Need a Certified Electrician in Richardson, TX?
Electrical problems need to be solved quickly and safely. If an issue is left too long, it could mean danger for a homeowner and their family. Baker Brothers in Richardson, TX understands this. We are available around the clock and ready to serve you for all of your electrical needs. Safety is the top priority for our experienced electricians. We will make sure that your electrical system is running smoothly and as safely as possible. We are committed to your complete satisfaction with every job that we do.
Baker Brothers’ Richardson, 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 many other services as well. If you do not see your specific issue listed, please do not hesitate to call Baker Brothers. If it’s electrical, then we can fix it.
Nothing gets power in your home without the electrical panel. It sends electricity throughout the building to anything that requires it. If your panel isn’t working properly, then you will have performance issues and also potential hazards. Older homes may have 100 amp panels, which are generally not enough to handle the demand from today’s wired households. You may notice flickering lights, tripping, or strange odors, which are all signs that the breaker box is not working properly. Call Baker Brothers to inspect your panel to see if you need an upgrade to a 150 or 200 amp model.
Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets help protect you against shock or fire from electricity coming into contact with moisture. These outlets cut off power immediately when they sense a current going through water or even through a person. They are a great choice for installing in the bathroom, kitchen, or on the exterior of your home. Make sure to test these outlets every month by pressing the “test” button. If the power does not cut off, then it is not reliable and should be replaced. We have the experts at Baker Brothers who can install your GFCI outlets for you.
Exterior and Landscape Lighting Installation
We all want our homes to stand out in a crowd. We also want to keep them safe from intrusion. Exterior or landscape lighting can help with both! Exterior lighting can provide a stunning visual appeal to your home and highlight aspects of your yard you want attention paid to. Criminals are also less likely to target homes that are well-lit. Call Baker Brothers to have us help with a lighting design that is both functional and looks great.
Electrical Safety Tips
Electricity is always present in our lives, but that does not mean that we should take it for granted. It can still seriously injure you or kill you, so take care with it any time you are using it.
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.
Home Surge Protection
When too much power suddenly enters your electrical system, it can damage your electronics and even cause fires. This is called a power surge, and it can often happen during a lightning strike. A home surge protector is very reliable, and only allows in enough energy to power your home, and no more. This way you and your electronics will be protected against unexpected surges. Give us a call today to have installed in your home.
It might seem like a simple enough task, but it is always a good idea to get a professional to handle your ceiling fan install. They will make sure that the wiring is correct to help power all of the components of your unit. Also, they can advise you on placement of the fan for optimal performance and safety. The fan’s blades should always be at least 8 inches away from the ceiling, and at least 8 feet away from the floor. It is also important to have the right size fan so that it properly provides a breeze to the room. For safety, never install a ceiling fan over top of a bed.
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes a contractor will install cheaper wiring to save costs. This wiring will probably not be very good quality. You may also have an older home and the wires have started to degrade over time. In either case, you may need new wires for your entire 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.
If you are looking for ways to be more energy efficient and to have amazing looking lighting in your home, then LED lighting is the way to go. LED bulbs last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent ones. They also use less energy and give off less heat, which can be a fire hazard. For performance, LED lights do not burn out suddenly. They slowly change color so that you have advanced warning that it is time to replace the bulbs. Also, LED lighting can be directed to cover a certain part of a room, whereas incandescent bulbs simply shine in every direction.
CO Detectors and Smoke Detectors
If there is a dangerous substance in the air, then your family needs a warning to get out of the house immediately. There should be a smoke detector in every room and on every floor of your home. To make sure they are working, test them every month and change out the batteries every year. Carbon Monoxide has no color or smell, so you will not know when you are in danger unless you have a detector. There should be a CO detector outside every bedroom. These are plugged in, but there should still be a backup battery. The entire CO detector should be changed out every 7 years.