Need a Licensed Residential Electrician in Colleyville, TX?
Berkeys provided fully trained and experienced residential electricians to service your home in Colleyville, TX. Our team is dedicated to your total customer satisfaction at every step of the way. Our main priority is to make sure your home is safe and protected against any hazards caused by your electrical system. We not only service electrical systems, but we can maintain them as well to keep them running properly for years to come. Berkeys has been in operation since 1975 and provides all of those years of service to the residents of Colleyville. We have been recognized by Southlake Journal, Southlake Style, and Living Magazine as being among the best in the plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services in Colleyville.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Colleyville, 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
The electrical panel distributes electricity throughout your home to all of your appliances and electronics. Over time, they will start to run down and become more and more inefficient. In older homes, the electrical panels are often only 100-amp, which is not enough to handle the load of today’s electrical world. If you own an older home, you may need an upgrade to a 150 or 200 amp panel. Keep an eye out for breakers tripping on a regular basis, flickering and dimming lights, or a strong odor coming from your breaker box. If you detect any of these signs, call Berkeys right away to get it checked out and repaired.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are outlets that are specially designed to prevent shocks in most rooms in your home. They are most commonly installed in bathrooms and kitchens. They can also prevent fires that might be caused by shorts in electrical outlets. It works by shutting off the power if it senses that the current is flowing somewhere unintended, like through water. After the GFCI has been triggered, it can be reset easily using the “reset” button. GFCI outlets should also be tested once a month using the “test” button. If the power doesn’t shut off at the press of that button, then there is an issue with your outlet and it should be replaced.
Outdoor Lighting Installation and Landscape Lighting
If spending time in your yard or on your deck then you might want to upgrade your outdoor lighting. Not only can it add visual appeal, but it can help keep your home more secure. A house that is well lit does not present a tempting target for intruders. You will need to keep on top of your outdoor and landscape lighting to keep it looking its best and as safe as possible. Clear out any debris or leaves that might collect around your fixtures to prevent them from blocking light and catching fire. Contact the electricians at Berkeys in Colleyville to set an appointment to discuss attaining the yard of your dreams.
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.
Power surges can cause major damage to your home. Home surge protectors can help prevent that damage. A power surge occurs when too much power suddenly gets introduced into your electrical system. This can happen because of faulty wiring or even a lightning strike. Home surge protectors make sure that only the power you need and nothing more is distributed through the system so that your electronics and your home are protected.
Ceiling Fan Installation
When choosing a new ceiling fan, it is important to get on that is the right fit for the room in which it will be installed. If your room is small, such as 8’ x 10’, then a 30-inch fan will work just fine. If your room is larger, you may want a 42 or 52-inch fan. There should also be eight inches of clearance from the blades to the ceiling, and eight feet of clearance to the floor. There should also be at least 18 inches from any wall in the room. Never install a ceiling fan above a bed. It is never a bad idea to consult with an electrician before attempting to install a ceiling fan.
Rewiring a Home
An older home may have electrical wiring that has been in place for decades. Contractors for new builds will often use the cheapest wiring to try to cut costs. In either case, the wiring might not be up to the demand of powering your connected home. Bad wiring can also cause fire and damage to a home.
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
Over the past couple of decades, LED lighting has become incredibly popular among homeowners. They can provide a more pleasant light, as well as be more efficient and last longer. The bulbs themselves are more expensive than their radiant counterparts, but since they last so long they will save money in the long run. LED bulbs use less heat, which means they take less power to keep them lit. LED lights can also be used as directional lights, which also sets them apart from radiant bulbs. An LED bulb will not start running down during regular used for around 20 years, at which point you may notice the hue of the light changing. LED lighting is a great option if you want to update the feel of your home and save some money at the same time.
CO (Carbon Monoxide) and Smoke Detectors
Other than the actual structure of your home smoke detectors and CO detectors may be the most important things to keep you and your family safe. You should have a smoke detector in every room in your home, and one at the top of every stairwell. They should be tested every month, and batteries should be changed once a year. CO detectors need to be installed near all of the bedrooms in your home. Never put on too close to an oven, otherwise, you might get false alarms. If either detector goes off, get out of the home immediately and contact emergency services. Do not try to go back inside until you’ve been given the all-clear by the fire department.
For residential electrical services in Colleyville, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company