Looking for a Residential Electrician in Westlake, TX?
When you need a licensed electrician servicing in or near Westlake, Texas, call Berkeys. Our technicians and customer service teams work 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure all of our customers are completely satisfied. Our electricians are trained and licensed to perform the services your home needs.
Having issues with your electrical system can be a safety hazard for you and your family, that’s why Berkeys is committed to making sure everything is up and running just the way it needs to be. No matter how big or small the job may seem, Berkeys’ licensed Electricians are happy to help you.
Berkeys has been serving homes in DFW since 1975. Berkeys has been voted by readers in local magazines such as Southlake Journal, Southlake Style and Living Magazine as the Best of the Best for our Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical services.
Electrical Contractor Services and Repairs offered by Berkeys in Westlake, TX
- 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
If you don’t see the service you need listed above, call us to ask just in case! We’ll be glad to try and help you.
Hiring a licensed electrician in Westlake, TX
All electricians working in Texas are required to have a state license. Make sure you know what kind of electrician is servicing your home and which one is right for your needs. Remember it’s always okay to ask for an electrician’s license number. There are four different levels of licensing for electricians.
- Apprentice Electrician: This is an electrician who is starting out and is new to the trade. After about 2 years of supervised on-the-job training and passing the electrical exam, they can become a wireman electrician.
- Wireman Electrician: After completing their apprenticeship an electrician can become a wireman electrician. These electricians are able to work unsupervised in any residential home but cannot work in the commercial field.
- Journeyman Electrician: This electrician works under a master electrician. They have completed advanced training and have a broad skill set. These electricians can work on both residential homes and commercial buildings.
- Master Electrician: This is the highest level of certification and requires at least 7 years of experience. These electricians are capable of working on almost all jobs that encompass electricity. All electrical companies are required to have a Master Electrician to oversee work being done.
Electric Panel Repair and Replacement
Your home’s electrical panel (also known as the breaker box) is one of the most important things in your home. Its main purpose is to circulate electricity throughout your home. Your breaker box can get old and run inefficiently. It’s tough for older panels to keep up with the higher demands for power by newer technology. Common residential homes may have panels that are incapable of handling newer technology. Homes with 100 amp panels are frequently upgraded to 150 amp or 200 amp panels that are built to handle those newer demands of electronics. If you have a breaker box that is inadequate then you can cause an overloaded circuit. That can be a major safety hazard to you and your family. Your electrical panel may show signs that it’s time to upgrade, such as tripping, strong odor, dimming or flickering lights, and rust or corrosion. If you notice these signs or anything unusual, act immediately. Call a licensed electrician to help today.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), is an outlet that can prevent electrical shock in wet locations such as bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor areas. Having a GFCI can help prevent electric shock and house fires caused by electrical outlets. GFCIs turn off an electric power circuit when it senses a current flowing along an unintended path, such as through water or a person. Once the problem is fixed then you can reset the GFCI by pressing the “reset” button.
Once you have GFCI outlets in your home, you should test them monthly. Press the “test” button next to the “reset” button. If the power does not cut off then the GFCI is not working properly. If this is the case you should have it replaced. You’re relying on it to protect you and your family so make sure it’s working properly.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
Outdoor landscape lighting can be a huge improvement to your home or garden. Not only is landscape lighting visually appealing but it can also help make your home safer. Well-lit homes can intimidate potential criminals and stop them from targeting your home. Once your landscape lighting is set up, make sure you do your part in helping maintain it. Keep fixtures free of debris and leaves to help prevent them from overheating. Remember to replace your burned out bulbs as quickly as possible. You can always consult with an electrician to help you in making your home beautiful and safe with landscape lighting, and to help with outdoor lighting installation.
Home Electrical Safety Tips Checklist
Electricity is one of the most necessary and convenient things in your home. But if you don’t follow some safety measures it can become very dangerous. Many home fires and electrocutions can be prevented by following some safety guidelines.
Follow these safety tips to help keep you and your family safe:
We hope these tips help keep you and your family safe.
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Power Surges can cause devastating damage to your home and electronics. Surge suppressors can help 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 problems and lightning. Surge suppressors (also known as surge protectors) only allow the electricity your home needs and prevents over-voltages. This protects your home and all your connected electronics. Home surge suppressors protect your home from much more damage than a typical power strip suppressors. By adding home surge protection you can protect your home and electronics from commonly occurring power surges.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation
Before purchasing or installing a ceiling fan, you should know which one is right for your home. First, you should figure out 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 fan right 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.
Rewiring a House
A lot of the wiring inside of homes can be decades old and many newer homes are built with cheaper grade wiring to reduce costs. This means that the wiring may not be able to handle the electrical demands of today’s products. Many house fires are caused by electrical problems. Rewiring can help prevent many of these problems.
These warning sings can let you know that it might be time to do some rewiring:
If you notice any of these signs in your home, or anything unusual, call a licensed electrician. Make sure you fix these issues before they cause any damage to your family or your home.
LED Lighting Installation
LED lighting has become incredibly popular. LED lights look more appealing, operate at a lower cost and have about a 25 times greater lifespan than other bulbs. LED bulbs tend to be a little more expensive upfront. However, their longevity, quality and energy efficiency make LED lights the superior choice in the long run. One of the many benefits of LED bulbs is that they don’t burn out. They slowly start to lose the ability to produce light and start to change colors. However, this does not happen until about 20 years of normal use. LED bulbs are a “directional” light source. This means that they point light in one specific direction, instead of all directions like incandescent bulbs. This makes LED bulbs a lot more energy efficient. LED lights also emit a lot less heat than traditional light bulbs. These lights will help your home look great and keep your wallet happy in the long run!
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are critical to your family’s safety. Your home should have many smoke and CO detectors. There should be a smoke detector in every bedroom and one at the top of each stairwell in your house. The best place to have CO detectors are by sleeping areas but keep them at least 10 feet away from the stove to avoid any false alarms. When a smoke or CO detector goes off make sure to immediately leave your home and go outside. Call the fire department and only go back inside once they tell you it’s safe to do so. You 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.
For a residential electrician near Westlake, Texas, 76262, call Berkeys, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Panel Repair Service Contractor