Need a Reliable Electrician in Allen, TX?
If you are in need of electrical services, then contact Baker Brothers for a licensed and reliable electrician in Allen, TX are available around the clock to serve our customers, and we are proud to earn their business. All of our electricians are highly trained and experienced, so they can handle any issue you might have.
Problems with your electrical system can pose a major safety threat to anyone in your home. Baker Brothers can make sure that everything is operating correctly, no matter how big or small the job is. We have been operating in Allen since 1975, and have been honored by several publications and outlets as one of the best in electrical work in the region.
Baker Brothers’ Allen, TX Electrical Services
- 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
We offer more services than are listed above, so give us a call so we can tell you how we can help with your issue.
Breaker Box Services
The electrical panel is the nerve center of your electrical system. It circulates power throughout the home and regulates when and how much is distributed. If you have an older home, there is a good chance your breaker box is old as well, and it might be out of date. The power demands of today’s homes are much greater than in the past, so the 100-amp panels of 50 years ago are simply not up to the task. You may want to replace your old box with an upgraded version that provides 150 or even 200 amps to handle the increased demand. Inadequate boxes do not just leave you at risk of shorts. They can also be a safety hazard if they are overloaded. Keep an eye on some telltale signs like bad odors, lights that dim or flicker, or even corrosion. If you have seen any of these signs, then contact Baker Brothers right away to fix your control panel issues.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
The GFCI is an outlet designed to prevent electrical shocks. It works by sensing if the current is going somewhere it shouldn’t, such as through water or your hand. It shuts down immediately if it does sense any such thing. GFCIs are most commonly used in the bathroom and kitchen. They also work to prevent house fires since sparking is also a concern when a current goes awry. You should test your outlet every month. You just press the button marked “test’ on the face of the outlet, and it should cut off power. If it doesn’t, then you should replace the outlet immediately. It is no good as a safety net if it is not working properly.
Installing landscape lighting or outdoor lighting is a great way to add some curb appeal to your home. Not only that, but it protects your home since criminals tend to avoid homes that are well lit. After you have had your outdoor lights installed, make sure to maintain them on a regular basis. Keep the fixtures clear of debris and leaves, and replace any burnt out bulbs as soon as possible. One of our landscape specialists can help you get the outdoor lighting design of your dreams.
Electrical Safety Tips
We need electricity to live our lives, but it is still dangerous. Fires and shocks can cause serious injury.
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.
One of the worst electrical catastrophes that you can experience is a power surge. This happens when too much electricity barges into the home. Using a surge suppressor can help prevent power surges by only allowing as much electricity into the home as is needed. It directs any excess power away from the home. Power surges can cause personal injury, but also damage electronics. A surge protector can help keep you and your devices safe.
Ceiling Fan Installation
The experts at Baker Brothers are the ceiling fan experts. The most important thing is to choose a fan that fits properly into the room. Make sure to leave at least 8 inches from the ceiling, and 8 to 9 feet off the floor. If you have a small room, then a 30-inch fan will do just fine. With larger rooms, you can choose fans that are appropriately larger. Never install a fan over a bed, since there is a risk that it could collapse. It is always a good idea to consult a licensed electrician before installing any ceiling fans.
In many homes, the wiring is decades old. In many newer homes, the wiring is not adequate since it was only installed to save the contractors money. If you have faulty wires, you could be at risk of fire.
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 are very popular at the moment, and will probably continue to be for a long time. They last 25 times as long as traditional bulbs, and are extremely energy efficient. They do not burn out. Instead, they change colors when it is time for a replacement. Of course, that replacement will not be for a long time, since LED bulbs can last up to 20 years. LED bulbs also give you the ability to direct light to highlight a space in your home, if you wish. Traditional bulbs since shine all around them in all directions. While LED bulbs tend to cost more up front, you can recoup those costs down the line since you will have lower energy bills and will not have to replace the bulb for two decades. All this, and they look great!
Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors
Keeping your home and the people in it safe should be one of your top priorities. That is why smoke and CO detectors are so important. Place a smoke detector in every bedroom and at the top of every staircase. CP detectors belong in any sleeping areas. With a smoke detector, you can test it every month, but change the battery every year. For a CO detector, they just need to be replaced after 5 years.