Finding a Licensed Electrician in Katy, TX?
If you need a licensed electrician in Katy, make sure to get the best one that services Katy. Abacus has the best technicians and customer service teams that are available and dedicated 24/7, 365 days a year to fix your electrical problems.
Electrical issues can cause devastating damage to your home or those in your home. Abacus is dedicated to ensuring all of our customer are 100% satisfied with our electrical services.
Abacus Electrical Services offered in Katy, TX
- Equipment Repair/Installation
- 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
- 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 Katy 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 firsts 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: Wiremen 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)
GFCI outlets are designed to prevent electrical shocks and electrical house fires. GFCIs are capable of instantly shutting off an electric power circuit if it senses a current flowing going through the wrong route. These wrong routes can be through a person or through water. It’s highly recommended to test your GFCIs monthly. You can do this by pressing the “test” button next to the “reset” button. If the power does not turn off, then your GFCI might not be working correctly. If your GFCIs aren’t working the way they should be, replace them immediately. GFCIs must be working correctly to protect you and your family.
Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting
Outdoor landscape makes homes all around Katy improve their appearance. Besides just making your home look great, landscape lighting could also make it safer. If your home is well-lit, that could potentially scare away criminals and prevent them from targeting your home. Outdoor lighting needs to be properly taken care of. Keep fixtures clear of leaves and any debris to keep anything from overheating. Change out any burned-out bulbs as quickly as possible. A licensed electrician can help with any landscape lighting and outdoor lighting installation.
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:
Please follow those safety guidelines that will help keep everyone safe.
LED lighting is now widely used all across Katy. They are more cost efficient, look more attractive and have about a 25 times greater lifespan than incandescent bulbs. Another benefit of LED lights is that they do not burn out. Over time they lose their capability of creating light and begin to change colors. Luckily, this won’t happen until around 20 years of usage. These light bulbs are “directional” light sources. This means LED bulbs direct their light in one direction, instead of multiple directions like other lights. This allows LED bulbs to use less energy. These bulbs also emit less heat than incandescent light bulbs. LED Lighting will have your home looking better and save you money!
Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)
Power surges can cause mass amounts of damage to your home and electronics. Having a home surge suppressor (surge protector) could prevent that damage. Home surge suppressors allow only the electricity your home needs to operate. This helps prevent over-voltages. Home surge protectors are able to protect your home from much more significant damage than typical surge protectors.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors help keep everyone in your home safe. You should have smoke detectors in all bedrooms and one at the top of all staircases. CO detectors should be placed near sleeping areas. Remember to keep CO detectors at least ten feet away from stoves, not doing so could cause false alarms. Test your smoke alarms every month and change the batteries once a year to maintain them working at their best. We recommend replacing your CO detectors every five to seven years and replacing your smoke detectors every ten years.
Electric Panel Replacement
Your electrical panel (aka the breaker box) helps your home run the way it needs to. The electric panel’s main job is to provide your home with electricity.
Many homes have older electric panels that can’t sustain the demands for power by newer technology. These older breaker boxes can cause your circuit to overload. This can cause major safety risks for everyone in your home.
Your electric panel may give signs that it’s time to upgrade, such as bad smell, tripping, corrosion, and dimming lights. If you notice one or more of those signs or anything unusual, contact Abacus before it’s too late.
Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation in Katy, 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 Katy, TX
Many of Katy’s older homes have electrical wiring that is over 10 years old. Even newer homes in Katy 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:
If you see any of those signs in your home, please call Abacus, a licensed electrician.
For a residential electrician near Katy, Texas, 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, 77493 or 77494, call Abacus, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Electrical Panel Replacement and Repair Contractor.
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