Certified and Experienced Electricians in Southlake, TX
Berkeys in Southlake, TX provides you with years of electrical experience. Our team of certified electricians can guarantee all of our work, whether we are fixing problems or installing a completely new electrical system in your home. Customer service is number one with Berkeys, so you can be sure that you are in good hands.
Safety is always at the top of our priorities, so we will make sure that you remove and prevent any dangerous hazards that might be lurking in your electrical system. Not only that, but can offer maintenance services to keep your system running effectively for as long as you own your home. Berkeys has been operating since 1975 and has been featured in local publications such as Southlake Journal, Southlake Style, and Living Magazine as being among the top service providers for plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical work.
We offer a full line of electrical services in Southlake, including:
- 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 is the nerve center of your home. It sends electricity to every spot in your home to power everything you do. Over time, breaker boxes can start to run down, which affects their efficiency. We use more power in today’s digital age, so older boxes may not be able to handle the load effectively. If your panel is 100-amp, you probably need a 150-200 amp panel upgrade to handle the demand. If you notice flickering lights, corrosion, or rust, it might be time to make that change. Call Berkeys to come inspect your electrical panel and get it running efficiently again.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
Electrical outlets that are designed to prevent electrical shocks are called Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). Washrooms and kitchens are especially prone to moisture, so a GFCI can help protect your family in those spots. They can also help prevent fires since a short can lead to major damage. A GFCI will kill a power circuit if there is a current that is flowing somewhere it shouldn’t. That means if the electricity is heading through water or a person, the GFCI will shut it down. After the problem has been averted, you can simply press the reset button to have your GFCI ready for the next time.
GFCI outlets should be tested on a monthly basis. They have a test button that you can press. If you the power does not shut off at that time, then there is an issue with your GFCI and it should be replaced.
Outdoor & Landscape Lighting Installation
Upgrading your outdoor and landscape lighting can provide an incredible aesthetic boost to your garden and yard. It can also help keep your home secure by providing more visibility and create an unappealing target for thieves. Berkeys can install beautiful outdoor and landscape lighting that you will love. After installation, make sure to maintain your lighting with a few easy tasks. Make sure that leaves and garbage don’t get into fixtures, as that can cause overheating and possibly fire. Call us to set up an appointment to make your outdoor lighting dreams come true.
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 can damage not just your electronics, but your home as well. Surge protectors in your home will protect it from surges and keep your family safe. A power surge is when there is a sudden rise in the electrical current. Sometimes it is caused by faulty or improperly installed wiring, and sometimes it could be caused by an event like a lightning strike. Surge protectors will only allow enough electricity through to power what you need. Home surge suppressors are more powerful and therefore protective than surge suppressors, so you can sleep comfortably at night knowing your home is safe.
Ceiling fans provide a dash of cool air and also visual appeal to any space. Before you buy one, make sure to measure the fan to make sure it will suit the room. In a smaller room, such as an 8 x 10, a 30-inch fan should be just fine. In larger rooms, you can upgrade to 42 to 52-inch fans. It is suggested that you never install a ceiling fan above a bed. Make sure that your blades are at least 8 inches below the ceiling and 8 feet off the ground. It is always a good idea to consult with a certified electrician before you install a ceiling fan.
As your home gets older, there is more of a chance that your wiring has degraded to a potentially dangerous state. If wiring isn’t up to the task of handling your electrical needs then you could be at a serious risk of fire. Rewiring your home might be needed.
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 can provide your home with a visually appealing lighting option that is more cost efficient and longer lasting. Even though LED bulbs may cost more up front, the energy savings will more than offset that cost. They do not start to wear down until about 20 years after installation. They also use less heat and are more directional that radiant bulbs, so they can be more useful and productive.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Make sure to have a smoke detector in every room in your home, or at least on every floor, and a carbon monoxide detector on every floor where there is a bedroom. These two units are vital to the safety of your home and family. If one of them goes off, then get out of your home immediately and call emergency services. Do not re-enter your home until the fire department says it is safe. Your smoke detectors should be tested every month, and their batteries replaced every year.
For residential electrical services in Southlake, Texas, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Company.