Electrician Leander TX
- Licensed & Insured Local Electricians
- Repair, Service & Installation + Home Safety Inspections
- Surge Protection & Electrical Panels
- 24 Hour Scheduling
Finding a Licensed Electrician in Leander, TX?
If you’re in Leander and need electrical services, then Abacus is who you want to help. We have only the best electricians in the business, and they’re available 24/7, 365 days a year to help. No matter when your electrical problems strike, Abacus is here for you.
Electrical problems can cause damage to your home and injure you or your family. Abacus is also focused on customer satisfaction and safety.
Abacus Electrical Services offered in Leander, TX
- Equipment Repair/Installation
- Breakers & Fuses
- Ceiling Fans
- Lighting Design & Repair
- Exhaust Fans
- Home Safety Check
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
- 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
All electricians working in the city of Leander are required to have a license. Electricians will have 1 of 4 different types of licensing.
- Apprentice: This is an electrician that is taking the first steps of their career. After around two years of supervised training and passing the state electrical exam of Texas, they can become a wireman electrician.
- Wireman: Wireman electricians are able to work unsupervised on residential properties but are not allowed to work unsupervised on commercial properties.
- Journeyman: Journeymen electricians work right under a master electrician. Journeymen may service both residential and commercial properties.
- Master: This is the highest level of licensing for electricians and requires a minimum of seven years of experience. Master electricians can service almost all jobs dealing with electricity.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
Moisture and electricity don’t mix, which is why GFCI outlets are so important. They protect you from shocks and sparking in kitchens and bathrooms where water is present. GFCI outlets shut off when they sense that the current is going somewhere that it shouldn’t. This could mean that it’s going through water, or that it’s going through a person. You need to rely on your GFCI outlets, which is why testing is so important. Just press the “test” button once a month. If the outlet turns off, then it’s working. Just make sure to reset it so that it’s ready to go when you might need it. If it doesn’t turn off, then you should replace the outlet as soon as possible.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
One of the best ways to make your home and property more appealing on the exterior is with exterior and landscape lighting. Having lights on the outside of your house will also make it safer. You will be able to walk around the property without running into hazards, and criminals will be less likely to target it. Your exterior lighting needs to be maintained properly, however. The most important thing is to keep your fixtures clear of debris so they don’t overheat. If you want to keep your lighting looking great, then make sure to replace bulbs as soon as they burn out.
Home Electrical Safety Tips
You probably interact with electricity of some kind every day. You may have never been injured from it, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take precautions. To prevent fires and electrocutions, make sure to follow these guidelines.
- 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.
Homeowners in Leander are using LED lighting more than ever. They are more cost-efficient than incandescent bulbs, and they last much longer. That means that you can save on replacement costs, since you can wait around 25 years before you have to buy new bulbs. LED bulbs also use less energy while they are being used, so you can save on your energy bills as well. Do you hate getting left in the dark when your lightbulb burns out? LED bulbs slowly wear down, and they give you a warning by changing color when it’s time to replace them. That way you never have to worry about being left in the dark. LED lights provide so many benefits, on top of incandescents, so call Abacus to talk about your options.
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Power surges can be very dangerous for your home, your electronics, and yourself. When lightning strikes a home, or near it, it can cause an overloading of energy into the electrical system. This can cause damage to your electronics and appliances, and cause sparking that can start fires or injure you. Surge suppressors, or surge protectors, will make sure that no more energy gets into your home than what is needed. That way you are protected from power surges and your home will be safe.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
One of the best ways to protect your family is by installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home. Smoke detectors should be on every floor, in the kitchen, and near any bedrooms. CO detectors should at the very least be near any sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide has no odor and you can’t see it, so you need a detector to know when it could be a danger to you. Test your detectors every month, and replace the batteries every year so that you can be confident they will work when you need them to.
Electric Panel Replacement
Your electrical panel or breaker box is the nerve center for your electrical system. It captures electricity from outside your home and distributes it to your outlets. A lot of homes in Leander have old electrical panels that cannot manage the amount of power needed for a modern home. If that’s the case, then you need to have your electric panel replaced. If your circuits overload, then you could be at a major injury and fire risk. Another risk is if there is corrosion or damage. Make sure that if you notice a bad smell, tripping outlets, or dimming lights that you call the professionals at Leander for help.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation in Leander, TX
Before installing or purchasing a ceiling fan, make sure you have the right one for your home. If you are installing a ceiling fan in a small room (8’ x 10’) then a 30-inch ceiling fan is what we recommend. 42-inch ceiling fans are what we recommend in medium-sized rooms (12’ x 12’) and 52-inch ceiling fans are what we recommend in larger rooms (18’ x 20’). Make sure the blades of the ceiling fan are at least 8 inches away from your ceiling, 8 to 9 feet off the floors, and 18 inches away from the walls. A licensed electrician from Abacus can make sure your ceiling fan is working perfectly in your home.
Rewiring Services in Leander, TX
If your home is over 10 years old, then it might be time for your electrical wiring to be replaced. It may also be that your wiring is substandard if a contractor has tried to cut costs. Older writing, much like electrical panels, is not as capable of handling modern energy needs as new wiring. Many electrical issues are the result of bad writing and can be prevented with rewiring services.
Many of Leander’s older homes have electrical wiring that is over 10 years old. Even newer homes in Leander could have been built with cheaper wiring to try and lower costs. Old wiring is most likely incapable of handling the power requirements of today’s electronics. You can prevent many electrical issues by getting some rewiring done.
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.