical issues can be an enormous danger for everybody in your house, which is why Baker Brothers guarantees that we can get your electrical system running as well as it can. Whether the job is big or small, Baker Brothers is prepared to solve your problems and get your home back to normal.
We have been gladly serving the Addison community since 1975. Southlake Journal, Southlake Style and Living Magazine have named us as the Best of the Best in plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical services in Addison.
Baker Brothers’ Addison, TX Electrical Services include:
- Equipment Repair/Hook Up
- Grounding Systems
- Fire Marshall/Code Correction
- Outdoor Lighting
- Troubleshooting & Repair
- Ceiling Fans
- Exhaust Fans
- Meter Bases
- Lighting Design & Repair
- Home Safety Check
- Electrical Maintenance
- Electric Panels
- Surge Protectors
- Electrical Outlets
- Light Switches
- Backup Home Generators
- Breakers & Fuses
- GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter)
- Track Lighting
- Phone Jacks & Cable Outlets
- ARC-Fault Breakers
- New Wiring for Appliances
- Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Landscape Lighting
All this, and so much more. Give us a call for more information if you do not see your electrical need listed above.
Breaker Box Services
The electrical panel (otherwise called the breaker box) of your house is an indispensable component of your home. Its primary function is to distribute power all through your home. Once your electrical board has been used for a long time, it could begin to run wastefully. Numerous old panels experience issues taking care of the larger electrical needs of today’s households. Homes with 100-amp boards are generally moved up to 150-amp or 200-amp boards, which can deal with those greater requests of current technology. Breaker boxes that aren’t up to the demands can overload, which can cause a serious safety hazard. Your electrical panel may show signs that you have to replace it. For example, it could be tripping, giving off a terrible smell, darkening or glinting lights, and rust on some components. On the off chance that you’ve seen these signs or anything else surprising, have an authorized circuit tester visit quickly to assess the situation. Call Baker Brothers to help with your Electrical Panel today.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets prevent electrical shocks, especially in places that are wet. They are best used in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoors. Not only do they prevent shocks, but they can also prevent fires. If the GFCI senses that the current is going in the wrong direction, such as through water or through a person, it will shut off immediately.
These outlets should be tested at least once a month. It is an easy process that involves simply pressing the “test” button. If the outlet does not shut off, then it is not functioning properly and should be replaced. GFCIs are meant to keep the occupants of a building safe, so they need to work correctly.
Installation of Outdoor and Landscape Lighting
One of the best ways to improve your home’s visual appeal is to install landscape lighting in your yard and garden. Not only does it look great, but it can protect your home from would-be thieves. They do not want to target homes that are well-lit. After your outdoor lighting is set up, then make sure to maintain it well. That means keeping debris and leaves away from fixtures, or else they could overheat and start a fire. You should also replace your bulbs promptly after they burn out. Check with one of our expert electricians to see how you can make your home stand out in the neighborhood with an outdoor lighting installation.
Electricity is a necessity in our daily lives. However, it can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.
Follow the safety tips below to help keep you and your family safe:
- Don’t cover up extension cords with carpet
- Only use extension cords when you need them. They are not made for permanent use
- Change cords immediately if you see any damage
- If you experience an electrical fire use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Never use water
- Schedule annual electrical inspections by licensed electricians
- Unplug appliances that emit sparks
- Use tamper-proof receptacles to protect children and adults from shocks
We hope these tips keep you and your family safe.
Power surges can be extremely dangerous for you, and also cause damage to your electronics and appliances. A surge protector can help prevent these surges. A power surge occurs when there is a sudden spike in the electrical current in your home. It may be cause of faulty wiring, a lightning strike, or another issue. A surge protector will only allow enough electricity into the home as is needed. That way you do not have to worry about excess electricity damaging your electronics or starting a fire. To find out how you can protect your home from surges, call Baker Brothers today.
Ceiling fans are a popular choice for comfort and aesthetics. The most important thing is to purchase one that is the right size for the room in which it will be placed. In smaller rooms, a 30-inch fan will do, and in larger rooms, you can go up to a 52 inch fan. A good guideline is to have at least 8 inches from the blades to the ceiling. You should also leave 18 inches from any walls. Never install a fan over top of a bed, since it could be a safety hazard. Our licensed electricians can provide you with the installation services and placement guidance that you need.
In older homes, the wiring has often not been replaced since it was built. In newer homes, sometimes the builder has used cheaper wire to cut costs. In either case, it may be time to rewire the home to avoid overheating and other problems. There are several signs that you may need to replace your wires.
These warning signs can let you know that it might be time to do some rewiring:
- Circuit breakers frequently trip
- Aluminum wiring. This wiring can become loose and cause fires
- Minor vibration, buzz or shock when turning on appliances
- Flickering or dimming lights when using appliances
- Electrical outlets are loose
- Your home is more than 40 years old
- Outlets give a burning odor
If you see any of these signs in your home, or something unusual, call Baker Brothers today. Make sure you take care of any issues before they become much costlier.
LED light bulbs continue to grow in popularity. They look great, and provide a lifespan that’s approximately 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. LED bulbs are often more expensive off the top, but they can save you money in the long run. They last longer, and they are more energy efficient. Another neat thing about LED lights is that they never burn out. Instead of shutting off when they are close to burning out, they change colors so you know when it is time. LED bulbs can also be directed in a specific direction, as opposed to incandescent bulbs which shine in all directions. LED bulbs are not as hot either, which lessens the chance of injury or fire.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Two things that are vital for protecting your home and family are smoke detectors and CO detectors. Every bedroom should have a smoke detector installed, and there should be one above every stairwell. CO detectors should be near any sleeping areas. Just make sure that they are at least 10 feet away from any stoves, since they can cause false alarms. If either alarm sounds, then head immediately outside and contact the fire department. You should not return to the home unless a professional has cleared you for safety. Test your alarms every month, and change the batteries of your smoke detector every year. You should replace your CO detector every 7 years.