Trying to find a Licensed Electrician in Sugar Land, TX?
Contact Abacus today to have any and all of your electrical issues resolved. Whenever you need a licensed electrician in Sugar Land, call Abacus. Our technicians and customer service teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure every customer is 100% satisfied with our work.
Having problems with your electrical system can lead to major safety hazards for both you and your family, that’s why Abacus is committed to ensuring everything is running and operating correctly and effectively.
Electrical Services offered in Sugar Land, 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
Abacus technicians are ready to help with all of your electrical needs. Don’t see the service you require listed above? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!
Hiring a licensed Electrician in or near Sugar Land, TX
It is required by the state of Texas for all electricians to be licensed. These licenses reflect 4 levels of expertise.
- Apprentice: This is an electrician that is beginning their career. An apprentice is qualified to become a wireman after completing two years of supervised training and passing the state electrical exam.
- Wireman: A technician with a Wireman license is qualified to work unsupervised in residential buildings but cannot work on commercial buildings.
- Journeyman: Journeymen electricians work directly under a master electrician, and are qualified to service residential homes and commercial buildings.
- Master: Requiring a minimum of seven years of experience, a master’s license is the highest level of licensing an electrician can receive. 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 can prevent electrical shocks from occurring in wet locations and minimize the risk of electrical house fires. GFCIs immediately shut off an electric power circuit if it detects a current flowing along an incorrect route, such as through a person or a body of water. These devices should be tested on a monthly basis, which can be done 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 it immediately. You rely on GFCIs to protect you and your family so it is important to ensure they are working properly.
Outdoor 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 help to scare away potential criminals and discourage them from targeting your home. It is important to maintain the upkeep of your outdoor lighting by keeping fixtures clean and free of leaves in order to prevent anything from overheating. Additionally, replace burned out bulbs as soon as possible. Feel free to talk to an electrician for assistance with landscape lighting and outdoor lighting installation.
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:
Following these safety guidelines will ensure the safety of the people in your home or workplace.
LED lighting has become very popular. LED bulbs operate at a lower cost, are more pleasing to the eye, and have a longevity about 25 times that of traditional lightbulbs. Another advantage of LED lights is that they won’t burn out. Instead, they gradually lose the capability to produce light and the bulbs begin to change colors. Luckily, this doesn’t occur until after about 20 years of usage. LED lights are a “directional” source of light. This means that the LED bulbs direct light in a single direction, instead of multiple directions like traditional bulbs. This makes LED bulbs more energy efficient and allows them to emit less heat than traditional incandescent bulbs. These lights will keep your home looking great while saving you money!
Home Surge Protectors (aka Surge Suppressors)
A power surge can cause a great deal of damage to your home and electronics. Having a home surge suppressor can help prevent such damage in the case of a power surge. Home surge suppressors will only allow the electricity your home requires to flow through your system, which can prevent over-voltages from happening. A home surge suppressor will protect your home from more damage than a common surge protector would be capable of preventing.
Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are vital for keeping your family safe. You should place smoke detectors in all bedrooms and at the top of every staircase, and CO detectors should be placed next to all sleeping areas. CO detectors should also be kept at least ten feet away from stoves in order to prevent any false alarms. Test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries annually to keep them operating effectively. You should 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, and its primary duty is to distribute the electricity throughout your home.
Many residential homes have older panels that aren’t able to withstand the electrical demands required by modern technology. Older breaker boxes can cause an overloaded circuit, which can lead to serious safety hazards for you and your family.
Your breaker box may indicate that it’s time to upgrade with signs such as strong odor, tripping, rust, and dimming lights. If you notice any of these warning signs or any other issues or strange activity, call a licensed electrician immediately.
Ceiling Fans Installation in Sugar Land, TX
When purchasing or installing a new ceiling fan, it’s important to figure out what kind is the right fit for your home. 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’). The optimal placement for a ceiling fan is wherever the blades can be approximately 8 inches away from your ceiling, 8 to 9 feet off the floors and 18 inches away from the walls. Consult one of our licensed technicians before installing your new fan.
Rewiring Your Home in Sugar Land, TX
Many older homes have wiring that is over 10 years old. New construction is often times built using cheaper wiring to reduce costs. This wiring is often incapable of handling the electrical demands of modern products. Rewiring can prevent many electrical issues from occurring.
The following is a list of indicators that you may be in need of some rewiring:
If you see any of those signs in your home, please call Abacus for a licensed electrician.
For a residential electrician near Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, 77479, 77487, 77496 or 77498, call Abacus, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Electrical Panel Replacement and Repair Contractor.
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