The Absolute Best Electrical Services in Bartonville, TX
If you’re looking for a licensed electrician in Bartonville, TX, then give Baker Brothers a call today. We are committed 24/7 to work to make every single one of our customers completely satisfied. Our electricians are fully trained and certified and can handle any job you need.
Electrical problems go beyond simple annoyances. They can be serious safety risks to you and your family. Our technicians will fix your problem and make sure that your system is running smoothly. We are always ready and willing to help you, just as we’ve been since 1975. We take care and pride in the fact that our customers consistently trust us enough to refer us to friends and family.
Electrical Services Offered for Bartonville, TX Residents
- 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 much more as well. If the service you need isn’t listed, call Baker Brothers for more information.
Breaker Box Services
The breaker box is the nerve center for your entire electrical system. It distributes energy to your electronics and appliances. This crucial piece of equipment tends to degrade as it gets older, and stops functioning as it once did. Panels installed a few decades ago may also not be up to handle the power load needed for today’s homes and technologies. If you notice breakers are tripping, or that the lights in your home are flickering, you may need a new electrical panel. Contact Baker Brothers to have a specialist come in and replace your box with a 150 or 200 amp unit that will be more than up to the task.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets (GFCI)
GFCI outlets can help protect you and your family from shocks related to moisture. They are especially useful in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoors. If the outlet senses that the current is going through water or through a person, it will shut off immediately. After you have cleared up the issues, you can simply press the reset button and power will be restored. These outlets should be tested every month. There is an easy-to-use “test” button on the face of the outlet. If you press it and the outlet does not cut power, it is faulty and should be replaced. It is of no use if it not protecting your family.
Outdoor lighting is extremely popular at the moment, as it can help improve the curb appeal of any home, and provide lighting for backyard gatherings. Not only that, but lighting on the exterior of your home can deter would-be thieves. They tend to avoid well-lit homes. Baker Brothers can help you design and then install your lights. They do take some regular maintenance, however. Keep the light fixtures clear of debris, such as leaves, as they can pose a fire hazard. Replace burnt-out bulbs immediately, as well. With well installed and designed outdoor lighting, your home will truly stand out in the neighborhood.
Safety With Electricity
We use electricity every day, and mostly we are safe, but that does not mean you shouldn’t remain vigilant. Practicing good electrical safety habits will keep you and your family safe.
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.
A power surge occurs when too much electricity comes into your home and overloads your electrical system. This can cause damage to your electronics, and also could cause fire and injury. They often happen during lighting strikes, and can also happen if you have wiring that was not done properly. A surge suppressor will regulate the amount of power that comes into your home to only the level you need. That way your system will never be overloaded and you can prevent damage and injury.
Installing ceiling fans is a big part of any electrician’s job in Bartonville, TX. Other than wiring and installing the fan correctly, it should also be an appropriate size of the room. Too big and the breeze can be too much. Too little and it will not properly cool the room. For safety, make sure that there is at least 8 inches from the blade to the ceiling, and 8 inches to the floor. You should also never install a ceiling fan above a bed. If you have any questions, our experts at Baker Brothers will be able to provide you with answers and solutions.
Faulty wires or wires that are degrading can cause a whole host of problems. Sometimes you may need rewiring because your home is so old. Other times you may need rewiring because your new home has substandard wiring because the builder wanted to cut costs. Whatever the reason, here are some signs that you may need to have Baker Brothers come and do some rewiring work for you.
- 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 bulbs are probably a superior product to traditional incandescent bulbs in every way. They can last up to 25 times longer, for starters. They use less energy, and they do not have to be replaced for up to 20 years. Not only that but when they do burn out, they do not just shut down and leave you in the dark. They change color so that you know it is time for replacement. LED light can also be directed in certain directions, unlike incandescents which shine light in every direction. To sum it up, LED lighting will look great in your home, and also save you money on your initial investment.
Detectors and Alarms
There are two detectors that you simply must have in your home to protect your family. These are smoke detectors and CO detectors. Smoke detectors should be installed in every bedroom and at the top of any stairwells. CO detector must be placed near any sleeping areas. If you place one too near to a stove, then you run the risk of false alarms. Test our your units every year, and replace the batteries for your smoke detector every year. A CO detector should be replaced completely every 7 years.