Licensed Electricians in Corinth, TX
Customer service, attention to detail, and safety are the hallmarks of what Berkeys can provide for customers in Corinth, TX. We will identify and repair any electrical issues you have to make sure that your home and family are safe from hazards caused by electricity. We can also offer maintenance and installation services. We come with 75 years of experience in the Corinth area, and we have been recognized by publications such as Southlake Style and Living magazine for excellence in the fields of plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Corinth, 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 Maintenance and Upgrading
The electrical panel or breaker box is the nerve center of your electrical system. It circulates electricity throughout your home to power your appliances, lights, and electronics. Older houses often have 100-amp panels, which are usually not sufficient to handle the electrical load of today’s connected homes. You may need to upgrade to 150 or 200 amps to keep up with your power needs. If you notice breakers tripping, flickering or dimming lights, corrosion, or rust, then contact Berkeys today to inspect your electrical panel to repair or replace it as quickly as possible.
GFCI (ground fault interrupter) outlets prevent people from getting shocked by electricity that comes into contact with water. A GFCI works by killing the power if it detects that the current is flowing to somewhere unintended, such as through water or a person. After it is triggered, it can be reset easily by using the “reset” button to keep everyone safe when using the bathroom or the kitchen. They should be tested every month by pressing the “test” button. When you press it, the power to the outlet should shut off. If it doesn’t, then you may need to have your GFCI replaced or repaired. They exist to protect you and your family, so there is no benefit to waiting.
Outdoor Lighting Installation and Landscape Lighting
Using outdoor landscape lighting is a great way to boost the visual appeal of your yard or garden. It can also provide a practical use as well, allowing you to use your yard at any time of night. The brighter the home, the less likely would-be intruders will target it. Once it is installed, make sure to keep any garbage or debris out of the fixtures. They can block some of the light and even cause overheating and fires. Contact Berkeys in Corinth, TX to schedule an appointment to help make your home look great and be safer with outdoor lighting.
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 fires that damage your home and harm your electronics. Home surge protectors will prevent that hazard by preventing power surges from getting into your home. A surge protector only allows for enough energy as is needed to power your home and prevents over-voltages. This makes sure that your home and family are safe, and your electronics will not be harmed either. Surge suppressors perform a similar function, but they are not as complete as surge protectors and do not protect as well.
Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Installation
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a ceiling fan is whether you have the right size. For a room that’s 8’ x 10’, a 30-inch fan would be appropriate. Medium rooms around 12’ x 12’ should have a 42-inch fan, and a 52-inch fan would work for larger rooms around 18’ x 20’. There should always be a clearance of 8’ from the ceiling to the blades, and 8” to the floor. Never install a fan over a bed, and make sure that there are at least 18’ from any walls in the room. It is always a good idea to contact an electrician for help with your installation.
Rewiring a Home
There are a few reasons why your home might not have adequate wiring. If your home is older, then it could be that the wires have degraded over time. If your home is newer, the builder may have used cheaper wiring to keep costs down. Either way, faulty wiring can lead to problems such as house fires.
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 grown in popularity throughout the years for a number of reasons. For one, it provides an appealing and engaging light that can be directed to highlight certain areas. While LED bulbs are more expensive than radiant ones, they can last over 20 years, which makes them cheaper in the long run. They also use less energy and emit less heat, meaning they are more efficient and are less likely to cause fires or other issues from heat. LED lighting can help your home look great, and provide a little relief from your power bills.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are vital to the safety of your family and your peace of mind. There should be a smoke detector installed in every room in your house, as well as in every stairwell. Make sure to test them every month, and replace the batteries every year. CO detectors should be placed in every sleeping area, but no less than 10 feet from a stove or oven to prevent false alarms. If one of the detectors sounds an alert, everyone in the building should evacuate. Contact the fire department immediately and await their arrival. Do not try to go back inside until it is deemed safe.
For residential electrical services in Corinth, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company