Find The Best Residential Electrician In Carrollton, TX
Berkeys is the best residential electrician in Carrollton, TX. Just ask Southlake Journal and Southlake style magazines. They recently ranked Berkeys as one of the top operators in the business for plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services in Carrollton, TX. Berkeys has a commitment to quality work and friendly customer service that creates trust and satisfaction with our clients. We’ve been operating since 1975, so we know what it takes to provide quality electrical services.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Arlington, 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!
Breaker Box Services
Every bit of energy that you use to power your electronics and your appliances flows through your electrical panel. That’s why it is so important that it is running smoothly at all times. In old homes, the panel is often only 100 amp, which is not enough for the electric homes we have today. If you have an older home, call Berkey to see if you need to upgrade to 150 or 200 amp to keep your home powered at all times. If you notice that your lights are flickering, or that breakers trip on a regular basis, then it might be time for that upgrade.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets help to prevent electrical shocks caused by moisture. They are most often located in kitchens and bathrooms. They work by shutting down if they sense that the current is flowing along an unintended path, like through water or a person. Not only will this prevent shocks, but it will also prevent fires caused by short circuits from moisture contact. GFCI outlets can be easily tested every month by using the “test” button. The power should shut off when you press it. If it does not, then your GFCI may be malfunctioning and need to be serviced or replaced. They are there to protect your family, and should be working at all times.
Landscape and Outdoor Lighting
Having landscape and outdoor lighting can give a much needed visual boost to any outside space. Better lighting will help you entertain friends, or be able to relax in the yard as the sun goes down. A well lit home also becomes a place to avoid for would-be intruders. It is always important to keep your fixtures well maintained and free of debris and leaves. They can cause overheating which can lead to damage and to fire. Call Berkeys in Carrollton, TX today if you would like to brighten up your yard.
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 Protection
Power surges can happen at any time. It may be because of faulty or improperly installed wiring, or it might be from a lightning strike. Surge suppressors can help lessen the impact of a spike in the electrical current, but a home surge protector can shield your home and electronics much better. A surge protector will allow enough energy into your home for what you need. It will not allow extra current in, that may cause damage to your electronics or even start fires.
Ceiling Fan Installation
A ceiling fan can be a great stylistic choice in any room, but you must choose the right size and it must be installed correctly. Depending on the size of the room, you can choose from 30 inches to 52 inches for the size of the blades. They should be at least 18 inches away from any walls. There should also be at least 8 inches from the ceiling to the blades, and 8 feet from the floor. Installation can involve some tricky electrical work, so be sure to call Berkeys for help installing your new ceiling fan safely and professionally.
If you have an older home, there is a good chance that the electrical wiring is getting to the end of its shelf life. Even in newer homes, some builders install cheap wiring to try to save costs. In both cases, you may need to have your home rewired to prevent electrical problems that lead to fires.
Here are some 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
LED Lighting Installation
LED lighting has become a favorite option for homeowners everywhere. They provide a pleasing glow and are more energy efficient. The upfront cost for LED bulbs is more than for radiant ones, but LEDs have a much longer lifespan. They do not start to degrade until 20 years of regular usage. They also use less heat, which means your energy bills will thank you. LED lighting gives you the option to direct light to certain spots in your home, in case you want to highlight certain features or simply brighten up a dark corner. Radiant bulbs shine light in every direction all around them. Your home can look fantastic, and you will save money at the same time.
Smoke Detectors and CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Safety of the occupants of a home should be a main priority of any homeowner. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are a big part of that. Smoke detectors should be installed in as many rooms as possible, and at the top of every stairwell. Make sure to test them every month, and replace their batteries once a year. A CO detector should be installed in every sleeping area in your home. Keep them at least 10 feet away from any oven or stove so that you don’t get startled by any false alarms. If any of your detectors go off, then get out of the house immediately and contact emergency services. Do not try to re-enter the home until the fire department gives the all clear. These detectors save lives. It’s as simple as that.
For residential electrical services in Carrollton, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company