How do I know when an electrical outlet needs to be repaired or replaced?
If an electrical outlet is outdated — it’s a two-prong outlet, for instance, instead of a three-prong design — then it’s time for a replacement. You also want to replace any outlets as soon as they stop working; it could be a serious issue with the wiring that is potentially a fire hazard. Any outlets with signs of damage or heat scarring should also be replaced. There are few things as dangerous as electrical systems that spark and short out without warning. Don’t take that risk in your home.
How can I save money on my monthly electric bill?
There are plenty of ways to cut down your monthly bills, if you’re interested in that. One easy step is to switch to LED lights. They draw so little power that you will see an instant drop, even if you keep your lights on for most of the day. LED lights also last for a long time — bulbs are rated for literal years — and so you often don’t have to replace them more than a handful of times. Rather than trying to limit usage, it’s often more effective to upgrade your electrical systems so that they’re more efficient.
Is it safe to do electrical repairs myself? Why do I need to hire an electrician?
Electricity is actually incredibly dangerous, and it’s a risk that a lot of people overlook when they take on DIY jobs. By far, the most dangerour comes when you work on your electrical panel or breaker box, as you cannot cut the main line. That line powers your entire home and a mistake can lead to serious injuries; it can even be fatal. Doing smaller jobs within your home is marginally safer since you’re protected by the breakers, but all it takes is one malfunction or error for a serious incident. This is not a risk that the vast majority of homeowners should take, but hiring an electrician keeps you safe.
Do electricians go under houses?
Absolutely. Electricians go in all areas of a home, including crawl spaces and attics. The lines that you use are often run through these areas to keep them out of sight. This is especially true with renovation jobs or if someone has done a DIY wiring job in your home before you moved in. Rather than accessing the walls, as you’d do in a new build, they’ll run lines through empty spaces and then punch into the necessary rooms. Our electricians have the experience and knowledge to take on any job.
How do I hire the best electrician in Houston?
Just give us a call, send us an email or use the contact page on the site. We have been in business for more than 15 years, so we have the experience needed to take on any job. But what really makes us the best is our dedication to customer satisfaction. When you hire us, you know you’re going to be thrilled with the results. We’re not happy until you are.