Certified Electrical Professionals in Allen, TX
If you need a professional and licensed electrician to help you with an electrical problem, then call Berkeys in Allen, TX. Berkeys can offer superior service and a commitment to the safety and well-being of your home. We will identify and repair any electrical issues efficiently and with as little disruption to your home life as possible. We have been operating in Allen TX for 75 years, and our superior work has helped us get featured in publications like Southlake Style and Living Magazine as one of the top plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services businesses in Allen.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Allen, TX
- 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!
Electrical Panel Services
All the electricity your home uses runs through the electrical panel, so you need to make sure that it is in top working condition at all times. As breaker boxes get older, they can start wearing down. Plus, older boxes tend to be 100-amp, which is not enough to handle the workload of today’s digital world. You may need an upgrade to 150 or even 200 amp to make sure that you always have power for your electronics. If you notice that your breakers are tripping regularly, or that you have flickering lights, then contact Berkeys to inspect your unit and make sure that it is up to the task of dispersing your power throughout the home.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
Electrical shocks and fires caused by short circuits are real dangers when moisture is mixed with electricity. That’s why it’s a smart idea to use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) for your outlets. A GFCI will shut off the power from the outlet when it detects that a current is not flowing where it should, such as through water or through a person. After setting off the GFCI, you can reset it with the reset button. A GFCI outlet should be tested every month by pressing the “test” button and making sure it shuts off. If it does not, then you may need servicing or replacement of the outlet.
Outdoor and Landscape Lighting
Outdoor landscape lighting can provide a wonderful background for your garden and yard. It will allow you to host garden parties and gatherings, or to have some light for a quiet evening of reading. Brightly lit homes will also help ward off intruders who will not want to be in the spotlight. Berkeys can install your outdoor or landscape lighting to give you the yard of your dreams. Make sure to keep your fixtures clear of debris and leaves so that they don’t overheat and start a fire.
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
Surge Protectors are the primary line of defense against power surges. A power surge can cause damage to your electronics, your home, and even your family. Sometimes a surge can be caused by wiring that has been installed incorrectly, or it could be from a lightning strike. Home surge protectors will only allow as much energy as you need to power your home so that you don’t have any over-voltage issues.
Ceiling fans can give your home a style and comfort boost. It is important to purchase one that will be the perfect fit for your space. If it is going in a smaller room, then stick to a 30-inch fan. If you are installing in a larger room, you can go with blades as long as 52 inches. Remember, you should always keep at least 8 inches between the ceiling and the blades, and 8 feet from the blades to the ground. Avoid putting a ceiling fan above a bed, either, for safety purposes. If you are considering installing a ceiling fan, then contact Berkeys to help get it done right.
Wiring will degrade as it gets older, and your older home may be at risk of fire. Or, you may have a newer home that had cheaper wiring installed to cut costs and corners. Either way, you may need to have your home rewired to keep your family safe.
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
More and more homeowners are switching to LED lighting every day. That is because LED lighting can offer a host of benefits over and above traditional radiant bulbs. LED lights can offer a more engaging and welcoming look, for starters. While costing more up front, they will save money down the road on cheaper energy bills, and because of their durability. An LED won’t start to degrade until around 20 years of use. They can also point light in a certain direction, which radiant bulbs cannot do. On top of all this, LED lights generate less heat than radiant, meaning they use less energy and are safer.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
We have all heard the stories of families that were saved by their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Keep your family safe by having them installed in the appropriate spots in your home. Smoke detectors should be in every room of your house and at the top of every stairwell. Make sure that you test them every month, and replace the batteries at least once a year. CO detectors should be installed near sleeping areas, and not near the oven, otherwise, you may get false alarms. If either detector goes off, get out of the home immediately and contact the fire department. Do not return to the house until they have cleared it for safety.
For residential electrical services in Allen, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company.