How Your Electrical System Works
Yes, I realize that is an odd name for a website, but there is a reason for choosing this particular combination of words.
You see, when a homeowner in Texas needs electrical work done, be it a simple addition of a light fixture in their bathroom or a complete electric panel upgrade, there is a pretty good chance that you will log on to your computer and type in: Electricians Texas… or maybe Texas Electricians in order to find a company to handle your needs.
And, I wanted you to find my website because unlike other sites that may pop up, I do not own my own electrical repair company.
I’m actually an impartial consumer who was once in your shoes and had a bad enough experience looking for and hiring local electricians that it motivated me enough to create this site to help protect you.
It was kind of my civic duty to do so!
Now, I am not going to bash any electrical outfit out there but I will make a solid recommendation of two very good electricians that are licensed, bonded, insured and that you can trust to take care of you.
In addition to this, I want to educate home owners on how their electrical system works and give you enough knowledge to confidently make a few minor repairs, or, if you are like many homeowners and scared to death of electricity, make an informed decision should you need to hire an electrical contractor in Texas to tackle a larger job.
So, if you have an electrical outlet that no longer has electricity coming out of it or a light that dims when the air conditioner comes on, or anything in between, this site is for you.
Before I got started in this epic quest to find a qualified electrician, I didn’t know a wire nut from my elbow. I did not know the difference between 120 volts and 240 volts, or what having a single phase electrical system meant… maybe you don’t either?
No worries! I will cover all of this at Electricians Texas. We will look at your circuit panel box and discuss what those breakers do and how the electricity is routed through your home.
I will show you how to test an outlet, fix a broken doorbell, and even how to install a GFCI in your bath or kitchen. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter and is actually an electrical outlet that should be used any where that you or an appliance can come into contact with water… You know, to protect you from the toaster in the bathtub scenario and all!
Most importantly though, this site will help you hire a Texas electrician that is honest and professional.
The last thing you need is to have some backwoods mechanic messing around with your electrical system and put you and your family in danger.
Also, the prices electrical contractors charge for various repair work is all over the board. You can get ripped off very easily when hiring out electrical work because most homeowners have no idea how much these repairs should cost… it is just not something we deal with very often.
And one word of warning. You cannot rely on an organization like the better Business Bureau to vouch for a company.
Most people are not aware of this, but the Better Business Bureau is not any type of official governing body like their name implies and they are actually paid by the businesses they represent! Can you say conflict of interest? Here is a very eye opening story about the BBB that you might want to check out.
It is also important that you know what organizations an electrician should belong to like the National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA and what type of state contractor’s license they hold or does the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, or DPOR, even know they exist?
Is the owner of the company a Master Electrician or just a guy/gal with a journeyman’s card who has run out of companies to get fired from and started his own business? If so, I doubt he/she has insurance and should something bad happen to your home you may be in for quite a “shock”.
Does your job require a permit and inspection? Will it be done up to city code? I could go on and on but you get the picture.
Hopefully after spending a few minutes at my site, Electricians Texas, you will be able to make an informed decision on who to hire for your electrical job or have the confidence that you can do it yourself…DIY!