Richmond Electrician

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ABACUS: Proudly Serving Texas Since 2003!

Looking for a Residential Electrician in Richmond, TX?

Whenever you need a licensed electrician in Richmond, call Abacus. Our technicians and customer service teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure every customer is 100% happy with our services.

Having problems with your electrical system can lead to major safety hazards for both you and your family, that’s why Abacus is dedicated to ensuring everything is running and operating in the manner it should be.

Electrical Services offered in Richmond, TX

  • Equipment Repair/Hook Up
  • 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) Outlets
  • 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.

Getting the right Electrician

All electricians in the state of Texas are required to have a license. There are 4 different levels of licensing for electricians.

  • Apprentice: This is an electrician that is beginning their career. After about two years of supervised training and passing the state electrical exam, they can become a wireman electrician.
  • Wireman: Wiremen electricians can work unsupervised in residential homes but are not able to work in commercial buildings.
  • Journeyman: Journeymen electricians work right under a master electrician. These electricians are able to service residential homes as well as commercial buildings.
  • Master: This is the highest level of licensing and requires a minimum of seven years of experience. These electricians are able to work on almost all jobs that deal with electricity.

GFCI OutletsGFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are outlets that can stop electrical shocks in wet locations and prevent electrical house fires. GFCIs immediately shut off an electric power circuit if it detects a current flowing along the wrong route, like through a person or through water. You should test GFCIs monthly. You can do this by pressing the “test” button next to the “reset” button. If the power is not turned off then the GFCI is not working correctly. If this happens, replace it immediately. You rely on GFCIs to protect you and your family so ensure they are working properly.

Outdoor LightingOutdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting

Outdoor landscape lighting can be a great upgrade to your home. Not only will landscape lighting help your home look great but it also makes it safer. Well-lit homes can scare away potential criminals and discourage them from targeting your home. Do your best to maintain your outdoor lighting. Keep fixtures clean and free of leaves to prevent anything from overheating. 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 tipsHome Electrical Safety Tips

Electricity is a very convenient thing in our homes. But without following some safety guidelines it can become very hazardous. You can prevent many electrical fires and electrocutions by following these safety tips:

  • Never cover up extension cords with carpet.
  • Use extension cords only when needed. Never use them permanently
  • If you notice damage on your cords change them immediately
  • Never use water to put out an electrical fire, use a fire extinguisher
  • Use tamper-proof receptacles to protect people from shocks
  • Schedule annual inspections by licensed electricians
  • Unplug appliances that emit sparks

Please follow those safety guidelines that will help keep everyone safe.

LED LightingLED Lighting

LED lighting has become very popular. They operate at a lower cost, look more appealing and have about a 25 times greater lifespan than traditional bulbs. Another advantage of LED lights is that they won’t burn out. They gradually lose the capability of producing light and begin to change colors. Luckily, this doesn’t occur until after about 20 years of usage. LED lights are a “directional” source of light. Meaning LED bulbs direct light in a single direction, instead of multiple directions like traditional lights. This makes LED bulbs much more energy efficient. LED bulbs also emit much less heat than incandescent bulbs. These lights will keep your home looking great and save you money!

Surge suppressorsSurge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)

A power surge can cause a great deal of damage to your home and electronics. Having a home surge suppressor can help prevent that damage.

Home surge suppressors will only allow the electricity your home requires so it can keep over-voltages from happening. Having a home surge protector will protect your home from a lot more damage than common surge protectors.

Smoke detectors and CO detectorsSmoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are vital in keeping your family safe. You should place smoke detectors in all bedrooms and one at the top of every staircase. CO detectors should be placed next to sleeping areas but kept at least ten feet away from stoves in order to avert any false alarms. Test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries annually to keep them operating correctly. You should replace your CO detectors every five to seven years and replace your smoke detectors every ten years.

Electric Panel Replacement

Electric Panel ReplacementYour home’s electrical panel (aka the breaker box) is a very important part of your home. Its primary duty is to distribute electricity through your house.

Many residential homes have older panels that aren’t able to keep up with the demands for power by newer technology. Older breaker boxes can cause an overloaded circuit. This can lead to serious safety hazards for you and your family.

Your breaker box may give signs that it’s time to upgrade, such as 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.

Ceiling fansCeiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation in Richmond, TX

Before you purchase or install a ceiling fan, you should know which one is right for you. 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’). 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. Feel free to talk to a licensed electrician before you install a ceiling fan.

Rewiring servicesRewiring Your Home in Richmond, TX

Many older homes have wiring that is over 10 years old. Even many newer homes were built using cheaper wiring to reduce costs. That wiring could be incapable of handling the electrical demands of today’s products. 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
  • Slight vibration, shock or buzz when turning on appliances
  • Dimming or flickering lights when using appliances such as a vacuum
  • Loose electrical outlets
  • A house that more than 40 years old
  • A burning smell coming from electrical outlets

If you see any of those signs in your home, please call Abacus, a licensed electrician.

For a residential electrician near Richmond, Texas, 77406, 77407 or 77469, call Abacus, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Electrical Panel Replacement and Repair Contractor.

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