Top Quality Electrical Services in Fort Worth
If you live in Fort Worth, TX, then Baker Brothers can provide you with the best electrical services in the are. We have electricians and customer service representatives ready to serve you around the clock to serve all your electricity needs. We are committed to our customers and strive for 100% satisfaction on every visit.
It is important to avoid electrical problems in your home and have them fixed quickly if they do happen. Baker Brothers will get an electrician to your home that will solve your issues and provide maintenance to make sure your electrical system is running as efficiently as possible. We have been operating in Fort Worth since 1975 and providing excellent service the entire time. It’s what we do.
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.
Breaker Box Services
The breaker box distributes the current throughout the home. That makes it the nerve center of your entire electrical system. If it is not running properly, then you may end up with higher energy bills at best. At worst you could end up with overloaded circuits which can cause shorts and potentially fires. Often older homes have boxes that are 100-amp. This is not enough to power a modern home with devices and appliances. You may need to upgrade to 150 or 200 to be sure to handle the load. If you notice that your lights flicker when you turn on certain electronics, or that there is a bad odor by the control panel, then you may need a new breaker box. Call Baker Brothers today to have certified electrician come and inspect the panel.
It is pretty well known that electricity and water do not mix. That is why it can be dangerous to operate electronics in the bathroom or kitchen. Unfortunately, we have to during our day-to-day lives. To prevent injury, or even fire, GFCI outlets shut down whenever they sense the current going through something it shouldn’t, such as water. Make sure to test it every month by pressing the “test” button on the front. If the outlet does not shut down, then you need to have someone install a new one right away. A GFCI outlet is no good to you if it does not work.
It is not just the inside of your home that could benefit from a lighting upgrade. The look of the exterior home could be greatly improved or accentuated by well-designed landscape and outdoor lighting. A well-lit home does not just look great, but it prevents criminals from targeting your home. After they are installed, maintenance is very important for outdoor lighting. Clear away any debris from the fixtures, and replace your bulbs promptly. Consult with one of our expert electricians to discuss how your outdoor lighting dreams can become a reality.
Safety With Electricity
Electricity is so prevalent in our lives, but it is still dangerous to use. We must treat it with the respect it deserves, or the result could be disastrous.
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 surge protector is an important way to protect your family and your electronics from power surges. A power surge could damage anything that is plugged into an outlet, and also cause sparking and fires. A surge protector regulates the current and only allows enough electricity into the home to power it. That way, a surge protector will not be able to overload your electronics. The only better way to prevent power surges from causing damage is by never plugging anything in, and we know that is not possible.
Contact an experienced For Worth electrician at Baker Brothers to assist you with your ceiling fan installation. There can be some complicated electrical maneuvers that need to be performed with installing a ceiling fan, so it is best left to the professionals. Make sure that your ceiling fan is at least 8 feet off the ground, and 8 inches from the ceiling. There should also be 18 inches of clearance to the wall.
Rewiring your home might not seem necessary if you live in a new home, but it very well might be. All too often, contractors use cheaper materials to lower their costs. In older homes, the wires may be frayed or degrading and not able to handle the power demands of your household. Bad wires can lead to fires, and rewiring is the best way to prevent that.
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 and Installation
LED lighting has never been more popular than it is right now. There are many benefits that come with LED lighting. First of all, it looks great and provides an appealing glow. Secondly, LED bulbs are much better with energy than traditional bulbs. They can last 25 times longer, and use less energy than incandescents. One of the things many people like is that LED bulbs do not burn out. They start to turn color when they need replacing. They also give off less heat, which can prevent injury or fire. There is simply no reason not to go with LED bulbs in your home.
Home Alarm Protection
Having a working alarm that alerts you to danger could mean the difference between life and death. That is why having properly functioning smoke detectors and CO detectors is so important. Place a smoke detector in every bedroom and in every stairwell. CO detectors can be placed near any bedrooms, but they must be at least 10 feet away from the stove. The stove can cause false alarms. If an alarm goes off, get out of the house immediately and call the fire department. They will come either put out the fire or test for CO. Do not return to the home unless the fire department determines it is safe.