Looking for a Reliable Electrician in Plano, TX?
If you are looking for electrical services in the Plano, TX area, then your first stop should be with Baker Brothers. We are open around the clock to help you out of any electrical problem that you might have. Our electricians work hard, and we value and trust our clients put in us to help keep their homes and families safe. We stand by our many years of service to the community.
Electrical Problems should never be left alone for too long. The longer you wait, the bigger the problems you are likely to have. We will make things right quickly, and reliably to make sure that your electrical system is running 100% perfectly. No job is too big, and no job is too small.
Baker Brothers’ Plano, 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 the service you need is not listed above or on this page, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Baker Brothers handles many types of electrical issues, and we will be happy to help.
If your electrical system has a brain, it is definitely the breaker box, otherwise called the electrical pane. It disperses power through the building to your appliances and electronics. The older it gets, the more likely it is that it will stop functioning efficiently. If your home is several decades old and still has the original box, then it may even be too small to handle a modern home. We use much more electricity to power devices and computers than we did in the past. If your circuits get overloaded, then there is a chance you get sparking and fires. If you notice an odd smell, tripping, or flickering lights, then call the experts at Baker Brothers. They can upgrade your box to 150 or 200 amps so that it candle modern demands.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Electricity and moisture do not mix, and if one comes into contact with the other, you could get shocked or a spark could cause a fire. That is why ground fault circuit interrupters are so vital. They sense when the current is going somewhere it shouldn’t, such as through water or a human body, and shut down immediately. You can test out your GFCI outlets every month by simply pressing the “test” button on the face. If the outlet shuts down, then all is well. If not, then you need an immediate replacement.
If you want your home to stand out in a crowd, then outdoor lighting may be the perfect way to do that. A well-lit home also deters would-be thieves and criminals from targeting your home. Landscape lighting will help you accentuate certain yard elements, and also provide you with light to see for an outdoor gathering or a nice evening in the yard. Contact the outdoor lighting experts at Baker Brothers in Plano to help design your exterior lighting and give you the yard of your dreams.
Electrical Safety Tips
We use electricity every day, but too many of us take it for granted. It is important that you are always careful when using anything electrical.
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 cause serious damage to your electronics, your home, or even you. They happen when too much power is suddenly introduced to an electrical system. This commonly happens during lightning strikes or if there is a wiring issue. Surge protectors will regulate the power in the home to allow only as much as you need, so that a power surge will not be able to negatively affect your electrical system. A home surge protector will provide extra powerful protection compared to a traditional surge protector.
Ceiling Fan Installation
The first thing to remember when you decide to install a ceiling fan is to buy the right size for the room. Too small, and you will not cover the entire room. Too small, and it can overwhelm. For safety reasons, make sure there is 8 inches of clearance from the blades to the ceiling, and 8 feet to the floor. Do not install a fan above a bed. Baker Brothers can help you plan out your ceiling fan placement and then install it for you with the correct wiring. Give us a call in Plano today.
If your home is older, and still has the original wiring, it may be time for an upgrade. Even if your home is brand new, some contractors use subpar wires to keep costs low.
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 fast becoming the lighting of choice for many homeowners. It provides superior lighting at a fraction of the cost. Sure, LED bulbs can cost more up front than traditional ones, but the investment will pay off very soon. LED bulbs can last for around 20 years, and they do not suddenly burn out. They slowly change color so you know that it is time to change them. They also use much less energy as you use them, and give off less heat. There is simply no reason not to switch to LED.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Carbon monoxide and fire are two very real threats to any home. Detectors and alerts can help protect your family if smoke or CO is in the air. Install your smoke detectors in every bedroom and in every stairwell. CO detectors should be installed near any bedrooms. Make sure to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors every year, and replace your CO detectors every 7 years. To protect you properly, your protectors should be working perfectly at all times.