Searching for a Cypress Residential Electrician?
If ever you need a licensed electrician for your home in Cypress, call Abacus. Our technicians and customer service teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year to guarantee that every customer is 100% happy with our services.
Unresolved problems with your home’s electrical system can lead to major safety hazards for both you and your family. This is why Abacus is committed to ensuring everything is running and operating in the manner it should be.
Abacus Electrical Services offered in Cypress, TX
- Equipment Repair/Hook Up
- Backup Home Generators
- 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
- 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)
- ARC-Fault Breakers
- New Wiring for Appliances
If you don’t see what you need, call us! We will be happy to see if we can help.
Cypress, TX Licensed Electricians
The state of Texas requires all electricians to have a license. There are 4 different levels of licensing for electricians.
- Apprentice: An apprentice is a beginner electrician. After completing two years of supervised training and passing the state electrical exam, they can become certified as a wireman electrician.
- Wireman: Wiremen electricians are qualified to work unsupervised in residential homes but are not qualified to work in commercial buildings.
- Journeyman: Journeymen electricians work in tandem with a master electrician. These electricians are qualified to work in residential homes as well as commercial buildings.
- Master: A master’s license is the highest qualification an electrician can earn, once they have completed at least seven years of experience. These electricians are able to work on almost all jobs that deal with electricity.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are outlets that have the ability to prevent electrical shocks in wet locations and prevent the outbreak of electrical house fires. GFCIs operate by immediately shutting off the electric power circuit as soon as it detects a current flowing along the wrong route, such as through a person or through water. The GFCIs in your home should be tested on a monthly basis by pressing the “test” button found next to the “reset” button. If the power is not turned off then the GFCI is not working correctly. If this happens, replace the GFCI immediately. You rely on GFCIs to protect you and your family so ensure they are working properly.
Installation of Outdoor and Landscape Lighting
Outdoor and landscape lighting can be a great upgrade to your home. Not only will landscape lighting help your home look great but it will also help to make it safer. Well-lit homes can scare away potential criminals and discourage them from targeting your home, so it is important to do your best to maintain your outdoor lighting. Keeping fixtures clean and free of leaves will also help to prevent anything from overheating. Be sure to replace burned out bulbs as soon as possible. Feel free to talk to an electrician for assistance with landscape lighting and outdoor lighting installation.
Home Electrical Safety Tips
While electricity is an extremely important part of our homes, not following some safety guidelines can be very hazardous. You can prevent many electrical fires and electrocutions by following these safety tips:
Please follow the above safety guidelines in order to keep everyone safe.
LED lighting has become increasingly popular due to the lower operation cost, appealing style, and lifespan greater than 25 times that of traditional bulbs. Another advantage of LED lights is that they won’t burn out. Instead, LED lights gradually lose their capability to produce light and begin to change color. Luckily, this process doesn’t begin to occur until after about 20 years of usage. LED lights are a “directional” source of light, which means that the bulbs direct light in a single direction, rather than in multiple directions like traditional bulbs do. This makes LED bulbs much more energy efficient. LED bulbs also emit much less heat than incandescent bulbs. LED lights will keep saving you money while also making your home look great!
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
If your home experiences a power surge, a great deal of damage can be done to your home and electronics. In order to prevent that damage, it is recommended that you utilize a surge suppressor in your home. Home surge suppressors allow only the amount of electricity your home requires to run through the system so it can prevent over-voltages from occurring. Having a home surge protector will protect your home from a lot more damage than common surge protectors.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are integral to the safety of your family. Smoke detectors should be placed in all bedrooms and at the top of every staircase. Similarly, CO detectors should be placed in all sleeping areas but should also be kept at least ten feet away from stoves in order to avert any false alarms. It is important to test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries annually in order to keep them operating correctly. It is recommended that you replace your CO detectors every five to seven years and replace your smoke detectors every ten years.
Electric Panel Replacement
Your home’s electrical panel (aka the breaker box) is an integral part of your home. The primary function of the breaker box is to distribute electricity throughout your home.
Many residential homes have older panels that are unable to withstand the demands for power necessary to operate modern technology. Older breaker boxes can cause an overloaded circuit, which can lead to serious safety hazards for you and your family if it goes unchecked.
Some noticeable indicators that your breaker box may need upgrading include a strong odor, tripping, rust, and dimming lights. If you see any of these warning signs or something out of the ordinary, call a licensed electrician immediately.
Cypress Ceiling Fan Installation
You should determine what type of ceiling fan is right for your home before you try to purchase or install one. If you are installing a ceiling fan in a small room (8’ x 10’) then a 30 inch ceiling fan is recommended. 42 inch ceiling fans are recommended in medium sized rooms (12’ x 12’) and 52 inch ceiling fans are recommended for larger rooms (18’ x 20’). It is also important that you keep the blades of your ceiling fan at least 8 inches away from your ceiling, 8 to 9 feet off the floors and 18 inches away from the walls. Call Abacus today and consult with a licensed electrician before you install a ceiling fan.
Home Rewiring in Cypress, TX
Many older homes have wiring that is more than 10 years old. Even many newer homes are built using cheaper, lower quality wiring in order to reduce costs. This wiring could be incapable of handling the electrical demands of today’s products; however, you can prevent many electrical issues by having your home rewired.
Here are a few indicators that can let you know when it’s time to get some rewiring done:
If you see any of those signs in your home, please call Abacus to consult with a licensed electrician.
For a residential electrician near Cypress, Texas, 77410, 77429 or 77433, call Abacus, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Electrical Panel Replacement and Repair Contractor.
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