Looking for the Best Electrical Services in Arlington, TX?
You need to look no further than Baker Brothers for a licensed electrician to solve your electrical needs. We are always ready and willing to serve you, whether it is the middle of the day or the middle of the night. Our goal is always 100% customer satisfaction, every time.
Electrical issues can pose a serious safety threat to everyone in your home. That is why we are committed to making sure that your electrical system is running as smoothly as possible. Big or small, the electricians at Baker Brothers handle it all. Our company has been a part of the Arlington community since 1975, and we plan on serving you for years to come.
Baker Brothers’ Hickory Creek, 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. Baker Brothers could still be able to help.
Perhaps the most important part of the electrical system of your home is the breaker box. It distributes power throughout the building when you request it. As a control panel gets older, it can start to run inefficiently, which can affect your power bills. Older boxes also have trouble managing the power demands of a modern connected home. If you are running with a 100-amp panel, then you should probably upgrade to a 150 or even 200-amp panel. If your panel is overloaded, you could be at risk of fire or injury. Keep an eye out for tripping, a bad odor, or flickering lights. If you suspect that you have an issue with your breaker box, call Baker Brothers to get it fixed or replaced as quickly as possible.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
When you use electricity in a wet area of the home, you are in danger of shocks and fires caused by sparks. This is because water conducts electricity. To avoid this, you should consider installing GFCI outlets in your bathroom, kitchen, and outdoors. They work by shutting down if they sense that a current is going through water or through a person. You should test these outlets at least every year. This is easily done by depressing the “test” button on the outlet and checking to see if it shuts down. If it doesn’t, then it is not functioning properly and should be replaced immediately by a certified electrician.
There are many ways to spruce up the look out of the exterior of your home. One of the most spectacular is having lights installed outside. Exterior lights can highlight your landscaping and provide light for any night-time gatherings. They also tend to keep crooks away since they tend to avoid well-lit spaces. Exterior lighting must be kept free of debris at all times, otherwise, something could catch fire. Makes to change out bulbs as soon as possible as well. A landscape lighting expert at Baker Brothers can talk about your options and install your lighting for you as well.
You should never take electricity for granted. While there are always safeguards in place, such as fuses and surge protectors, you still need to be careful around electricity.
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 best safety accessories you can have for your home is a surge protector. Power surges are when too much power overloads your electrical system. This can be from damaged or faulty wiring, or from a lightning strike. A surge suppressor only lets in as much power as you need, and no more. Power surges can cause injury, fire, and damage to your electronics, so you should do whatever you can do to avoid and prevent them.
Ceiling fans are great additions to any home, as they can provide comfort and great visual appeal. Make sure that your fan is at least 8 inches from the ceiling and 8 feet from the ground. Allow for about 18 inches from the tip of the blades to the nearest wall, as well. A good range for ceiling fan sizes is between 30 inches to 52 inches. Larger than that, and you may want to get more than 1 fan for the room or space. Talk to one of the Arlington electricians at Baker Brothers to install your ceiling fan safely and properly.
Faulty wires can create a lot of problems, such as fires and sparks. Older wires can start to degrade, and new homes may have cheaper wires if the builder tried to cut costs. It may mean you need to rewire your home.
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.
If you are looking for light bulbs that provide you with a great look and also great energy efficiency, then LED bulbs might be just what you need. They provide vastly superior longevity and use less energy than traditional bulbs. They also give off less heat, which can lead to fires. They usually cost more up front but you will make that back by not having to replace them for 20 years. When they start to burn out, they simply change color. This way, you will never be completely without light. LED bulbs can also be directed in a specific direction if you wish.
Detectors and Alarms
One of the most important ways to protect your home and the people in it is to install smoke detectors and CO detectors throughout the building. This means placing smoke detectors in every bedroom and in every stairwell and placing CO detectors near any bedrooms. Change up your smoke detector batteries every year, and replace your CO detector entirely every 7 years. If either alarm goes off, exit the home right away and call the fire department. You should not re-enter the home unless it is deemed safe to do so.