The Best Electrical Services in Garland, TX
Do not settle for anything less than the best in Garland, TX. Call Baker Brothers for all of your electrical needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that you need service fast, and you need service that is reliable and safe. That is why we are here to help any time of day or night. Electricity can be dangerous if it is not managed properly, and our experts are fully trained to give you the service you need, every time. We have many years of experience in the Garland area to prove it.
Baker Brothers’ Garland, 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
We offer other services on top of these as well. If you are not sure if we can help, please give us a call. We can handle any electrical job, big or small.
The electrical panel is the very heart of your electrical system. It distributes power throughout the building to your appliances and electronics. As is gets older, your box may start working inefficiently. You might notice tripping, flickering lights, or even an odd smell. If this is the case, then you might need a new breaker box. Old homes have 100 amp boxes, which are not enough to handle today’s modern home needs. You may need an upgrade to 150 or 200 amps. At Baker Brothers, our experts can evaluate your power needs and your electrical panel to install one that will work properly for you.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
In your kitchen, outside, or in your bathrooms, it is best to prevent electricity contact with moisture. Sometimes, however, it might happen inadvertently. That is why GFCI outlets are so valuable. They immediately cut power if they sense that the current is going through water or somewhere else it shouldn’t. These are special outlets, so you can test them every month. Simply press the button on the face of the outlet. If it does not shut down, then you should have one replaced right away. If a GFCI outlet is every activated, then make sure to press the “reset” button to get it ready for use again.
Reading on your deck by the light of the dingy bulb above your door isn’t really feasible. Nor is trying to have a fun gathering with friends after dark without adequate lighting. Exterior lighting can help with all these things, and make your home stand out on the block. Not only that, but thieves are less likely to target homes with exterior lighting. Make sure to keep the fixtures maintained, and replace the bulbs as soon as possible if they need it.
- Everyone should respect electricity. Even though it is present throughout our entire lives, it should never be taken for granted.
- 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.
Power surges happen with too much electricity gets into your home. They often happen when there is a lightning strike or if you have bad wiring in the home. A surge can damage your electronics and cause sparking and fire. A surge protector will help prevent additional energy from entering your electrical system by regulating how much is in the system at any time. Home surge suppressors are very powerful and more effective than traditional suppressors. One of our electricians can install one for you to keep you safe.
Ceiling fans provide comfort and a very nice aesthetic appeal. Just make sure you purchase an appropriate size for the room in which you are going to install the fan. For smaller rooms, go with a 30-inch fan, and for larger rooms, you can use a 52 inch, or several fans to provide coverage. A professional from Baker Brothers will tell you that you should always leave 8 inches of clearance from the blades to the ceiling, and 8 feet to the floor. They can also install the whole unit safely and have it up and running and providing a breeze in no time.
Wiring can degrade over time, which can cause problems for your electrical system. You may also simply have low quality wiring in your home because that is what the contractor used when initially installing it. If there is a problem with you wiring, then it can cause major 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 Baker Brothers today. Make sure you take care of any issues before they become much costlier.
Baker Brothers can installing LED lighting that you will love in Garland, TX. LED lighting can help make your home look great, and also lower your energy bills. It lasts 25 times longer than traditional lighting, and uses less energy bill it is being used. LED bulbs can even be directed to shine on a certain area of a room. Incandescent lights cannot be directed, as they simply shine everywhere. When LED lights are close to burning out, they start to change color. That is how you know it is time for a replacement.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide and fire can be very real threats to your home. Smoke detectors work by warning you if there is smoke in your home. Where there’s smoke, there is fire. Install a detector in every bedroom and in every stairwell. CO is invisible and has no smell, but it can be deadly. Install a sensor near any sleeping areas. Test all of your detectors every year, and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors every year as well. You can replace a CO detector every 5 – 7 years.