Electrician Tarrytown TX
- Licensed & Insured Local Electricians
- Repair, Service & Installation + Home Safety Inspections
- Surge Protection & Electrical Panels
- 24 Hour Scheduling
Finding a Licensed Electrician in Tarrytown, TX?
Looking for a licensed electrician in Tarrytown, TX? Look no further than Abacus Electrical. We have the best team of electricians, technicians, and customer service specialists available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have electrical problems, we have your solution.
Issues with your electricity can cause major damage to your home and cause injury or death. Don’t wait to get help. Call Abacus today to find out why our customers give us a 100% satisfaction rating.
Abacus Electrical Services offered in Tarrytown, 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
To work in the city of Tarrytown, all electricians must have a license. There are 4 different categories of licensing.
- Apprentice: An apprentice is just starting out in the business. They are working towards passing their licensing exam and must spend at least 2 years at this level doing supervised work.
- Wireman: Wireman electricians have their licenses, and they can work on residential projects without supervision. They can also work on commercial projects under supervision.
- Journeyman: Journeyman electricians can work on any type of project under the supervision of a master electrician.
- Master: Master is the top-level available for electricians. They can work on any project, including commercial and industrial, and not require supervision. It takes at least 7 years to get to this point, and certain benchmarks must be reached.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
GFCI outlets are designed to protect you and your home from shocks and fires as a result of the electrical flow coming into contact with water. They are mostly installed in kitchens and bathrooms where the moisture content is higher. They are able to sense when the current is going somewhere it shouldn’t, and shut themselves off immediately. A GFCI outlet is no good to you if it’s not working, so make sure you test all of yours on a monthly basis. You simply press the “test” button, and if it turns off, it is working. If it doesn’t, then you should have it replaced as soon as possible because you are not protected. Make sure to reset them after testing so that they are good to go again.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
Installing outdoor and landscape lighting on your property can help dramatically improve curb appeal. Not only that, but a well-lit home is safer since you can see where you are going, and it is less appealing to criminals. When you have outdoor lighting, it’s crucial to keep it maintained, such as cleaning out debris from fixtures and replacing burnt out bulbs. This is a safety issue and also an aesthetic issue. One of our licensed electricians can help you design the best landscape lighting for your home.
Home Electrical Safety Tips
Having electricity is a necessity for almost all homeowners. If you don’t follow some safety guidelines, electricity can pose a threat to everyone in your home. Homeowners can prevent electrical fires and electrocutions by following these safety 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.
LED lighting is a more efficient option than incandescent light bulbs that offer several benefits. For one, they last approximately 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. Not only that, but you never have to worry about being left in the dark when a bulb burns out. They slowly deplete, so you will have plenty of advance warning for when it’s time to change them. LED lights are unique in that you can use them to direct light to where you want it to go. They use less energy and do not get as hot so you can avoid injury or even fires. All this, and they look great too! It’s a win-win situation when you choose LED lighting.
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Don’t let a power surge damage your electronics or home, or cause you injury. Have an Abacus technician install a surge suppressor in your home to regulate how much electricity enters the electrical system at any time so that it doesn’t get overloaded. In most cases, power surges are caused by lightning strikes near the home, which can overload your electronic circuits and even cause sparking. Call us today to get protected.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
You need to make sure that your home and your family are protected at all times. Two common dangers in households are fire and Carbon monoxide (CO). This is why smoke detectors and CO detectors are so important. They will alert anyone in the home when there is the possibility of a fire or of CO in the atmosphere. CO cannot be smelled or seen, so it’s extra important to have a sensor to warn you. Make sure that you test all of your detectors every month, and replace them every 10 years. Get Abacus to hardwire them into your electrical system for reliable usage, but always make sure there is a backup battery installed, just in case.
Electric Panel Replacement
The electrical panel is the heart of your electrical system. Everything flows from there to all of your outlets and appliances. It provides electricity to the home, so if there’s a problem you will have inconsistent service at best.
A lot of older homes have old electrical panels that were not designed to handle the load that a modern home requires. This can cause your circuit to overload, which will not just affect your electrical output, but could also be a safety hazard. If you’ve noticed dimming, a strange odor coming from your panel, or tripping, then you need to contact Abacus about an electrical panel replacement.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation in Tarrytown, 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 Tarrytown, TX
Along with having an electrical panel that might not be up to the job, older wiring might not be either. In fact, if your wiring is even 10 years old, then it may require rewiring. Another issue is when contractors use cheaper wiring to cut their costs. This substandard wiring might not be able to manage all of your electrical needs. You can avoid issues by having Abacus do rewiring for your home.
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.