Trying to find an Electrician in Plano, TX?
When you want to hire a licensed electrician to service your home in Plano, Texas, call Berkeys. Our electricians and customer service representatives work around the clock to ensure every one of our customers is completely satisfied with our services. Our technicians are trained and licensed to perform whatever electrical services you may need.
Electrical issues can be a huge safety hazard for everyone in your home, that’s why Berkeys ensures that your electrical system is working the way it should be. No matter the size of your project, Berkeys is always ready and happy to help you.
We have been proudly serving the Plano community since 1975. We have been voted by subscribers of local magazines such as Southlake Journal, Southlake Style and Living Magazine as the Best of the Best for Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical services in Plano.
Berkeys’ Plano, TX Electrical Services
- Equipment Repair/Hook Up
- Grounding Systems
- Fire Marshall/Code Correction
- Outdoor Lighting
- 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
Not every service we provide is listed above. If you don’t see the service you want on the list above, call us to ask. Berkeys could still be able to help.
Electric Panel Services
The electrical panel (also known as the breaker box) of your home is a vital component of your home. Its primary job is to circulate electricity throughout your home. Once your electrical panel has been used for many years, it could start to run inefficiently. Many older panels have difficulty handling the bigger electrical demands by newer technology. Homes with 100-amp panels are often times upgraded to 150-amp or 200-amp panels that are designed to handle those bigger demands of newer technology. Inadequate breaker boxes can lead to overloaded circuits. That is a major safety hazard for everyone in your home. Your electrical panel could be showing signs that you need to upgrade it, such as tripping, bad odor, dimming or flickering lights, and rust or corrosion. If you’ve seen these signs or anything unusual, have a licensed electrician come out immediately. immediately. Call Berkeys to help with your Electrical Panel today.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), are outlets that can help you avoid electrical shocks in wet places such as bathrooms, kitchens and outdoors. Having a GFCI can also prevent electric house fires created by electrical outlets. GFCI outlets shut off electric power circuits when it notices a current flowing along the wrong path, such as through water or a person. Once your issue has been resolved then you can reset the GFCI by pressing the “reset” button.
If you have GFCI outlets in your home, make sure to test them monthly. To do so, press the “test” button next to the “reset” button. If the power does not shut off then your GFCI is not working correctly. If this is the case, replace them immediately. You need your GFCIs to keep you and your family safe, please ensure they are working properly.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
Outdoor landscape lighting can greatly improve the appearance of your home or garden. Not only is landscape lighting visually appealing but it also helps make your home safer. Bright homes can scare criminals away from targeting your home. Once your landscape lighting is set up, make sure you do your part in keeping it clean. Keep fixtures free of debris and leaves to help prevent them from overheating. Always replace your burned-out bulbs as soon as possible. You can always consult with an electrician to help you in making your home stand out from the rest with landscape lighting, and to help with outdoor lighting installation.
Electrical Safety Tips
We all need electricity in order for our home. But without following some safety precautions it can become very dangerous. Many home fires and electrocutions can be prevented by following some safety guidelines.
Follow the safety tips below to help keep you and your family safe:
- Don’t cover up extension cords with carpet
- Only use extension cords when you need them. They are not made for permanent use
- Change cords immediately if you see any damage
- If you experience an electrical fire use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Never use water
- Schedule annual electrical 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.
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Power Surges cause devastating damage to your home and electronics. Home Surge suppressors are able to prevent that damage. A power surge is a spike in the electrical current in your home. It can be caused by wiring that has been done incorrectly, utility issues and lightning. Surge suppressors (also known as surge protectors) only allow the electricity your home needs in order to avoid over-voltages. This protects your home and all your connected electronics. Home surge suppressors protect your home from much more damage than average surge protectors. By installing a home surge protection, you can protect your home and electronics from commonly occurring power surges.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation
Before buying or installing a ceiling fan, be sure to get the right for your home. First, you should decide on the size of the ceiling fan. If you’re installing a fan in a small room (8’ x 10’) then a 30-inch fan is best. 42-inch ceiling fans should be installed in medium sized rooms (12’ x 12’) and large rooms (18’ x 20’) should have about a 52-inch ceiling fan. For safety reasons, you should never install a directly above a bed. Your ceiling fan blades should be at least 8 inches from the ceiling, 8 to 9 feet off the floors and at least 18 inches from the wall. You can always consult with a licensed electrician before installing a ceiling fan.
Much of the electrical wiring inside of homes can be decades old and many newer homes are built with cheaper grade wiring to lower costs. This means that the wiring could not be able to handle the electrical demands of newer electronics. Many house fires are caused by electricity. Rewiring can help you avoid those issues.
These warning signs can let you know that it might be time to do some rewiring:
- Circuit breakers frequently trip
- Aluminum wiring. This wiring can become loose and cause fires
- Minor vibration, buzz or shock when turning on appliances
- Flickering or dimming lights when using appliances
- Electrical outlets are loose
- Your home is more than 40 years old
- Outlets give a burning odor
If you see any of these signs in your home, or something unusual, call Berkeys today. Make sure you take care of any issues before they become much costlier.
LED Lighting Installation
LED light bulbs are now very popular with homeowners. LED lights look more appealing, are more energy efficient and have about 25 times longer lifespan than traditional light bulbs. LED bulbs tend to be slightly more expensive upfront. However, their longevity, quality and energy efficiency make LED lights the better choice for homeowners. One of the many benefits of LED bulbs is that they don’t burn out. They slowly start to lose their capability of producing light and start to change colors. However, this does not happen until about 20 years of regular usage. LED bulbs are a “directional” light source. Meaning that they point light in a single direction, instead of many directions like traditional bulbs. This makes LED bulbs a lot more energy efficient. LED lights also emit much less heat than traditional light bulbs. LED lights will help your home look great and keep your wallet happy in the long run!
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are critical for the safety of your home. You should have a smoke detector in every bedroom and one at the top of every stairwell. The ideal placement for CO detectors are by sleeping areas but place them at least ten feet away from the stove to avoid any false alarms. If a smoke or CO detector goes off make sure to immediately leave your home and go outside. Contact the fire department and only go back inside once you’ve been informed it’s safe for you to do so. Homeowners should test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries annually to keep them operating correctly. You should replace your CO detectors every 5-7 years and replace your smoke detectors every 10 years.
Plano, Texas Licensed Electrician
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