Looking for a Residential Electrician in Arlington, TX?
Berkeys is the place to go for all of your electrical services need. We pride ourselves in providing unmatched service and quality of work. We also place a premium on safety, so we will make sure that your electrical problems are diagnosed quickly, safely, and efficiently so that your family can sleep comfortably knowing they are safe. We’ve been operating in the area for 75 years, and have been recognized by Living Magazine as being among the best for plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services in Coppell, TX and the surrounding area.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Coppell, 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
Every electrical current flowing through your home goes through the electrical panel, also called a breaker box, first. Breaker boxes can start to run inefficiently as they age, and they also have difficulty powering modern homes. Older panes are often 100-amp when today’s homes usually need 150 to 200 amps to be properly powered. If your home is older, you may need to upgrade your electrical panel to keep the electricity flowing freely. Keep an eye out for flickering or dimming lights, a strong odor, or tripping breakers, as they can be signs that you need to upgrade.
There are outlets designed to prevent shocks from contact with water. These outlets are called ground fault interrupters (GFCI), and they work by killing the power if they sense that the current is going somewhere it shouldn’t. They also help prevent fires that can be triggered by electrical outlets. After a GFCI has been activated, they can be reset quickly by pressing the “reset” button. These outlets should be tested on a monthly basis using the “test” button. If the power doesn’t shut off when you press it, then you may have to replace your GFCI. Ground fault interrupters are an important part of keeping your family safe from shocks and electrical fires.
Landscape Lighting and Outdoor Lighting Installation
Installing outdoor landscape lighting is one of the best ways to give the outside of your home a visual pop. It can also serve a practical purpose to giving you some illumination for backyard gatherings and late-night barbecues. Having a well-lit home will also deter would-be offenders. After installation, there is some light maintenance involved. Simply make sure that any leaves or trash are cleared from your fixtures to prevent overheating and fire. Contact the electricians at Berkeys in Coppell to discuss how they can make your yard look spectacular.
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
A power surge can cause major damage to your electronics and to your home. A home surge protector can help prevent those situations by going into action when there’s a spike in the electrical current in your home. They will only allow enough power for your home and nothing more. This will prevent over-voltages and keep your belongings and family safe.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Ceiling fans can give a room an appealing stylistic aspect as well as help with comfort. When choosing one, you should make sure to get the right size to fit the room. They can range across many sizes, but smaller rooms should have about 30-inch blades for a small room, and up to 52 or a larger room. Make sure to leave eight feet from the blades to the floor, and eight inches to the ceiling. There should also be at least 18 inches from any walls in the room. Another safety tip is to never install a ceiling fan above a bed. Contact an electrician to help you with your ceiling fan installation.
Rewiring a Home
Sometimes a home can have wiring that has gotten very old and started to degrade. Newer homes can also have inadequate if the contractor used cheaper wires to keep costs down. In both cases, the wiring might not be able to handle the electrical requirements for your home. This can lead to problems getting power and even house fires. Rewiring your home may be your best bet to prevent problems.
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
Many people are choosing LED lights to install in their home for the energy savings. However, LED lights can also provide a more engaging light for your home. They can also be used as directional lights, as opposed to radiant bulbs which shine light in every direction. The cost of LED bulbs is higher than for radiant, but since LEDs will last for 20 years or more, they can save money in the long run. They also use much less power and heat up to a much lower temperature than radiants, so they use less energy and are less likely to cause a fire. LED bulbs can truly help keep your interior decorator and your wallet happy at the same time.
Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors
Smoke detectors and CO (carbon monoxide) detectors are the first line of safety for your family. Smoke detectors should be installed in every room possible, and at the top of every stairwell. CO detectors should be installed near every sleeping area, but no less than 10 feet away from an oven. This will prevent false alarms. Make sure to test your smoke detector every month, and change out the batteries every year. If either detector goes off, get out of the house immediately and contact the fire department. Do not try to get back in your home until it is deemed safe by professionals.
For residential electrical services in Coppell, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company