Need an Electrician in McKinney, TX?
If you are in McKinney, TX, then look no further than Baker Brothers for all of your electrical needs. Our representatives are standing by 24/7 to make sure that your electrical problem is handled quickly and safely. We understand that electrical issues should not be taken lightly, and should not be left too long. That is why we will make sure to have someone at your door as quickly as possible. Our electricians have many years behind them of providing quality service, and we strive for 100% satisfaction for every customer.
Baker Brothers’ McKinney, 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
If you do not see your specific issue listed above, do not worry. Give us a call to talk about your electrical need, and we will be happy to help.
Breaker Box Service
The breaker box is the brain or heart of your electrical system. It regulates and distributes power to your appliances and electronics. That said, if your power needs are overloaded the circuits, then you could be at risk of sparks and fire. As they get older, breaker boxes start being less efficient. If you have an older home that was built before the age of modern electronics, then it may only be 100 amps. Homes nowadays need 150 to 200 amps to be fully powered. Give an expert at Baker Brothers a call to evaluate your breaker box and repair it if needed, or replace it with an upgraded unit.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets
A ground fault circuit interrupter helps prevent shocks and sparks from electricity coming into contact with water. That is why they are great to install in bathrooms, the kitchen, and outside your home. They will cut off power immediately if they sense that the current is going through water. It is important to test them every month by pressing the testing button. If the power does not cut off, then it is not functioning properly. You should replace a GFCI outlet right away if it is not working. If the current has been cut off, you can reset the outlet by pressing the “reset” button which gets it back up and running again.
Outdoor Lighting Installation
One of the best ways to make your home pop when it comes to curb appeal is with well-designed exterior lighting. Our experts at Baker Brothers can design a lighting system that you will love and that will look amazing. Well-lit homes are safer, more enjoyable, and provide a less inviting target for criminals. It is important to maintain your outdoor lighting by keeping debris away from your fixtures and replacing bulbs promptly. One burnt out bulb can affect the entire look of the lighting design.
Electricity is dangerous. It permeates every aspect of our lives, but if it is handled improperly, it could kill or seriously injure someone. That is why it is important to have good habits when it comes to 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.
Power surges can damage your property, your electronics, and cause injury. They most often happen because of a lightning strike or faulty wiring. To protect against this, you can install home surge protection. A home surge protector is more powerful and reliable than a standard one, and at Baker Brothers, we have the electricians to take care of it for you. Give us a call in McKinney to protect your home against power surges.
Our specialists do more than install electrical components. We can install your ceiling fans too. Ceiling fans must be installed correctly to function properly and to be safe. One of our technicians and provide that service for you, and also advise you on the best place to install your fan for maximum results. General rules of thumb are that the blades should be at least 8 inches from the ceiling and 8 feet from the floor. There should also be 18 inches of clearance from the nearest wall.
There are older homes that have the original wiring from 50 years ago or more. As wiring gets older, it can struggle handling the loads that it is asked to handle on a daily basis. At some point you will 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.
LED lighting is becoming a more popular choice all the time for homeowners in and around McKinney. It gives off a pleasant light while also being better for the environment and your pocketbook. They can last up to 25 years, and use less energy than traditional bulbs. They also give off less heat, which can prevent fires. LED lights can also be directed in any way you choose, as opposed to incandescents, which direct light everywhere. LED lighting can get you a great look in your home, while also helping lessen those energy bills.
Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors
Fire is definitely something that almost all homeowners are worried about. A smoke detector will help make sure your family is out of the house and safe quickly after a fire starts. Install a detector in every bedroom and in every stairwell. Make sure to test them regularly and to change the batteries every year. Carbon monoxide has no smell and is invisible, so the only way to know if it is a danger is through a detector. Plug one in near any place that someone sleeps, and replace the unit every 7 years.