In Need Of A Certified Residential Electrician in Addison, TX?
If you’re in Addison, TX and need an electrician, then call Berkeys today for the experience and expertise of a true professional. We can diagnose and repair any electrical issues you might have, or even install a completely new electrical system. Whatever your electrical needs might be, we have the solution.
We can provide unmatched service and a commitment to safety as well. We will quickly and efficiently identify and repair any problems with as little disruption to you and your family as possible. Since 1975, Berkeys has been recognized in publications such as the Living Magazine, Southlake Journal, and Southlake Style as one of the best in the plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical work industries.
We offer a full line of electrical services in Addison, TX, including:
- Equipment Repair/Installation
- Grounding Systems
- Fire Marshall/Code Correction
- Outdoor Lighting
- Electrical 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 service listed above, give us a call and we will see if we can assist you!
The breaker box is where everything starts. It spreads electricity throughout your home to power your appliances, lights, and devices. As they get older, electrical panels can start to wear down and lose their strength. We live in a time when our power needs are greater than ever, and old breaker boxes are often not up to the challenge of handling the loads needed for today’s world. If you have an older 100-amp panel, then most likely you need to upgrade to 150 or 200 amps to keep you powered at all times. Keep an eye out for flickering lights, burning smells, or corrosion on your panel. If you suspect an issue, call Berkeys to come in and inspect the panel in your Addison, TX home.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are electrical outlets that can prevent electrical shocks. They are mostly found where there is a lot of moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. They work by sensing when electricity is flowing along a path that is isn’t supposed to, such as through water or people. The GFCI will shut down in these situations, preventing injury. They can also prevent fires that are caused by short-circuiting. After a GFCI kicks into action and prevents catastrophe, it can be reset with the touch of a button. These outlets must be tested at around once a month using the test button. When that button is pressed, the power should shut off to that outlet. If it doesn’t, then your GFCI may need replacing.
Outdoor lighting and landscape lighting can add serious curb appeal and security to every home. A well-lit home will keep would-be offenders away. Landscape lighting is a great way to add visual appeal as well as provide the mood for yard parties or even quiet evenings outside with a book. Make sure to keep debris and trash away from your fixtures, however, as they could cause fires through overheating. Call Berkeys in Addison, TX to talk about your outdoor and landscape lighting installation needs.
Electrical Safety Tips Follow the safety tips below to help keep you and your family protected:
- Never cover up extension cords with carpet
- Only use extension cords as needed. They are not designed for permanent use
- Replace damaged cords immediately
- Use a fire extinguisher, not water, to put out an electrical fire.
- Schedule annual 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 Protectors
The last thing you or your electronics need is a power surge. That extra jolt of power may be too much for your system to handle, which can lead to sparks, fires, and electrocution. Power surges may be the result of faulty wiring, or they could be caused by a lightning strike. Home surge protectors are stronger than surge suppressors and will ensure that your home is fully protected against the dangers of power surges. They work by allowing just as much energy as is needed to power what you need.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Even in an air-conditioned home, a ceiling fan can help circulate air and provide a nice cool breeze indoors. Not only that, but can provide a lovely splash of style to any space. It is important, however, that you buy a fan with the right measurements for the room in which it will be installed. For a smaller room in the 8 x 10 range, you should go with a 30-inch fan. In rooms that are larger, you can use a 42 to a 52-inch fan to suit your needs. Your blades should also be an appropriate distance away from walls and ceilings. Make sure there is at least 8 inches of clearance above the blades and 8 feet from the floor. Call Berkeys in Addison, TX to consult with you about your ceiling fan installation.
Rewiring Your Home
Just like anything else, the wires inside the walls of your home will start degrading as they get older. As they wear down, they get more and more dangerous. If your wiring has broken down to the point where it cannot handle the power needs for your home, then you are at risk of fire. If you need to rewire your home, Berkeys is the best choice.
Warnings that signal your home needs rewiring:
- Circuit breakers constantly trip
- Aluminum wiring, which can become loose and create a major fire risk
- Sensing vibrations, buzzes or shocks when switching on appliances
- Flickering or dimming lights when using appliances
- Electrical outlets are loose
- Your home is more than 4 decades old
- Outlets have a burning smell
Installation of LED Lighting
LED lighting is a great option to provide your home with rich, appealing lighting that is more energy efficient and will save you money. LED bulbs cost more than radiant bulbs, but they can last up to 20 years, which is much longer. LED bulbs are also directional bulbs, meaning you can point your light in a certain direction, making them more practical than radiant alternatives. Lastly, LED bulbs use less heat, which lessens the chance of fire due to overheating.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are crucial for keeping your home and your family safe. There should be a smoke detector in as many rooms as possible. Their batteries should be changed no less than once a year, and every six months is even better. CO detectors should be on every floor where there are bedrooms and kept from the oven to avoid a false alarm. If you hear either detector sound the alarm, get out of the house and call the fire department. Do not enter the home again until given the all clear from the professionals.
For residential electrical services in Addison, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company.