Electrician Barton Creek TX
- Licensed & Insured Local Electricians
- Repair, Service & Installation + Home Safety Inspections
- Surge Protection & Electrical Panels
- 24 Hour Scheduling
Finding a Licensed Electrician in Barton Creek, TX?
If you live in Barton Creek and need a licensed electrician, then don’t settle for anything less than the best. That’s where Abacus electrical comes in. We have the top technicians and customer service representatives in the business, and our service line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your electrical issues.
Having problems with your electrical system can cause incredible damage to your home, serious injury, or worse. Abacus technicians are committed to providing quality service that’s as safe as possible for everyone.
Abacus Electrical Services offered in Barton Creek, TX
- Equipment Repair/Installation
- Breakers & Fuses
- Ceiling Fans
- Lighting Design & Repair
- Exhaust Fans
- Home Safety Check
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Fire Marshall/Code Correction
- Outdoor & Landscape Lighting
- Troubleshooting & Repair
- Overhead Lighting
- Home Surge Protectors
- Light Switches
- Grounding Systems
- Electrical Outlets
- Electric Panels
- Meter Bases
- Phone Jacks & Cable Outlets
- Electrical Maintenance
- Track Lighting Installation
- GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets
- ARC-Fault Breakers
- New Wiring for Appliances
If you don’t see the electrical service you need, call us! We will do our best to try and help you.
Getting the right Electrician
Protect yourself and your home by only hiring an electrician with the proper license. There are 4 types of licenses that an electrician might have.
- Apprentice: an apprentice is just starting out in the field. They have completed their 2 years of training and successfully completed their state electrical exam. After completing this level, they can move on to being a wireman
- Wireman: wireman electricians can legally work without supervision on residential properties. However, they cannot work unsupervised on commercial or industrial projects.
- Journeyman: journeyman can essentially do it all, however they work under the supervision of a master electrician
- Master: the top level of electrical licenses is the master electrician. They can service almost any type of job and provide supervision for other electricians. An electrician must work a minimum of 7 years before they can apply for this designation.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
GFCI outlets are designed to prevent electrical shocks and fires. They are mostly used in rooms that are susceptible to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. They work by shutting off immediately if they sense that the current is flowing through water or somewhere else it shouldn’t go, such as your hand. Make sure to protect yourself by testing your GFCI outlets every month. They have a test button that, when depressed, will turn off the outlet. If it doesn’t, then you will need a new one. After testing, hit the reset button to make sure that the outlet is ready to go for the next usage.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
Outdoor lighting can be a spectacular way to create an appealing and attractive outdoor space for your Barton Creek home. Not only that, but well-lit homes are safer since they are less inviting for thieves and vandals. To get the most out of them, it’s important to properly maintain your lighting fixtures. Clear away any debris and leaves so that they don’t overheat. Make sure to switch out lightbulbs right away if they burn out, as it could be dangerous to leave dark spots. Not only that, but it will be less visually appealing. Call Abacus to talk to a professional electrician about your outdoor and landscape lighting options.
Home Electrical Safety Tips
Electricity is a necessity for any homeowner. However, even though you interact with it every day, you might not realize that it can be extremely dangerous if handled incorrectly. To prevent injury or fires, make sure to follow all of these safety recommendations:
- Don’t cover up extension cords with carpet.
- Use extension cords only when necessary, not permanently
- Change cords immediately if you see any damage
- Only use a fire extinguisher to put out an electrical fire
- Use tamper-proof receptacles to protect people from shocks
- Have a licensed electrician perform an annual inspection
- Unplug appliances that emit sparks
Please follow those safety guidelines that will help keep everyone safe.
LED lighting has been getting more popular in recent years for Barton Creek residents. They have a load of benefits, including lasting 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. They also do not burn out suddenly. You can tell when an LED bulb is starting to weaken, which leaves you time to replace it before you are stuck in the dark. However, this won’t happen until about 20 years after you install one, so you will not have to worry about it. LED light is directional, meaning that you can point it in a certain direction or at a certain piece of furniture. Incandescent bulbs light up in all directions. LEDs also use less heat and energy so you are saving money in many different ways.
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Power surges aren’t all that common, but they can cause serious damage to your home, your electronics, and even to the people in your home. Have Abacus install a surge protector to avoid the damage caused by power surges. Usually, lightning strikes the home or nearby, and causes a flooding of power into the home. A protector will keep the amount of electricity entering your home to a minimum, and keep you and your property safe.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Another way to protect your home and your family is with smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. There should be a smoked detector on every floor of your home, and a CO detector near any sleeping area. Make sure that your CO detectors are away from stoves or other appliances that might cause false alarms. These detectors are only useful if you know they are working, so make sure to test them every month, and replace the batteries every 6 months. After seven years you should replace your smoke detectors, and your CO detectors after 10 years.
Electric Panel Replacement
The electrical panel, or breaker box, is the nerve center of your electrical system. It regulates how much power goes to each outlet. Some homes have older electrical panels that struggle to contain the demands of a modern home. If a panel gets overloaded, it can create a safety risk to you and your family. Make sure to call Abacus to have yours replaced before it has problems. Some other signs of issues are strange odors coming from your outlets or panel, regular tripping of breakers, and lights that dim for no reason.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation in Barton Creek, TX
Something that many homeowners overlook, but that is absolutely vital, is making sure to only buy a ceiling fan that fits properly in the room where it will be installed. A 30-inch ceiling fan would serve a small, 8’X10’ inch just fine. As the size of the room gets larger, you can get larger fans. Remember, you should always leave at least 8 inches between the blades and the ceiling, and 9 feet to the floor. Your fan should also have at least 18 inches of clearance from any walls. Contact Abacus for help with installing your ceiling fans and making sure that you have the correct one for the space.
Rewiring Services in Barton Creek, TX
If your home is older, then your wiring might be out of date. Even if it’s new, some contractors in Barton Creek might have installed low-cost wiring to keep expenses down. Whether it’s old or just not up to the task, you may need to have your home rewired. Here are some of the tell-tale signs that rewiring is needed.
These signs can let you know it’s time for some rewiring:
- Circuit breakers constantly tripping
- Aluminum wiring is a major fire risk
- Any vibration, shock, or buzz when turning on appliances
- Dimming or flickering lights while using appliances such as a vacuum
- Loose electrical outlets
- A house that more than 40 years old
- A burning odor coming from electrical outlets
If you see any of those signs in your home, please call Abacus, a licensed electrician.