Affordable Electrical Services in McKinney
Voted Best Local Electrician by Readers Choice in Living Magazine in 2019, Benchmark Electrical Services provides high-quality customer service to the McKinney area. From replacing old wiring to installing modern fixtures, we keep the customer in mind throughout our entire process. We’re the electrician McKinney homeowners count on anytime there is an electrical problem.
4 Common Signs Your Home Needs Electrical Repair
Keeping your home up to date with the current electrical standards not only increases the value of your house but keeps you and your family safe. Knowing how to spot electrical problems early can save you money and restore your peace of mind. If you’re experiencing any of the signs below, contact one of our professionals today!
If you notice your lights flickering when your HVAC system kicks on or your dryer is running, this could mean you need an electrical panel upgrade or whole-home surge protection. Although it’s common for lights to do this, especially in older homes, it can still be a fire hazard.
Frequently tripped breakers:
If you read this and you’re thinking, “I have blown fuses, not tripped breakers,” this applies to you, too. Although your breakers might trip every now and then, frequently tripped breakers indicate circuit overload. Adding a new circuit can solve your problem – or you may need an electrical panel upgrade to circuit breakers for those of you with fuse boxes.
Warm or loose electrical outlets:
Over time, outlets can become loose through constant unplugging. The metal terminals connect with the metal prongs on a plug, causing the terminal screws to become loose. This creates electrical resistance, increasing your chances of getting shocked or setting a nearby object on fire. If your outlet is warm to the touch, cut the power to that outlet by turning off the breaker and contacting one of our electricians immediately.
Constantly replacing light bulbs:
Light bulbs needing replacement is not usually an area of concern for homeowners. However, if you’re frequently changing light bulbs, this could be an indication of a serious problem within your home’s electrical system. Check to make sure you’re using the correct wattage – but if your problem persists, call a licensed electrician.
Don’t DIY, Call a Professional
When homeowners attempt to install new electrical fixtures or repair existing ones, many times they end up calling an electrician to fix the work they’ve done. Calling a licensed electrician in McKinney to begin with can save you time and money, while also ensuring your safety. Even if you don’t injure yourself while working with electrical wires, you can put the safety of your home at risk if the job isn’t done properly. Our electricians go through continuing education courses every year to stay up to date with the current National Electrical Code and are trained to safely work with electrical wires. Below is a list of common electrical installations homeowners in McKinney should contact one of our professionals for:
- Ceiling fan installation
- Light fixture replacement
- EV charger installation
- GFCI outlet installation
- Whole-home surge protection
- Flat screen TV installation
- Smoke and carbon monoxide hardwiring
Call one of our licensed electricians in McKinney today if you’re thinking about installing new electrical fixtures or repairing old ones. We offer a 5-year warranty on all services, flat-rate pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to welcoming you to the Benchmark Electrical Services family!
Nearby Areas We Serve
Benchmark Electrical Services
110A Rose Lane, Unit 202, Frisco, TX, 75036
Mon-Fri (8am – 5pm)