Need a Licensed Electrician in Bedford, TX?
Finding a great electrician is easy in Bedford, TX. Just call Baker Brothers to get the best electrical services in the area. We are available around the clock to help solve your electrical problems quickly and reliably.
Electrical problems should be taken seriously, no matter how small they may seem. The can pose a risk to your health and safety. It needs to be running at its best at all times, and our specialists will make sure that it is. We are committed to providing all of our customers with the best service possible, no matter what size the job is. We have been a part of Bedford for 45 years, and have a trusting and loyal customer base that trusts in the help we provide.
Baker Brothers’ 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
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.
Electrical Panel Services
The electrical panel regulates and distributes power throughout your home. If it is not able to handle the power you need for your home, then your circuits could become overloaded, which is a safety hazard. Many older homes have 100 amp panels when most homes now need 150 or 200 amp boxes. If you notice strange odors, flickering lights, or power tripping, then your panel may not be adequate. Contact the experts at Baker Brothers to evaluate your panel and install a new one if needed.
Electricity is especially dangerous when it is near or comes into contact with moisture. That is why GFCI outlets are so important for avoiding shocks and sparks. They work by sensing where the current is going, and shutting down if it passes through something it shouldn’t, such as water. They are mostly installed in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoors. You can test these outlets every month by pressing the “test” button on the outlet. If the power shuts off, then it is working. If not, then it should be replaced immediately. The entire purpose of GFCI outlets is to protect you, so do not delay if it is not going to do its job.
Outdoor Lighting and Landscape Lighting Installation
Maybe you want some light for the backyard social gatherings you like to have. Maybe you want to accentuate a piece in your yard that you love. Or maybe, you just want to have a well-lit property to deter thieves and vandals. Whatever your reason, an outdoor lighting expert at Baker Brothers can help. Using your input, they can design and install a lighting system that is functional and looks great. After installation, make sure to keep up with maintenance. Keep debris away from the fixtures and replace bulbs promptly.
Even though we often take it for granted, safety is extremely important when it comes to electricity. Make sure you always follow good electrical safety habits.
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.
Electrical accessories and equipment are all based around keeping your home, property, and family safe. Power surges threaten the safety of all of those things. If your electrical system gets overloaded by a lightning strike or faulty wiring, you can get sparking, damaged electronics, and fire. Surge protectors regulate the electricity that enters your home by only allowing the amount you need. That way, your system will never get overloaded. Home surge protectors are even more powerful than standard surge protectors. Our electricians in Bedford can install home surge protectors to keep you and your property safe.
Make sure when you purchase a ceiling fan that you buy the right size. If you go too big, the room could be overwhelmed or you may even have a unit that will hit your walls. If you go too small, there may not be enough power to properly circulate air throughout the room. You need to leave 8 inches from the blades to the ceiling, and 8 feet to the floor. Do not install a fan over any beds, either. This can post a safety hazard. An electrician from Baker Brothers can answer all of your questions and properly install your ceiling fan as well.
The wires act like veins, in that they distribute electricity where it needs to go. If they are wearing down, or weren’t up to par to begin with, then they may start to cause problems. If your wiring isn’t functioning as it should, then you could be at risk of fire or other issues.
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 lights are the way of the future and with good reason. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, they perform much better. They can last 25 times longer, meaning they will not need a replacement for about 20 years. They also use less energy while they are running, which will save you money on your energy bills. They do not burn out suddenly, either, leaving you in the dark. As they start to lose their power, they slowly change color so you know when it is time to replace them. To have LED lighting installed in your home, contact Baker Brothers for help.
Smoke and CO Detectors
Fire and carbon monoxide are a major threat to any household. Many people die or are injured from exposure to either one. Install smoke detectors liberally throughout your home. Every bedroom should have one, as should any stairwell. CO detectors can be placed near any sleeping area, but not too close to an oven. That could cause false alarms. Make sure that your units are working by testing them every month. Replace the batteries in your smoke detector every year, as well CO detectors can be replaced every 5-7 years.