In Need of a Residential Electrician in Denton, TX?
If you are looking for a trained, experienced, and licensed electrician to solve your electrical problems, then call Berkeys today. We are committed to providing the best customer service experience possible, and to keeping your home safe from the hazards of electricity. Berkeys has been in business since 1975, so we know what it takes to do every job perfectly so that you can sleep better at night. Berkeys has been recognized in several publications such as Living Magazine, for its excellence in providing electrical services to the homeowners of Denton, TX.
These are a few of the electrical services offered by Berkeys in Denton, 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
All of the power in your home is distributed through the electrical panel (breaker box). Breaker boxes will eventually wear down, and as they do, they can start to run inefficiently. In older homes, they tend to have 100-amp boxes, which are too often not enough to deal with the electrical load that today’s home carry. You may need to upgrade your electrical panel to 150 or 200 amps to make sure your home can run smoothly in this digital age. Keep a look out for certain signs that your breaker box may be malfunctioning or not running as efficiently. Those signs include tripping, flickering lights, dimming, and corrosion or rust. If you do notice any one of these signs, then call Berkeys right away to have them come and inspect your electrical panel and fix the problem.
GFCI (Ground Fault Interrupter) Outlets
GFCI outlets guard against you or your family suffering a shock in places where it is commonly wet. They are most often installed in kitchens and bathrooms. They work by killing the power to the outlet when a current is sensed going down a dangerous path, such as through water. After is has prevented catastrophe, it can be reset quickly to get it ready to protect your home again. GFCI outlets should be tested every month using the “test” button. When pressed, the power to the outlet should be cut off. If it is not, then you may need to repair or replace your GFCI outlet.
Outdoor landscape lighting gives you a great way to upgrade your home or garden. It can give your home additional visual appeal as well as keep it more secure. A well-lit home is not an inviting target for potential offenders. After all of the lighting is installed, there is only some minimal maintenance needed to keep it looking great. Simply make sure that trash and debris don’t build up on fixtures, otherwise, you may end up with overheating issues. Contact an electrician to discuss how to install your outdoor lights and make your home look wonderful and be safer.
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.
A power surge is when there is an unexpected spike in the electrical current in your home. It can happen because of faulty wiring or because of an event like a lightning strike. It can damage your electronics or even start a fire that can damage your home. Home surge protectors take away that danger by making sure that only the appropriate amount of current is flowing to power your home. Surge security will make sure that your home, family, and electronics are safe at all times from power surges.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Getting the right ceiling fan means choosing one that is the right size, as well. In smaller rooms, a 30-inch fan will do just fine. If the room where the fan is going to be installed is a larger room, such as 12’ x 12’, then go with a 42-inch fan. If the room is even bigger, in the range of 18’ x 20’, then a 52-inch fan is the most appropriate. There should be 8’ of clearance from the blades to the ceiling, 18’ to the closest wall, and 8” to the floor. Never install a fan above a bed. It is a good idea to consult with an experienced electrician before installing your ceiling fan.
Rewiring a Home
Older homes may have wiring that has degraded over time. Even newer home often have wiring that isn’t as high quality because the contractor wanted to cut costs. In either case, the wiring in your home may not be up to the task of handing the power needs of your home, and could even cause house fires. You may need to rewire your home to prevent those 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
LED Lighting Installation
LED lighting has become incredibly popular with homeowners in the past decade or so. They give off an engaging and appealing light, and can also be used directionally. While LED bulbs do tend to cost more up front, they will last around 20 years, which means big savings in the long run. They also use less energy and give off less heat than radiant bulbs, making them a great choice for the energy conscious home. LED lighting is the perfect option for keeping your home looking great and making your wallet happy with energy savings.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
There is no greater priority than keeping your family safe. Smoke and CO detectors are a big part of that. Install a smoke detector in every room in your home possible, as well as at the top of every stairwell. Make sure to test them every month, and replace the batteries every year. CO detectors should be placed near every bedroom. If one of the detectors sounds the alarm, then get out of the home right away and contact emergency services. You should not try to go back into the home until the fire department gives you the okay.
For residential electrical services in Denton, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company