The Woodlands Electrician

  • Licensed & Insured Local Electricians
  • Repair, Service & Installation + Home Safety Inspections
  • Surge Protection & Standby Generators
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Trying to find the best Electricians in The Woodlands, TX?

If you need to call a licensed electrician in The Woodlands, make sure to call Abacus. Abacus employees are ready 24/7 to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied with our services.

Many electrical issues can cause major safety risks for everyone in your home. That’s why we work around the clock to make sure the energy in your home is running properly.

Abacus offers these Electrical Services in The Woodlands, 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 the service you need is not on the list, call us! We may still be able to help.

Hiring a licensed Electrician in or near The Woodlands, TX

It is mandatory for every electrician working in Texas to have a license. There are 4 different levels of licensing for electricians.

  • Apprentice: These electricians are starting their career. After about two years of supervised training and passing the state electrical exam, an apprentice electrician can become a wireman electrician.
  • Wireman: Wiremen electricians are allowed to work unsupervised in residential homes but cannot work in commercial buildings.
  • Journeyman: Journeymen electricians work directly under a master electrician. Journeymen can work on both residential homes and commercial buildings.
  • Master: This is the top level of licensing and requires at least seven years of experience. Master electricians are able to work on most electrical jobs.

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are outlets that can prevent electrocutions in wet locations and help avoid electrical fires. GFCIs instantly turn off an electric power circuit when it senses a current going along a wrong route, such as through a person or water. Test your GFCIs once a month. This can be done by pressing the “test” button next to the “reset” button. If the power does not turn off, then your GFCI isn’t working the way it needs to. GFCIs must be replaced immediately if they are not working properly. You expect your GFCIs to keep you and your family safe, make sure they are working properly.

Outdoor Lighting Installation & Landscape Lighting

Outdoor landscape lighting helps many homes upgrade their appearance. Landscape lighting not only helps homes look better but also helps make them safer. Bright homes can scare away criminals and prevent them from targeting your home. Outdoor lighting should always be maintained. You can maintain your outdoor lighting by keeping fixtures clean and free of debris. Replace any burned out bulbs as soon as you can. Contact Abacus to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives to schedule an appointment with a licensed electrician.

Home Electrical Safety Guidelines

We all need electricity in our homes for them to run smoothly. But if you don’t follow some safety rules it can become very hazardous. A lot of electrical disasters can be avoided by following the safety tips below:

  • Don’t cover up extension cords with carpet.
  • Never use extension cords as a permanent solution
  • Replace cords immediately if you see any damage
  • Never use water to put out electrical fires, use fire extinguishers
  • Install tamper-proof receptacles to protect from shocks
  • Schedule annual electrical inspections
  • Unplug appliances that emit sparks

Please follow the safety tips above that help keep everyone safe.

Home LED Lighting

LED lighting has become very popular. They operate at a lower cost, look better in homes and have a much longer lifespan than other light bulbs. LED light bulbs do not burn out. They slowly lose their ability to produce light and start to change colors. Fortunately, this won’t start until after about 20 years of usage. LED lights point light in just one direction, instead of multiple directions like incandescent bulbs. This helps make LED bulbs much more energy efficient. LED bulbs also emit a lot less heat than most other bulbs. LED bulbs will keep your home looking great and help you save money!

Surge Suppressors (aka Surge Protectors)

Power surges can cause massive amounts of damage in your home. Home surge suppressors can help prevent that damage. These surge suppressors only allow the electricity your home needs, in order to prevent over-voltages. Home surge protectors are able to prevent much more damage than common surge protectors.

Smoke Detectors & CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors

You need working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in order to keep your family safe. Keep a smoke detector in every bedroom and one at the top of every staircase. You should have CO detectors by sleeping areas but make sure they are at least ten feet away from stoves to avoid false alarms. Test your smoke alarms monthly and replace the batteries annually to maintain them operating properly. You should replace your CO detectors every 5 to 7 years and replace your smoke detectors every 10 years.

Electric Panel Services

Your home needs the electrical panel (aka the breaker box) in order to run properly. Its main responsibility is to distribute electricity throughout your home.

Many homes have older breaker boxes that cannot handle the requirements for power of newer technology. Older breaker boxes can lead to overloaded circuit. This can lead to serious safety hazards for you and your family.

An electric panel can give you signs that you need to upgrade, such as a bad smell, tripping, rust, and flickering lights. If you notice any of these warning signs or anything unusual, contact a licensed electrician immediately.

Ceiling Fans Installation in The Woodlands, TX

Make sure you purchase the best ceiling fan for your home. Small rooms (8’ x 10’) should have about a 30 inch ceiling fan. 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. Call Abacus today to schedule your ceiling fan installation.

Rewiring Services in The Woodlands, TX

Many older homes have wiring that is over 10 years old. Even many newer homes were made with cheaper wiring to help in lowering costs. Many times, older wiring can’t handle the electrical requirements of today’s products. Rewiring can help prevent many electrical problems.

The signs below will let you know your home needs some rewiring:

  • Circuit breakers regularly tripping
  • Aluminum wiring, which is a major fire risk
  • Any 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

Please get in touch with Abacus immediately if you notice any of the signs listed above in your home.

For a residential electrician near The Woodlands, Texas, 77354, 77375, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77385, 77386 or 77389, call Abacus, a Licensed Electrical Wiring and Electrical Panel Replacement and Repair Contractor.

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