We Provide the Best Electrical Services in Argyle, TX
Finding a reliable electrician in Argyle, TX is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Baker Brothers in Argyle, TX. Our customer service representatives are standing by to dispatch an experienced and knowledgeable electrical professional to your home when you need it. We take pride in the satisfaction we provide to our customers every day.
Electrical problems can pose a serious safety threat to your family. We will work hard to get your electricity flowing smoothly and safely. Big or small, there is no job the electricians at Baker Brothers can’t handle. We’ve been serving the community of Argyle with pride since 1975, and we will continue to do so.
Baker Brothers’ Argyle, 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
Not every service we provide is listed above. If you don’t see the service you want on the list above, call us to ask. Berkeys could still be able to help.
Breaker Box Services
The breaker box is the brains of your entire electrical system. It regulates and distributes power through your home when you need it. After a certain number of years, breakers boxes can wear down. Also, if you have an old box, then it may not be up to the task of handling the demands of the modern home. Electrical panels that are older also may not run as efficiently as the current types do. It may be time for you to replace that old box with a new one that can provide adequate power for your electronics. Overloaded circuits can lead to fires and damage to your electronics. You may see some signs that your box is failing, such as corrosion, dimming lights, and a bad odor. Call Baker Brothers today to have your breaker box inspected.
A GFCI outlet is designed to protect you from shocks and protect your home from fire. It senses if the current is heading in the wrong direction, and shuts down. The wrong direction may be into water or into a person. You should test these outlets every month to make sure they are working properly. There is a “test” button on the face of the outlet, and when you press it, it should shut off. If it doesn’t, then you should replace it immediately. Do not delay, otherwise you are leaving yourself at risk.
Lighting on the Exterior of Your Home
A well-lit home is a repellent for criminals. They are much more likely to target a darkened home than one that is bathed in light. Landscape lighting can highlight sections of your yard that you want to showcase and provide nice mood lighting for any after-dark parties or gatherings. Make sure you keep your fixtures clear of debris, especially flammable organic substances. Our landscape lighting experts can provide you with the information you need to create the lighting effects you want for your exterior, and we will install the lights as well.
Safety Tips When Dealing With Electricity
Electricity is needed to power our electronics and keep us connected to the world. However, you need to take precautions to ensure your safety.
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.
Surge protectors will only allow enough power into the home that is needed to power it. It will not allow extra current through. This is important since a power surge is when the electrical system is overloaded with a sudden burst. This happens a lot when a home is struck by lighting. Power surges can damage your electronics and also cause injury through sparks and fire.
Ceiling Fan Installation
It’s important to have an electrician install your ceiling fans so that they are done properly. The first thing you need to do is purchase the appropriate fan for the room in which it is going to be installed. For smaller rooms, go with a 30-inch fan. For rooms that are around 12X12, you can use a 42-inch fan, and for larger rooms around 18×20, you can use a 52-inch fan. The blades of the fan should be at least 8 inches away from the ceiling. They should also be at least 8 feet from the floor, and 18 inches from the walls. For safety, never install a ceiling fan above a bed. A licensed electrician from Baker Brothers will be able to consult with you to make sure that it is being placed properly.
You may spot signs that your home needs new wiring. If your home is older, then there is a much higher likelihood that this is the case. Not only that, but new homes can be susceptible to be bad wiring as well. Sometimes builders will try to cut costs by installing substandard 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 Berkeys today. Make sure you take care of any issues before they become much costlier.
LED light bulbs will probably someday soon replace incandescent bulbs as the most popular light bulbs. They are very energy efficient and can last up to 20 years, which makes them a very good investment, despite the initial cost. LED lights do not burn out, but simply change color when it is a time for a change. They provide a directional light, in that you can point the light at something you want to highlight. Traditional bulbs shine light in all directions. They are also fantastic looking, so there is simply no downside to going with LED lighting.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Safety is one of the top priorities for almost any homeowner, and smoke and CO detectors are a big part of that. Both of them will alarm when they sense certain dangerous substances. Place smoke detectors in every bedroom and on every staircase. CO detectors should be installed near any bedrooms in the home. If either one goes off, get out of the home right away and call the fire department. You should not return to the home unless the fire department says it is safe. Change the batteries for your smoke detector every year, and replace your CO detector every 7 years. Do not risk the safety of your family by having faulty or dead alarms in your home.